QUAD’s Family Friendly Creative Activities In September and October Half-Term

Mon 25th September, 2017 @ 2:33pm by seedcreativenetwork

QUAD’s Family Friendly Creative Activities In September and October Half-Term

Derby QUAD has a selection of Family Friendly events in September and October, including events for Derby Festé, The Big Draw, Museums at Night and Arts Award. October sees events to tie in with the national Festival Get Creative Family Festival with digital and creative activities for all ages.

In September Festé Fun is a circus themed Festé extravaganza for all ages. Get drawing and making at ‘The Big Scribble’ on QUAD’s Café terrace and Craft area inside QUAD. Festé Fun is a free event taking place at QUAD on Saturday 30th September, drop in from 10:30am to 4:00pm.

It can sometimes feel like we spend more time with our digital families than the ones in our homes and hearts. Minecraft Families invites families to get together and be digitally creative in a Minecraft workshop for ages five and above. Minecraft Families takes place in QUAD on Saturday 14th October, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, and 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The cost is £2 per family member, and booking is recommended.

There is a chance to gain a Discover Arts Award at a workshop for those aged five and above. Discover the QUAD exhibitions, the artists and their work, share experiences using the Arts Award workbooks. Completed workbook will be awarded a ‘Discover’ Arts Award Certificate. Discover Arts Award Afternoon takes place in QUAD on Saturday 21st October, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, the cost is £10 per young person, which includes workbook and certificate, booking is essential.

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During half term, QUAD’s popular Make and Take Day is a chance for all ages to come and make whatever they want, with whatever materials are available! Imagination is the only stipulation! Make and Take Day is a free event which takes place in QUAD on Monday 23rd October, drop-in from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Gain some practical tips and tricks into taking Family Portraits From lighting to editing apps, explore mobile phone photography as tool for capturing family focused memories.

Suitable for all ages, Family Portraits takes place in QUAD on Friday 27th October, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. The cost: £5 per family, and booking is required.

Museums at Night Silent Disco celebrates the national Museums at Night festival with a Silent Disco in QUAD Gallery with this with. Taking place amongst the large-scale exhibition projection work by Hetain Patel, enjoy music beamed directly into your ears via headphones. Drinks will be available in the Gallery and Spider Man costume is optional but encouraged! Museums at Night Silent Disco is a drop in event taking place on Friday 27th October at 6:00pm to 7:00pm for Families and Young people, and from 7:00pm for those aged 14 and above. The cost is £1 per person.

The Big Draw is a national campaign to get young people drawing. QUAD will be animating the Big Draw festival with Living Lines, taking traditional drawing and animation skills and giving them a digital twist. Suitable for ages five and above, The Big Draw is a free event taking place in QUAD on Saturday 28th October, drop in from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

The new exhibition in QUAD Gallery by artist Hetain Patel consists of two film works: a new commission, Don’t Look At The Finger (2017) commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella with Manchester Art Gallery and QUAD, and The Jump (2015). The Jump connects the fantasy of action and superhero films with the domestic setting of his British Indian family home in Bolton, in the UK, featuring 17 of his family members. Don’t Look At The Finger is an exploration of how Hong Kong martial arts movies have permeated the mainstream through the influence of blockbusters like The Matrix. Shot in a church, Don’t Look At The Finger presents a wedding ceremony where the protagonists seek human connection through ritual, combat and signed languages.

QUAD’s exhibition by Hetain Patel in QUAD Gallery from 29th September to 19th November, is open to all ages and free to visit.

For more information or to book for any of the events, call QUAD Box Office, on 01332 290606 or see: here

External Links:

Derby Festé

Get Creative Family Festival

Arts Award

The Big Draw

Museums at Night



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