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Anybody in Herts/N London with kids (age 8-19) interested in Art ?

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Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 14:59:43

Just found this which may be of interest:


Venue: School of Art and Design, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB.
Dates: Artscool! will run from Monday 25th July to Friday 29th July

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm daily

The aim of Artscool! is to open up the University of Hertfordshire's art, design and media facilities to a whole spectrum of young people so that they can learn more about making art and design.

Activities include:
* Art sessions - drawing, painting, graphics, photography, digital images, printmaking, making models, ceramics, textiles, fashion, animation, video making and other activities.
* Exploring the school and gallery.
* Finding out about further study and careers in art, design and media and other opportunities.

Applicants must be aged 8 to 19 years old and interested in art, design and media.

Artscool! is being run by a range of fully qualified artists, art educators and youth workers who are experienced in working with young people.

Contact : Short Course Office
Daytime number : 01707 285300
email :

anorak Sat 11-Jun-05 15:04:08

Thanks Jan, that sounds great! I have two girls in that age range who like art. Only trouble is, I'm wondering how much it'll cost! I might enquire though. It's a good way to develop some skills.

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:06:51

Hi, anorak - must admit I was thinking about your DDs when I posted that!

FWIW, these things normally show prices so that fact that it doesn't may mean it's's from here .

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:09:03

Did you know about this already?

Kaleidoscope Festival
Sat, 16 Jul 2005
Kaleidoscope Festival

Venue: Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City.
Date: Saturday 16th July

The Kaleidoscope Festival is a fun-day for the whole family, organised by the Welwyn Hatfield Ethnic Minority Group. The Festival is a multi-cultural event which aims to showcase the rich cultural diversity in and around Welwyn Hatfield.

Planned activities include:
* Dance performances - Filipino, African, street, Indian
* Fashion show with costumes from around the world
* Music with bands and acoustic performances including reggae, Bhangra and Dhol drummers
* Arts and crafts
* Children's activities including, trampolines, inflatable slides, go-karts, quad bikes, archery, art competition, face painting and hair braiding.

Kaleidoscope organisers are looking for people to volunteer their help and participate in the festival either as performers, sponsors or stallholders. Please contact for further information.

anorak Sat 11-Jun-05 15:13:30

Blimey, Jan, you're a mine of information! How come you know so much about events that are so far away from where you live?

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:14:57

I am (ahem) Listings Editor for Primary Times in Herts.

Must say it is an astonishing county for things for kids to do. I also do Beds and feel sorry for them in comparison!

anorak Sat 11-Jun-05 15:16:35

So do you liaise with the schools here?

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:21:35

No, I don't - the publishers live down there and they organise all that, I do my bit on the end of an internet connection.

Here's another one - I love "Borehamwoodstock", very cute!

Borehamwoodstock Music Festival
Sun, 31 Jul 2005

Venue Meadow Park, Brook Road, Borehamwood, Herts.
Date: Sunday 31st July

Time: 12noon to 7.00pm

Come to our 3rd annual FREE music festival "Borehamwoodstock"- featuring a wide variety of music: rock, folk, blues etc, plus many attractions for all ages.Prizewinning youth disco "the Vibe" will be perfoming,along with all kinds of stalls and activities etc etc, come along for a good day out for all the family.

Contact : The Community shop
Daytime number : 0208 386 4006 fax: 0208 886 4007
email :

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:24:21

They have a website here too, all the activities are on there as well (the mag isn't distributed to every primary school) - just put your county in.

anorak Sat 11-Jun-05 15:24:23

That one sounds like a good day out! I'm going to add this thread to my watch list and check it out when I'm bored!

Thanks Jan!

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:33:18

Another arty one for you (I'm full of them today)

Fri, 05 Aug 2005
Art in Clay 2005

Venue: Hatfield House, Hatfield, Herts AL9 5NQ.
Dates: Friday 5th August until Sunday 7th August

Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm

Now established as one of the most important events in the ceramics calender, the 11th National Pottery and Ceramics Festival will take place at Hatfield House. A weekend to interest potters, enthusiasts and an appreciative public it allows everyone to experience the full range of work on offer in the ceramic community today.

The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading national and international makers. Some of the best ideas for ceramics in interior and garden design will be on display for you to admire and buy.

There will be demonstrations taking place both inside and outside the marquees all week-end, from throwing and hand decoration inside the marquess to kiln firing outside. There is also a full programme of talks and demonstrations planned to take place in the Riding School (Lecture Theatre).

Tickets: Adults £6.50. Children (aged 5-15)£3.50 (under 5's free).

The contact is : Andy McInnes
Daytime tel : 0115 987 3966

Davrois Sat 11-Jun-05 18:36:00

Thanks JanH, I have forwarded the Artscool info to 2 EGroups I belong to for parents in N. London and Herts. These are for parents of kids with autism but don't see why that should be a problem, many have NT kids too.....

Janh Sun 12-Jun-05 22:55:12

Davrois???? Is this a not-very-deceptive alternative name for Davros?

Hope some of your Egroup friends will be able to use it anyway!

Davros Sun 12-Jun-05 23:03:07

Hee hee, Fio mistyped my name so I fancied sounding a beeet Fraanch for a couple of days. I am back to being the true and one and only leader of the Daleks now

sparklymieow Sun 12-Jun-05 23:07:45

I live in WGC and the Kaleidoscope Festival is fabulous, been two years running, the kids enjoy it and we get to taste food from other countries and watch dancing while having a drink.....

sparklymieow Sun 12-Jun-05 23:08:47

hang on i'll tell you the prices.....

sparklymieow Sun 12-Jun-05 23:10:26

the Kaleidoscope Festival is free. not sure about the others

Janh Sun 12-Jun-05 23:15:30

Hope all you ladies will keep checking my Primary Times website for Herts, there will be billions of things to do over the summer.

There is a N London edition too, Davrois (I like that! )

Janh Sun 12-Jun-05 23:18:44

mieow, have you and misdee come across Phoenix Ceramics ? They do all sorts of plates and things to decorate and also baby feet impressions, I thought misdee might like to get one for DD3.

sparklymieow Sun 12-Jun-05 23:19:59

no, haven't seen that before, Misdee is away atm, so I'll tell her when she is back/

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