Fun for families at the Depozitory

By Jon Moreno

Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 09:29


Fun for families at the Depozitory

The Depozitory in Ryde, Isle of Wight, is to host a series of activities as part of the Quay Arts winter programme.

THERE are all manner of family activities coming up at The Depozitory, Ryde, as part of Quay Arts’ winter programme.

To celebrate St Valentine's Day, the free-to-enter Willow Hearts family drop-in, for people all ages, will be held on Saturday, February 9, between 10am and 1pm.

Under the guidance of artist Tim Johnson, the aim of the workshop will show people how make a woven willow heart for loved ones.

The converted chapel in Nelson Street will also host a series of pilot workshops, called Bows and Arrows, is being led by artist Chris Jenkins, aimed at dads and their children, aged eight and over, starting on Saturday, February 16.

The sessions, held each Saturday between 10am and 1pm, are designed to get fathers and children to spend time together — doing creative activity using materials easily available from around the home and garden.

During the February half-term holidays there are two kids’ workshops available.

The first, on Monday, February 18, is toy-making, again with Tim Johnson, which will give youngsters a chance to learn about 'folk toys’ made around Europe. The workshop will run between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

There will also be the Music Video Street Dance Camp on Friday, February 22.

Run by Linda Byrne, the event is aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds — offering them the chance to learn commercial street dance technique and choreography, which will culminate with street dance-style finale on video.

The workshop will run between 10am and 2.30pm.

Isle of Wight artist Hilary Thorpe will run a basic drawing course at Jubilee Stores, Newport Quay, every Friday, starting next week.

The five-week course, aimed at beginners, will run from 1.45pm to 4.15pm.

For further information, or to book a place on this course, visit Quay Arts website.

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