Halloween and Half Term at Watermans

Workshops and theatre productions to keep the young entertained

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Come and have some half term fun at Watermans with some exciting new shows and workshops for children and young people of all ages. From creating your own scary masks & graphic horror comics, to spending a Sunday afternoon at the theatre, there’s something for everyone.

Details of all the available activities are highlighted below:


Halloween Mask Making Workshop for children aged between 7-12 years.

Date/Time: 30th October 2013-10am-12.30pm

Watermans, Studio 2

Participants: 15

Tickets: £10 (£8 Conc.) Friends £9 (£7.Conc.)

Design, create and make your own 3-dimensional scary Halloween mask, from a choice of designs. Participants will have great fun using recycled materials to make a terrifying Halloween mask. This is an opportunity for participants to explore their creativity through crafts, discover new materials, and enjoy quality time and fun with their peers. The workshop will be led by artist educator, Miriam Báez who specialises in developing and running creative workshops for children and young people, families, schools and community groups.

She specialises in art, craft, and photography. ‘I love working with young people and being able to teach them something new, they always surprise me.’


Basic resources are provided, but if you have any recycled materials you want to add to your mask, please bring them along- with a picture of your favourite Halloween inspired character.

Create Your Own Graphic Horror Comic for young people aged 13-18 years.
Date/Time: Wednesday 30th October 2013, 1.30-4pm
Venue: Watermans, Studio 2
Participants: 15

Tickets: £10 (£8 Conc.) Friends £9 (£7 Conc.)

A lead artist from Chocolate Films will facilitate an inspiring and creative workshop, working with the programme Comic Life. Participants will create ghoulish characters and creepy environments to develop horrible Halloween themed storyboards. Young people will devise Halloween, vampire or horror inspired graphic comic strips. At the end of the session, the comic strips will be uploaded to both Chocolate Film and Watermans websites, and appear on facebook/twitter. Watermans will pick the best comic strip(s); to be colour printed, framed and exhibited in the foyer of Watermans during November 2013. 

Chocolate Films is a South London based social enterprise video production company offering extensive film and digital media based workshops for wide ranging groups; drawing from their expertise and innovative technology. They have a wealth of experience across many environments such as galleries, museums, charities and arts centres. www.chocolatefilms.com


Banyan Theatre Company presents the Polka Theatre production of

The Princess and the Pea

Sunday 27 October 1.30pm & 3.00pm 45mins Age 2-5 years

Tickets:  Performances £6.50 (Conc. £5.50)

Become part of this quirky and inventive adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s bedtime tale about a prince in search of a ‘real’ princess, a clever queen, a girl who is not as she first appears, a tower of mattresses and of course a tiny pea.

“Very inventive stuff – the three year old who accompanied this reviewer was quickly at ease and enthralled.” The Stage

Snails Tails presents:

A Pinch of Pickle, a Whisk of Wise

Monday 28 October, 3pm, 75mins +4 years

Tickets: Performances £6.50 (Conc. £5.50)

With a cup of wackiness, a brim-full of originality and a sprinkling of enchantment, this is a recipe for family entertainment like no other! Our storytellers serve up more stories, with some delicious new puppets, songs, magic tricks and plenty of audience participation!

October 21, 2013

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