Prehistoric shark puppets

A FINGER FULL OF FISH make your own finger puppet ancient fish and prehistoric sharks   Recently, we had you making trilobites and other ancient sea creatures as fingerpuppets. In this session, let’s add some danger to the trilobites world with some large prehistoric fish…..   You might enjoy Dunkleosteus: 5 m long with jawsContinue reading “Prehistoric shark puppets”

Castles, towers, adventures….

Storycastles build a place where adventures might happen…. Build a castle, build a tower, build a landscape where adventures might happen…. This is one of a number of posts replacing activity sessions which we have had to cancel. Storycastles is a Creeping Toad event in conjunction with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and Stone andContinue reading “Castles, towers, adventures….”

Autumn art and stories

Autumn art and stories Saturday 22nd September 1 – 4pm High Peak Junction car park a Derwent Stories event Summer birds are leaving, Summer lives sinking into winter stillness, But Rosehips are shining, Delicate toadstools sprout in the leaf litter, Conkers drop on unguarded heads, And squirrels are busy burying acorns While jays dig themContinue reading “Autumn art and stories”

TINY! Dragons, etc

TINY! DRAGONS, WYRMS AND SERPENTS Sunday 17th July 2016 11am – 4pm Pavilion Gardens, Buxton find us near the younger children’s play area Another Tiny! event. Join us to fill the Gardens with dragons, medieval wyrms and wonderful serpents – none of them bigger than your hand (or maybe a wriggle as long as yourContinue reading “TINY! Dragons, etc”

Bone Detectives, 1

Bone Detectives 1 The secrets of the skulls Buxton Museum and Art gallery, 12th March 2016 There were skulls, and some more skulls, and a Victorian Engineer’s cabinet of little bits of things and a decoupage box of seashells and then a box of mystery skulls….There was laughter and drawing and attempts to have bigContinue reading “Bone Detectives, 1”

Owls, flowers and waterfalls

Owls, flowers and waterfalls a relief-printing workshop in Dovedale with Maria Strutz Sunday 17th May 2015 10am – 4pm   drawing inspiration from the beautiful Upper Dove Valley, spend a day experimenting with techniques, and take home your own finished prints Free, materials provided Provided as training for adults looking to extend their own skillsContinue reading “Owls, flowers and waterfalls”

Well-wooded words: a Buxton poetry trail

Well-wooded Words 18th 19th July 2015 a poetry trail through Grinlow Woods  during Buxton Arts Festival weaving words through trees and bushes, poems through the flowers, inviting visitors to wonder as they wander to enjoy the richness of the woods and the beauty of stone and to touch the emotional heart of their summer InContinue reading “Well-wooded words: a Buxton poetry trail”