The Finsbury Rifles: From Islington to Egypt, Palestine and Syria. Private View and Storytelling Celebration!

Islington Museum is one of a number of partners around the country contributing to Away from the Western Front, a two year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project looks to explore the heritage of the men and women from Britain and its former Empire who served in the campaigns of Salonika, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia and Africa, during World War I.

Local young people researched the experiences of the Finsbury Rifles, a local regiment who traveled first to Gallipoli, and then on to Egypt, Palestine and Syria. The group explored the war diary in our archives, before working with Chocolate Films on a week long animation course to produce three stop motion films.

We are excited to announce a display of the young people’s spectacular animations opening on the 14th November, and would like to invite you to join us to celebrate. 

Bring the whole family (under fives welcome!) to explore animations made by local young people, create crafts to take home and take part in an interactive, imaginative storytelling experience! 

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Under 5’s Winter Activities Programme at Islington Museum.

Join us at the museum for some messy play and imaginative storytelling, as the leaves fall and the weather turns colder!

Outside of our monthly programming we also have fabulous dress up boxes, toy kitchen and shop, exciting toys and lots to explore and learn, all in a warm and welcoming environment. Do drop in and visit us!

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more info please get in touch with Rebecca:

02075273235 or Rebecca.Campbell-Gay@islington.gov.uk

Beastly Islington: Islington Museum at Moreland Chidren’s Centre

Beastly Islington: Musical Monday at Moreland Children’s Centre

Monday 31st July. Music sessions at 10am and 11am, craft drop in 10am – 12pm.

Come along to Moreland Children’s Centre for our special family music event.

Join musician Pal Rubinstein for a musical Monday. Dance to the melodies, learn new songs and join in on some old favourites, all inspired by the animals who have lived and worked in Islington.

Then get messy with our drop in animal themed crafts!

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For more info contact: rebecca.campbell-gay@Islington.gov.uk

 

Family Fun this May Half Term!

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Join us this half term for one of our exciting family events, below, or simply pop in to say hello and play in our toy and role play corners!

Dance in Swan Lake

30th May, sessions at 10am and 11am. Under 5’s. 

Join us at Moreland Children’s Centre to take part in our special ballet class for all the family. Become a beautiful swan or a swashbuckling hero.

Then explore Islington Museum’s beautiful theatre collection with our ballet themed crafts.

Screen printing and Storytelling: Spanish Civil War

Family Workshop and Stories (under 5’s welcome)

1st June, 10am-2pm. Stories at 10am and 10.40am (if enough people).

Come as a family to discover the Spanish Civil War. Join in our sensory adventure taking aid to Spain, travelling across water and mountains.Then get messy making your own mono and screen printed banners.

Don’t forget a packed lunch and messy clothes. Booking required.

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To book or for more info please get in touch with us at:

Email: Rebecca.Campbell-Gay@islington.gov.uk

Tel: 020 7527 28 37

Under 5’s this Summer term!

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Join us for our Messy Play and Storytelling sessions.

We’ve got toys, role play, sensory stories and messy crafts for all, in a warm and welcoming space.

Messy Play does get messy – don’t forget a change of clothes!

Messy play: Radical Art

11th May 2017, 10am-11.30am

Come and see our giant banners from the Spanish Civil War. Explore our sensory journey to Spain and then get messy with paint, chalk, textiles and collage materials as you make your own banner

Storytelling: Spanish Journeys

18th May 2017, 10am-11.30am. Stories at 10am and 10.40am (if enough people).

Join our adventure to Spain, travelling across the water and mountains. Help make milk tokens, nurses’ hats and tasty clay food to take with you.

Messy play: Summer’s here!

22nd June 2017, 10am-11.30am

Come and celebrate the arrival of summer. Make your own sand pictures, use playdough to make a summer scene and paint giant flowers!

 

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Family Days at Islington Museum: Art Now!

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Join us this Easter and be inspired by our current exhibition, Art Now, have fun and learn creative skills as a family.

Family Day: Beautiful Adornments

Friday 7th April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Be inspired by the beautiful colours, textures and patterns used by pupils to adorn jewellery, portraits, frames and sculptures. Then experiment with different materials and techniques to create your own dazzling responses.

Family Day: Explore Textiles

Monday 10th April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Explore the textile works, from fabric printed frames to felt and tie dye. Then experiment with different materials and techniques to create your own tactile responses.

All ages welcome, including under 5’s.  £3 per family.

Please book in advance at: rebecca.campbell-gay@islington.gov.uk

 

 

Under 5’s at Islington Museum: Art Now!

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Under 5s workshops

  • Messy Play: a range of creative and messy crafts. Messy play is messy – bring a change of clothes! Under 5’s. £2 per child.

  •  Storytelling: join our interactive stories, explore historic objects and get creative! Under 5’s. £2 per child.

For more information please contact Rebecca Campbell-Gay at rebecca.campbell-gay@islington.gov.uk or 020 7527 2837

Messy Play: Art!

Thursday 6th April, 10- 11.30am, drop in.

Create your own sculptures, explore colour and texture and test different printing tools.

Storytelling: I’m an artist!

Tuesday 11th April, 10- 11.30am, stories at 10am and 10.40am (if enough people).

Come with us on an exciting sensory adventure to explore our exhibition, Art Now! Investigate the unusual materials, colours and techniques used, then experiment as a family to create your own artworks.

Autumn Under 5’s at Islington Museum

Under 5s workshops

  • Messy Play: a range of creative and messy crafts. Messy play is messy – bring a change of clothes! Under 5’s. £2 per child.

  •  Storytelling: join our interactive stories, explore historic objects and get creative! Under 5’s. £2 per child.

For more information please contact Rebecca Campbell-Gay at rebecca.campbell-gay@islington.gov.uk or 020 7527 2837

15th  September 2016, 10am-11.30am
Messy play: Golden Autumn
Come and explore autumn in all its glorious colours. Decorate our giant collage tree, create your own sculpture with leaves and twigs, and get cosy in our den!

29th September 2016, 10am-11.30am 
Storytelling: The Great Fire of London
Stories at 10am and 10.40am

London is burning! Come and find out what went wrong, build your own mini Tudor London with Lego and make a clay pot to take home.

13th October 2016, 10am-11.30 am
Messy play: African textiles
Travel to another continent and learn how fabric is made. Then create your own patterns using centuries’ old techniques like tie-dyeing and block printing.

27th October 2016, 10am-11.30 am
Storytelling: Fighting Fires
Stories at 10am and 10.40am
What does a day in the life of a firefighter looks like? Find out about these modern-day heroes who keep us safe as well as the animals that help them!

10th November 2016, 10am-11.30am
Messy play: Fire Fire!
Explore warm colours in our sensory containers, put out fake fires with glittery water, make your own fire engine to take home and much more!

24th November 2016, 10am-11.30am 
Storytelling: Bonfire Night
Stories at 10am and 10.40am
Bonfires, bright lights and fireworks, but what is the story behind Bonfire Night? Come and take part in our interactive story to find out about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

8th December 2016, 10am-11.30 am
Messy play: Frosty Wonderland
Get warm in our winter wonderland: play in our sensory messy containers, make your own Christmas cards and print your own giant wintery wallpaper.

22nd December 2016, 10am-11.30 am
Storytelling: Decorating Christmas
Stories at 10am and 10.40am
It’s that time of the year again and we are celebrating it with stories and crafts. Expect lots of tinsel, sparkles and fun!