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Summer workshops for children at Cornerstone Arts Centre

Summer activities for the kids at Cornerstone

Posted on 27 Jul 2017

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The summer holidays are in full swing! At Cornerstone, we understand it can be a busy and stressful time of year for parents trying to keep the little (and big) ones entertained! 

And that is why we program creative activities during the school breaks. These popular workshops range from science activities to creative dance. There really is something for everyone. 

There are still places available for 4 of our summer workshops taking place during the first 2 weeks in August. 

So why not grab a cuppa and see read below to see what workshops still have spaced... 

Clay Sculpture: Make a Clock

Thursday 3rd August. 10:30 - 4:30. £40. 

Ages 7-14 years. 

Your chance to head into the world of clay and pottery and make a fully-working clock. Use your imagination to shape and decorate it with professional clay and colourful glazes, and then your work will be fired and returned to you at a later date. Perfect as a gift or to hang on your bedroom wall!

CLICK HERE to book a place on the Make A Clock workshop! 

Puppet Making

Friday 4th August. 10:30 - 4:00. £25.

Ages 7-12 years. 

Come and learn two new puppetry techniques in a fun workshop which will include time for story making and a performance. Everyone will be able to make at least two puppets to take home with them at the end of the day.

CLICK HERE to book a place on the Puppet Making workshop! 

Amazing Animation: 2 Infiniti n Beyond! 

Tuesday 8th August. 10:30 - 4:30. £35.

Ages 8-13 years. 

Ever wanted to go into space and discover new worlds, aliens and creatures? What will aliens looks like: green, little and angry? Or big, purple, and friendly? Will the planets be made of cheese or chocolate? YOU decide! Get your rocket blasters and ray guns ready for the journey of lifetime in this fun and exciting stop frame animation workshop where you meet the future! No experience necessary just lots of imagination, fun and wonder!

CLICK HERE to book a place on the Amazing Animation workshop!

Musical in a Day: Exploring the Lion King

Wednesday 9th August. 10:30 - 4:30. £35. 

Ages 6-9 years. 

A high energy Lion King Workshop! From page to stage in a day, the kids will sing, dance and act to the music and choreography inspired by the Disney sensation.

The kids will love you for booking them onto this creative treat. From the classics ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’, the whole family will soon be singing the tunes from this catchy musical. The kids will be taught scenes, songs and dances and at the end of the workshop, they will perform their version of the show to their friends and family. No experience necessary – just lots of enthusiasm!

CLICK HERE to book a place on the Lion King workshop. 

Fancy taking the kids to the theatre? Why not take them to see the Disney hit...


Following the huge success of last year’s Summer Youth Project at Cornerstone - High School Musical - this year the team from Arts Academy Theatre School are back at Cornerstone with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Local children will enjoy a week summer school at the arts centre. At the end of the week, the young people aged 7-18 will take the Disney classic from page to stage.

Performances open to the public.

Saturday 12th August 2:30 & 7:30 and Sunday 13th August 2:30pm. £10 and concessions £8.

CLICK HERE to book tickets.


And don't forget about our lovely coffee shop Nourish located on the ground floor of Cornerstone. We have got lots of yummy cakes and also healthy snacks available for the kids. These include... 

  • Kid size toasties with carrot and cucumber sticks
  • Houmous, carrot & pepper pitta platters
  • Cup of home made soup.
  • A lovely range of smoothies and juices suitable for little ones

We look forward to welcoming you to Cornerstone this summer!