Fun Palaces at the Harris Library, Museum & Art Gallery (Preston)
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Fun Palaces at the Harris Library, Museum & Art Gallery (Preston)

Fun Palaces at the Harris Library, Museum & Art Gallery (Preston)

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Preston Harris Library

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Preston, United Kingdom

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at the Preston Harris Library

Come along and join our fun palace at the Harris: Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist... and everything else in between! We have a whole host of activities going on across the weekend - no matter what your age, come and get involved and have a try of something you might never otherwise discover.

Saturday

Take on our Harris Quiz and see if you can find the answers in all our galleries and spaces. Be in with a chance of winning a prize if you complete all of the fiendish questions.

Paper Rainbows - Michael Foreman Gallery, 2nd Floor, 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm.
Come and make a beautiful paper rainbow to brighten up your day in our Painting with Rainbows exhibition space. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Badge Making - Michael Foreman Gallery, 2nd Floor, 12pm-2pm.
Get creative and design your own pin badge to wear and show off – from triathlon medals to I Heart Pandas, we've had it all – see if you can surprise us! Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Painting Workshop - Ground Floor Café, 2-3pm.
Pick up a paintbrush and create a masterpiece in a painting workshop led by Harris museum and library staff. No experience required!

Board Games Club - Library, Ground Floor, 2-3pm.
We have a whole host of board games sitting waiting to be played with! Bring along a friend or come and play against our library staff, and see if you can beat us. Age 5-12

Balloon Modelling - Library, Ground Floor, 2-3.30pm.
A pirate sword or a puppy, or even a giant flower – put our balloon modeller to the test to see what she can make! Ages 5+
Ever wanted to learn how to balloon model? Learn how to make a sword and a flower and impress with your new skill! Ages 12+

Beat the Champ! - Library, Ground Floor, 2-3.30pm.
Are you a chess wizard? Come and take on our chess boss in the library, and see if you can claim a victory. Suitable for anyone who can play chess.

Sunday

Oxheys Mill Studios - Library, time to be confirmed.
Come and get crafty with the artists from Oxheys Mills Studios!

Everyone a Dressmaker – Dress a Dolly Peg - Harris Makerspace, Ground Floor, 11am-1pm.
Families are invited to drop in and have a go at making miniature clothes for a wooden dolly peg. We’ll be on hand to help you pick fabrics and trimmings, cut patterns, and sew your garments together. Whether it is a super hero cape or a princess gown – you can learn new sewing skills and be creative with cloth.

The Ladybird Book of EUV PL - Community History Library, 1st Floor, 12pm-1.30pm.
Ró Ní Mháille Battel takes a cynical and comical look at Extreme Ultra-Violet Photolithography – don't worry if you've never heard of it, former Innovation Studies lecturer Ró will soon bring you up to speed. Suitable for adults.

Grey Hen Press Poetry Launch - Community History Library, 1st Floor, 2-3.30pm.
Come along and listen to the fantastic poets of Grey Hen Press as they launch their newest anthology Extraordinary Forms, followed by an opportunity to get involved with a poetry workshop. Suitable for adults

Paper Rainbows - Library, Ground Floor, 2-3pm.
Come and make a beautiful paper rainbow to brighten up your day in our Painting with Rainbows exhibition space. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

This event is free, no ticket required.

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