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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/heritageevents 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
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.
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’.
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.