The Big Draw 'STEAM' event at Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
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The Big Draw 'STEAM' event at Fiddlers Ferry Power Station

The Big Draw 'STEAM' event at Fiddlers Ferry Power Station

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Education Centre, Fiddler's Ferry Power Station wa5 2ut


warrington, United Kingdom

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* please note- please book 1 ticket per child and 1 ticket per accompanying adult 

This event is part of the 'Get Creative Family Arts Festival' and the National Big Draw event using Art to explore the structure, mechanics and industrial processes of Fiddler's Ferry through a variety of art forms and mediums.

You will stare in amazement at the massive industrial structures via a site tour on arrival. This will take place on a coach with running commentary. With the visual impact of the Power Station still fresh in your memory you will partake in art workshops that will experiment with different art forms as follows: Big drawings: using charcoal, pencils, pens and some long rolls of paper we might capture people’s impressions from the morning: looking for the shapes and movement of machinery b) we’ll step aside from that for a few minutes to experiment with materials: looking at movement, translucence and textures with shadows c) then we’ll work on a series of shadow-mechanisms using all the things people have encountered to create shadow puppet machines. Here we’ll use card, adding plastic shapes to give extra shapes, with wheels, handles and cogs  d) using mediums such as charcoal and brusho to create mementos of the day to take home.

Plan of the day: 9:30-11 - tour of Power Station on coach (including an intro and tea break/toilets)

11-12 - art workshop

12-12:30 - lunch

12:30 - 13:00 - art workshop

13:00-13:30 - art workshop

1:30-1:45- break

1:45-2:45 - art workshop

2:45-3pm- bringing together, end.

This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy some quality family time together whilst linking Art with the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). This is a family event so child must be accompanied by an adult. The ideal age for children would be between 8-14 years but it is open to familes with children of all ages, it is a creative relaxed fun day.

You will need to bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink with you. Tea/coffee will be provided. Mobile phones will not be allowed on the main site and photos/video will not be allowed on the industrial site but you are very welcome to take pictures at the ERC. You will need to sign in on arrival with your full name. Please read the FAQ's before booking your places.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The ideal child age is 8-14 years old

Can I leave my child at this event and pick them up later?

No. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Can I buy lunch/can of pop on site?

No we do not have a canteen, shop or vending machines

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

arrival is at 9:30am and departure is at 15:00

Please drive onto site (WA5 2UT) at 10mph and pull into the layby on the left hand side where a member of staff in high vis will be waiting to great you and you will then be shown where to park. Please follow site rules such as reverse parking, following yellow walkways as adhering to these rules allows the events to continue each year.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You and your child should ideally leave any expensive items at home as we do not take any responsibility for loss of items. If your child likes to take photos they could bring a cheap disposible camera with them. Games consoles are activly encouraged to remain at home! There is nothing to purchase and no vending machine so the children do not need any money . They should:

Wear clothes that can get paint/glue on them

Packed lunch, snack and refillable bottle

Waterproof jacket

sensible outdoor shoes

Any medication that your child will need

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? and 01514795795/5710. In an emergency please call 07508275850.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No but i appreciate that plans change so please get in touch as soon as possible if you realise that you/your child can no longer attend.There are limited numbers for all of the activity days and places are allocated on a first come basis, I do not hold places anymore and bookings can only be done via booking on via the Eventbrite system. This allows me to keep you informed about the dates you have booked. If you/your child can not attend the event that you have booked for them please let me know as soon as possible so that another child can take their place and there is always a waiting list.

Can I attend if I have a medical condition?

Please inform me of a medical condition that you think I would need to be aware of whilst on such an industrial site, medical conditions such as pacemaker, diabetes, heart conditions.

What happens if I do not turn up?

A place will be wasted as it will probably be too late to let the reserved/waiting list know. This is a real shame and over the summer camp it happened twice with 2 families who I will no longer be taking bookings from.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally but if you forget please give your booking name on arrival. Incorrect booking names will not be admitted.


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