October 2013

Family Arts Festival –Starts Today!

added 19th October 2013


From music, theatre and dance to the visual arts and live circus performances – today marks the start of the Family Arts Festival. Perfectly designed to keep your little ones entertained (even when it’s raining) their programme of events is thoughtfully arranged to last throughout the October half term.

Simply visit their site and enter your postcode to receive a full programme of events in your area or see some of our picks below.

We like:

The Big Draw - Airfix Art. Become an aviation artist at the RAF Museum Inspired by our new exhibition 'Airfix - Making History' children of all ages can have a go at designing their own Airfix box art.

Good for older kids:

Juice Art Jam 2013: Drawing Workshop. Work with Bristol-based artist Andy Council to create your own images using Tyneside landmarks and landscapes. Materials provided. Suitable for ages 10+.

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New Alphabet at Happy Spaces

added 8th October 2013

Love your A,B,C's with our Animal Alphabet! A beautiful new addition to the gallery this month by artist Liza Lewis - 'Animal Alphabet Canvas Print'

An amazing array of animal friends brings this beautifully detailed alphabet design to life! With its bright and engaging colours it will have your little ones loving their A, B, C’s before you know it. Fun, educational and beautiful – perfect for any little boy or girl’s happy space!

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New Art for little City Slickers!

added 2nd October 2013

Introducing our awesome ‘City Series’ with designs of London, New York, Paris and Venice. Cool and cultured - perfect for your little city explorer!

London Canvas Print by Gaia Marfurt £49.95

Come and explore the great City of London! Hope on a big red bus, a shiny black Taxi or take a trip down the watery river Thames! However you travel make sure you spot the smart queens guard, hear the chimes ring from Big Ben and make a call in the red telephone box! Take in the sights of skyline from the London Eye – see Tower Bridge, The Gherkin and the wondrous Shard. Filled with exciting icons and vibrant detail this London Canvas print is current, cool and cultured - perfect for your little city explorer!

New York Canvas Print by Gaia Marfurt, £49.95

Take a trip to the Big Apple with this iconic New York City canvas print! Enjoy exploring some of the world’s most cherished landmarks with your little ones. Have a stroll through Central Park, take in the views from the Empire State Building, order a hot dog with all the trimmings and don’t forget a ride over Brooklyn Bridge in a yellow taxi cab! Bright and wonderfully detailed, this canvas print is truly a feast for little eyes. A wonderful memento for anyone who has been lucky enough to live in or visit NYC!

Paris Canvas Print by Gaia Marfurt £49.95

Will it be a ‘pain au chocolat’ or an ‘almond croissant’ from the patisserie? Let’s take it ‘to go’; there is so much to see! Hop on your bike let’s go explore, churches basilicas and so much more. We can stop to feed the pigeons and ride through the park, go along the river Seine, and then when it’s dark, go up the Eiffel Tower and see all the sights of this beautiful Paris, the city of lights!

Venice Canvas Print by Gaia Marfurt £49.95

Buon Giorno little ones! Let’s explore as we hop on a boat and travel down the winding canals of the exciting city of Venice. Walk over the Bridge of Rialto, feed the pigeons in Saint Mark’s Square and spot the Venetian masks, phew what a day! Gelato anyone? Yum yum! A host of beautiful details to point out and share with your little ones as you teach them about the culturally vibrant city of Venice!

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