Take a trip through time with Fleet Arts

Fleet Arts is inviting children, aged from five to 12 to join them on a journey through time during two weeks in August.

Organisers promise the five-day-long children’s arts activities, will pass from prehistory, through the Medieval and Georgian periods to the Victorian and end in the 1960’s.

“It is a very varied programme, working from the small to the large and from the precise to the colourful and messy!” said Sarah Laman, who has organised the programme. “Children can come for one day or for all five, but they will need to book and pay in advance so that we can plan for the right number of children - as well as making sure they get a place. In the past the workshops have often booked up quite fast!”

The workshops run from 10 am to 3pm at Fleet Arts, and include a supervised lunch break. The activities start with cave making painting on Wednesday August 8 and continue the next day with tie-dyeing where children will be able to re-create their own piece of ‘Hippie style’ patterned textile. The first week will close on Friday 10 with the chance to make sand-filled ‘egg-timers’ and stands, as many Victorians used.

The following week starts on Monday August 13 with Medieval Illuminated Lettering where each child will be able to design and colour their own illuminated initial to take home with them. The workshops end with charcoal-making and drawing from the Georgian period. The workshops have been supported by funding from Belper Town Council and places per child, per day are £7.50 for waged households and £4.50 for low or un-waged households.

Call Fleet Arts on 01773 820484 or jane@fleet-art.org.