February half-term at Lakeside Arts

Lakeside Arts welcomes families to a fantastic programme of theatre and fun activities this February half term.

The events and exciting science-based activities will have a special focus on exploration and will help children, young people and their families discover their environment in a creative way.

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The programme taking place between Saturday 16 and Sunday 24 February will kick off with a charming new play about friendship and falling out, Big Window Theatre’s If All The World Were Paper on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February. This hilarious and poignant show for ages 3-6 promises to be just as appealing to adults as to their little ones.

Throughout the week there will be opportunities to get involved with creative activities for all ages.

On Tuesday, join Super Food, Super Heroes? to see if you can power an LED light with fruits and vegetables (10-11.30am: For ages 6-8; 1-2.30pm: For ages 9-11); or pop in to the Learning Studio for Drawing Energy where you’ll be able to draw to a variety of music, suitable for all the family!

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Wednesday will bring the popular Inflativerse to Lakeside: children can see the night sky and constellations inside this inflatable planetarium (Out of This World, suitable for ages 6-11).

Young people can explore the beautiful University Park on Thursday: those aged 12-18 can take part in a Campus Photography workshop with photographer Jon Legge, while children aged 6-8 years can Create a Woodland Creature inspired by the parkland around Lakeside.

On Friday 22 February families can join the Monoprinting for Beginners workshop where participants can make their own print creations. The University of Nottingham’s Museum will also host a Pottery Making session for everyone interested – it is free to drop in on Friday between 11am-4pm.

Louise Kay, Learning Assistant says: ‘We’re looking forward to welcoming families to Lakeside during February half-term. We have so many activities happening but I’m particularly looking forward to Drawing Energy taking place on Tuesday 19 February, where all the family can drop in from 1.30pm to 4pm and have a fabulous time together.

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Using our special Twister-like spinner, select a body part to use (instead of your hand) to create drawings on a huge piece of paper. When all of these drawings are layered together, families will have made their own collaborative piece of art. With the two cafés on site, the shop and exhibitions open, many other activities in our buildings, and of course the lake right next to us, families can have a great day out at Lakeside.’

For more details on the half-term events taking place at Lakeside Arts, please visit lakesidearts.org.uk/springhalfterm or call the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.