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BAM Guide: February Half Term 2019

February Half Term is here already and these are some of the best sounding events to keep you and your nippers busy and creative. Have a great time!

BOWL OF PLENTY
Decorate Your Own Bowl
18 – 22 Feb
9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00
£3.50 per bowl
Head to the Colston Hall cafe (sister to Folk House Cafe and Spike Island Cafe) and decorate your very own bowl of plenty. All materials provided and lots of lovely food and cake to choose from. A lovely way to while away a few hours!

BRISTOL OLD VIC
The Singing Mermaid
22 – 24 Feb
Various times
Tickets from £12.50
Will the mermaid escape her small tank in the travelling circus and rejoin her friends under the sea? Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Singing Mermaid’ is brought to life through puppetry and storytelling.

CASS ART
Weekend Workshop – Collage
Sat 23 Feb
9:30 – 10:30
Tickets £5.00
Join Let’s Make Art for some paper collage creativity where you’ll be exploring colour and geometrical shapes. These workshops will be happening once a month with different themes but are half price during half term (usually £10). You also get 10% off in the shop afterwards. Ages 7+.

CHANDOS ATELIER
Art House Week
18 – 21 Feb
10:00 – 14:00 each day
Tickets £145.00
Four days of open ended creativity where children can design and decorate their own dolls house however they want – superhero’s lair, fire station, garden room… you name it! Ages 6+.

CHILDREN’S SCRAPSTORE
Half Term Events
16 – 22 Feb
Various times
Various prices
Piñatas, automobiles, puppets, microcosms, sticker art, paper patterns, sewing and much more at the Scrapstore. Always a great way for the kids to get creative.

CREATIVE WORKSPACE
Family Arts Programme
19 – 23 Feb
Various times
Tickets from £2.50
There’s lots to look forward at this creative space in Withywood. Circus skills, family theatre, sewing workshops, film screenings and it all winds up with a creative family day to celebrate Chinese New Year.

REDGRAVE THEATRE

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids
Sat 16 Feb
13:30 & 15:30
Tickets £8.00
Join this world record breaking beatboxer for an interactive show full of amazing sonic acrobatics!

Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong
Mon 18 Feb
14:00
Tickets £8.00
Grab some pens, paper and something to lean on and join children’s illustrator Nick Sharratt as he shows you how he creates some of his famous characters (like Tracy Beaker!) as well as your own inventions with lots of hints and tips.

STORYSMITH BOOKS
Be A Twit!
Fri 22 Feb
10:00 – & 11:30
Tickets £5.00
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’, Let’s Make Art will help you morph into Mr Twit, Mrs Twit, Mugglewump or another of these classic characters. Ages 7+.

WARDROBE THEATRE
The Star Seekers
16 – 22 Feb
11:00 & 14:00
Tickets £8.00 (under 3s go free)
One of the best pieces of children’s theatre we’ve ever seen, this interactive adventure through space will tickle the whole family. You take the steering wheel and help Alph, Betty & Gammons on their adventure.

WATERSHED
Box of Delights
16 – 24 Feb
Various times
Tickets from £5.00
A collection of short animations chosen by the British Animation Awards and aimed at children and their families. Programme 1 will be running from 16 – 19 Feb and is aimed at 4 – 7 year olds. Programme 2 will run from 20 – 24 Feb and is aimed at 8 – 12 year olds. All showcasing inspiring animation, creativity and humour.

UNDERFALL YARD
Half Term Activities
19 – 21 Feb
12:00 – 15:00
Suggested donation £3
Connect with you inner sailor with some nautical crafts. Make a margarine tub paddle steamer, construct and race your own micro yacht or create a paper plate boat.

VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Window Wanderland
22 – 24 Feb
After dark
FREE
If you head over to Chandos Road, Windmill Hill, Victoria Park, Ashton, Bedminster or Southville at the end of half term you’ll be in for a treat as they all light up their windows and create their own trails. Go and explore the area to see some wonderful creations, and if you live there make sure you take part. Even the simplest ideas can be really effective and the kids really love taking part. The more the merrier!

Hope you all have the best half term, whatever you get up to!

💥 BAM 💥

As always, these events are in no way affiliated with BAM. Please check dates and times with the venue before setting out.

Cover photo by Taelynn Christopher on Unsplash

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