October Half-Term

Join us as we celebrate Tove Jansson and the world of the Moomins with a week of creative mixed-media workshops.

Drop-in sessions

Family Recipe Swap:

24 October, 2–4pm drop-in session, Adults standard gallery entrance charge; children free

Moominmamma is a wonderful cook and shows her family that she loves them by making tasty treats. Share special family recipes that make you smile at this family workshop. Design a moomin-inspired recipe card, which will then be copied and turned in to cookbooks for everyone to take home!

Family Mobiles:

25 October, 2–4pm drop-in session, Adults standard gallery entrance charge; children free

Families come in all shapes and sizes! There are lots of different families and creatures in Moominvalley. At this workshop make a mobile featuring the different people in your family.

Make a Magic World

26 & 27 October, 2–4pm drop-in session, Adults standard gallery entrance charge; children free

Moominvalley is a magical world. It has a river, mountains and of course the Moomin House! Help us make an immersive world inspired by it out of recycled materials and light.

Two-day workshops - book ahead:

Huggable Heroes (6–9yrs) >>

24 & 25 October, 10am–12.30pm, £35

Over two days come face to face with Moomintroll, Little My, Snufkin and many more characters from our exhibition, plus create your own fantasy cuddly toy to keep!

Create a Character (10–12yrs) >>

26 & 27 October, 10am–12.30pm, £35

Play with character and exaggeration to come up with your own creation inspired by the Moomins. Over two days create a variety of character drawings using mixed media, and then mould and cast your own 3D character head.

Museums at Night >>

Saturday 28 October, 6–9.30pm, £20 per child; accompanying adults free

Enjoy the Tove Jansson exhibition after dark. Let the Freshwater Theatre Company take you on a theatrical journey, make your own fabric Moomin creatures and help build a Moomin-inspired world out of recycled materials.

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Event details

Start date
23 October 2017
End date
28 October 2017
Open
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Price
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