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New Activities & Events - December - February


Winter Reading Challenge
Saturday 1 December – Saturday 22 December
Read any 4 books in December and receive a wonderful Winter Reading Challenge certificate from Santa himself! Come to the Idea Store to sign up!

Decorate our Christmas Tree [All ages]
Sunday 2 December, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Come along and bring our Christmas tree to life.

Elf’s Toy Workshop [All ages]
Saturday 8 December, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Help Santa design the best toys of the year!

Sparkly Winter Decorations [All ages]
Sunday 9 December, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Use everyday materials to create festive decorations.

Special Yuletide Storytime [Under 5s]
Monday 10 December, 10:30 - 11:15pm
Your favourite Christmas nursery rhymes and stories with Santa

Crazy Calendar Craft [All ages]
Saturday 15 December, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Design your 2019 calendar with your favourite characters. The best one wins a prize!

Make a Silly Santa Mask [All ages]
Sunday 16 December, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Make a wacky Santa mask. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Puppet Show Storytime [Under 5s}
Monday 17 December, 10:30 - 11:15pm
Singing puppets come to life in this specially-written Storytime event.

Poems on Stage! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 22 December, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Choose a winter poem, dress up  and perform it on stage.

Visit Santa! [All ages]
Saturday 22 December, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Santa would like to say hello to all those who have read 4 books for the Winter Reading Challenge!
This is a ticketed event.

Last Minute Christmas Card [All ages]
Sunday 23 December, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Eeeekk… Forgot to send your Christmas cards? Come along and  create your own special cards.

New Year’s Colour Explosion! [All ages]
Sunday 30 December,  2:15 - 3:30pm
Wish everyone a happy new year with a firework display greeting card.


Quit Right
Friday 13 January, 4:00 - 5:00pm
If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.  Come and talk to Quit Right (NHS Tower Hamlets) and find a solution that works for you.

Pritchard Street Day Centre stall
Tuesday 15 January, 10:00 - 12:00pm
The Team from Pritchard Street Day Centre will be at Idea Store Whitechapel to talk to visitors about their services for people experiencing mental health issues


Special Story Time [Under 5s]
Monday 18 February, 10:30 - 11:15am
Join us for a fun and interactive session of singing and rhyming.

Learn to Draw [Ages 5 - 15]
Tuesday 19 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Have a go at drawing characters from your favourite books.

Story Writing [Ages 5 - 15]
Wednesday 20 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Myths and Fairy Tales. Take some inspiration from our collection of books to write your own magical story.

Colours of Spring [Ages 5 - 15]
Thursday 21 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
It’s nearly  time for spring! Think of all the colours of Spring and create your own masterpiece.

Carnival Mask Making [Ages 5 - 15]
Sunday 24 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Get ready with us for the Carnival with your very own masks.

Idea Store Business Workshops and Seminars at Idea Store Whitechapel
Throughout the year
Idea Store runs a monthly series of seminars and workshops for small business at Idea Store Whitechapel. Whether you're just starting out, have a great business idea or need help with marketing or your online social media presence - we'll have a seminar for you -  and it's FREE.
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