2016 Family Activities

Kiddies Carnival Craft: Masks and Splatter Art

Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival (Kiddies Carnival) is coming to Royston!
Design and make your own Carnival mask and/or create your own Splatter Art (weather dependent) with talented Royston-based Trinidadian artist, Stacey Leigh Ross. Come dressed for mess! www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Where: Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery (SG8 5AL)
When: Saturday 17 September, 10.30am – 12noon
£2 per child. Ages 4-10. No need to book in advance.

Kiddies Carnival Craft: Capes

Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is coming to Royston! Design and make your own glorious Carnival cape to parade around town. Join our talented Royston-based Trinidadian artist, Stacey Leigh Ross for this exciting drop-in workshop. Join the Carnival Procession with your creations afterwards. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Where: Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery (SG8 5AL)
When: Saturday 24 September, 10.30am – 12noon
£2 per child. Ages 4-10. No need to book in advance.

Carnival Event & Procession [FREE ENTRY]

Creative Royston

Join the Creative Royston team and local arts organisations for a Community Carnival Event and Procession with entertainment in Priory Memorial Gardens. With a live Samba performance from Garden City Samba and music from Royston Town Band, dance, entertainment, craft fair and more, there’ll be something to get everyone in the carnival mood!

Where: Priory Memorial Gardens (SG8 9LG)
When: Saturday 24 September, 1pm – 4pm

Some other events suitable for families….

Culture Carnival Workshop (4+)

GSTARS Academy

The GSTARS Academy presents a Culture Carnival Workshop full of singing, dancing and creating! Our Chinese Dragon, ‘Dragimir’ will be making an appearance once again to entertain! This Workshop is open to everyone aged 4 years and above and is promised to be a fun filled afternoon with a chance to learn new styles of dance and meet new friends. Please book in advance. www.gstars.co.uk

Where: Market Hill Rooms (SG8 9JR)
When: Saturday 24 September, 3pm – 5pm
Tickets: £8 from Georgina Wootten on 07720713532 and g-stars@hotmail.co.uk

Carnival Clay Bunting Workshop (6+)

Glazed Creations

Join us to make clay bunting, we will roll slabs of clay, cut bunting shapes and then use stamps to mark the bunting with carnival font letters to spell out names or words. The bunting will be glazed and fired for you and can be strung together as a wall decoration. The pieces will need to dry before firing so will be ready to collect approximately 4 weeks later. www.glazed-creations.co.uk

Where: Glazed Creations (SG8 5AY)
When: Sunday 25 September, 2pm – 3.30pm
Tickets: £5 from 01763 249800 or shop. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

And don’t forget the exhibitions and …

Royston Fringe Art Competition [FREE]

An art competition on the theme of “The Carnival of The Animals”. All entries will be displayed and prizes will be awarded by Pam Rhodes on Sunday 25 at 4:45pm.
Age groups: under 8, 8-11, 12-17

Paintings should be delivered to Royston Methodist Church in Queens Road on Friday 23 September between 8am and 10am, and collected on Sunday 25 at 5:00pm following the prize giving ceremony.
Entry forms: www.royston-methodist.org.uk
Enquiries: fringe@royston-methodist.org.uk

Where: Royston Methodist Church (SG8 7AU)
When: Saturday 24 September, 10am – 5pm; Sunday 25 September, 12noon – 5pm

And to finish in style why not try the …

Festival Finale Concert

Creative Royston

Come along to the Finale concert, introduced by trumpeter and Creative Royston President, Alison Balsom OBE, and see the talented youngsters of Royston and the surrounding areas shining brightly! The first half will present music by Meridian School, Greneway and Roysia Middle Schools. The second half will showcase performances by Royston Town Band’s Development Band, Royston Youth Choir and The Royston Choral Society. Come and join in the singing!

Where: St. John’s Parish Church
When: Sunday 25 September, 7pm, doors open at 6.45pm
Tickets: £8 (£6 before 1 September) from Stationery Cupboard or click on the icon below.

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ONLINE: 18 – 27 September 2020