Tuesday, 31 March 2015

springing about! Creeping Toad public events


Out and about
Creeping Toad public events April - June 2015

come on out! enjoy the spring!


 Most Toad workshops are in schools and for groups which are not really open to general public participation, but I do a lot of public events and some training courses which eager visitors are (often)  welcome to join

Public events: a wide range of activities here - listed below with themes, times and any restrictions as to what is going on. In general, if you need more information contact me or the organisers, for bookings where needed, contact the organiser. Where I can, I'll put links to the relevant organisation

Training courses: these are cheerful skills-based days aimed at teachers, environmental educators, playworkers and anyone working with groups. Again, for more information contact me or the organisers, for bookings or payment contact the organisers

This list will change month by month and I'll try to keep it updated as information and plans reach me

April
Wednesday 8th
First Signs of Spring: pop-up card-making workshop
10am-12pm 
Buxton Museum, Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6DA
Tel: 01629 533540 
 Join me for a seasonal morning. Celebrating new growth, wriggling tadpoles, flowers, nests, and the first ducklings down in the ponds, we'll take our favourite moments of spring and turn them into pop-up cards

                Free, materials provided
                No booking needed, just come along and join in - allow at least 30 minutes for your making
                If you are 7 years old or less please bring a grown up with you, please


May
2 days with the Festival
Sunday 10th
A wander along the canalbank, telling stories and watching for wildlife
Morning and afternoon sessions

Saturday 16th
Wild times and brave adventures
I'll be telling some Derbyshire stories and as a group we'll be inventing some new ones!
Alfreton (morning) and South Normanton (afternoon) libraries


Weekend of 22 - 25th
Green Man Gallery, Buxton
The display from our Leek: once, now and next project will be on display in this arts-collective gallery in Buxton, with a day of public activities on Sunday 24th (details to be confirmed)
Green Man Gallery,Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, SK17 6PY (behind the museum)

Monday 25th
All sorts of small creatures  
an art and storywalk telling tales of beetles, beasts and birds, inventing new ones like "why do slugs have slime" and "who paints the butterflies". As our stories grow, we'll make new animals out of leaves, twigs and other materials that we find".
Ness Gardens, Wirral, morning and afternoon sessions
Bookings needed: details will be released in April

Wednesday 27th
The Lost Castles of Buxton
invent the house (castle, palace, hovel, cottage or dungeon) you might have lived in 1000 years ago in medieval Buxton! Pop-up houses, castles and whatever! Another day with our Leek: once, now and next project, display on show as well
10 -12 and 1 -3
Buxton Museum, Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6DA
                Free, materials provided
                No booking needed, just come along and join in - allow at least 45 minutes for your making
                If you are 7 years old or less please bring a grown up with you, please

June
Saturday 6th
The Great Plant, Bug and Butterfly hunt
a Biodiversity Day in The Staffordshire Moorlands
Times and details still to be confirmed but I'll be there along with other members of the Leek: once, now and next team, telling stories, putting up a display and doing some hands-on art activities to celebrate the richness of the Staffordshire Moorlands
This event has been going for some years now and is always a lovely start to summer - come and join us!

that's all for now: more to follow soon 
including lots during Buxton Festival Fringe 

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