Summer Entertainment 2019

FREE  family fun entertainment throughout the summer continues in 2019.

Each week you will have the opportunity to discover a new royal event/story/ character relevant to Newmarket and be able to participate in a fun and creative making or performance activity for all the family. Bring your activity card (flyer) to collect stamps throughout the summer for the chance to win creative prizes.

 

Week 1 – Posh King James and his pukka palace!

Theme: How James I built and enjoyed his beautiful palace at Newmarket (1606-1625)

Bespoke story, told to set the scene; followed by fun drama games and activities.

Week 2 – Charlie v Oliver… a not-so-civil war!

 Theme: Newmarket and the English Civil War (1642-51)

 Bespoke story, told to set the scene; followed by instruction in how to make a selection of items using craft resources, these may include shields, coats of arms, crowns etc.

Week 3 – Making merry with Charles II

Theme: How Charles II became known as ‘the merry monarch’ (1660-1685)

Bespoke story, told to set the scene; followed by a dance demonstration and instruction in a simple period dance, which everyone can take part in.

Week 4 – Feeling hot hot hot!

Theme: The Great Fire of Newmarket (1683)

Bespoke story, told to set the scene; followed by instruction in creation of some pieces of visual art which can be worked on by families in their own groups but will be designed to ‘come together’ to create a whole piece of artwork for display.

Week 5 – Fit for a King… or Queen

Theme: Royal and not so royal clothes

Bespoke story, told to set the scene; followed a costume workshop, featuring a few choice ‘star items’ of period clothing. The workshop will also explore how the dress of the day effected movement and communicated status.

Week 6 – A Right Royal Celebration

 Bespoke story, to set the scene and bring together the themes of the previous weeks followed by a ‘show and tell’ of the work from the previous 5 weeks including a display of some of the makes and artwork and a reprise of the period dance. The session would culminate in a celebratory parade.

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