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From Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past.

By July 12th, 2024No Comments
Poster for From Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past activities for young people happening as part of The Devil's Porridge Museum's Summer Programme 2024.

Join us this summer holidays for an exciting range of FREE activities for young people! Booking is essential and places are limited. Below is a list of our From Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past workshops. These activities are for children and teenagers only. 

Free breakfast will be served for young attendees before each morning workshop from 10 am to 11 am. Please confirm your attendance when booking.

 

Friday 5th July

Graphic of a make-up brush with some beetroot and the words "1940s Hair and Makeup Retro Workshop."

1940’s Hair and Makeup Retro Workshop

11am to 12pm

11 to 14 year olds

Free

Step back in time with our 1940s Hair and Makeup Retro Workshop! Join us on Friday 5th July 5th 2024 from 11 am to 12pm to recreate the iconic look from the 1940s using close-to-authentic makeup from the era. Capture the memories with photos and videos to share with friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to step into the past!

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Monday 8th July 2024

The Anderson Shelter and the words "Upcycle Cardboard into a Mini-Anderson Shelter!"

Upcycle Cardboard into a Mini-Anderson Shelter

11am to 12pm

10 to 12 year olds

Free

Join us at The Devil’s Porridge to transform cardboard into your own Anderson Shelter. Draw inspiration from the shelter in our garden and unleash your creativity to build your very own unique shelter.

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Wednesday 17th July 2024

A graphic of some carrot cake and a whisk with the words "Vintage Cooking Class: Learn to be a World War Chef."

Vintage Cooking Class: Learn to Be a World War Chef

11am to 12pm

11 years +

Free

Join us to create delicious dishes inspired by rationing times with a modern twist!

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Tuesday 23rd July 2024

A graphic of a notebook and pencil with the words "Creative Writing for the Planet."

Creative Writing for The Planet

2pm to 3:30pm 

11 years +

Free

No free breakfast is available with this activity.

Immerse yourself in our empowering Creative Writing for the Planet workshop, where Rachelle Atalla, author of ‘Thirsty Animals’ will guide you in crafting stories of hope in the midst of climate change. Taking action not only alleviates eco-anxiety but also catalyses positive change. This workshop will offer a fresh perspective on the planet’s crisis, transforming your eco-anxiety into narratives of optimism.

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Wednesday 24th July 2024

A graphic of some sew on patches with the words "Make Do and Mend A New Way to Thrift."

Make Do and Mend: A New Way to Thrift

11am to 1pm

14 years + (Not suitable for small children, due to sharp objects!)

Free

Give your clothing a second chance and keep them out of landfill. Bring your old clothes and fabric items to transform into beautiful new garments!

Please note that this workshop involves the use of sharp tools and is not suitable for small children.

No prior hand sewing experience is necessary. All mending materials will be provided.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Monday 29th July 2024

A graphic of a bracelet with the words "Origami Jewellery."

Origami Jewellery

11am to 12pm

7 years +

Free

Unleash your creativity and craft stunning jewellery using the art of origami. This workshop includes all the materials you need.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Thursday 1st August

A graphic of a flower in a recycled vase with the words "From Trash to Treasure! Upcycle into Art.

From Trash to Treasure! Upcycle into Art.

11am to 12pm

7 years +

Free

Discover the art of upcycling at our hands-on workshop! Join us in transforming discarded materials into beautiful creations. If you’re passionate about sustainability and love crafts, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity!

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Friday 9th August

A graphic of some headphones and a microphone with the word "Podcast."

Podcast

11am to 12pm 

12 years +

Free

Be a part of our first podcast episode!

Join us as we launch our new podcast, designed specifically for young audiences.

Our first episode will explore the urgent issue of the climate emergency and how it directly impacts individuals in your age group.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

We have more exciting activities for young people running as part of our Summer Holiday Programme 2024.

Find out about our Mocktail Making workshop by clicking here>

Learn more about our fun Summer holiday Competitions by clicking here>

Thanks to our funders Dumfries and Galloway Council through the Amazing Summer programme and The Holywood Trust!

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