With the dull days of winter still on us, the good news is that the Heath Robinson Museum is organizing a number of events to help shake us out of torpor and get our creative juices going again. Below is listed some information about the planned sessions in February.
The next event is Adventures with Hans Andersen – Interactive Stories for Families
This takes place in three separate sessions on Thursday 16 February, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm.
Rachel Rose Reid shares fantastical stories from the world of Hans Christian Andersen, where vegetables grumble and toys come to life!
The price is only £4 per person and the venue will be the Verden Gallery, upstairs at West House, Pinner Memorial Park.
The Museum’s current special exhibition is The Brothers Robinson – Tom, Charles and William. The brothers illustrated many children’s books, including Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales. Rachel Rose Reid, who has performed in the British Museum, South Bank Centre and other prestigious venues, will take children through interactive storytelling based on Andersen’s stories. You can find out more about Rachel on www.rachelrosereid.com.
This story telling event is kindly supported by the John Lyons Charity.
Children 3-10, including children with special educational needs, are welcome; it’s most suitable for 4-8 year olds, and all under-8s must be accompanied by an adult. Sessions will last approx. 40 mins. Arrive early to secure your place or book online.
Another event is an afternoon Glass Painting Workshop on Wednesday 15th February at 2-4pm.
This is a workshop for children over 8 to paint on glass, inspired by children’s book illustrations.
Tutor Jackie Putt will be teaching the children to paint on glass, making sun catchers and a choice of other glass or Perspex objects, and using illustrations from children’s books as inspiration. Each child will make at least two objects to take home. The price will be £10 per child and all materials are included. Booking online is suggested – www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org
Claire Linge, the Museum’s Learning Manager says “We hope many people in the area will be interested in learning new skills at our Coffee and Crafts workshop. It enables people to learn new skills and meet new people in a friendly informal environment. We hope too that people will want to introduce their children to the marvellous Hans Christian Andersen stories or will think about glass painting for them. There are so many creative opportunities now in Pinner – we hope people will grasp them!”