Guide to what will be happening at The Tetley Weekender for families
The Tetley weekender is an annual micro-festival from 29th-30th June 2019 that takes its inspiration from their current exhibition with activities for all the family.
This year the theme will be sculpture, you can take part in many fun family collaborations inside and out, alongside incredible food and drink from our Bar & Kitchen. Expect lots of creative crafts, messy making to face painting. It’s a great introduction to everything that The Tetley do!
What’s On for Families:
29th- 30th June, 11am–4pm, Brewery Green, All welcome, FREE.
Town and city infrastructure like water and gas pipes, electricity and telephone cabling are all part of essential services that are important in our everyday lives. Most of these are hidden within walls, covered by plastic tubing or laid deep underground. Come along to this workshop and create an infrastructure inspired by what you think is essential. Use a stencil and spray paint technique to explore positive and negative space whilst creating ‘blueprints’ for your town planning.
29th- 30th June, 11am–4pm, Brewery Green, All welcome, FREE
Using current exhibitions by Nika Neelova and Holly Hendry as inspiration, this workshop reimagines recycled and reclaimed materials to create abstract sculptures or creative structures. Work as a family to explore the materials and the endless possibilities that come from the process of making by reshaping repurposed architectural and plumbing materials such as piping, foam sheets, tubes and ducting.
Find us around the playbox and try create the biggest bubble to see how high it floats! Choose a rock or pebble to paint and customise, and then take home or bury for someone else to find.
29th – 30th June 11am–1pm, Brewery Green, suggested donation £1 a child
Get that festival feeling, stand out from the crowd and up your sparkle with our glitter face station that only uses biodegradable glitter!
29th-30th June, 11am–4pm, Brewery Green, stories begin on the hour, all welcome, FREE
The Rainbow Factory is a storytelling wonderland with a social objective of inspiring a new generation with a love of reading. Children can let their imagination run free as the Rainbow Factory bring stories to life through theatre, music and creative storytelling.
Inspired by her exhibition, EVER, join Nika Neelova who will be leading a workshop based on her sculptural practice. Booking link coming soon.
ARTIST WORKSHOP: HOLLY HENDRY
29th June, 2–4pm, Learning Studio, FREE, book online
Holly Hendry will be leading a workshop based on her exhibition, Cenotaph, a series of public sculptures outside The Tetley. Inspired by pipes and underground networks. Workshop supported by Liverpool Biennial.
The workshop considers undersides and archaeology – thinking about landscapes that look like they have been uncovered – fossils from past or future times. We will trace fossils, think about fossil formations and mould making. Families will explore fossils of the future, thinking about environmental impact of materials. Booking link coming soon.