Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).
24th October 2013
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This October half term Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) has two family activity days planned as part of the national Family Arts Festival Big Draw and two days of Tudor inspired activities to complement the exhibition West Country to World’s End: The South West in the Tudor Age. The first Dig Draw event is at RAMM on Tuesday 29 October: it’s in the courtyard, it’s free and families can just drop in when they wish.
The other activities are at St Nicholas Priory where there is an admission charge. They are all drop-in activities. See below for details:
 
The Big Draw: The Age of Plastic?
Tuesday 29 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm, free, drop in.
Courtyard, RAMM
We talk about the ‘Bronze Age’, the ‘Iron Age’ and even the ‘Age of Reason’. What is the legacy of our age? Explore, design and make key artefacts.
Call in when you like and stay as long as you like. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults can watch/supervise for free. Some activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty. If an activity is busy there may be a short wait.
Part of the Family Arts Festival, 18 October to 3 November 2013, the first UK-wide festival of art events which are designed with families in mind. Supported by Guildhall Shopping Centre – Kingdon/Silver Business Club Member.
Free workshop through Devon Artists’ Network.
 
Family Activity: Crafty Tudors
Wednesday 30 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm, drop in, admission charged.
St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, off Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3BL
In Tudor times there was increasing demand for expensive and beautifully crafted items. Exeter was renowned for its goldsmiths and the son of one of them, Nicholas Hilliard, became a famous painter of miniatures to the court of Elizabeth I. Emboss a ‘silver’ goblet, paint a miniature or embroider a purse.
All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Some activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty. If an activity is busy there may be a short wait. Admission charged: adults £4, children £1.50, families £10, concessions available.
Part of the Family Arts Festival, 18 October to 3 November 2013, the first UK-wide festival of art events which are designed with families in mind. Supported by Guildhall Shopping Centre – Kingdon/Silver Business Club Member.
 
The Big Draw: Hung, Drawn and Quartered
Thursday 31 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm, drop in, admission charged.
St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, off Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3BL
Not quite as gory as you might think! The Elizabethans were obsessed with their image and portraits indicate their wealth, achievements, interests and victories. Try on some of our replica clothes and make your own version or explore the wealth of pattern and how it was ‘quartered’ or designed.
All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Some activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty. If an activity is busy there may be a short wait. Admission charged: adults £4, children £1.50, families £10, concessions available.
Part of the Family Arts Festival, 18 October to 3 November 2013, the first UK-wide festival of art events which are designed with families in mind. Supported by Guildhall Shopping Centre – Kingdon/Silver Business Club Member.
 
Family Activity: Printer’s Devil
Friday 1 November, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm, drop in, admission charged.
St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, off Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3BL
The development of printing was as vital to the Tudors as computers are to us. It revolutionised the information available to the common man. Explore the stories of Tyndale and Coverdale and create prints of your own.
All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Some activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty. If an activity is busy there may be a short wait. Admission charged: adults £4, children £1.50, families £10, concessions available.
Part of the Family Arts Festival, 18 October to 3 November 2013, the first UK-wide festival of art events which are designed with families in mind. Supported by Guildhall Shopping Centre – Kingdon/Silver Business Club Member.


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