Two more Family Fun Fridays left at Bromsgrove's Artrix

By Tristan Harris Wednesday 06 August 2014 Updated: 07/08 22:48

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Buy photos » Animal magic! - George Brindley, six, and Hannah Gill, nine, painitng their plaster animals at the Artrix fun day. Pictures by Alex Bradbury. 3214004ABR1

THERE was plenty of fun for all the family at Artrix last Friday (August 1) when the venue played host to a variety of summer-themed activities, attracting well over 100 people.

As part of the Family Fun Festival Fridays, there was a bouncy castle, craft table and balloon-modelling with popular magician Magic Russ.

All of those events were free and there was also face-painting and a nail bar which organisers said went down really well.

In the morning, youngsters got to make different animal models and masks and paint them and, in the afternoon, there was a paper craft animal workshop and a Jets Ceramic Painting session. Participants could paint a clay model which is now being fired and will be available to collect shortly.

There were also two theatre shows - one from Magic Russ who was accompanied by his ever-faithful Dave the Wonder Dog and Storybox Theatre's spell-binding production of Hans Christian Anderson's The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

Pottery workshops also took place throughout the afternoon for six to nine-year-olds who were able to make their own models to take home and decorate.

And the curtain was brought down on the day with a performance by students who have been taking part in the week-long Rock School workshops.

There are two more Family Fun Festival Fridays left - today (Friday) there are more drop-in activities, including a free bouncy castle and craft table, along with face-painting with pink faces (charges apply), from 10.30am to 3pm.

There are two free dance performances from 2Faced Dance on the patio - at 11.30am and 1pm.

There is also an Urban Dance and Free Running Class from 10am to 11am and graffiti art drop-in sessions at 11am, midday and 1pm. Each session is £5 per person and the Hugless Douglas production will be staged at 2pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and booking is essential.

And Club Creative - the children's holiday club has been running all week.

The finale next Friday (August 15), will feature a family dance session, a DJ workshop session for budding disc jockeys aged between ten and 16 and a talent show.

Visit www.artrix.co.uk ot call 01527 577330 for tickets to any of the event or more information.

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Buy photos» By royal appointment - Lilly Hallett, four, with her crown that she made and decorated at the Artrix fun day. 3214004ABR3

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Buy photos» Plenty of Pink Faces - Madelyn Williams, five, has her face painted by Marie Swain from Pink Faces. 3214004ABR6

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