October Half-Term at V&A Museum of Childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood
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This event ended on Sunday 27th of October 2019

Free, some activities £7 per child

Venue Information

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA

Nearest Stations

Bethnal Green 0.04 miles



Please note: as you will no doubt be aware COVID-19 is leading to many events being cancelled or postponed. Please check with the organisers of any event listed here to confirm it is going ahead as planned.

This half-term, get creative with a series of activities and workshops exploring a healthier, better future for us and our planet. Coinciding with the new Extinction Rebellion display, and part of the Big Draw Festival 2019, Drawn to Life.


Live Printing with Extinction Rebellion
Thursday 24 & Saturday 26 October, 13.00-16.00
Free, drop-in, all ages
Join the XR Art Blockers for a live wood block printinasg session, using human printing press! Bring your own t-shirts, canvas bag, umbrella, flag or other items you would like to print on.


Design a Symbol Patch Workshop
Tuesday 22 & Thursday 24 October, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80 mins)
£7 per child, ages 7+
Create your own symbol to wear with a positive message for a better tomorrow. Work with artist Dolores Fasulo to draw your design, and use fabric pieces, paint and stencil to make it into a wearable patch.

Nature Collage Portrait Workshop
Monday 21 & Friday 25 October, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80 mins)
£7 per child, ages 7+
Take shapes you can find in plants, flowers and vegetables and turn them into a self-portrait. Experiment with collage, mark making and drawing with the help of illustrator Chloe Dennis.

Painting on a Pumpkin Workshop
Monday 21 – Friday 25 October, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80 mins)
£7 per child, ages 4+
Use an unusual canvas to paint on – a pumpkin! Inspired by the Big Draw Festival’s theme, Drawn to Life, create a painting on a pumpkin, with help from artist Amy Brown, to take home.

There will be a series of free making activities and storytelling sessions throughout the half-term. Full programme available online at link provided.


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