2015_family activities

All items are in date order following the Art Competition

Art Competition

Art Competition - The Royston FringeThe Royston Fringe
Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September
Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Methodist Church
www.royston-methodist.org.uk
FREE
Under 18s
You are invited to enter a painting or model on the theme of “Illumination” which will be included in a display on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th. Professor of Art, Anthony Slinn, will judge the entries and prizes will be presented in all three age groups (under 8, 8-11, 12-17) on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. The Mayor will present the prizes and refreshments will be available.

Entry forms can be found at www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Paintings should be delivered to Royston Methodist Church in Queens Road on Friday 25 September between 8am and 10am, and collected on Sunday 27th at 4.30pm following the prize giving ceremony.

Enquiries: fringe@royston-methodist.org.uk

Illumination of The Sun Harvest Activity Morning

Royston Fringe logo - The Royston FringeThe Royston Fringe
Saturday 19 September
10am – 12pm
Methodist Church
www.royston-methodist.org.uk
FREE
All things that grow and become our food depend on the illumination and power of the sun. This morning will be filled with arts and crafts relating to the autumn harvest, including fruit printing, bread making, pasta pictures, a construction project and lots more. It is suitable for families and children of all ages. No booking needed – just turn up on the day.

Royston Cave illuminated by Candlelight

Royston Cave illuminated by Candlelight - Royston and District Local History Society

Royston and District Local History Society
Saturday 19 September
10.30am – 1pm
Royston Cave
www.roystoncave.co.uk
Tickets £2.50 per adult payable at the Cave entrance on the day. No advance booking, first come first served. Accompanied children enter free.

Take a glimpse into the past as Royston Cave turns out the lights and goes back to the middle ages. Experience the unique atmosphere of this enigmatic Cave by the flickering light of church candles and see if you too can feel the healing energy of the ley lines. For more details on the mystery of Royston Cave check out the website.

Art and the Science of Light

Friends of Tannery Drift School
Saturday 19 September
1.00 -4.00pm
Tannery Drift First School
FREE
The Friends of Tannery Drift School have organised a series of workshops for children and adults around the theme of science and art, showing how optical scientific tools have enabled art to evolve and how artists have adopted new scientific tools as a new medium. Refreshments will be available.

British Science Association

BSA Cell 1

Cells: Light up your knowledge
Saturday 19 September
1.00 – 4.00pm
Tannery Drift First School
FREE
Light up your knowledge of cells by making your own cell model with volunteers from the British Science Association Cambridgeshire branch. Use an interactive cell model and microscopy photographs for inspiration to make your own cell model to take home.
British Science Association Cambridgeshire Branch
The British Science Association envisages a society in which people from all walks of life are able to access science, engage with it and feel a sense of ownership about its direction. The Cambridgeshire branch seeks to achieve that by connecting science with people: promoting openness about science in society and affirming science as a prime cultural force. The branch aims to do this by engaging and inspiring adults and young people directly with science and technology and their implications.

Royston Schools’ Tree of Light

An Illumination Project by Creative Royston
Royston Library
Saturday 19 September
FREE
From 7pm you’ll be able to see The Tree of Light in the library window. This tree and all its decorations were made by school children from Meridian Upper School, Greneway and Roysia Middle Schools, and Tannery Drift, Roman Way, Studlands Rise and Icknield Walk First Schools. The children worked with light artist Lorna Carmen McNeill over six days of workshops to create this spectacular display!

“Illumination – Jesus the Light of the World” – Songs and reflections on the festival theme.

Jesus, The Light of the World

Churches Together in Royston and District
Sunday 20 September
6.30pm – 7.30pm
St. John’s Parish Church
FREE
A community Service at St John’s Parish Church on Sunday 20th from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Throughout history one of the main themes of the Christian faith is that Jesus, as the saviour of mankind, came to bring light into our darkness. This short all-age service will feature poetry, words and music.

Bell Ringing Open Practice/Demonstration

Royston Bell Ringers
Thursday 24 September
7.30pm – 9pm
St. John’s Parish Church
FREE
The Parish Church’s regular evening bell ringing practice sessions will be open for visitors to come along and see the bells in action. Members of the band will be on hand to answer any questions regarding this ancient pastime.

Illumination; Art and Spirituality

Art and Spirituality 2

Churches Together in Royston and District
Saturday 26 September
10am – 3pm
St. John’s Parish Church
www.ct-royston.org.uk
FREE
In St John’s there will be lots going on. We’ll be running a group art project for all ages (and all abilities) building up a large mosaic style painting by each adding our small part. The theme of the picture is “The Light of the World”. There will also be an opportunity to try out different arts and crafts including illuminated lettering. As this is also the National Prayer Weekend St John’s will be hosting an “email your prayer” event and having a creative prayer space for individual reflection.

Middle Schools Illumination Art Exhibition and Activity Day

Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery

Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery
Saturday 26 September
10:30am – 4pm
Royston Museum
www.roystonmuseum.org.uk
FREE
Artwork by pupils from Greneway and Roysia Middle Schools, curated by this year’s Young Curators, a small team of pupils from both schools. There will also be a selection of illumination themed craft activities on offer for children and families to enjoy throughout the day.

The Poetry Joe Show – A family show for 3 years +
Half Moon Theatre – A Creative Royston Event

Joseph Coleho in The Poetry Joe Show (Half Moon   presents) 200pxl wide

Greneway Middle School, Drama Studio
Times 11.00 and repeated at 14.00. Approx 1 hour duration.
Under 12’s £5. Ages 13+ £8 per ticket.
12’s and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
“One of the best hours I’ve spent in a theatre.” Children’s Theatre Reviews

The Poetry Joe Show is a fun-packed, interactive family show suitable for everyone aged 3 and over. Using elements of magic lanterns, shadow puppetry and fabulous original poetry, this is the perfect fun introduction to poetry and spoken word for the very young.  The children will have the opportunity to create their own poem at the end of the show.

To book online click on the appropriate ‘Book Now’ icon below:
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Tickets also available from The Stationery Cupboard.

ONLINE: 18 – 27 September 2020