More than 100 enjoy family fun at Artrix

By Tristan Harris Friday 15 August 2014 Updated: 15/08 13:05

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Buy photos » Laura Halfpenny, nine, on the bouncy castle. 3214004ABR5

THERE was plenty of fun for all the family at Artrix 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.

The finale of Club Creative - the children's holiday club- will be held today (Friday) and 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» Lilly Hallett, four, with her crown that she made and decorated at the Artrix fun day. 3214004ABR3

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

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