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