February Half Term 2018

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Celebrating the final weeks of the Michael Morpurgo: A Life Time in Stories exhibition, be inspired by his stories, work with set designers and puppeteers to bring stories to life. Enjoy live performances by Ben Murray, former War Horse National Theatre songman, to puppet demonstrations presented by Little Angel Theatre.


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Creative Writing Workshop with Ross Montgomery
Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 February
14.00-16.00 (120 mins)
£10 per child, Age 8+
Calling for all book worms and aspiring writers! Acclaimed children’s author
Ross Montgomery will lead a creative writing fun session.
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World of Set Design Workshop with Juliet Shillingford
Monday 12 – Friday 16 February
10.30-12.30, 14.00-16.00 (120 mins)
£10 per child, Age 8+

Experience the design process and building fun together. Led by the designer behind the production of Morpurgo’s The Butterfly Lion, Juliet Shillingford.
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Pop-up Puppet Theatre Workshop with Rebekah Lidwell
Monday 12 – Friday 16 February
10.30, 12.00, 14.00 & 15.30 (60min)
£5 per child, Age 4+ (no 15.30 session on Tue & Thu)
Turn your favourite story into a puppet performance! Join designer Rebekah Lidwell to make your own book that transforms into a miniature stage.
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Children’s Literature Film Screenings
Tuesday 13, Thursday 15 February
16.00 (activity), 16.30 (film)
£4 per person (under 3s free, but booking required)
Screenings of adaptations based on British children’s classic stories.

Private Peaceful (12)
Tuesday 13 February
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)
Thursday 15 February
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Monday 12 – Friday 16 February, free, all ages, unless otherwise stated.

London Children’s Book Swap
Saturday 10 February
Drop-in, All ages
Annual London Children’s Book Swap returns to the Museum. Bring your pre-loved books and update your bookshelves.

Marble Floor South Side
11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00    Little Story of My Life
Create a collage of your little favourite thing, and contribute to a growing installation of everyone’s stories.

Exhibition Exit (Tuesday only)
11.00-12.45 & 14.00-15.45    Story Photo Studio with Marysa Dowling
£3 per family, recommended for age 5+.
Design and create props, become characters, and make your favourite scene from a book into a photograph, with the help of professional artist photographer Marysa Dowling.

Marble Floor North Side (Wednesday-Thursday only)
11.00-13.00    Tell us your Pirate Stories
Come and create your pirate crew members, a pirate ship, or draw your epic pirate stories!

Children need to be accompanied by adults during all our events and workshops.
For the workshops, we require at least 1 adult per 4 children, but no more than 1 adult per 1 child.
Please note that we cannot accommodate younger children without tickets in the workshop room.