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Half Term: Illuminated Letters Art

at the Monastery

What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery.

The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday). Please note, the Welcome Wing Cafe will be closed on Monday 5th and Fridays 2nd, 9th and 30th August, but the Victorian Pantry will be open instead. Please note, the Cafe and Pantry will now be closed on Friday 23rd August due to a private event.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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1st June 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£2 – £4 £2 – £4

Before the age of printing, manuscripts were carefully produced by hand, often by monks in monasteries, and were treasured possessions. The letters on these manuscript pages were often illuminated, meaning that they were filled with light.
An illuminated letter was usually the first letter of a page or paragraph. The letter would be enlarged, filled with colour and gold, and would include designs such as animals, plants or mythological creatures.
In our Illuminated Letters Art session children will be able to create their illuminated letter designs inspired by an historical or mythological story.

 

No need to be bored during half term break. We have lots of activities on offer from 1-3pm throughout the week for the whole family to enjoy.

All events are suitable for children aged 5-12 years and cost £4 per session* and accompanying adults go free. To book your place call (0161) 223 3211.                                    *sessions are half price for Gorton Community Card holders.

Sunday 27th May – Mosaic Art
Tuesday 29th May – Victorian Play: Toys and Games
Wednesday 30th May – Summer Suncatchers Art
Thursday 31st May – A Victorian School Experience
Friday 1st June – Illuminated Letters Art

Explore the Monastery with one of our family trails, or use the family room for some self-guided play or colouring (parents to supervise at all times).

 

Details

Date:
1st June 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£2 – £4
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June 01 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 – £4

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