Wonder of Words: Summer Activities 2018

Tue 31 July – Thu 16 Aug
Books, stories, words, ideas… they’re the inspiration for a summer of creativity for 4-16s at Watermans.

Acrobatics, dance, craft and music to entertain and stimulate, plus special author events including rapper Karl Nova and creator of Rastamouse Michael De Souza.

There are shorter workshops for younger children (4-8s) and longer ones for 8+ right up to 16yrs. Roll on summer!

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Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew (4-8yrs)

31 Jul

Join Rastamouse, scratchy and Zoomer in an interactive session with creator Michael DeSouza.  Michael’s sessions are interactive: participants are chosen […]

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Aerial Stories with Scarabeus (4-8yrs)

31 Jul - 02 Aug

Join us for a session introducing safe, low-level aerial skills using cocoons suspended from the ceiling. Parents and children spend […]

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Print your own Book (4-8yrs)

31 Jul

Create your own book to take home using stamping and design techniques. In this workshop, our mini printers will mark […]

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Aerial Stories with Scarabeus (8-12yrs)

31 Jul - 02 Aug

An exciting workshop introducing impressive aerial and acrobatic skills using aerial cocoons. Learn to fly and create your own sequence […]

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Aerial Stories with Scarabeus (8-16yrs)

01 Aug

Scarabeus is a dynamic aerial theatre company with an international reputation for creating beautiful, poetic and spectacular shows. Scarabeus workshops […]

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Yoga Stories with Scarabeus (Family all ages)

01 Aug - 03 Aug

Join us for a session introducing safe, low-level aerial skills using cocoons, with yoga for parents and children, games and […]

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Bollywood Dance Workshop (4-104yrs)

01 Aug - 14 Aug

Do you love to dance? Have you ever wanted to learn Bollywood dancing? If you have answered yes to at […]

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The Adventures of Captain Bobo: Author Event (4-8yrs)

07 Aug

An interactive meet the author event with local writer Richard Dikstra.  You'll meet Captain Bobo, his faithful dog Salty and […]

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Books that go Bang! (8-12 & 12+yrs)

07 Aug

Join robotics artist Paul Clifford to create an interactive book! Make it light up, make sounds, pop up and move. […]

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The Comet: Poetry in Motion (8-12yrs)

07 Aug

Movement and imagination come together! “I'm a spinning, winning, tripping, zipping, super-sonic ice queen: See my moon zoom; clock my […]

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Bring a Book to Life: The Elephant and the Bad Baby (4-8yrs)

08 Aug

We will go on an adventure using the popular story by Elfrida Vipont 'The Elephant and the Bad Baby'. We'll […]

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Bring a Book to Life: The Magic Finger (8-12yrs)

08 Aug

We will go on an adventure using the popular story by Roald Dahl 'The Magic Finger'. We'll use songs, puppets […]

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Karl Nova: Rhythm & Rhyme (8-13yrs)

08 Aug

Karl Nova is one of the UK's leading poets and hip hop artists delivering his work in his own unique, […]

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Screen Print a Book Bag (4-8yrs)

09 Aug - 15 Aug

Screen print a book bag with lots of images and words that bring books you love to life! You'll learn […]

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea Tea Party (2+yrs)

09 Aug

Who would you come as if a Tiger invited you to tea? Come as your favorite book character to join […]

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Tigeropolis: Meet the Author Event (8-12s)

09 Aug

While the younger children are at the Tiger Who Came to Tea Tea Party older siblings can meet Tigeropolis author […]

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Books that go Pop! (4-8s)

14 Aug

Join robotics artist Paul Clifford to create an interactive book! Use simple electronics to bring a book to life! Make […]

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Metallic Foiling (8-12yrs)

15 Aug

Learn a new textile technique with artist Nicole Line. A heat press will be provided for the printers to use […]

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A Wordy Treasure Hunt (Family All Ages)

16 Aug

Fun for families with children 6+. Join in a treasure hunt around Watermans' building inspiring everyone with words! We'll move […]

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Shadow Boy: Poetry in Motion (Family 6+)

16 Aug

Movement and imagination come together in this family workshop inspired by the poem 'Shadow Boy', for children aged 6+ and […]

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Wonder of Words: FREE DROP IN ACTIVITIES

31 Jul - 16 Aug

Creative fun without breaking the bank! From 31 July – 16 Aug, there are lots of free activites around the […]


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