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Creative Writing for The Climate Emergency

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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 catalyzes positive change.  This workshop will offer a fresh perspective on the planet’s crisis, transforming your eco-anxiety into narratives of optimism.

‘Rachelle Atalla is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and screenwriter based in Glasgow. She has a particular interest in speculative, climate-change focused stories. Rachelle is currently working on her forth novel ‘The Refinery’ exploring the legacy of oil and gas and imaging a future of clean energy. She loves engaging with readers and writers of all ages through author events and workshops.’

This activity is free of charge, and we will provide all the necessary materials.

This workshop is ideal for teenagers 11+

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From Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Poster for a Mocktail Making workshop at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Wednesday 7th August 2024.

Summer Programme 2024: Mocktail Making

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Join us this summer holidays for an exciting range of FREE activities for young people! Booking is essential and places are limited.

The Mocktail Making workshop is for young people only. The teenagers will be supervised by individuals who have undergone background checks and will be in a safe environment. 

Wednesday 7th August 2024

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Mocktail Making Workshop

6pm to 8pm

11 to 14 years old

Free

Learn how to make your own delicious mocktails at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Snacks will be served with this workshop and all the necessary materials will be provided.

The Mocktail Making workshop is for young people only. The teenagers will be supervised by individuals who have undergone background checks and will be in a safe environment.

Booking is essential and spaces 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’ve previously had a very successful Mocktail Making workshop at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Below are some photos of this to give you an idea of what to expect.

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

Find out about our from Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past activities 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!

Poster of two activities for young people at The Devil's Porridge Museum as part of the Summer Programme 2024. These are a Retro Gaming Challenge on Thursday 11th July 2024 and A Minecraft Inspired Lego Building Competition on 4th July 2024.

Summer Programme 2024: Competitions

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Join us this summer holidays for an exciting range of FREE activities for young people! Booking is essential and places are limited.

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.

 

Thursday 4th July 2024

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Minecraft Inspired Lego Building Competition

11am to 1pm

For 8 to 13 year olds.

Free

We’ll supply the Lego bricks for you to build a Minecraft inspired design. Winner gets a prize!

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 11th July 2024

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Retro Gaming Challenge

11am to 12pm

For 8 to 13 year olds.

Free

Take a trip back to the 90s with our retro gaming event featuring classic Super Nintendo games.

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 Programme 2024.

Find out about our Mocktail Making workshop by clicking here>

Find out about our from Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past activities by clicking here>

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

A poster advertising Gardening Club at The Devil's Porridge Museum. This club is ideal for children and teenagers up to sixteen years old. It starts on Saturday 27th April 2024 from 10am to 12pm. To book please email education@devilsporridge.org.uk

Garden Club ‘Dig for Victory’

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Join us for an exciting journey into the world of gardening with our ‘Dig for Victory’ garden club at The Devil’s Porridge! Every Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm, starting April 27th, 2024, children and teenagers up to 16 years old can explore the wonders of nature and learn how to grow beautiful plants, fruits, and vegetables.

Our knowledgeable gardener Wendy will inspire young minds, guiding them on a path of discovery and creativity. With Wendy’s expert guidance, you’ll discover the joys of gardening and connect with nature in ways you never thought possible.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to cultivate your skills, grow your knowledge, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world. Join us for ‘Dig for Victory’ and let’s make gardening an adventure!

This is a free activity, all resources will be provided.

To book contact: education@devilsporridge.org.uk

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Arts and Crafts Club 2024

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Our Arts and Crafts Club is back for 2024! Starting on Monday 22nd January 2024.

It will be on every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30pm. It’s perfect for  7 to 11 year olds.

We’ll craft together and make something pretty! This club is free, just be sure to bring along your imagination. You never know what we’ll be making!

Places are limited. Booking is essential.

Please contact education@devilsporridge.org.uk to learn more and book your place.

Below are five photos from Arts and Crafts Club last year. We hope to have lots more creative fun in Arts and Crafts Club 2024!

 

Poster for Scotland Beneath the Surface talk by Bruce Keith. This free event is on Friday 26th April 2024 at 2pm in The Devil's Porridge Museum. To book your place please email: education@devilsporridg.org.uk

“Scotland Beneath the Surface” by Bruce Keith

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Friday 26th April 2024 at 2pm

Free talk (admission prices still apply to anyone who wants to look around The Devil’s Porridge Museum).

We are delighted to welcome Bruce Keith back to The Devil’s Porridge Museum for another free talk.

This time Bruce Keith will present his third book “Scotland Beneath the Surface.” It’s a subterranean odyssey, exploring the natural and man-made heritage under our feet.

To book your place please email: education@devilsporridge.org.uk

 

EASTER 2024

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Join our Easter workshops!
All the workshops are free of charge, and all materials are provided.

Join an Egg Hunt at any time between 10 am – 3 pm in the museum with your admission. This is a drop in activity from Mon 25 March to 5 April).

Book on the Booking Button by the right side of this page.

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The Twitchers Museum Adventure

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12th – 25th February 2024

Join birdwatching detectives the Twitchers and explore the beautiful birds and amazing animals in The Devil’s Porridge this February half-term. The Twitchers Museum Adventure from Kids in Museums and Walker Books celebrates the release of Feather, the fourth book in The Twitchers series from bestselling author M. G. Leonard. Find the birds and make your own pledge to protect wildlife. Complete the activity sheet to receive your Twitchers sticker!

Design your own bird or animal sidekick and share your drawing on Twitter/X or Instagram with the hashtag #TwitchersMuseumAdventure and tag @kidsinmuseums for a chance to win one of five bundles of all four books in The Twitchers series. Find out more on the Kids in Museums website: https://bit.ly/TwitchersMuseumAdventure

Admission into The Devil’s Porridge Museum is required to take part in this activity.

Poster for a Free Kids Valentines Craft Workshop at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Monday 12th February 2024.

Valentine’s Crafts workshop for kids

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Calling all little Cupids! Join us for our free Valentine’s craft workshop and make your own handmade decorations and cards.

Join us on Monday 12th of February from 3:30-4:30 pm.
Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
This workshop is ideal for children aged 7 – 11 years old.
Book now on the ‘Book Now’ button on the right side of this page.

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