Sunday, 3 February 2013

Half Term fun

Get creative in the half term holidays
A variety of fun craft sessions are on offer at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums this half term for children and families to create their own historic games, Valentine’s Day treats and colourful artworks.

The Roman Baths will be running free “Roman Revels - Make Merels” family drop-in sessions from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 February, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Children can make their own version of “Merels”, a Roman strategy board game suitable for ages 5-11, and play it with their friends. Admission to the Roman Baths is free to Discovery Card holders.

Free “A Very Valentine” drop-in events at the Fashion Museum on Tuesday 12 February, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, offer the chance to get ready for Valentine's Day by making a range of beautiful treats. Entry to the Museum is free for Discovery Card holders.

Visitors to the Victoria Art Gallery can get their creative juices flowing with “Faces from the Past” – hosted by the Young @ Art Club on Thursday 14 February – which encourages children aged 3-7 to enjoy the Gallery’s special paintings and re-create faces from different periods in history.

This is followed on Friday 15 February by “Children in the Past” where children aged 6-11 can also create faces from the walls of the Victoria Art Gallery through drawing and collage.

Both Victoria Art Gallery workshops cost £4 per child and run from 10.30am to 12noon and 1.30pm to 3pm on their respective days. All children must be accompanied by an adult and places must be booked in advance on 01225 477233.

For more details of heritage events including listings, the online leaflet and website links for the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery,
visit or pick up a leaflet in your local library.

And if you cant wait for half term try this free event

Romance blossoms at Midsomer Norton Library
A well-loved local novelist will share tales of her fascinating life and career at a free event staged by Bath & North East Somerset Council in Midsomer Norton Library next week.
Janet Tanner, has had more than 20 novels published under her own name and also writes under the name of Amelia Carr and other pseudonyms. She will give a talk on Tuesday 5 February, from 7pm to 8pm, as part of the Council’s “After Hours” programme of events designed to promote the wider use of libraries.

Janet lives in Radstock and uses her own Somerset mining community background as inspiration for some of her novels – many of which are multi-generational sagas. She has twice been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association awards. She also writes historical and Gothic novels and has been described as “a master of the Gothic genre” by the American trade publication ‘Booklist’.

The event is free but spaces are limited so tickets must be booked by calling Council Connect on 01225 394041or popping into Midsomer Norton Library on the High Street, next to the Holly Court Arcade.

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