Summer Holiday Activities 2021

A Summertime Family Festival: 28 July - 12 August

This summer is all about having fun and being together. Get creative, discover a new talent, have a laugh with family and friends, or simply chill out to some hazy-lazy summer tunes.

From graffiti to photography, animation to printing, mask making to drumming. You want it, we’ve probably got it going on during our three-week Summertime Holiday Festival 28 July – 12 August. Brimming with inspiring workshops, activities, events and free fun drop-in activities, there’s something for everyone aged 2 to 12+, kicking off with a family friendly concert by Mellow Baku.

What's On

Children

Mellow Baku (all the family)

28 Jul

Ease your family into summer to the sounds of soul music, jazz, reggae, folk and blues with this chilled-out concert […]

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Creative Chinese Calligraphy (5-8yrs)

28 Jul - 03 Aug

Find out about the ancient craft of Chinese calligraphy and make your own beautiful bookmark with authentic tools using Chinese […]

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Creative Chinese Calligraphy (8-12yrs)

28 Jul

Find out about the ancient craft of Chinese calligraphy and make your own beautiful bookmark with authentic tools using Chinese […]

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Graffiti Lettering (8-12yrs)

29 Jul

Create your own graffiti lettering artwork to put on a cap to take home and wear with style and pride! […]

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Upcycle: Printing Block (8-12yrs)

30 Jul

Don’t bin it. Up-cycle it. Transform your old T-shirt with a pattern of your own design. This inspiring and interactive […]

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Graffiti Lettering (12+yrs)

02 Aug

Create your own graffiti lettering artwork to put on a cap to take home and wear with style and pride! […]

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Creative Chinese Calligraphy (12+yrs)

03 Aug

Find out about the ancient craft of Chinese calligraphy and make your own beautiful bookmark with authentic tools using Chinese […]

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Upcycle – Heat Press Printing (8-12yrs)

04 Aug

Transform that old t-shirt with a pattern of your own design. Using heat press printing techniques, this interactive workshop will […]

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Small World Photography (5-8yrs)

05 Aug - 10 Aug

Using small model figures, tiny props, and macro photography techniques you’ll create and photograph your own miniature world in this […]

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Small World Photography (8-12yrs)

05 Aug - 10 Aug

Using small model figures, tiny props, and macro photography techniques you’ll create and photograph your own miniature world in this […]

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3D animation (8-12yrs)

09 Aug

Discover a new and creative way of using your phone or tablet to tell a story! In this fun and […]

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Decorating Papier-mâché Bowls (all the family)

12 Aug

Learn how to decorate the papier-mâché bowl you made in the Making Papier-mâché bowl [link to workshop] workshop with designs […]

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Decorating Papier-mâché Bowls (8-12yrs)

12 Aug

Learn how to decorate the papier-mâché bowl you made in the Making Papier-mâché bowl [link to workshop] workshop with designs […]

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Drum Circle (All the Family)

12 Aug

Who can resist a drum? Our ever-popular Drum Circle is back by popular demand. A unique and exhilarating opportunity to […]

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2D Animation (8-12yrs)

10 Aug

For all you budding filmmakers out there, in this inventive and fun workshop, you’ll create and direct your own short, […]

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Movement about Plastics (all the family)

09 Aug

Come explore the world of plastics through dance and movement – what makes plastics so drastic yet fantastic. Come and […]

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Making Papier-mâché Bowls (all the family)

09 Aug

Inspired by the work of ceramist and artist Grayson Perry, make your own bowl using quick drying papier-mâché in this hands-on […]

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Upcycle – Heat Press Printing (12+yrs)

04 Aug

Transform that old t-shirt with a pattern of your own design. Using heat press printing techniques, this interactive workshop will […]

Children

Comedy Club 4 Kids (6+yrs)

05 Aug

Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club for Kids! We can now announce your acts for the afternoon's entertainment, […]

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Meet The Music – An Introduction to the String Quartet (All ages)

04 Aug

Discover all about the string quartet in this informative and interactive concert for all the family. With music ranging from […]

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We Are Watching: Art & Collage (8-12yrs)

03 Aug

Children are the future they are watching and listening to all we do. In this workshop we will be discussing […]

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