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Family Festival: Winter Light

Tickets will be available on the door

Join us for the winter Family Festival inspired by the work of artist Peter Paul Rubens.    

Find out how Rubens used light and movement in his paintings and discover the ways he used colour to explore different emotions.   

Workshops will include sketching classes, fashion catwalks and trails around the Gallery.    

Visit the Rubens & Women exhibition during your visit:

If you would like to visit the Rubens & Women exhibition during your visit, you need to book a free timeslot in advance. Just use the promo code provided in your order confirmation to reserve your free timed exhibition ticket.  

Book a FREE time slot to see Rubens & Women

Activities and timings for the day: 

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Dress and Draw
Art Studio 11am – 1pm (Lunch 1pm till 2pm) 2pm - 4pm & Gallery 4 – 11am – 4pm – Drop in 

Come and create a headdress fit for a King or Queen with Sunshine International Arts (S.i.A) one of the leading artistic, educational and carnival production companies in the UK. Based in South London, Loughborough Junction, Brixton, and parade your creations thorough the gallery.

Playful portraits 
Gallery 2, 11am till 4pm Drop in

In this workshop children are encouraged to lead the narrative of designing their portrait to make surreal stories. 

In this workshop you will work with each other to design your own playful portraits and get inspired by Ruben’s stories to create your own surreal stories. 

Self-led art Trail 
Welcome Hall, 11am till 4pm - Drop in 

Walk, look, and create your way through the Gallery.  

Baby Red  
Gallery 10 (drop in)  

Got a very little one with you? Come and explore the colour red in this quiet, sensory space. Explore different objects, look at our paintings, and relax. 
(for ages 6months – 3yrs)   

Quiet Space  
In the Linbury Room

Explore colour and textures in this quieter space with a relaxed approach to noise and movement, you are free to enter and exit as needed. A chill-out space and noise-cancelling headphones are also available for both adults and children In the Linbury Room.  

The Quiet Space will be available for a relaxed opening from 10-11am. This relaxed session is suitable for any family who would like to visit the festival at a quieter time. To book a space, please email