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Queuing may be necessary during busy periods.

About this event

This summer we are celebrating people and communities from all over the world, together with those who have helped us to create our newly opened World Gallery and engaged with The Studio arts space programme launching in October.

Every Wednesday we will showcase something that makes us human and connects us with nature in our Shared World. Join us for fun activities ranging from performances, storytelling, and art and crafts.

Activities are free, drop-in and open to everyone.

Colour Animated

Playscheme friendly

  • Times: 10am - 4.30pm
  • Location: Music Gallery Performance Space

Drop in to watch some short animations inspired by our new exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed.  The animations have been created by second-year students on the London College of Communication’s BA Animation course. 

Free - Everyone welcome, just drop in.

Arts Network - Art of Nature

Playscheme friendly

  • Times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm
  • Location: Pavilion in the Gardens

Join Arts Network for a sensory workshop experimenting with leaves to make prints. Design and make your own Green Man mask inspired by plants and nature and contribute to a group forest mural.

Limited spaces – some queueing may be necessary.

Free - suitable for children 5+

Nature Notebooks

Playscheme friendly

  • Times: 11am - 12.30pm, 1.15am - 3.30pm
  • Location: Bandstand

Join our Art and Craft Tutor to make your very own Nature Notebook, then use it to explore our gardens and record the things you find. 

Free, suitable for all ages.

Jumble Abode Theatre - The Keepers' of Our Stories

Playscheme Friendly

  • Times: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm
  • Location: Hands on Base

Objects hold on to the tales we forget and remind us of them when we least expect it!

A glittering gift from grandma reminds our storytellers of the Anasi story: bird cherry tree...or was it tree cherry bird.... bird tree cherry? They will certainly need your help to tell this tale of adventure and wonder and to remember how it goes!

Free, suitable for children 3+, drop in as space permits

Wall of Voices Comes Alive

Playscheme Friendly

  • Times: 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Location: World Gallery

Meet some of the people who have helped us create our Wall of Voices in the new World Gallery. Chat with them about the objects that are special to them and perhaps bring an object of your own and a memory to share.  

Free