For Young People

Sparks drawingWe offer three great opportunities for young people to get involved -
Young Harris for those aged 12-16, Sparks for 16-19 year olds and Harris Transformers for 14-21 year olds. You can find out about recent and forthcoming events here. Don't forget to also see what's happening in our Makerspace which offers actvities for all ages.


Young Harris

Photograph of a windowsill by Heather Mae Lancaster

Aged 12-16? Fire your imagination and unleash your creative side at one of our workshops or projects. 

All you need to bring with you are fresh ideas!

Find out more and take a look at what we've done already on our blog here or on our Instagram feed.

Photograph by Heather Mae Lancaster


Workshops take place on the 1st Saturday of the Month:

Feb 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th
June 2nd
July 7th

1st session of 2018 on Feb 3rd will be a planning session to work out together what we are going to achieve in 2018 as a team.

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Still life with fans made by Sparks participants

Sparks is for all you young artists (and wannabee artists!) aged 16-24. It is a flexible programme exploring contemporary art and culture and is your chance to get involved with the Harris behind the scenes and influence the way the Harris does things. Designing workshops, coming up with ideas for projects and future exhibitions, organising events and activities, taking part yourself, selecting professional artists to work alongside, working with Harris staff and generally making a difference! It will look great on your CV and help to widen your social circle. What’s not to like about this?



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Harris Transformers

Photograph of a windowsill by Heather Mae Lancaster

Watch this space for information about Harris Transformers coming soon.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese coin shaped charm

Saturday 17 February

Celebrate Chinese New Year - the year of the dog - at the Harris with events for all ages. Try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, brush painting and chopsticks. See how long you can keep a Jianzi 'shuttlecock' in the air, enjoy the ceremony of a Chinese tea tasting and spend the day immersed in Chinese culture - thanks to the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Lancashire.

Where? Harris and on the Flag Market

What time? 11am-3.30pm    Cost? Free

Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in.



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What will you make?

Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking.

The Makerspace is also open for use by groups that are already up and running as well as those just starting out.

Tickets are FREE but please book to avoid disapointment as places are limited. 

To find out more and book your place here



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