Free Family Day at The Barber Arts Insitute
Art activities, music, cakes and a pop-up display of work by the Barber’s littlest artists. Free, drop-in anytime. All ages welcome.
Sun 15 May, Barber Insitute, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS. Tel: 0121 414 7333, 11am – 3pm FREE
International Dance Festival at various venues
Lots of FREE dance and movement for the kids to encounter and enjoy this weekend including Phone Box a feat of acrobatic and artistic beauty set to quirky beats all on the streets and Zoielogic Dance Theatre’s adventure in a customised 1980’s Ford Orion that seems to have a life of its own… Also see the festival hub in The Municipal Bank with its free interactive exhibition and events.
Events run until Sun 22 May, various venues. www.idfb.co.uk
See our feature here
Art Soak, various venues around Selly Oak, Birmingham
Arts Forum Selly Oak brings a whole host of FREE and low-cost arts activities and explorations kicking off with story time at Selly oak library on Friday and including the wonderland of Magical Lands & Enchanted Places at Selly Manor (see separate feature here), a Shadow puppets workshop for 4-8yr olds, Relaxed Crafts with the super stylish The socials craft collective and for the real sophisti-kittens there’s even some Opera.
Fri 13 May – Sun 15 May, various venues. www.artsforumsellyoak.wordpress.com
Doodle Girl at Waterstones, Birmingham
A day of reading and activities with the writers and illustrators of the adventure in kids art and literature that is Doodle Girl and the Monkey Mystery. The authors/artists will be in store to read the book, do some creative Doodle Girl based activities and sign copies.
Sat 14 May, Birmingham Waterstones. 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL Tel: 0121 633 4353. 11.30am FREE
Flying Teapot Markets at Sarehole Mill
With plenty for the whole family to enjoy including music, stalls and merriment and plenty of room to run around – half price entry to the Mill (£3) with its child-friendly educational spaces is also available.
Sun 14 May, Sarehole MillCole Bank Road, Birmingham, B13 0BD. Tel: 0121 348 8160. 10.30 – 4pm FREE
See our feature:here
Published on: Sun 8 May 2016