The Lightbox is all set for a cracking Easter Holiday this year, with a variety of workshops for all ages. Drop-in and pre-bookable sessions are available to get creative and crafty and keep the children entertained throughout the season.
The whole family can enjoy free drop-in workshops in the Education Studio, running from 1.30pm – 4.00pm on selected dates. Spring is in full bloom so come and create a beautiful hand-shaped bouquet from paper, card and recycled materials in Handy Flowers (Wednesday 10 April), or make your own Easter surprises using clothes pegs and card in Easter Peg Animals (Friday 12 April) using recycled materials. With bunnies on the brain, hop along to Easter Bunny Cups (Wednesday 17 April) to craft your very own Easter egg holders. All workshops are suitable for children aged 4+ but all ages are welcome.
For those who like to plan ahead, The Lightbox also runs a variety of bookable workshops for children and young people. Use collage and paint to create a unique photomontage using found imagery from magazines, inspired by the photobooks in the exhibition, ‘Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers’, inPhotomontage (Tuesday 9 April, for 5-8 year olds). Be inspired to create a theatrical tunnel book by layering images to form a three-dimensional scene to tell a story, in Tunnel Book (Thursday 11 April, 8-12 year olds). Budding gardeners will create a Secret Garden in a Jar (Tuesday 16 April, 5-8 year olds) using modelling materials so that it can survive the spring without need of watering. Bookable workshops include all materials, and are £8 per child/young person. Any accompanying adult goes free.
Alongsides the jam-packed workshop schedule, an exciting assortment of exhibitions will be on display, including ‘Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers’ in the Main Gallery. The blockbuster exhibition will, for the first time, present an in-depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain from the mid-nineteenth to 21st century. Round up your trip to The Lightbox in the family friendly Seasons café, with a varied menu including burgers, salads, risottos, and brunches; all made with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.
Free entry, entrance to Main and Upper Gallery exhibitions only with a £7.50 Annual Pass or £5.00 Day Pass. Under 18s free.
For more info http://www.thelightbox.org.uk