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Free summer family fun activities at The Sainsbury Centre

There are heaps of free family activities coming up over the summer school holidays at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

Family Art Day
Saturday 28 July, 11am-3pm

Get to know the Sainsbury Centre art gallery with free outdoor and indoor activities including face-painting, felt-making, Forest School fun and giant drawing on the gallery windows.

Bring along a picnic, or treat yourself from one of the stalls which include ice creams, BBQ, tea and cake.

Activities are a mixture of bookable on the day and drop-in.

Interactive Objects
Available from 28 July at Gallery Reception

A fun new game to play outside on the grass the Sainsbury Centre. 90 colourful wooden L shapes can be stacked in endless ways to create patterns and structures inspired by the unusual buildings you can see around you. Created by artist Francesca Cant.

What can you feel, as well as see, in the galleries?

Pick up an object made by artist Rachel Anstey-Sanders and notice how the natural felt materials feel in your hand as you look at the textures of artworks in the gallery.

Blue Sky
Every Saturday in August and 1 September

Visit the gallery and say hello to an artist who will help you to discover the new interactive objects to play with, to get creative on drawing boards and to find comfy seats to see glimpses of sky through the roof.

Tours & Trails
Throughout school holidays

You’re invited to join a volunteer guide who will give you a family-friendly introduction to the art gallery, or go on your own journey of discovery using trails and booklets packed with fun facts, illustrations and games.

Visit Gallery Reception or contact Visitor Services on / 01603 593 199 to find out dates and availability.

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Sunday Studio
Sunday 2 September

Join artist Anna Brass and create your own artworks using interesting materials and new techniques, inspired by the triangular stepped towers of the Ziggurats next to the Sainsbury Centre.

Lynn Chadwick


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