Autumn Half Term 2019

Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November

Join us for theatre, crafts, video games, dancing and more this half term!



  • We're Going on a Bear Huntpuppets in a forestSaturday 19 - Wednesday 23 October, 11am & 1.30pm
    A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what will they find?
  • Strange Creatures lady playing the violin smilingSunday 27 October, 1pm & 3.30pm
    Inspired by the children’s book Beegu written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon, Strange Creatures imaginatively uses singing and chamber music to explore differences, friendships and new understandings in our colourful world. This magical production performed by exceptional musicians is a total delight!
  • Hey Diddle Diddlelady playing the violin smilingSunday 3 November, 1pm & 3.30pm
    When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Join flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery for an adventure in this brilliant new take on the classic nursery rhyme filled with original live music, brilliant puppetry and laughter.


  • Bear Hunt Storytelling The Snow QueenSunday 20 October, 12noon-1pm
    Come and join us for this storytelling workshop, where we will go on our very own imaginary bear hunt, and will create mischief and magic. Will we ever find our way back home?
  • Cyanotype PrintSnow Queen Sparkle WorkshopSunday 20 October, 1-2pm & 2.30-3.30pm
    Artist Debbie Bryan will teach this Victorian photographic print process and help you create your own unique mini masterpiece based on historic Nottingham lace designs, inspired by the Weston Gallery’s Fully Fashioned exhibition.
  • Make a Face PotThe Musicians of BremenTuesday 22 October, 11am-4pm
    Make your own creation inspired by the medieval face pots on display in the current Museum exhibition, Faces from the Past: Images on Medieval Pottery. Led by Lakeside Associate Artist, Elaine Winter.
  • Bear Hunt Dance Adventure Story MakingTuesday 22 October, 11.15am-12.15pm
    Go on a Bear Hunt through movement and dance! Explore the swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the squelchy mud in this fun family workshop.
  • Big Landscapes The Snow QueenThursday 24 October, 1-4pm
    Taking inspiration from the landscapes of University Park, work as a family to transform the space around you into a gigantic, colourful collaged installation.
  • Day of the Dead Mask Making Snow Queen Sparkle WorkshopThursday 31 October, 10-11.30am & 1-2.30pm
    Learn about the world-famous Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations and make your own spooky but beautiful mask and headgear.
  • Build a Game in a Day The Musicians of BremenTuesday 29 October, 10am-5pm
    Discover games with the National Videogame Museum. We have all played videogames, but what about making them? How much do we know about how different aspects of a game get created, and how these affect our experience of gameplay?