September 29th, 2016

More than 100 enjoy family fun at Artrix

Updated: 11:14 am, May 07, 2015

THERE was plenty of fun for all the family at Artrix when the venue played host to a variety of summer-themed activities, attracting well over 100 people.

As part of the Family Fun Festival Fridays, there was a bouncy castle, craft table and balloon-modelling with popular magician Magic Russ.

All of those events were free and there was also face-painting and a nail bar which organisers said went down really well.

In the morning, youngsters got to make different animal models and masks and paint them and, in the afternoon, there was a paper craft animal workshop and a Jets Ceramic Painting session. Participants could paint a clay model which is now being fired and will be available to collect shortly.

There were also two theatre shows – one from Magic Russ who was accompanied by his ever-faithful Dave the Wonder Dog and Storybox Theatre’s spell-binding production of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

Pottery workshops also took place throughout the afternoon for six to nine-year-olds who were able to make their own models to take home and decorate.

And the curtain was brought down on the day with a performance by students who have been taking part in the week-long Rock School workshops.

The finale of Club Creative – the children’s holiday club- will be held today (Friday) and feature a family dance session, a DJ workshop session for budding disc jockeys aged between ten and 16 and a talent show.

Visit ot call 01527 577330 for tickets to any of the event or more information.

Plenty of Pink Faces – Madelyn Williams, five, has her face painted by Marie Swain from Pink Faces. 3214004ABR6

Lilly Hallett, four, with her crown that she made and decorated at the Artrix fun day. 3214004ABR3

We’re naily done – Nail artist Hope Peppercorn paints ten-year-old Joanna Simpson’s nails. 3214004ABR2

George Brindley, six, and Hannah Gill, nine, paintng their plaster animals at the Artrix fun day. Pictures by Alex Bradbury. 3214004ABR1