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Events for 29 Aug 2017

Summer Holiday Activities at Lunt Roman Fort
A Really Roman Summer

Date: 31 July 2017 - 01 September 2017

Every day

Location: Lunt Roman Fort Coventry Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AJ

Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Explore the unique Lunt Roman Fort this summer; stand on the ramparts, imagine yourself training horses in the Gyrus, and drop in to our fantastic Roman themed workshops.

Explore the unique Lunt Roman Fort this summer; stand on the ramparts, imagine yourself training horses in the Gyrus, and drop in to our fantastic Roman themed workshops. Play Roman games, dig in our ‘archaeological finds’ sandpit or create your own helmet, shield or soldier in a weekly themed workshops.
Full details of week-by-week activities are available online at www.luntromanfort.org

Weekdays, not including bank holiday Monday
10.00am - 3.30pm
All activities are drop in and suitable for 5+
Activities are free, site admission applies

Cost: £3.75

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

Creative car factory
Creative Car Factory – Family Workshops

Date: 26 July 2017 - 02 September 2017

Every day

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Join Coventry Transport Museum in the Creative Car Factory this summer and be a real life ‘Cartist’. Create your very own model, and help us build a full size ‘car’ inspired by our Cartists exhibition

Join Coventry Transport Museum in the Creative Car Factory this summer and be a real life ‘Cartist’. Create your very own model, and help us build a full size ‘car’ inspired by our Cartists exhibition. Every week, our workshop will focus on a different stage of car manufacture from incredible ideas, all the way through to the fabulous finishes. Join Coventry Transport Museum every week to explore all stages and build your very own model car or join us for one of the workshops to make one car part to take home.


 

Cost: £2.00

Herbert Art Gallery
Fearsome Craftsmen: Discover The Artistry Of The Viking World

Date: 01 July 2017 - 24 September 2017

Every day

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

Making the perilous journey through the crashing waves of the North Sea, the bloody and brutal Viking invasions of Britain are legendary – but what did they do while they were here?

Making the perilous journey through the crashing waves of the North Sea, the bloody and brutal Viking invasions of Britain are legendary – but what did they do while they were here?

Step back in time and discover the 1,000 year old human innovations that built a vast empire and a flood of intercontinental migration spanning northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the coasts of Africa and even America.

Learn more about the people who settled in Britain from excavated skeletons, and explore the Norse myths and legends passed down through generations in our unique family friendly Viking settlement. See real examples of Viking crafts including intricate metalwork, and a replica 15ft

fishing boat, decorated with designs which reveal the true creative spirit of the Viking Age.

A touring exhibition from Jorvik Viking Centre.

Cost: Free

Nuneaton museum and art gallery riversley park 2
Free summer activities for children

Date: 25 July 2017 - 01 September 2017

Every day

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery will once again be making summer even more fun by offering some fabulous FREE activities for children over the holidays!

Visitors to our special Make ‘n’ Take workshops will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves whilst trying out their artistic skills!

No need to book, just pop along. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

At busy times you may be asked to wait.

25 to 27 July Festival of Archaeology Week

  • Make and decorate a Tudor rose
  • Make a Roman mosaic plate
  • Create a pop up castle and knight

1 to 3 August Poldark’s Smugglers & Miners

  • Cut out and colour a Georgian lady or gentleman costume doll
  • Make a Georgian toy thaumatrope
  • Make a Cornish tin miner’s lamp

8 to 10 August Poldark’s Smuggler’s & Miners

  • Create your own smuggler’s treasure box
  • Make a miniature tricorn hat
  • Build a model tin mine engine house

15 to 17 August World Cultures

  • Make a Sri Lankan inspired mask
  • Cut out and decorate a Japanese fan
  • Make and decorate a Sand Lizard from the Middle East

22 to 24 August World Cultures

  • Make a model Inuit Kayak
  • Make an Indian Talwar sword
  • Make an African inspired head dress

29 to 31 August Back To School Week

  • Make a personalised bookmark
  • Make a door hanger for your bedroom or den
  • Create and decorate a pen bin to store your stationery

Cost: Free

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