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Half Term: Mosaic Art

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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).* 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.

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27th May 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£2 – £4 £2 – £4

A mosaic is a special form of art that uses small objects to create larger pictures. When these different coloured and sized pieces are carefully placed next to one another, they can create interesting geometric shapes or even pictures.

The Ancient Greeks were the first to use this technique and they would often create mosaics to be used for floors in ancient buildings. Inspired by the floor mosaic in the Monastery, in this session children will learn about the history of mosaics, how they were created and will have the chance to make their own!

Please note: this event is listed in our Spring/Summer programme as taking place on Monday 28th May. The activity has been moved to Sunday 27th May due to the Bank Holiday building closure.

 

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:
27th May 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£2 – £4
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May 27 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 – £4

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