The Return of King Arthur is one of the most famous myths and legends in England. Legend has it that King Arthur will return when Britain needs him the most. That time is now!

Saturday 26 June

Two shows: 3pm and 6pm

Tickets: £10 Children (£7 Adults) includes all workshop materials

Join King Arthur and the wizard Merlin as they return to the unfamiliar Britain of today, battling fearsome enemies like the steel monsters known as ‘cars’, explore the underground caves of ‘the tube’ and come face to face with the terrifying rail dragon that bears the names of the Flying Scotsman! But they soon find that this Britain is not entirely different. People still need a hero, and now Arthur must assemble his new ‘Knights of the round table’! Join us on this wonderful adventure!

Fun for the whole family The Return of King Arthur is performed by theatre company, A Wonderful Adventure. They specialise in the fantastical, magical and historical.

The Cast

George C Francis trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2007 with a distinction in acting. He has performed in and directed a wide variety of productions. He recently played Jamie in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at the Other Palace, Toad in “The Wind in the Willows”, Father in “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Dickon in “The Secret Garden”. Other roles include the title character in “Macbeth”, Ganya in “The Idiot”, Leontes in “The Winter’s Tale”, Ivan in “Ward no. 6” Benedick in “Much Ado About Nothing”, Bob in Cutlery Wars”, Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”, Beast in “Beauty and The Beast”, and Scrooge in “Grumpy Old Scrooge”. He has led and facilitated several workshops for young people, and people with special needs.

Halie Darling graduated from LJMU with a first-class BA Hons in drama. She has performed and produced in the West End, One of the performances she worked on won a West End Talks Award. Halie has performed in many productions as an actor, as well as directing and producing. Recent credits include The Witch in “Room on the Broom”, Mel in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at The Other Palace, Mrs Fletcher in “Cold Delivery”, Ratty in “The Wind in the Willows”, Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden”, Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” and Amelia in “Amelia Earhart at the Edge of the Stars”, Halie starred in “Alien: Escape” aside the legendary monster from the Alien franchise. She played Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd on Strictly Come Dancing, ITV. She has led and facilitated workshops for adults and children and people with special needs.

Monday After School Art Club for 6 – 8 year olds is led by Fresh Art Club.

Mondays

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

19 April – 19 July 2021

PLEASE NOTE: we do not run a class during May half term which is week commencing 31 May.

£130 for the term.

Click here to book your place

Join Anna Bhowmick for an hour of creative freedom in her Monday After School Art Classes. During the session your child will be able to explore their creativity and learn how to develop their own artistic style. They will try out and explore a wide variety of different and exciting techniques, materials and themes.

Fresh Art Club’s focus is all about giving the children creative freedom, a chance to relax and enjoy themselves and to give them a sense of pride and satisfaction in their work. They spend some time looking at visual sources for inspiration and discussion, demonstrate a project based on the theme. At the end of a project the class spends time looking at each other’s work and discussing what they like and why.

For more information, please visit Fresh Art Club’s website

About the Tutor

Anna Bhowmick is the founder of FRESH Art Club for Children. She has a BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern and has been running  popular and lively art clubs for primary school children at lunchtimes and after school since 2013.

She is a qualified teaching assistant – with experience of working in both primary and high schools. Before teaching, she worked in fashion and retail focussing on the creative aspects of visual merchandising and display.

As a mum of two, Anna is great at pinpointing projects and activities that work for children of all ages. She is fully DBS-checked and is certified by St John Ambulance in Essential First Aid for children and infants.

Friday After School Art with Fresh Art Club is for 9 – 12 year olds.

Fridays

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

23 April – 23 July 2021

PLEASE NOTE: We do not run the class during May half term- w/c 31 May.

Click here to book your place

£130 for the 13 week term.

Join Anna Bhowmick for an hour of creative freedom in her Friday After School Art Class. During the session your child will be able to explore their creativity and learn how to develop their own artistic style. They will try out and explore a wide variety of different and exciting techniques, materials and themes.

Fresh Art Club’s focus is all about giving the children creative freedom, a chance to relax and enjoy themselves and to give them a sense of pride and satisfaction in their work. They spend some time looking at visual sources for inspiration and discussion, demonstrate a project based on the theme. At the end of a project the class spends time looking at each other’s work and discussing what they like and why.

For more information, please visit Fresh Art Club’s website

About the Tutor

Anna Bhowmick is the founder of FRESH Art Club for Children. She has a BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern and has been running  popular and lively art clubs for primary school children at lunchtimes and after school since 2013.

She is a qualified teaching assistant – with experience of working in both primary and high schools. Before teaching, she worked in fashion and retail focussing on the creative aspects of visual merchandising and display.

As a mum of two, Anna is great at pinpointing projects and activities that work for children of all ages. She is fully DBS-checked and is certified by St John Ambulance in Essential First Aid for children and infants.

Welcome to our programme of Family Theatre Shows in collaboration with A Wonderful Adventure. Put these dates in your diary and join us for an innovative theatre experience.

  • 26 June
  • 31 July
  • 28 August
  • 25 September
  • 30 October
  • 27 November
  • 18 December

Each month we’ll have two performances starting at 3 and 6pm and will include a fun workshop based on the show.

A Wonderful Adventure have designed performances to entertain, excite, enthuse, motivate and trigger your imagination. They’ll use puppets, adventure and theatre magic!

Halie and George have over forty years of professional acting experience between them. They have worked on the West End with Halie even performing for Royalty and have produced and performed in The Tempest at the Southwark Playhouse, The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden to name but a few of their back catalogue.

Our family theatre shows will appeal if you are 5 or 95!

About the Actors

George C Francis trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2007 with a distinction in acting. He has performed in and directed a wide variety of productions. He recently played Jamie in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at the Other Palace, Toad in “The Wind in the Willows”, Father in “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Dickon in “The Secret Garden”. Other roles include the title character in “Macbeth”, Ganya in “The Idiot”, Leontes in “The Winter’s Tale”, Ivan in “Ward no. 6” Benedick in “Much Ado About Nothing”, Bob in Cutlery Wars”, Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”, Beast in “Beauty and The Beast”, and Scrooge in “Grumpy Old Scrooge”. He has led and facilitated several workshops for young people, and people with special needs.

Halie Darling graduated from LJMU with a first-class BA Hons in drama. She has performed and produced in the West End, One of the performances she worked on won a West End Talks Award. Halie has performed in many productions as an actor, as well as directing and producing. Recent credits include The Witch in “Room on the Broom”, Mel in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at The Other Palace, Mrs Fletcher in “Cold Delivery”, Ratty in “The Wind in the Willows”, Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden”, Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” and Amelia in “Amelia Earhart at the Edge of the Stars”, Halie starred in “Alien: Escape” aside the legendary monster from the Alien franchise. She played Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd on Strictly Come Dancing, ITV. She has led and facilitated workshops for adults and children and people with special needs.

Visit their website: A Wonderful Adventure

The Saturday Art Studio is for children who enjoy drawing and painting and like to work on longer projects.

For Ages 5 – 13

Saturdays 10 – 11am

Price £140 for the Summer Term 2021

All materials are included in the course fees

Click here to book your place

The projects can take as little or as much time as the children need. We work around each child’s strengths and goals and guide them step by step through the process.

They will use a combination of art mediums and tools, such as watercolours, acrylic paint, charcoal, pencils, canvas and paper.

At the end of each studio session we encourage students to discuss their work.

This course focuses on developing you child’s ;

  • Observational skills
  • Drawing abilities
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Use of particular techniques and materials to express their ideas
  • Visual memory and concentration

Summer Term 2021 Dates:

  • First Week: w/c 19 April
  • Last Week: w/c 5 July
  • Half Term: 31 May – 5 June

Book your place in the Saturday Art Studio

About the Tutors

Start Studios was founded by Carla Tebbutt and Fernanda Moreno in 2016. They are artists and mothers.

Carla studied Developmental Psychology and Art Therapy. More recently she has focused on mindfulness for children and child mental health awareness and well-being. She has worked with children aged 18 months to 16 years old. She is fascinated by shapes and colours and believes that creative expression is about the process and journey through which we use and develop our genius.

Fernanda studied graphic design at university in Mexico City, followed by a course in drawing, painting and photography at  Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence. She continued her art education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she studied Animation and Media arts.  “It was the perfect combination of my favourite things: drawing and cartoons.” She has worked in animation and design on TV, films and video in New York, Mexico City and London –  the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, Ex-Machina and James Bond to name but a few. She teaches animation at Notting Hill and Ealing High School.

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Art classes for 7-13s with Start Studios is a great place for your child to develop their drawing and painting skills.

Thursdays 5pm – 5:45pm

Price for the Summer Term 2021: £135 

We provide all materials for the course.

Click here to book your place

Professional and experienced educators lead this art class for 7-13s.

The course is ideal for children who want to develop their own style through discussion and understanding of different techniques. They learn traditional drawing techniques and use these as a basis for experimentation.

At the outset students learn how to draw simple objects, using pencil and charcoal. They progress to more complex subjects working with pastels, watercolour washes and acrylics. Throughout, they are guided by the tutors in a step by step process.

During the course participants learn how to see. They learn how to observe

  • forms
  • tones
  • textures
  • proportions
  • perspective
  • colour

so they are able to express themselves and create unique artwork. At the end of each session we encourage students to discuss their work.

Throughout the course the tutors focus on developing your child’s

  • Observational skills
  • Drawing abilities
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Use of particular techniques and materials to express their ideas
  • Visual memory and concentration

Summer Term 2021 dates:

  • First Week: w/c 19 April
  • Last Week: w/c 5 July
  • Half Term: 31 May – 5 June

Book your place now for Art Classes for 7-13s with Start Studios.

About the Tutors

Start Studios was founded by Carla Tebbutt and Fernanda Moreno in 2016. They are artists and mothers.

Carla studied Developmental Psychology and Art Therapy. More recently she has focused on mindfulness for children and child mental health awareness and well-being. She has worked with children aged 18 months to 16 years old. She is fascinated by shapes and colours and believes that creative expression is about the process and journey through which we use and develop our genius.

Fernanda studied graphic design at university in Mexico City, followed by a course in drawing, painting and photography at  Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence. She continued her art education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she studied Animation and Media arts.  “It was the perfect combination of my favourite things: drawing and cartoons.” She has worked in animation and design on TV, films and video in New York, Mexico City and London –  the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, Ex-Machina and James Bond to name but a few. She teaches animation at Notting Hill and Ealing High School.

Visit their website or Facebook Page

Art Workshops for 5-11s with Start Studios is a great place for your child to start their artistic journey.

Tuesdays 4pm – 4:45pm

Thursdays 4pm – 4:45pm

Price £135 for the Summer Term 2021

All materials are included in the course fees

Click here to book your place

This art class is ideal for children who enjoy hands-on art experiences with activities that inspire their imagination and allow them to be creative.

Professional and experienced educators guide the children step by step in a specific activity by using a combination of art mediums and tools, such as watercolours, acrylic paint, charcoal, pencils, canvas and paper.

Each week they look at different artists and explore their working methods and materials used in the work with the students. The students will use this inspiration to create their own art work.

At the end of each art class we encourage students to discuss their work.

This course focuses on developing;

  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Drawing abilities, improving fine motor skills
  • Observation
  • Visual memory and concentration
  • Self confidence

Summer Term 2021 dates:

  • First Week: w/c 19 April
  • Last Week: w/c 5 July
  • Half Term: 31 May – 5 June

Book your place now on Art Workshops for 5-11s

About the Tutors

Start Studios was founded by Carla Tebbutt and Fernanda Moreno in 2016. They are artists and mothers.

Carla studied Developmental Psychology and Art Therapy. More recently she has focused on mindfulness for children and child mental health awareness and well-being. She has worked with children aged 18 months to 16 years old. She is fascinated by shapes and colours and believes that creative expression is about the process and journey through which we use and develop our genius.

Fernanda studied graphic design at university in Mexico City, followed by a course in drawing, painting and photography at  Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence. She continued her art education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she studied Animation and Media arts.  “It was the perfect combination of my favourite things: drawing and cartoons.” She has worked in animation and design on TV, films and video in New York, Mexico City and London –  the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, Ex-Machina and James Bond to name but a few. She teaches animation at Notting Hill and Ealing High School.

Visit their website or Facebook Page