Summer holidays in Greenwich

 
Legends of the Sea The Queen's House Greenwich
28-Jul-13 to 28-Jul-14

Hear about myths and legends from the British Isles with our imaginative storyteller and discover why the sea is so important to Britain.

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When the sea meets an island The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
1-Aug-13 to 1-Aug-14

Be inspired by the Museum's collection of British maritime paintings and create a seascape collage of an island.

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OnBlackheath Beach! The Conservatoire Blackheath
20-Jun-14 to 1-Sep-14

Sponsored by partnership OnBlackheath Festival and John Lewis the British, Victorian inspired installation opens 20th June, National Flip Flop Day, so come prepared and enjoy the...

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The Hive:Amazing Outdoor Missions for Kids! Eltham College Meadow Pavilion Greenwich wide
14-Jul-14 to 22-Aug-14

The Hive is a new Day Camp that brings together nature exploration, iPod technology and gaming mechanics to offer exciting outdoor missions for children 6 -11. From geocaching to...

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Dr Geof's Fantastical Steampunk Tea Museum Cutty Sark Clipper Ship Greenwich
16-Jul-14 to 30-Sep-14

Drink tea? Love tea? Then come along to sample Doctor Geof's Fantastical Steampunk Tea Museum. Linking with Longitude Punk'd at the Royal Observatory, Doctor Geof (one of the...

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Free summer courses for 10-19 year olds Royal Borough of Greenwich Greenwich wide
21-Jul-14 to 28-Aug-14

Has your child ever wanted to learn how to make a film? Thought about working in the City, in science or in healthcare? Or how about learning to cook, sing or write poetry? These...

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Ruins In Reverse Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
28-Jul-14

The subject of ruins and things in decay as a symbol of our existence and lives on the planet is something that fascinates artists, photographers and filmmakers. During this works...

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The Nature of Art Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
28-Jul-14

Do you wanna build a snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman? Arna wants to play and so do we. Come and build whatever takes your fancy out of a range of exciting natural materia...

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Boyle Family Environmental Art Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
29-Jul-14

The Boyle family are a family of collaborative multi media artists based in Greenwich. They are famous for recreating in fibreglass random objects from the environment, whether it...

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Play Tuesdays: Islands on the Sea The Queen's House Greenwich
29-Jul-14

Have fun learning together with your family. Play on islands and find out about where the sea meets land.

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'The Pale Blue Dot' Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
30-Jul-14

The Pale Blue Dot is the name of a photograph of planet Earth taken from the Spaceprobe 1 Voyager in space about6,000km away, on the edge of the solar system. The image inspired...

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Botanical Animals Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
30-Jul-14

Learn some great techniques for drawing animals such as Lions, Cheetahs, Elephants and Tigers using simple shapes to help construct the design. These design will developed further...

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Dancing Sailor The Queen's House Greenwich
30-Jul-14

Jump aboard and discover the art of step-dance and the maritime hornpipe in this fun folk dance class. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Timed sessions; collect free...

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Fantastical Flower Garden Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
31-Jul-14

Let your imaginations go wild for this workshop…be dizzier then Disney, wackier than Willy Wonka and more curious and crazy than Alice. Using zany recycled materials from plastic...

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Panoramic Concertina Sketchbooks Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
31-Jul-14

The concertina sketchbook is a great way to capture the many vistas and panoramas of the local environment. Blackheath and Greenwich is a host to some of the most spectacular...

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Hockney Panel Paintings & iPad Sketches The Conservatoire Blackheath
1-Aug-14

David Hockney returned from his new home in the States to work on a series of huge panel paintings depicting the landscape and woodland of his home county of Yorkshire. The painti...

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John Simmonds: A Sailor's Trafalgar Story The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
1-Aug-14 to 31-Aug-14

Discover what life was like for a black sailor in Nelson's navy through the eyes of John Simmonds. From being taken away from his home in Jamaica, to serving at the Battle of...

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A Sailor's Amazing Adventure The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
1-Aug-14 to 29-Aug-14

Explore the Museum's collection and create an animated character to show their adventures at sea and what it was like to serve in the Navy.

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Strange Ships & Fantastic Adventures Cutty Sark Clipper Ship Greenwich
2-Aug-14 to 3-Aug-14

Take inspiration from Dr Geof's Tea Museum and imagine a world where ships could fly, or travel in time! Create an incredible comic strip adventure taking Cutty Sark into a fantas...

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James Robson: The Cook on Cutty Sark Cutty Sark Clipper Ship Greenwich
2-Aug-14 to 31-Aug-14

Join Cutty Sark's cook, James Robson, to sing songs, learn sailor skills and find out what was for dinner on board the ship. Image © National Maritime Museum, London

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Gruesome Goings On Eltham Palace Eltham
3-Aug-14 to 5-Aug-14

Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture – travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teacher's too timid to tell you! From who's top of...

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The Tempest Drama Workshop The Conservatoire Blackheath
4-Aug-14 to 8-Aug-14

Adapted from the classic play by Shakespeare. Abandoned with his daughter Mirander on a remote island inhabited by spirits and the beast Caliban, Prospero conjures a sea storm in...

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Badge for Britain The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
4-Aug-14 to 15-Aug-14

Use signs and symbols based on the place you call home and the things you like, to make a badge like the ones in the Museum's collection.

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Legends of the Sea The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
4-Aug-14 to 25-Aug-14

Hear about myths and legends from the British Isles with our imaginative storyteller and discover why the sea is so important to Britain.

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Play Tuesdays: Islands on the Sea The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
5-Aug-14 to 26-Aug-14

Have fun with your family; play on islands and find out about where the sea meets land.

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Dancing Sailor The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
6-Aug-14 to 27-Aug-14

Jump aboard and discover the art of step-dance and the maritime hornpipe in this fun folk dance class. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Timed sessions; collect free...

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The Message The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
7-Aug-14 to 15-Aug-14

Uncover the hidden messages inside Yinka Shonibare MBE's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle with artist-in-residence Maria Amidu, and play your part in contributing to a new piece of...

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Dancing Sailor The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
7-Aug-14 to 28-Aug-14

Create stories about adventures on the high seas and find out about the popular sayings that started life aboard ships hundreds of years ago.

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First Tea Company Enlistment Fair Cutty Sark Clipper Ship Greenwich
9-Aug-14 to 10-Aug-14

Truly committed tea fans can test the strength of their brew in an enlistment fair for the little‐known, but highly respected, First Tea Company. Visitors can also meet and quiz...

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Crafts in the Clore: Glorious George Clore Learning Centre, Discover Greenwich Greenwich
11-Aug-14 to 15-Aug-14

Help us celebrate the 300 year anniversary of King George I's coronation in a week of family craft activities inspired by Greenwich's many royal connections. We will be using a...

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Ugly Bug Safari Eltham Palace Eltham
17-Aug-14 to 19-Aug-14

Small game hunters wanted. Grab a magnifying glass and join our big hunt for some mini beasts. We'll peer into the medieval moat, unearth insects near the sunken rose garden and...

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Flag Nation The National Maritime Museum Greenwich
18-Aug-14 to 29-Aug-14

Design a flag based on the things you and your family love, taking inspiration from the Museum's collection.

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Print it! Young Creatives Event Clore Learning Centre, Discover Greenwich Greenwich
19-Aug-14

Get stuck in with his hands-on event and experiment with printmaking techniques. Create your own printed artworks, inspired by the imagery of the Painted Hall and the magnificent...

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Flying Fish Cutty Sark Clipper Ship Greenwich
19-Aug-14 to 20-Aug-14

Discover what sailors aboard Cutty Sark ate for dinner, and make a colourful flying fish to take home. Image © National Maritime Museum, London

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Gone Sailing Cutty Sark Clipper Ship Greenwich
21-Aug-14 to 26-Aug-14

What kind of jobs did sailors do on board Cutty Sark? Find out and make your own sailor door sign to hang up when you're busy. Image © National Maritime Museum, London

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Knights & Princesses Academy Eltham Palace Eltham
24-Aug-14 to 26-Aug-14

Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it's time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day. You're cordially invited to Eltham Palace...

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Ocean Waves Cutty Sark Clipper Ship Greenwich
27-Aug-14 to 28-Aug-14

Sail away across the waves and help make a beautiful ocean scene adding in your very own sea creatures, ships or storms. Image © National Maritime Museum, London

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Junior Open House: The ORNC is Junk! Clore Learning Centre, Discover Greenwich Greenwich
20-Sep-14

Help us create a large collaborative 3D model of the ORNC out of junk materials, paper and card to celebrate Sir Christopher's Wren's architecture as part of Junior Open House. ...

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