Don’t forget to book your place on our October Activity Day for the Half Term Holidays! This holiday will launch our season of creative writing and illustration events with a fabulous activity day on Saturday 28th October 10am – 2pm, including activities for both adults and young people to learn and explore together.

It will form part of the annual Family Learning Festival which aims to inspire a love of learning within families. These sessions have therefore been designed to contribute to this and bring families together in the holidays.

Activities include the ever popular ‘Family Cooking’, work with Jan Hodgson to develop recipes to keep the whole family happy and healthy, then produce your own meals as a family to take home and enjoy.

We will also be hosting story making activities, including book making with Dawn Belshaw and creative writing with Alison Curry. Why not try out your Spanish story making skills with Daria Coates! Dawn will be working in connection with The Big Draw 2017, which is focusing on #LivingLines2017.

We want to see how imaginative you can be in making your pencil marks move and your work could even go towards the Big Draw Awards 2017. We will have plenty more opportunities on offer to keep you entertained throughout the day.

Details of all activities can be found on the ‘Courses and Activities’ page on our website, where you can also book your place. Activities are suitable for any age, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information see our website:, or speak with one of our friendly members of the arts centre team on 01325 379048 or