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Events for 24 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

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 picasso painting
October Half Term: Picasso Printing

Date: 23 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

Every day

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

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

A week of print workshops inspired by the Picasso exhibition.

Monday 23
Foam Printing
Using scratch foam and bright colours, design and create multiple works of art to print onto paper.

Tuesday 24
Rolling Patterns
Craft a textured design on a cardboard tube and roll it on parcel paper to create a stunning continuous pattern. Perfect for making homemade gift wrapping.

Wednesday 25
Cardboard Stamp Printing
Using recycled materials make a unique stamp and learn the technique of collagraph printing.

Thursday 26
Textured Prints
Experiment with textures and choose from a variety of materials to make a beautifully layered print work.

Friday 27
Test out the most versatile method of printing and allow your imaginations to run free as you make monoprints using acetate and paint.

Saturday 28
Veggie Prints
Try the art of block printing onto canvas bags using fruits and vegetables.

Drop in
Suitable for 3+ but all are welcome.

Cost: £2

Warwick castle haunted castle
The Haunted Castle

Date: 21 October 2017 - 31 October 2017

Every day

Location: Warwick Castle Warwick, CV34 4QU

With wondrous witches, Horrible Histories and the return of the spectacular Fire Joust, experience Warwick Castle's biggest ever Haunted Castle event this Halloween!

Are you a Scaredy Squire, a Daring Duke, or a Brave Knight? 

Take your pick and be entertained in the Witches Tower, mesmerised at the Flight of the Eagles, spooked in the Dolls House or escape from the hideous plague in Outbreak 1349.

Take a look at the different ticket options

Cost: Varies per event

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