Free Workshops on offer for Daventry Arts Festival

Posted: Fri, 26 May 2017 13:44 by Daventry Town Council

Free  Workshops on offer for Daventry Arts Festival

As part of the Daventry Arts Festival which is taking place 17th June – 1st July we are delighted to share with you some FREE workshop opportunities on offer to include:

  • Northampton College (Daventry Campus) will be hosting free workshops for ages 15 years + from 9.30am-12.30pm on Thursday 29th June. Public Workshops will be held for:

Printmaking- Relief and Mono

Photography- Photograms produced in the darkroom.

Drawing and painting from still life objects/images

Batik- Wax resist work on paper

Ceramics- Working with clay creating small tiles and relief surfaces.

  • Screen Northants are hosting a free film making talk on Thursday 29th June at the Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT. Becky Adams, director of Screen Northants will be showing some of their films created locally, talking about opportunities to experience film in Northamptonshire and her work in the film industry. Screen Northants is a social enterprise film company which, as well as preparing for their first feature film Macbeth this summer, promotes the Northamptonshire film industry and develops local talent. The talks last approximately an hour and are available at three different time slots:




These film workshops are completely free however please register your interest as we have limited spaces which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • Astronomy for Fun a local astronomy society have arranged for free

Introductory Astronomy talks to be held on Friday 23rd June from 4.00-6.00pm at the Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT. Mary McIntyre will be presenting a series of Astronomy talks including:

4.00pm- "Brief History of Astronomy".

4.30pm- "Constellations: From Mythology to Modern Day"

5.00pm- "A Whistle Stop Tour of the Solar System"

5.30pm- "What Has Space Exploration done for Us?"

  • Local million selling author Sue Bentley will be hosting two events on Saturday 1st July at the Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT. She will be talking about her series 'The Magic Kitten' and also her new young adult book 'We Other'. Sue, who has sold books globally will be hosting two sessions one from 10-11am on her younger book series (5-9years) 'The Magic Kitten' and one from 2.00-3.00pm on her brand new book 'We Other' (14+ years). She will also be signing copies of her book so please bring your copy along for it to be signed by Sue

Alongside this we are hosting other workshops and events. We will be advertising a full listing within the next few days. Other Confirmed events for the festival include stargazing events with Astronomy for Fun, Daventry Photographic Society exhibition and competition, Trauma Teddies, Monsters and Munchkins Theatre Company, Strictly Daventry, Last Night of the Proms by Daventry Choral Society and Daventry Brass, Guided Walks, Family Film afternoon that is not to be missed .

Updates of the events coming to Daventry Arts Festival can be found on our website and don't forget to follow us @Daventry TC @DaventryFest or Like "Daventry Arts Festival" and "Daventry Town Council" on Facebook.

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