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Events for 23 Oct 2017

Cartists reimagining the car
Cartists: Reimagining the Car

Date: 15 July 2017 - 29 October 2017

Every day

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Fourteen artists, one challenge… Transform a car into a work of art!

Step into a world where art and engineering collide, and see cars as you’ve never seen them before in this incredible new exhibition. Cartists will bring together some of the best contemporary creativity in the UK for an exclusive and unique fusion of industrial design and artistic imagination.

Taking inspiration from the Art Car movement, Coventry Transport Museum is challenging graffiti artists, lighting designers, 3D artists, graphic designers and more to create an extraordinary display of bespoke vehicles and artworks using cars or their parts. Featuring work from a wide range of internationally recognised artists including Patrick Murphy, Christiaan Nagel, Dale vN Marshall, Cityzen Kane, Pahnl, Carrie Reichardt, Ben Slow, Emerald Faerie and more.

This exhibition is kindly supported by Rowley Auto Ltd.

Cost: Free Entry

Herbert half term over 7s workshop picasso pottery painting
Half Term: Over 7's Workshop - Picasso Pottery Painting

Date: 23 October 2017

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Join Diana Fallowes from Crazy Kiln and learn how to create colourful prints and patterns by hand on ceramic.

Design your own abstract plate inspired by our Picasso exhibition and see how to transform an 8 inch ceramic plate into a work of art! Your finished plate will be fired giving it a lasting and quality look.

Plates will be fired through a kiln by Diana offsite and delivered back to the Herbert within one week of the workshop. These can be collected from the museum during opening hours, or they can be delivered by post for an extra fee if you are not able to collect in person.

Timings: 23 October 2017 10.30am – 12.00pm,

               23 October 2017 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Book online

Cost: £12.50

Twycross zoo mad science
Mad Science at Twycross Zoo

Date: 18 October 2017 - 25 October 2017

Every day

Location: Twycross Zoo Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Grab your mini scientists and get involved with Mad Science at Twycross Zoo this October half term.

Grab your mini scientists and get involved with Mad Science at Twycross Zoo this October half term.

Dates: Wed 18th, Thurs 19th, Fri 20th, Mon 23rd, Tues 24th, Wed 25th October 2017

This half term activity is FREE in addition to your admission ticket.

(Online zoo admission prices: Adult – £18.48, Child – £13.73, Infant (under 3s) – FREE)

Book online for best ticket prices > https://twycrosszoo.org/event/oct-half-term/

Cost: FREE with your zoo admission ticket

BMM Crafts
October Half Term Family Fun

Date: 21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Every day

Location: British Motor Museum Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Get creative! Come and draw, paint, stick and colour with our art-based workshops running Monday to Friday. Part of the ‘Fantastic for Families’ national art campaign.

Don’t miss our brand new interactive trail available every day… Plans for the Morris 8 have been lost and our junior designer’s future hangs in the balance… Can you help? Our costumed guides will brief you on the case and you will need to follow the trail of clues around the Museum to solve the mystery. Suitable for all the family.

And it wouldn’t be October half term without our Halloween ‘Black Cat’ trail! Search high and low for the Museum cats and find the colours of the cats' eyes in our 'Black Cat' trail. Available every day and suitable for 3 years plus.

Our ‘My First Car’ project continues this October half term. Whether you’re just learning to drive a pedal car or had your licence for years, come and tell us about your first car – what it looks like, how it drives, create a drawing or compose a few words. We would love to see and hear about it! Drop into our Learning Spaces all week 10am to 4pm, suitable for 3 years plus.


£14 adult

£9 child (5-16 yrs)

£12 concession

Free Under 5's

£39 family ticket

Cost: £39 family ticket

Herbert october half term brilliant bloodhound extravaganza
October Half Term: Brilliant Bloodhound Extravaganza

Date: 23 October 2017

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Celebrate the first ever drive of the world’s most advanced straight-line racing car – the Bloodhound SSC – with a week of fun events this October.

Monday 23
Mechanic Limbs
Make a robotic arm and see it move. An activity using cardboard, straws, string to make a life-size robotic arm that moves.

Tuesday 24
Electrifying Images
Create electrifying images on your car with scratch art using crayons.

Wednesday 25
Skeleton Rides
Using wire and pipe cleaners we are preparing for the Land Speed record trial of Bloodhound by making our own racing car models.

Thursday 26
Roaring Racers
Make your own fast cars from recyclable material.

Friday 27
Race Tracks
Using paper plates and origami techniques we are making a moving race track.

Saturday 28
Horrible Hounds
Who doesn’t like to break the rules and make a lot of noise in a museum? We are making a very noisy car that looks and can even sound like a horrible hound!

Cost: £2

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