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New Activities & Events - June - August


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.

Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Radical History
Tuesday 4 June, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Join London-based author David Rosenberg as he discusses his book Rebel Footprints, the radical response to the conservative heritage tours and banal day-tripper guides on offer. From the suffragettes to the socialists, from the Chartists to the trade unionists, hear the fascinating story of protest and struggle in London from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
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Summer Activities

Space Chase Face painting [Ages 5+]
Celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019!
Saturday 13 July, 11:15am - 12:00pm

Blast off to space! [Ages 5+]
Make your own Rockets with recyclable goods.
Saturday 13 July, 3: 5pm - 4:30pm

Special Art Club: Hand Print Alien Spaceship [Ages 5+]
We have some messy aliens visiting us today… help them find their way home in their spaceships.
Sunday 14 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Freshwater Theatre Workshop [Ages 5+]
Join the race to save the planet from book-eating aliens in this fun and interactive workshop
Saturday 20 July, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Special Art Club: Alphabet Rockets [Ages 5+]
Whizz through space with us with your very own personalised rocket
Sunday 21 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Special Space Story Time [Under 5s]
Bring your little ones down for an out-of-space singing and rhyming session
Monday 22 July, 10:30 - 11:15am

Badge Making [Ages 5+]
Want to be a true astronaut? Come in and make your very own badge of honour and show your friends and family
Monday 22 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Space Finger Puppet [Ages 5+]
Have the entire solar system at your fingertips, why not also add some extra-terrestrial friends to the mix?
Wednesday 24 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Space and Ladder [Ages 5+]
Help reach the books to Moon Library before the other teams do but watch out for the naughty aliens who will make your journey bumpy and take the books for themselves. Watch out! The space chase is on!
Saturday 27 July, 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Special Art Club: Tissue Roll Alien [Ages 5+]
Turn an everyday item into a friendly and funky Alien
Sunday 28 July, 2:15 - 3.30pm

Push Pin Puppet [Ages 5+]
Show us what moves your space character has – can your Alien do the split?
Monday 29 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Board Games [Ages 5+]
Let your competitive side out with a variety of board games
Wednesday 31 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Space Treasure Hunt [Ages 5+]
Hello Explorers it’s time for some treasure hunt fun, solves clues and riddles to reach ‘Moon Library’ before the other teams do. Do you have what it takes to be a true astronaut?
Saturday 3 August, 3:15 - 4:30pm

Special Art Club: Planet Stamps [Ages 5+]
Leave your mark in space with these out-of-world stamps
Sunday 4 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Hold the Galaxy in Your Hands [Ages 5+]
Use see-through jars to create your very own galaxy using paints and glitters
Monday 5 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Hold the Galaxy in Your Hands [Ages 5+]
Use see-through jars to create your very own galaxy using paints and glitters
Monday 5 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Outer Space Postcards [Ages 5+]
Send a postcard home to tell everyone all about your space journey - who will you write to?  *Stamps Provided*
Saturday 10 August, 3:15 - 4:30pm

Special Art Club: Rocket with Colourful Flames [Ages 5+]
Get ready for take-off with your own rockets
Sunday 11 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Solar System Mobile [Ages 5+]
Learn about the planets through this fun crafts session
Monday 12 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Space Chase Quiz [Ages 5+]
Build your knowledge on space using our books and take the test… are you a born astronaut?
Wednesday 14 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Space workshop [Ages 5+]
Discover and learn about the planets in this interactive session, filled with puzzles and quizzes.
[This session will be run by an external organisation]
Saturday 17 August, 3:15 - 4:30pm

Special Art Club: Moon and Star Mobile [Ages 5+]
Create your own mobile to hang above your bed
Sunday 18 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Robots Takeover! [Ages 5+]
Use recyclable items to create your own robots
Monday 19 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Write a Short Story [Ages 5+]
Get inspired by our Non-fiction science books to write your own space themed short story
Wednesday 21 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Space Day Fun Day [Ages 5+]
Eeek… Calling all earthlings! We are half way through the Space Race. Come and join us for the final push with some fun activities!
Saturday 24 August, 3:15 - 4:30pm

Special Art Club: Make Moon Rocks [Ages 5+]
Create your own moon rocks. Make them shiny, sparkly or colourful -  however you like!
Sunday 25 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

Super Hero Comics [Ages 5+]
Enter a universe with your own superhero and watch them rule their own planet
Wednesday 28 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm

World Mural [Ages 5+]
Help us celebrate the beauty of the world with a magnificent mural of everything earthly and out of this world!
Saturday 31 August, 3:15 - 4:30pm

Special Art Club: Summer Memories [Ages 5+]
It’s the end of the Summer Holiday’s! Draw all about your favourite summer memories
Sunday 1 September, 2:15 - 3:30pm

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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