Sunday, 22 November 2015

December excitements!

Events for the edge of winter


December 2015


Winter comes rolling in with our first snow here in Buxton and as the hills are beautifully white and the trees black as old bones, here at Creeping Toad we are gearing up for some lovely December excitements!

I will post each event separately as details are finalised
can we tempt you to a pop-up tree?

3 events are planned
Sunday 13th December, 
 at the Green Man Gallery
Hardwick Square South, Buxton, SK17 6PY

a) 10.30 – 12: Wintry Landscapes – details below

b) late afternoon: we’re planning some drop-in story sessions – details to follow

 Wednesday 23rd December 
at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6DA
The Last of the Wonders: an event marking the closure (for refurbishment) of the delicious Wonders of the Peak exhibition in the museum. Details will follow but activities will include storytelling to suit the different rooms of the exhibition and the chance to draw your own postcards of favourite pieces of the display – the Bear? The bones? The mermaid? The Blue John window? And to leave us postcard messages of what you like best – or least – of the display

Sunday 20th December , at the Green Man Gallery
Hardwick Square South, Buxton

Mystery and Mulled Wine 7pm – 9 (ish)
An evening of stories for grown-ups. Set your midwinter season off to a chilly start with stories out of the cold northern lands, tales of bold pipers and foolish folk: a chuckle, a twist and a scent of the unknown blown through on a cold wind….
full details will follow with a skull, a snowflake and a falling pine cone...

Wintry Landscapes, more information

Sunday 13th December
Time: 10.30 – 12.00

at the Green Man Gallery
Hardwick Square South, Buxton, SK17 6PY

Add an individual touch to your festive decorations!
Join Gordon from Creeping Toad for a session building some exquisite Midwinter creations

We might
  • capture a scatter of presents, or leaves, feathers and colours, or even a tiny castle on a bottle lantern
  • play with card and colour, pictures and trees building a pop-up world 
  • ...of snowmen and frozen pools
  • ...of lost castles among dark mountains
  • ...of reindoor flying through a starry sky…or we might
  • get carried away with a display lantern of trees and palaces, rivers and bridges and children ice-skating into an adventure

During the session, we will make
  • a bottle lantern
  • at least one small pop-up card
  • a larger pop-up landscape
  • maybe a round display lantern

This will be a deliciously messy, delightfully creative session, giving you the chance to learn quick techniques and go away with your own wintry landscapes and the skills to make more

Cost: £6.00 for each participating person - helpful extra hands aren't charged for
Places are limited, you need to book a ticket
Activities suitable for 5 years and over, 7s and under need to bring their own grow-up with them
Materials provided (but if you’d like to bring a washed, empty plastic bottle that could add to the mix (500 ml - 2l are best))

To Book:
phone the Gallery on 01298 937375, email or call in to book. Card payments can be taken over the phone.

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