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Free Family Events at Brent Museum, Willesden Green

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BrentMuseum Mon 18-Jul-11 15:32:07

Inspired by the Louis Wain exhibition Brent Museum and Brent Archives deliver a wide range of free events for families grin

We do one off workshops and short courses for everyone to be inspired and get creative. All family events take place in the Education Room, on the ground floor of Willesden Green Library Centre.

3D cats
Tuesday 26 July, 1pm to 4pm
Inspired by Louis Wain's futuristic cats, design and make your own 3D model. (Just drop in)

Pop-up cards
Thursday 28 July, 2pm to 4pm
Design and make your own Louis Wain pop-up card. (Limited Places)

Glass patterns
Tuesday 2 August, 2pm to 4pm
Inspired by colour and pattern in Louis Wain's work, create your own window decoration. (Limited Places)

Creative masks and bookmarks
Thursday 4 August, 1pm to 4pm
Using different patterns, create your very own masks or bookmarks. (Just drop in)

Electric bags
Tuesday 9 August, 2pm to 4pm
Design and print a bag inspired by Louis Wain's Electric cats. (Limited places)

Printing postcards
Tuesday 16 August, 2pm to 4pm
Design and print your own Louis Wain postcard. (Limited places)

Celebrating 125 years of the Mayhew Animal Home
Thursday 18 August, 1pm to 4pm
Join us for an afternoon of activities to learn about the work of the Mayhew Animal Home. The afternoon will include a talk, children's activities and an information stall. (Drop-in)

Circus cats
Tuesday 23 August, 1pm to 4pm
Design your own acrobatic circus stars and make a mechanical toy. (Drop-in)

littleducks Mon 18-Jul-11 15:59:19

Looks good for the holidays, do you have a link to more info?

I am especially interested in age ranges for the activities (i have a 5yr old) and who/where to contact (and book?) if we chose to go to a limited places event.

BrentMuseum Mon 18-Jul-11 19:25:13

Hi, here is the link to our website.

They are family events encouraging accompanying adults to get involved too so any age that is able to stick, colour and fold is normally fine if the adult can follow instructions and helps along. You will be able to see the person delivering the session when you arrive and see an example of what we are making that day so you can decide then if it is OK for a five year old.

We don't take bookings, the 'places limited' are for sessions which are a little bit more involved and will include a visit to the exhibition for children to see the paintings and then the creative activity. It is a way to ensure that families turn up on time so they don't miss out on proper time to finish their pop-up card or bag etc.

We did experiment with bookings last year but many families block booked and then didn't turn up despite reminding them so we had free places but no-one to fill them sad.

The drop in sessions are more casual and shorter and you can make your mask or drawings anytime within the afternoon.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

littleducks Mon 18-Jul-11 22:58:28

Thanks for the detailed reply, will put in on my TTD in the holidays list

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