Don’t be bored this summer – get creative!

Release Date: 27 July 2017

Children are invited to ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’, make flick books, explore the river and make their own printed board games this summer, with the launch of Richmond Council’s children and young people’s summer activity programme.

This fun packed programme, inspired by the new Stables Gallery exhibition – ‘Picture Play’, is suitable for children and young people of varying ages and abilities, includes a wide-range of summer schemes or children’s activities during July and August.

Over a four week period, young people will be able to attend workshops focusing on the themes of Animation, Toys & Games and the exciting stories and characters of Orleans House.

Workshops give children and their families the opportunity to work with professional artists at Orleans House Gallery and create flick books, shadow puppets, moving pictures, clay characters, recycled boats, tote bags and take part in drama workshops.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in an arts award, called Discover. This is an introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25 years.  To achieve Discover, children and young people discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others, gaining a certificate at the end.

Launching the Council’s children’s summer Art Activity programme, Cllr David Linnette, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Arts, said:

“Richmond Council is pleased to launch the 2017 children and young people’s Arts summer activity programme.

"It can sometimes be difficult for parents to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays especially if the weather is poor. This programme offers a wide selection of activities. The programme has been designed to help keep children and young people entertained throughout the summer holidays while they develop their creative skills, make new friends and have fun.”

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Reference: P354/17

Updated: 31 July 2017