For Families

artyEvents & Activities for Families
Take a look here for our special family events - from Little Hands On for the under fives, to Arty Workshops for ages 5-12, there's something for everybody to see and do! 

Preston Pulse Celebration Day Call Out for Performers

Performers at Preston Pulse

Call out is now open! 

Complete the Preston Pulse Community Celebration performer registration form to become a performer at the Preston Pulse Community Celebration day on Saturday 27 July 2019 on Preston Flag Market and inside the Harris Museum.

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Saturday Art Club: Print Making

Saturday Art Club poster

Saturday 18 May and Saturday 25 May
Saturday Art Club is back with a special 2 day printing workshop. Please note when booking on this workshop you are committing to both Saturday 18th May and Saturday 25th May.

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Sampling & Music Technology Workshop

Photo of Sampling & Music Technology Workshop

Monday 27 May 
Various times
These sessions are designed for those that want to try their hand at making beats, using synths and looping.

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Detective Science Workshop

Mad Science Poster

Wednesday 29 May
Get hands-on in this super-sleuthing science workshop where you'll uncover the vital role that science plays in detective work.

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Animal bookmark workshop | Children's Space Launch Day

Animal bookmark workshop

Thursday 30 May

Make a cute origami animal bookmark to take home.

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Mole & Gecko THE SHOW | Children's Space Launch Day

Mole & Gecko THE SHOW | Children's Space

Thursday 30 May

Come and see Mole & Gecko: THE SHOW.  In our lovely new Children's space. An interactive rap musical about a Mole and a Gecko starring Simon Mole & Gecko.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

First Tuesday of every month
Next one 4 June
Every month, especially for our younger visitors, Little Hands On uses stories, art, singing, games and crafts to introduce little ones to some of the fascinating things you can see in the Harris.

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Meet the author: Onjali Rauf

The Author - Onjali Q. Rauf

Saturday 8 June
11:00am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3pm
We are excited to welcome author of The Boy at the Back of the Class and winner of The Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019 and Blue Peter Book Award 2019, Onjali Rauf.

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Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing - Making Your Mark

Wednesday 26 June 
Join Janice McClelland (from Calligraphy Lancashire) and Jean Gray (Artist and Calligrapher) for a series of talks and demonstrations looking into the beautiful world of calligraphy.

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