Cultural and learning teams from various Bradford organisations will be creating and building another huge Family Learning Festival this October half term on the theme of “All Around the World”, bringing families together to take part in fun and educational
activities across the district.
Events include A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon family fun at the National Science and Media Museum (26 October – 3 November), where visitors can see the latest movie from Aardman and STUDIOCANAL, plus get behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from Aardman’s
experts, including character modelling workshops. Entry to the museum is free, however those wishing to see the movie or have a go at model making can book tickets in advance via the museum’s website (model making workshops £6 per person).
On the 26 October (11am – 3pm), 30 October (12noon – 3pm) and 2 November (11am – 3pm), Bradford Family Leaning & Adult Skills Service will be holding drop in sessions at the City Library “Crafting Around the World”, where visitors can try a range of creative
making activities, including colouring, sticking, cutting and gluing, plus free face painting.
Bradford Libraries will also be taking visitors on voyages of exploration with Julia Donaldson’s books The Snail & The Whale and Jack & The Flum Flum Tree, and Julie Monk’s Marcelo Mouse, as well as a chance to make storytelling wheels at multiple locations.
At City Library families can also be part of a round the world retro gaming experience, plus build oodles of Lego and Duplo with Bricks4Kidz, and get hands on to create a giant Globe on the windows of the library.
Cartwright Hall Gallery will be getting spooky on 31 October (11am – 3pm) where visitors can have-a-go at The Big Draw Family Drop In and also join artist Musarat Raza as she makes Halloween hats and masks.
Over at Impressions Gallery families can take part in Bradford and Me! and share their stories of the city in a special sticker and postcard making workshop. Free drop-in sessions from 10.30am – 4pm on the 19 and 23 October.
Artworks Creative Communities is presenting a fantastic film for all the family linking Black History Month with the Family Learning Festival. Kirikou and the Sorceress is an award-winning animation drawing on West African folk tales with original music by
Youssou N’Dour. Come along for free from 1pm on 31 October to make you very own mask and stay for the film starting at 2.30pm.
The Peace Museum will be looking at peace around the world on the 30 October, 31 October and 1 November between 10am – 4pm. Explore stories from different countries, create your own badge and have-a-go at colouring.
The festival is produced by teams from around the district, including Bradford Family Learning and Adult Skills Service, which funds marketing for the programme, alongside Bradford Museums and Galleries, Bradford Libraries, Impressions Gallery, Artworks Creative
Communities, The Peace Museum, and the National Science and Media Museum.
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