Summer Fun At Z-Arts – Curious Minds

Summer Fun At Z-Arts

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Z-arts promise a jam-packed summer of free activities for young people aged 2 – 17.

Paint Pots For Tots
Every Mon throughout Jul & Aug, 10.30am-12.00pm, Ages 2+
Bring your preschool children down to join in with especially themed art and story sessions in our cafe. Each week is based on a popular children’s book and will end with story time, encouraging little ones to love reading as much as we do! Parents must stay with their children but can enjoy special offers from our cafe whilst getting creative. Sign up now

Today it is Raining
Fri 25 Jul, Fri 1, 8, 15 Aug, 10am-12pm, Ages 3-5
Pigeon Theatre are making a new show ‘Today it is Raining’ and this summer you and your child are invited to come and play with them. These drop in session will explore a different theme from the show: water, bad weather, books about bad weather and
creative technology. Sign up now

Ahoy There Animation!
Mon 4 to Fri 8 Aug, 10am-1pm, Ages 7-11
Do you love animations and enjoy having a swash buckling time?

Join us for our pirate themed summer art club. You will get to create your own short films, develop skills, meet new friends and be creative with marvellous materials. Over the course of the week we will make characters, build mini sets and write story lines to film to create a mini animation. Animate PAPER, PLASTICINE and more! Come dressed as a pirate on the final day and watch ‘The Pirates- Band of Misfits’ 2012, in our very own cinema screening room! Shiver me timbers! Closing date for applications 28 July. Sign up now

Into Film: 1 day workshops
Mon 11 Aug, 10am-4pm, Ages 6-9
Exciting 1-day filmmaking activity, working with a local filmmaker to develop the essential creative and technical skills involved in making a short film. Working in small groups you’ll be introduced to using cameras and audio equipment, guided through the pre and post-production processes and will script, shoot and edit your own film short . Learn the tips of the trade and make your stories come alive. Closing date for registration 30 July. Sign Up Now

Summer Screenings
Thurs 7, 14, 21 and 28 Aug, 1-4pm, Ages 7+
Sat 2, 16 & 30 Aug, 12.30-2.30pm, Under 12’s
Free summer screenings of family classics for for Into Film Club and Bright Sparks members. For more details of films being screened contact our box-office team on 0161 232 6089 or book online

Summer activities for ages 11+

Between EU & Me
Sat 26 Jul, 11am-1pm, Ages 11+
Join writer, poet and performer Adam Lowe (English PEN) this summer for a workshop which gives young people from 15 countries across Europe a chance to speak out on the important issues facing them today. If you’ve a passion for the written and spoken word then this is a brilliant opportunity to have your work published online and get your name out there. Your contribution to this workshop will be a valued part of the wider project concluding in December. Sign up now

Funny Bones Comedy Workshop
Mon 28 Jul to Fri 1 Aug, 10am-2pm, Ages 11+
Do you think you’re funny? Join comedian Emma Kennedy on this 5 day workshop to find out. Over the week you’ll discover comedy and drama techniques to improve your skills as a comedian. Meet new friends whilst creating characters and scenes, learn from the masters of comedy and enjoy your favourite films in our new screening room. Sign up now Closing date for registration 17 July

Into Film: 1 day workshops
Wed 13 Aug, 10am-4pm, Ages 10-13
Fri 15 Aug, 10am-4pm, Ages 14-19
Exciting 1-day filmmaking activity, working with a local filmmaker to develop the essential creative and technical skills involved in making a short film. Working in small groups you’ll be introduced to using cameras and audio equipment, guided through the pre and post-production processes and will script, shoot and edit your own film short . Learn the tips of the trade and make your stories come alive. Closing date for registration 30 July.

Video Nation feat. Allsorts
Mon 18 to Fri 22 Aug, 10am-2pm, Ages 11+
YouTube is the new radio and this summer we’re making music videos to help you stand out from the crowd, work with our in-house youth music collective Allsorts and set about racking up those hits. Learn more about making music whilst visualizing, producing, shooting and editing your own video. If you want to produce a video to help launch your music career. Closing date for registration 1 August. Sign up now

Digital Storytelling Workshops
26 & 27 Aug, 9:30am-4pm, Ages 13-17
The Media Trust is offering an exciting new Digital Storytelling project for young people to make short films based around social action such as community projects. Learn how to define and tell a story, the technical aspects of moving image, editing as well as how to reach an audience. Sign up now

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