The Lights has a variety of summer workshops planned to keep youngsters entertained throughout the long school holidays.
Children, from as young as two, can join in with a fun filled music and movement storytelling workshop about a piglet that has trouble sleeping while youngsters aged five to seven can become pirates for a day and have a swashbuckling adventure at the ‘Shiver me Timbers, Play in a Day’.
Wallace and Gromit fans can make characters with plasticine and use the magic of stop motion animation to create a film. These sessions are split between the over 5s in the morning and eight to 12 year olds in the afternoon. The mini movie-makers will have their finished films uploaded to the Internet to watch at home.
And for any budding Mary Berry’s, there are cookery master classes where five to 12 year olds can spend a morning (5 – 7) or an afternoon (8 to 12) creating the perfect picnic.
The Lights Venue Director, Heather Whittam said: “We’ve something to suit all tastes, everything from storytelling, stop motion animation where characters are brought to life on screen, to dance workshops where fabulous routines from Disney’s Lion King will be performed to friends and relatives at the end of the session.”
“I’m really pleased that our tutors are all locally based. We’ve some amazingly talented and creative professionals in this area and we feel it’s important to support them.”
The Lights café area will be open for grown ups to relax and enjoy a drink and homemade cakes while the ‘little ones’ are busy enjoying themselves.
Places on the workshops are limited and prices vary so to find out dates, times and costs for the summer workshops visit www.thelights.org.uk or call the Box Office on 01264 368368.