Free family arts take over The Mount for half term

Aunty Social Felt Monsters

Fleetwood?s beautiful Mount Pavilion is set to host an exciting array of free arts and creative activities for families throughout half term. The programme brings together a wide selection of things to do for families with everything from crafts to photography, music to dance and more besides.

Blackpool based arts organisation Aunty Social will be kicking off the week on Saturday 24 October from 1-4pm with a felt monster workshop. Children will get to create their very own scary monster to take home with them using pre-prepared patterns, googly eyes and felt.

On Sunday 25 October from 1-4pm the Mount will be transformed into a vintage tea room with the help of Mount Pleasant Tea Rooms. People of all ages are invited to come along and enjoy afternoon tea while learning from TopStitch who will be offering sessions of crochet and needle point.

You can help save tons of unwanted books that would normally go to landfill on Monday 26 October from 1-4pm with a book folding workshop. Decorate and upcycle a paperback with craft materials and watch it come to life as a fun creature before your very eyes.

Kids can express their creativity and dance moves with Skool of Street in their workshop exploring all things urban on Tuesday 27 October from 1-4pm. Focusing on theatre skills, drama and hip hop dance, this session will get ready to hit the streets with your moves.

Back by popular demand, RaspberryPi expert and Mount favourite Les Pounder will be in the space on Wednesday 28 October from 1-4pm for an afternoon of science and space adventures. During the workshop kids will be able to create projects that might travel to space and run experiments with Astro Pi.

More Music will take over the space on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October from 1-4pm with a duo of musical workshops. Families are invited to sing songs, play instruments and enjoy themselves with these musical maestros.

Things will get spooky on Saturday 31 October from 1-4pm with artist Sarah Hicks as the Mount is transformed into a witch?s grotto for Halloween. Work alongside Sarah using junk and scrap materials to create ghoulish decorations to take home to terrify your neighbours.

On Sunday 1 November, rounding off the week, Fleetwood Civic Society will be using the space to hold an open day from 12-4pm. Everyone is invited to come and learn about the work of the society and to explore the beautiful surroundings of the pavilion. They?ll also be on the lookout for enthusiastic locals to get involved with their activities.