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The Derby Family Arts Festival 2021 (23-31 Oct) - check out @fantasticforfamiliesderby for all events

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Derby Family Arts Festival

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  • 23-Oct-2021 31-Oct-2021
Derby Family Arts Festival
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  • Derby Family Arts Festival
  • Please note some events may charge small fees.

The Derby Family Arts Festival 2021 (23-31 Oct) - check out @fantasticforfamiliesderby for all events

Cine Kids 23 – 31 October QUAD, Derby Market Place  - Family-focused film screenings every weekend and during the school holidays. Tickets from £4 www.derbyquad.co.uk 

Flutter and Fly Sun 24 Oct Derby Market Place, 11,30am and 3pm - Sinfonia Viva presents a magical musical adventure chock-full of spectacular story telling.  Booking essential £6 per person. https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/sinfonia-viva-flutter-fly/

The Big Family Read Derby Libraries’ Big Family Read takes place from Mon 4 Oct to Mon 29 Nov - find out more https://www.inderby.org.uk/libraries/news/the-big-family-read/

Meet a Maker Trail Tue 26 – Sun 31 October Museum of Making, during opening hours - This half term journey around the Museum of Making to discover some of the ingenious makers whose creations make up this fascinating collection.  Suitable for families. £1 per trail sheet.  www.derbymuseums.org

Crafty Tuesday: Teddy Bear Scarves Tuesday 26 October Pickford’s House, 10am-12pm  - Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House. Suitable for families. Drop-in session. FREE- Give What You Think *Accessibility restrictions to the upper floors. 

Art Hub: Dahomey Figures Wednesday 27 October Museum and Art Gallery, 10am-12pm - At Art Hub we explore different creative techniques and processes – there is always something new to try in this artist-led session.Suitable for children aged 7+ and their carers.Drop-in session. FREE 

Wet Felting Workshop Wednesday 27 October Museum of Making - Explore how to turn soap, water and wool fibres into cloth! This session is perfect for beginners. No prior experience needed. Two workshop sessions are available:10.15am-12.15pm or 1.30-3.30pm. Suitable for adults and children aged 7 and over.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential £15 per person. 10% discount for Members and Derby Museums Friends. 

Pickford’s Plot: Nature Creative Thursday 28 October Pickford’s House, 10am-12pm - Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden where you can unleash your creative side from observational drawing, poetry and creating art using natural elements. Suitable for families. Drop-in session. FREE – Give What You Think 

Family Friday: Creepy Critters Friday 29 October Museum and Art Gallery, 10-11.30am - Discover some of the creepy critters that live in the Nature Gallery and get into the Halloween spirit with a range of spooky crafts and stories. Suitable for families. Drop-in session. FREE – Give What You Think 

Artcore: Family Workshop Monday 25 October St Martin’s Community Hall, Allenton, 10am-12pm - Free family session for children and their adults to take part in some fun and creative activities delivered by Artcore artists as part of Allenton Big Local!   

  • Art, Film, Music, Theatre, Literary

It's great to be able to go out and try new activities and experiences with your family.

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Venue details

  • Derby QUAD
  • Market Place
  • Cathedral Quarter
  • Derby
  • DE1 3AS
Derby QUAD
Market Place, Cathedral Quarter DE1 3AS

  • FREE

    Robot Day

    06-Nov-2021 - All Day

    QUAD welcomes the return of Robot Day with the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

    1 - 16 years
    11/6/2021 12:00:00 AM 11/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

    QUAD welcomes the return of Robot Day with the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

  • FREE
    Derby

    Jungle Cruise (12A) + BSL Interpreted Creative Workshop

    26-Oct-2021
    12 - 16 years
    10/26/2021 10:15:00 AM 10/26/2021 12:15:00 PM

    QUAD are delighted to be partnering with Sign For All Community to put on a number of exciting events over October half term for D/deaf people and their families. 

    Derby QUAD
    Derby Market Place, Cathedral Quarter Derbyshire DE1 3AS
  • Derby

    Listen Love Learn

    26-Oct-2021 12:30 PM - 13:30 PM
    0 - 5 years
    10/26/2021 12:30:00 PM 10/26/2021 1:30:00 PM

    Listen Love Learn is a weekly creative programme for families with children under 5 years - led by artist Charlotte Tupper and creative practitioner Heather Louise Hepworth.

    Derby QUAD
    Derby Market Place, Cathedral Quarter Derbyshire DE1 3AS
  • Derby

    MinecraftLAB: Halloween Pumpkin Treasure Hunt

    27-Oct-2021 14:00 PM - 16:30 PM
    8 - 16 years
    10/27/2021 2:00:00 PM 10/27/2021 4:30:00 PM

    For Ages 8+. £5.

    Derby QUAD
    Derby Market Place, Cathedral Quarter Derbyshire DE1 3AS
  • FREE
    Derby

    The Addams Family 2 (Cert TBC) + BSL Interpreted Creative Workshop

    28-Oct-2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    5 - 16 years
    10/28/2021 10:15:00 AM 10/28/2021 12:15:00 PM

     QUAD are delighted to be partnering with Sign For All Community to put on a number of exciting events over October half term for D/deaf people and their families. 

    Derby QUAD
    Derby Market Place, Cathedral Quarter Derbyshire DE1 3AS
  • Derby

    CB: Dune (12A)

    29-Oct-2021 12:00 PM - 14:00 PM
    0 - 16 years
    10/29/2021 12:00:00 PM 10/29/2021 2:00:00 PM

    Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune, the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bests...

    Derby QUAD
    Derby Market Place, Cathedral Quarter Derbyshire DE1 3AS

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