Family Folk Art at The Portico Library

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Family Folk Art at The Portico
Portico Library

Family Folk Art at The Portico Library, Chinatown 1 August 2024 Entrance is free — Visit now

One for families who love art and stories, and are looking for something a bit different (and free!) to keep the kids entertained. Get your creative hats on and head to the Family Folk Art session at The Portico Library, where a delightful afternoon packed with folk-themed activities awaits.

Part of the Weird as Folk: Tall Tales from the North West exhibition, the afternoon promises a host of folky, engaging art activities for children. It’s a chance for your imagination to run rife, to create art and have heaps of folk-themed fun.

The activities are primarily aimed at children aged 7 to 11 years old but can be adapted to suit younger or older participants. All necessary materials will be provided, and art activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to ensure your spot!

Not only will you get to create art, you can also explore the library and the amazing folk-lore exhibition, Weird as Folk. Wander through the mysteries of the library’s folklore collection and see fascinating folk treasures from the North West, from witch bottles, to centuries-old boots and dastardly boggarts. Search through hidden histories and meander through the folk-forest of stories, where you can share your own tall-tales on a folk-leaf. As well as this, just go and have a look in the library. It’s seriously beautiful space, packed to the rafters with books.

Hungry? Head to the Portico’s gorgeous café which serves homemade refreshments, from contemporary brunch dishes to local classics and changing specials, all from quality ingredients sourced locally. Also cake. Lots of cake!

While The Portico strives to make events accessible to all, please note that the library does not currently have a lift or designated area for pushchairs.

Enjoy an afternoon filled with artistic fun and storytelling magic at The Portico Library as you explore the world of folk-art and more with your family.

Family Folk Art at The Portico Library, Chinatown 1 August 2024 Entrance is free Visit now

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