October Half Term: Puppets and Masks

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23 October 2018 - 28 October 2018
Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

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Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October | 10am - 4pm
Some activities require pre-booking

Inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own.

End the week with Watts Late: Imaginarium - a special day of immersive events when we will be open late into the evening.



Mini Cyborgs

23 - 28 October | 10.30am – 12.30pm or 2 – 4pm
Pre-booking required | £9.50 per child | Friends £8.55 | Ages 8 – 12
Led by Rosie Munro Kerr

Make yourself into a mini mechanical cyborg inspired by Pullen's giant animatronic puppet.

Use a range of interesting everyday materials to create a mechanical figure that moves and lights up. Explore mechanics, making and electricity.


Event Details

Puppets and Masks

Fantasy Ships

23 – 28 October | Drop-in

10am – 4pm | Free with admission | Friends free | All ages


Make a fantasy ship using weird and wonderful materials, inspired by the curious ships carved by 19th century artist James Henry Pullen.


Amazing Inventors

23 – 26 October | Drop-in

10am – 4pm | Free with admission | Friends free | All ages


Cut and stick illustrations of 19th century machinery to create bizarre machines of your own invention.


Mini Cyborgs

23 - 28 October | 10.30am – 12.30pm or 2 – 4pm

Pre-booking required | £9.50 per child | Friends £8.55 | Ages 8 – 12

Led by Rosie Munro Kerr


Book Mini Cyborgs online now.


Watts Late: Imaginarium

Saturday 27 October | 10am – 8pm

Free with admission | Friends free


Stay all day for family events and imaginative performance inspired by the inventiveness of Pullen as part of Museums at Night. Our Tea Shop will also be open for food.

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