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It’s a Wild World – Culture Camp 2021

This summer we have a whole host of free children’s activities across Tameside, all linked in some way to the natural world.
From weekly Theatre in the Park and outdoor activities, the Summer Reading Challenge and a lots of online activities from our museums, galleries and archive centre, there is plenty to keep you busy during the summer holidays.

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Live ZOOM. Make Do and Play art activity

Portland Basin's resident artists Jack will be at the helm of these brilliant zoom workshops that you can do from the safety and comfort of your own home. 

An hour long artist led live ‘zoom’ which will see children get creative and craft something to be proud of! Pick up a pencil and explore Tameside’s museum and galleries collections through scribbling, making, creating, sketching and fun activities for the family. Each activity is suitable for age 4+ with adult supervision and assistance required.

To book your FREE place please email and let us know which Zoom sessions you would like to join in with. We’ll then get back to you with the Zoom link and information about the session.

You will find pdf instructions below to accompany each zoom letting you know what you will be doing, materials and equipment you require whilst taking part.

Monday 2 August 2021. 11am (1 hour): Food Glorious Food. ‘Eat healthy, Eat Local’

Make your own 3D card trug or vegetable box full of your favourite fruit and vegetables made from cardboard and paper. During this zoom we will discuss the importance of locally sources and seasonal produce.

Materials required: * coloured card * coloured tissue paper * a cereal box * a pair of scissors * a glue stick, sticky tape and a stapler * felt tip pens or colouring pencils. Don't worry if you don’t have everything on the list, we can improvise and get creative, bring with you whatever you can find!

Make your own 3D vegetable,
​fruit and vegetable box
Make your own Trug Box

Monday 9 August 2021. 11am (1 hour): Museum mayhem! Cabinet of Curiosities ‘Here are my most interesting things’.

Make your own museum displays with your choice of special things to show the world. Made from upside down Jam-jars, paper, card and small toys.

Materials required: * a collection of your favourite toys and objects to display * two or three empty clear jam jars with lids * white and coloured card * blue tac or white tac * a pair of scissors * a glue stick and sticky tape *felt tip pens or colouring pencils. You can usually buy small packs of coloured and white card in shops like Wilkinson's and The Works; even a discount shop or a big supermarket might sell them too. Don't worry if you don’t have everything on the list, we can improvise!

Make your own Museum
Make your museum

Monday 16 August 2021. 11am (1 hour): Stitch Power! ‘I want to tell you my story’

Sew your own sock puppet characters: Funny animals, Monsters, Princess, Unicorn. Then make a cardboard theatre for their first performance.

Materials required: * at least two old socks (make sure they're clean ones!) *a pair of scissors * needles and coloured threads * squares of coloured felt * buttons * any old fabric for the theatre curtains * a cardboard box * you may also want pom poms in assorted colours and some pipe cleaners. Don't worry if you don’t have everything on the list, we can improvise; I'm making my theatre curtains out of an old t-shirt!

Create a pair of sock puppets
Make your own sock puppets



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