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Nick Sharratt’s : Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants Exhibition

Peterborough Museum - 11 January @ 10:00 am - 29 March @ 5:00 pm

Free entry (except for special event days). Meet Nick Sharratt himself on Saturday 11th January - 10.30am - 4pm.

Back to Basics Drawing Course with Catherine Matthews

Stanwick Lakes - 28 January @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

A 3 part back to basics drawing course. Designed to build confidence and skills in drawing. We will look at all of the Formal elements, and work on techniques for drawing accurate shape, tonal value, texture, and detail. £18 per session or £50 for all 3 sessions. Book with Catherine by ringing 07931 103204 or email catherinehelenmatthews@hotmail.com

Secrets in Leather

National Leather Collection - 29 January @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 25th March, 2020

This exhibition presents a selection of objects from the Museum, all of which are hiding a secret. Whether you are knowledgeable about leathercraft or not, this exhibition offers a closer look at our collection through the eyes of those who work with it every day. This exhibition will be open every Wednesday from 10:00-16:00 at 35 Princes Walk, Grosvenor Centre, Northampton. For more information about how to find us, click here. This exhibition is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Suitable for visitors…

Fused glass coasters

Design and make 2 fused glass coasters

Stanwick Lakes - 30 January @ 10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Join this fun and friendly session making beautiful fused glass coasters. Learn about different glass fusing techniques and materials.  Then use these skills to design and create 2 coasters of your own.  Your work will be taken away to be fired and will be returned to Stanwick Lakes one week later. All equipment and materials included. No previous experience necessary. To book a space or for further info please email firedimagination@btinternet.com

Spoon Carving – One Day Introduction

Stanwick Lakes - 7 February
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 8th February, 2020

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use an axe to produce your…

Young boy with stick outdoor learning

Nature Tots at Nene Park

Nene Park - 10 February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and song time.

Two young boys sat in a shelter built from sticks in a wood

Wild Home Educator Session

Nene Park - 10 February @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Here at Ferry Meadows we will be running 2 hour sessions on the second Monday of every month for home schooled children. Each session will have curriculum and nature focused activities, with each month having a different theme: February 10th – Once Upon a Time Aimed at KS1. Activities to include exploring the properties of materials by making homes for the 3 little pigs made from natural materials, considering the insulating properties of natural materials to insulate a bowl of porridge…

The Love of Flowers

Peterborough Cathedral - 14 February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Love is in the air and Spring is on its way! Celebrate with a flower arranging demonstration followed by afternoon tea in the Cathedral. The Peterborough Floral Decoration Society (PFDS) will be marking its 65th anniversary in 2020 by staging a floral exhibition in the New Building at the Cathedral, from 16th to 17th October. In preparation, this flower arranging demonstration by local National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) demonstrator Barbara Collins, will be raising funds for the October…

Wood Craving – 2 Day Course

Stanwick Lakes - 15 February - 16 February

Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This 2 day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners you will start with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After covering the basics you will…

What is a Wellyphant?

Peterborough Museum - 17 February @ 10:00 am - 21 February @ 3:00 pm

What exactly is a Wellyphant? Find out this and much more as you create a new story inspired by Nick Sharratt this February Half Term at Peterborough Museum. Get in touch with your creative side as you make the characters come alive and discover new ones along the way! You'll also have an opportunity to visit the Nick Sharratt exhibition to discover more about his work. Tickets: £3 children, £4 adult, £12 family. Last entry 2.00pm. Book online at vivacity.org…

Nene Park Survival Challenge

Nene Park - 17 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come along and try a mix of bushcraft activities and find out how to survive outside. £14 per child 8+

Nene Wetlands – Build your own bird box

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre - 17 February @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

February is a great time to put nest boxes up in your garden, ready for the spring. Why not come and make your own bird box in the visitor centre as part of National Nest Box week? We have a variety of boxes to choose from including blue tit, great tit, sparrow, robin and starling.

Wild Wednesday

Ferry Meadows - 18 February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts.

Nene Wetlands – Make your own bird feeder

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre - 18 February @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Feeding the birds is a great way to help them survive the cold winter months. Come and make your own pine cone or log bird feeder and help the birds near you.

Wild Wednesday

Nene Park - 19 February @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts.This is a drop in event, no booking required, just come along on the day. Donations welcome. All ages

Nene Wetlands – Family Forest School

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre - 20 February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy a morning of forest fun with your children in our Education area. Build dens, create natural art have a go at woodland crafts or just go exploring! We provide the space, guidance and equipment, the children provide the ideas!

Bird box making

Nene Park - 21 February @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 21st February, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Come and make a nest box for our feathered friends with the team at Ferry Meadows to take home with you and provide a home for the birds in your garden. All materials and tools provided.Parental supervision will be required. Maximum 2 children per adult. £7 per box. 8+

Nene Wetlands – Winter Twigs and Willow Weaving

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre - 21 February @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Learn how to identify winter twigs and have a go at willow weaving.

wooden items crafted by volunteers

Nature Tots

Nene Park - 24 February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and song time. £3.50 per participating child. 2 yrs+

Foundational Calligraphy Workshop

- 29 February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the fundamental principles of calligraphy. Learn the foundational script using a dip pen and ink, and explore how to construct letters through demonstrations and individual practice. With personalised support, you’ll create a bookmark, greetings card or short quotation. Plus take home all the equipment you’ll need to put your new skills into action!

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