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New Activities & Events - February - May


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.

International Mother Language Day Celebration
Saturday 23 February 11:00am - 4:00pm
A day of celebration including:
Children’s Arts & Crafts 11:00am - 12.00pm
First Words in Bengali 12:00 - 12:45pm
First Words in Italian 12:45 - 1:30pm
Cultural Performance 2:30 - 4:00pm
Featuring Fazlul Bari Babu, Farzana Sifat Shopna, Hira Kanchan Hirok, Rupi Amin and Udichi School of Performing Arts. Dance performance by Sreeparnadev Sarker.

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.

Planting at Idea Store [Ages 5 - 15]
Saturday 23 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Design your own plant pot to sow seeds, then watch them grow. (Limited Availability)

Queer Writers Panel
Thursday 28 February, 6:30pm
Bermudan Performer and Poet Andra Simons chairs a panel of peers through an intense discussion of some of the wilder issues of LGBT literary contribution


Wellbeing Fun Day for Spine Festival
Saturday 9th March, 10:30am – 4:00pm
This fun day is a free opportunity to explore different activities which encourage health and wellbeing in a fun and interactive way. From learning techniques in our baby yoga taster to mindfulness activities for families, the fun day aims to show how little changes in our lifestyle can help children and grown-ups improve their wellbeing.

Famished - A musical poetry reading by Cherry Smyth
Thursday 21 March, 6:30pm
Belfast poet and art critic Cherry Smyth explores female contribution to surviving the Irish famine in an extract from a long poetic sequence, with accompanying music

Turn Your Pain into Power
Saturday 23 March 3:00 - 5:00pm
Part of Women's History Month.
“Every women has the capacity to move mountains if she finds the courage within herself to become a little resilient and turn her pain into power” 
Marzana Rahman will share her story about how her determination not to be defined by her abusive past led her on a journey of battling loneliness, learning about self-love, empowerment and advocacy which gave her the courage to challenge the stiff upper lip attitude on divorce and domestic violence within the South Asian community. This talk and workshop will teach you about how a positive mind -frame is the first step in achieving anything that you want in life. 
Free to attend but booking is required.
book tickets

Free Taster Session: Promote and Sell your Work Online (B4497)
Saturday 30 March, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Enrolment required. This free taster is designed for Artists and Makers to think how they go about promote and selling their work online. It is a friendly supportive course where ideas and experiences are shared.

The focus for the day taster course will be:

  • An introduction to Adobe Illustrator to create some digital logo ideas.
  • A general discussion sharing what is you are making,  identifying any unique selling points and who it is for. 
  • Exploring your unique identity.

To enrol visit your local Idea Store or call the enrolment line on 020 7364 5665.


Special Story Time [Under 5s]
Monday 8 April, 10:30 – 11:15am
Join Peter Rabbit on his cheeky adventures.

Make Emoji Easter Eggs [All ages]
Tuesday 9 April, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Decorate your own EMOJI Easter eggs. Now that’s egg-citing!

Nature and Us [All ages]
Thursday 11 April, 2:15 – 3:30pm
Join the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for some arts and crafts fun.

Board Games [All ages]
Saturday 13 April, 2:15 – 3:30pm
Come and play chess, cards, draughts and scrabble.

Special Art Club [All ages]
Sunday 14 April, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Hop! Hop! Hop! With your own Easter Bunny masks.

Special Story time [Under 5’s]
Monday 15 April, 10:30 - 11:15
Join us, don’t be scared were going on a bear hunt!

The Egg-cellent Scavenger Hunt [Ages 5 - 15]
Tuesday 16 April, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Solve the clues to win the Easter egg hunt!

Badge Making [All ages]
Thursday 18 April, 2:00 - 3:00pm
How will your decorate your special Easter egg badge?

World Earth Day - Recycling! [All ages]
Saturday 20April, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Help the planet by turning everyday items into something new and cool.

Special Art Club [All ages]
Sunday 21 April, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Celebrate World Earth Day by creating a mural of the planet using every-day rubbish.


Share a Story Picnic [Under 5’s]
Monday 27 May, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Join us after our usual story time session for the opportunity to interact and make friends with other parents.

Horrid Henry Games [All Ages]
Tuesday 28 May, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Are you a Horrid Henry expert? Do you know all the books and characters? Join us for some fun and games!

Summer Mood Boards [All ages]
Saturday 1 June, 2:15 : 3:30pm
It’s nearly Summer time! Plan your summer holidays with your very own summer mood board.

Special Art Club [All ages]
Sunday 2 June, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Get inspired by our art books and create your own masterpiece.

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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