Next week is half term (hurrah!) and as usual Farnham Maltings have a jam-packed week full of events and activities to keep both the children and adults fully occupied. Whether its arts and crafts, stage combat or enjoying some of cinema’s recent releases, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Stage Combat Workshop & The Hunger Games Mockinjay Part 2
Workshop 10am-1pm. Screenings at 11am, 2pm & 6pm
Workshop £15 (£12 when bought with an under 16s ticket to see The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2).
Screening £7 (£6 conc., £5 under 15s, members £4) pre-film specials available from the Riverside Café.
To kick start the half-term week into action, Farnham Maltings are providing a stage combat workshop, teaching how to create and perform a staged fight scene as they do in the Hunger Games trilogy. Aimed at 10-16 year olds, the group will be taught the industry tricks into how an action scene is constructed. All you need to bring is comfy clothes and bundles of enthusiasm!
The hugely successful franchise climaxes in true fantasy-film fashion, with an almighty rebellion from the people of Panem against the mastermind President Snow. Concluding what has been one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, fans will not be disappointed by the sheer scale of the commencing battle but just as all things that come to an end, not all endings will be happy. Cert. 12A, 137 min.
Keep your messages secret in your very own sketchbook
10:30am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-4pm.
If your children are feeling creative this half-term, then the Mini Sketchbooks class will be just for them, providing them with the opportunity to get hands on with inks, paints, collage, simple printing and more. Artist Susannah Elizabeth will help you to fill your own mini sketchbook with drawings, hand stamped messages and secret compartments. All materials provided, but do bring an apron! For ages 8-11.
Tuesday 16 February – Children’s arts & crafts day
5 workshop sessions taking place for between 1 and a half to 2 hours.
More details on the workshop page.
Tuesday in half term week is our arts and crafts workshop day with a whole range of activities for your children to get involved in. We have a Design and Sew Your Own Hand Stitched Picture class where participants can have fun learning embroidery and sewing with Alice and Ginny, whilst making their own hand-stitched picture.
In addition, there will also be the Fun Photo Mobile class, spending time in the Malting’s darkroom, arranging objects on photographic paper to transform into your very own permanent photo mobile to hang in your room!
Finally, we also have the Children’s Sweet Tree workshop, where children can make their own beautiful sweet tree to take home. Tamzin and Claire from A Sweet Affair will be on-hand to teach and help them make their own individual creations.
Stewart Francis: Pun Gent
£17.50 (pre-show dining & ticket £25.50).
For the adults on Tuesday evening, comes a night of comedy from Stewart Francis’s Pun Gent stand up tour. Fresh from his appearances on ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’, the Canadian comedian and King of one-liners has crafted a show not to be missed for ultimate comedy fans.
film Maltings: The Lady in the Van
11am, 3pm (Sold Out) & 8pm (Sold Out).
£7 (£6 conc., £5 under 15s, members £4) pre-film specials available from the Riverside Café.
In stark contrast to her role as the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith reprises the role she played in Alan Bennett’s hit stage play as the elderly Miss Shepherd, a lady who occupied her van in Bennett’s driveway for 15 years. Having directed the play, Nicholas Hytner now helms this light-hearted big screen adaptation and it proves to be one for the whole family. Cert. 12 A, 104 min.
Thursday 18 February – Can you help make a Graffiti mural?
10am – 4pm. Free event
Marios Panteli who leads our Stop-motion animation club, is looking for some help with an amazing graffiti art project. The goal is to create a huge mural of painting and graffiti to go outside the building and promote our Youth Arts Festival, Spark which takes place between Fri 18 – Sun 20 March. It’s a free opportunity for anyone to help, no matter whether you have any experience using spray paint before or not. If you would be interested in joining in, please contact our Vikki Jones, Theatre Programmer & Participation Co-ordinator by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01252 745447.
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 February – Our annual knitting extravaganza is back!
Unravel… A Festival of Knitting
Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
£7 adv, £9 door.
To round off the half-term week, Farnham Maltings once again hosts Unravel, a festival of knitting and crochet. As well as the eclectic marketplace showcasing a variety of contemporary exhibitors, each day of the festival has a different programme of talks and bookable workshops led by UK and international experts in the field.
On the Friday, we have the Big Tunisian Crochet workshop with Ingrid Wagner. This technique is a cross between knitting and crochet, but don’t worry, you do not need to be an expert in either to take part. On the Saturday, Susan Crawford, British designer, author and fashion historian, will be giving a talk on The Making of The Vintage Shetland Project, a culmination of several years of research about early 20th Century knitting in Shetland. She will take us on a journey to Shetland explaining about how her and her husband brought this book to life and also share some of the recreated items, providing an insight into Shetland’s rich textile traditions.
Finally throughout the weekend, crochet designer/artist Amanda Perkins will display her exhibition of her Natural Dye Studio years in the Long Kiln Gallery. The displayed blankets will include Zodiac which marks the end of NDS and her latest pattern Stargazer, which is inspired by the same layout as Zodiac but focuses on the beginning of a new chapter in her life. For further details, including times and prices please see the unravel festival page.