Easter activities with ST-ART
A wide range of activities has been put together for children over the Easter holidays in North Lincolnshire by Barton children’s charity, ST-ART.
Wendy Chan gets the two week programme under way on Saturday, April 3, when she hosts a free Easter drop-in, from 1pm to 3pm, in the Artspace at Ropewalk Contemporary Art & Craft in Barton upon Humber where young people will have the chance to make Easter chicks or spring lambs.
The following Tuesday (April 6) with the Theatre of Widdershins transporting Barton’s Ropery Hall into the magical land of Arabian Nights with lavish colours and textures and an original soundtrack.
Using puppets, props and storytelling, Sheherazade, the greatest of all storytellers presents three fabulous tales from her Arabian Nights: a tale from the desert, a tale from the bed of the ocean and a tale straight from the donkey’s mouth.
Suitable for children aged four years and over and their families, the performance begins at 2pm and costs £3 for adults and £2 for children under 16.
The same day Marc Renshaw will be at Scunthorpe’s Westcliff Youth Centre between 2pm and 4 pm showing how to make a selection of Easter egg cup trophies and then humorous hatching imaginary creatures to add an element of surprise.
The following day ST-ART is screening the film, Fantastic Mr Fox (PG) at 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Entry for either performance is £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s while at Broughton Village Hall between 10am and 12noon Marilyn Oliver will be showing the process of creating a name plaque for young people to hang on their bedroom door.
On Thursday, April 8, Ropewalk studio artist Kirsty Champ will lead a workshop on Origami Easter baskets at the Viking Resource Centre on Fairfield Drive between 2pm and 4pm while the following day ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight will be making woven Easter Baskets at The Ropewalk.
The second week of the programme starts outdoors at South Killingholme Primary School Monday April 12 between 10am and12 noon with Kirsty making Easter Egg Cups and Cosies using felt and recycled materials to make personalised egg cups and cosies.
The following day Kirsty will be outside at Alkborough Primary School between 10am and 12 noon making Origami Easter Baskets and pop up cards.
On Wednesday, April 14, professional theatre company, Tell Tale Hearts, will be presenting Space Hoppers at Ropery Hall in two interactive productions, starting at 11am and 2pm, combining performance, live music and poetry to create a magical experience for children aged between three and seven years and their families. Entry costs £3 for adults and £2 for under 16s.
The same day Kirsty is reprising her Origami Easter Baskets and pop up cards Broughton Village Hall, High Street between 10am and 12 noon and outside at Winteringham Primary School the same afternoon she will be making Easter Egg Cups and Cosies using felt and recycled materials between 2pm and 4pm.
On Thursday April 15 Marilyn will be making spring name plaques outside at East Halton Primary between 10am and 12 noon and at Wootton School House between 2pm and 4pm.
The final session on Friday, April 16, sees Kirsty outside at New Holland Primary between 2pm and 4pm making Origami Easter Baskets and pop up cards.
All activities are suitable for young people aged between five and 13 years and cost £1 for each session unless otherwise stated. Children aged under eight years must be accompanied by an adult.
To book an activity all the venues apart from the Viking Resource Centre and Westcliff Youth Centre please call The Ropewalk on 01652 660380. For the Viking Resource Centre call Maureen on 01652 660380 and for Westcliff call Jo on 01724 872216.