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See, Make & Do – National Centre for Writing

Six of the East of England’s most exciting arts spaces are coming together this February half-term to present a variety of hands-on, mostly cost-free, family- friendly activities.

Whether that be…
building your very own book here at the National Centre for Writing
crafting costumes at the Norwich Theatre Royal
holding a tune at Snape Maltings
getting scientific at The Red House
throwing shapes at DanceEast
or applying gory stage make-up at New Wolsey Theatre
there’s something new to See, Make & Do for all ages this half-term.

The National Centre for Writing, Norwich celebrates and explores the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation, through a programme of innovative collaborations with writers, literary translators and readers. The centre led the successful bid for Norwich to be granted the UNESCO City of Literature title in 2012.

National Centre for Writing
Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE
Tel: 01603 877177

Wednesday 19 February from 10am

Family Open Day
Come and explore the Book Nook and listen to stories being read aloud in the Great Hall. Visit our pop-up library where you can simply sit, read and enjoy some quiet time. If you really love one of the books you can even take it home to keep, for free! Parents and carers can also pick up a Neverending Stories resource pack, with tips and tricks to bring storytelling into your home. Drop by and listen to the Joe Joe stories, make a bookmark and discover what’s inside the Joe Joe story sacks.
Pick up a free Dragon Hall activity pack which will help you discover the secrets of its rooms.
Free drop-in activity
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Build Your Own Book
Activity with writer and illustrator Rose Feather. Let’s squeeze Dragon Hall into a book. What would that book look like? How would the chimneys fold out, and the staircases fold in? Over 1.5 hours, we’ll hear about the families who lived in the hall 180 years ago and build a book of stories about them together.
All ages
Free – booking required
capacity: 20 people
10.30am & 2pm
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Workshop with writer/illustrator, Gillian McClure
Author and illustrator Gillian McClure will be inspiring children to enter the magical sea world of her best-selling picture book Selkie and create a story character of their very own with the help of sketch books and puppets.
Ages 5-10 and parents
Free – booking required
capacity: 20 people
11am & 2pm
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Click for our exclusive interview with Gillian McClure


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