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Half Term Activities - February 2019

Story Time [Under 5s]
Monday to Saturday, 10:30am - 11:15am
Rhymes, stories and fun for babies and children up to 5 years old, plus time to choose your favourite books! Story Time takes place at all Idea Stores and libraries

Half-term creative workshop: East End Street Party
Saturday 16 February, 11.00-1.00
Get your little one to celebrate half term by creating their own East End party street scene, real or imagined. They will be using historic street scene photos from our collections and an array of creative materials. Join us to cut, colour, stick and create! Suitable for ages 6-12 years. All materials provided, limited spaces, FREE but booking essential:
Local History Library and Archives

Chinese New Year Decorative Flags [Ages 5 - 15]
Saturday 16 February, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Have fun making Chinese New Year flags!
Idea Store Watney Market

Family Art Workshop: The Great Race - The Chinese Zodiac Story [All Ages]
Sunday 17 February, 2:15 - 3:15pm
Meng Ni Beh is a London based artist who is currently showing her work at Idea Store Canary Wharf. Please Join Meng at the Family Art Workshop to celebrate Chinese New Year and learn how each animal earned it's place in the Chinese Zodiac.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

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

Create your own fiery dragon [Ages 5 - 15]
Monday 18 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Be inspired by dragons in Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon or the Harry Potter series to create your own fiery beast.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

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

Character Hand Puppets Making [Ages 5 - 15]
Tuesday 19 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Get creative and make your very own character hand puppet!
Idea Store Bow

Lantern Making [Ages 5 - 15]
Tuesday 19 February, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Make a bright Chinese decorative lantern
Idea Store Watney Market

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.
Idea Store Whitechapel

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.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Make your own Comic book! [Ages 5 - 15]
Thursday 21 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Create your own comic book and let your imagination run wild!
Idea Store Bow

Model your own dream home [Ages 5 - 15]
Thursday 21 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Model your own dream home using recycled materials. Will it be a castle, a tree house or yacht?
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Dragon Making Fun [Ages 5 - 15]
Thursday 21 February, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Try making a small fun Dragon for your Chinese New Year celebration!
Idea Store Watney Market

Half Term Activity [Ages 5+]
Thursday 21 February, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Design your very own dinosaur and scare your friends!
Cubitt Town Library

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles [Ages 5 - 15]
Friday 22 February
An interactive family theatre show. The Open Book Theatre Company are coming back to Chrisp Street with this fantastic production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective story. Free entry - arrive early to secure a seat!
Idea Store Chrisp Street, 2:00pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf, 4:00pm

Art Workshop: Rainbow Poster Making [Ages 5 - 15]
Sat 23 February, 2:30 - 4:00pm
This workshop celebrates the community of Tower Hamlets and promotes inclusivity.  During the workshop you will use the LGBT rainbow emblem together with collage and text and recycle materials supplied including abandoned artwork.
The aim of the workshop is to create a positive message of harmony through a poster, which will subsequently be displayed in store
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Chinese Fortune Cookies and Good Luck Ornaments [Ages 5 - 15]
Saturday 23 February 2:30-4:00pm
Have fun creating fun ornaments with Chinese fortune cookies.
Idea Store Watney Market

Animal Mask Making Art Club  [Ages 5 - 15]
Sunday 24 February, 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Come along to our fun art club and create your own animal mask!
Idea Store Bow

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 Whitechapel