Farnham Maltings has a packed schedule of events to keep your children entertained and enthused throughout the Easter break. From a wide range of artistic and creative activities in our Easter school to multiple film screenings, there are lots in store for your child to enjoy.
maltings marvellous Easter school
Tue 29 March – Fri 01 April
10am – 4pm (Extend the day from 9am – 5pm for an extra £5 per day).
1 day £30 / 2 days £58 / 3 days £84 / 4 days £108
We kick off the proceedings with our Easter school, an event spanning four days in which children can learn a whole host of skills including dance, percussion and printing. Your child can choose whether to participate in just one of the days or all four.
Tue 29 March – Dance and Sculpture: It begins with Dance and Sculpture, where they will learn all the latest dance moves and then get messy creating their own clay sculptures. For more details about the Easter school, please see the Farnham Maltings website.
Wed 30 March – Play in a Day: The second day of our Easter school is all about drama. Not only will your child devise their own play, they will also learn how to script and then stage it all in one day. If they are interested in drama and want to know how plays are made, then this will be just the class for them.
Thu 31 March – Junk Percussion Day: Music is the main focus of Thursday’s part of the Easter school event. Percussionist Paul Glover will be teaching how to make and play a variety of fascinating instruments from everyday items that could be found in your own home. Expect lots of noise and bundles of creativity and excitement!
Fri 01 April – Printing and Theatre: The final day of our Easter school event concludes with exploring the art of Suminagashi, Japanese marble painting with artist Natascha Maksimovic. Once the art is done, the children will then decide the fate of a distant planet with Non Zero one’s fantastic show ‘Ground Control’.
Tue 29 March, 1pm – 3pm.
If your child has a penchant for decorating, then the Easter biscuits class may just be for them! They will decorate the Easter biscuits ready to make an Easter tree, using both icing and fondant. Biscuits and decorating materials are provided. For ages 6-9.
theatre maltings: Gargantua, by Carl Grose
Thu 31 March, 8pm.
£8 (£6 conc., £24 family); pre-show dining & ticket £16 (£14 conc., £56 family)
Performed by Farnham Malting’s youth theatre group, The Young Company, as part of the National Theatre Connections 21st birthday celebrations, comes a truly unique story for the whole family to enjoy. After a two-and-a-half year pregnancy, Mini Mungus finally gives birth… to a monster. With an accelerated growth rate and an insatiable appetite for anything that moves (including joggers), the world is wondering how this freak of nature will be stopped. Things become even more problematic when sinister scientists become intent on cloning a host of giant babies from the giant’s DNA. With the monster on the loose and causing rampant destruction wherever he treads, who will decide his tragic fate? For ages 8+.
theatre maltings: Ground Control, by Non Zero One
Fri 01 April, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4.30pm.
Immersive theatre at its finest. In 1974, a manned mission was sent into space to look for inhabitable planets. 42 years later it may have just found such a planet and the astronauts are about to be woken from their hypersleep and they need your help. They need to know how much has changed in the last 30 years and what the world is like today. You will advise them on how to make this planet a working and successful civilisation, from thinking about laws to deciding cuisine and culture. There is, however, already one law in place. No adults allowed! For ages 7-12.
Big Fish, Little Fish Family Rave
Sunday 03 April, 2pm – 4.30pm.
£12 (£8 child, infants free). Snacks & refreshments available from the foyer.
The award winning family arts festival is returning to Farnham for a second time after their sold out rave last year. Starting two years ago in Brixton, Big Fish, Little Fish Family Rave has become a major player on the family arts scene across the country. BFLF founder Hannah Saunders started the event as there was nothing like it that she could take her whole family to: somewhere relaxing, entertaining and completely daft, where the adults enjoy themselves as much as the children. Expect a live DJ playing eclectic house music, Captain Cookie running the Happy Monkey craft tables, the Villa Pia soft play zone, bubble machines, glitter cannons and lots more. For families with 0-8 year olds.
The Railway Children
Tue 05 April, 7pm.
£15 adult, £10 child; pre-show dining & ticket: £23 adult, £18 children
The stage adaptation of the classic story of Roberta, Phyllis and Peter’s upheaval to rural Yorkshire has now been directed for the big screen. From York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production, International Emmy award-winning Ross MacGibbon has brought it to life on screen for audiences to enjoy across the country. The filmed event from the National Railway Museum in Yorkshire features the original locomotive from the much-loved 1970 film.
film maltings: The Good Dinosaur
Thu 07 April, 11am, 2pm & 6pm.
£7 (£6 conc., £5 under 15s, members £4). Pre-film specials available from the Riverside Café.
From Pixar, The Good Dinosaur poses the dliemma what would have happened if the cataclysmic asteroid that changed life on Earth had missed and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Set in a world where the dinosaurs walk among the humans, the story charts the friendship between a small boy and a giant Apatosaurus. Cert. PG,101 min.
Comedy Academy 4 Kids
Sat 09 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
This masterclass will teach your child the art of stand-up comedy. Working with comics and professionals, your child will learn how to find the funny in their own real-life experiences and turn it into a comedy sketch. Building up self-confidence and stage presence is all key in learning how to get the audience rolling in their seats, and also becoming comfortable on stage and in themselves. For ages 7-13.
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Sat 09 April, 2pm.
A stand up show specifically altered for children’s entertainment. Comedians Tiernan Douieb (MC), Bec Hill, and singer Jay Foreman will be providing cracking entertainment and doing what they do best for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires), but without the rude bits! For ages 6+.