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Family Friendly creative activities in September & October half-term

22 September 2017

QUAD has Family Friendly events in September and October, including events for Derby Festé, The Big Draw, Museums at Night and Arts Award. October sees events to tie in with the national Festival Get Creative Family Festival with digital and creative activities for all ages.

Minecraft Families invites families to get together and be digitally creative in a Minecraft workshop for ages five and above. Minecraft Families takes place on Saturday 14th October, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, and 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The cost is £2 per family member, and booking is recommended. 

During half term, QUAD’s popular Make and Take Day is a chance for all ages to come and make whatever they want, with whatever materials are available! Imagination is the only stipulation! Make and Take Day is a free event which takes place on Monday 23rd October, drop-in from 11:00am to 4:00pm. 

For young people aged 7-11, KidsQUAD will be making scary and spooky animations to celebrate Halloween. Animation Club: Halloween takes place on Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th October, 10:30am to 12:30pm. The cost is £22.00 for both sessions and children can be left unaccompanied.

For young people aged 12-16, DigisQUAD will be creating Manga and Anime styled artwork using traditional drawing techniques and Photoshop. DigisQUAD: Manga! takes place on Wednesday 25th Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October, 1:30pm to 4:00pm. The cost is £45.00 all three sessions. 

Gain some practical tips and tricks into taking Family Portraits From lighting to editing apps, explore mobile phone photography as tool for capturing family focused memories.Suitable for all ages, Family Portraits takes place in QUAD on Friday 27th October, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. The cost: £5 per family, and booking is required.

Museums at Night Silent Disco celebrates the national Museums at Night festival with a Silent Disco in QUAD Gallery with this with. Taking place amongst the large-scale exhibition projection work by Hetain Patel, enjoy music beamed directly into your ears via headphones. Drinks will be available in the Gallery and Spider Man costume is optional but encouraged! Museums at Night Silent Disco is a drop in event taking place on Friday 27th October at 6:00pm to 7:00pm for Families and Young people, and from 7:00pm for those aged 14 and above. The cost is £1 per person.

The Big Draw is a national campaign to get young people drawing. QUAD will be animating the Big Draw festival with Living Lines, taking traditional drawing and animation skills and giving them a digital twist. Suitable for ages five and above, The Big Draw is a free event taking place in QUAD on Saturday 28th October, drop in from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

The new exhibition in QUAD Gallery by artist Hetain Patel consists of two film works: a new commission, Don’t Look At The Finger (2017) commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella with Manchester Art Gallery and QUAD, and The Jump (2015). The Jump connects the fantasy of action and superhero films with the domestic setting of his British Indian family home in Bolton, in the UK, featuring 17 of his family members. Don’t Look At The Finger is an exploration of how Hong Kong martial arts movies have permeated the mainstream through the influence of blockbusters like The Matrix. Shot in a church, Don’t Look At The Finger presents a wedding ceremony where the protagonists seek human connection through ritual, combat and signed languages. QUAD’s exhibition by Hetain Patel in QUAD Gallery from 29th September to 19th November, is open to all ages and free to visit.