This June half term, 2 to 9 June, an abundance of cool interactive workshops, uplifting children’s theatre and free interactive exhibitions will keep the whole family entertained at The Public in West Bromwich.
The Public’s famous drawing robots return on Monday 4 and Thursday 7 June, fusing fun, science and photography. During Drawbotz: The Next Generation, over 4s will be able to make a fantastic photographic spectacle by attaching light sources to moving robots.
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, on Tuesday 5 June, the Black Country arts centre will be holding a Lovely Jub-i-lee workshop – a fantastic day of craft making for the whole family. From 11.30am to 2.30pm, visitors will be able to create their own beautiful jubilee flowers and colourful bunting fit for the Queen.
On 4, 6, 7 and 8 June, toddlers aged 18 months to 4 years old will be able to take part in The Little People’s Art Zone. A great place to meet others and get creative, little ones will be able to design their own puppets and have their photo taken with them in the special photo studio for just £4.
After its success during the Easter break, Animation Fun returns on Wednesday 6 June. A great way to learn more about the world of stop frame photography, for just £4 over 4s will be able to use toys, drawings and basic collages to create their own cool animations.
At the end of the week, on Friday 8 June, children’s theatre production, Hip Hope Hero, will keep the whole family entertained. Moving Hands and Birmingham Repertory Theatre have joined forces with South Africa’s got talent winner, deaf hip hop dancer Darren Rajbal to create a show which combines dance, animation, original music, poetry and some seriously cool puppets. 5 to 11 year olds are invited to come and meet the Hip Hope Hero and release the inner hero inside themselves in the thrilling production which combines a playful cut-out set with stunning projections.
During half term, visitors to The Public will also have the first opportunity to see a series of interactive exhibitions, ‘The Art of Motion’. Exploring movement and fascinating ways in which the body can be used to create electronic art, the free exhibitions will include a music playing table tennis table, Noisy Table, a pedal powered animation, Cyclomation 2, and Traces, an interactive artwork using an Xbox camera and custom made software to reflect movement.
For more information about workshops and events at The Public visit www.thepublic.com or call 0121 533 7161.
To avoid disappointment advanced booking is advised.