Half term workshops at QUAD

QUAD has lots of things for families and young people to do this February half-term with films and workshops for all ages.

For families of all ages:
Make and Take Day, QUAD’s popular family friendly artist-led creative sessions are suitable for families with children of ages. Choose from a range of craft materials to make whatever you want and take it away afterwards – just bring some imagination! The drop-in sessions are free. Make and Take Day takes place in QUAD on Monday 17th February, from 11am to 4pm.

For ages 7-11 years:
KidsQUAD: Build your own Video Game workshop is a chance to learn how to design and build a video game that can be played online at home. KidsQUAD are creative activities open to children aged seven to eleven years, without grown-ups. KidsQUAD: Build your own Video Game workshop takes place on Monday 17th February, from 10:30am to 3pm, the cost is £25, booking is recommended and a packed lunch is required.

For ages 8 – 16:
MinecraftLAB is a series of fun creative sessions at QUAD for ages eight to sixteen focused around the popular game Minecraft, focusing on specific objectives and a community-themed build. Join QUAD’s Minecraft team for a day of ‘Survival’, Minecraft’s original game mode where players must collect resources, build structures, battle mobs, manage hunger, and explore the world in order to survive. MinecraftLAB Survive workshop takes place in QUAD on Wednesday 19th February from 11am to 4pm. Advance booking is recommended as there are limited places remaining, a packed lunch is required and the cost is £22.50 per person.

For ages 8 and above:
Teardown! Reimagine! is an animation workshop with UK artists Anna Bunting-Branch and Aliyah Hussain to explore the themes in QUAD’s new digital exhibition ‘Warm Worlds and Otherwise’ by deconstructing machines to create animated characters, sounds and new worlds. Teardown! Reimagine! is suitable for ages eight and above and takes place in QUAD on Saturday 22nd February from 1:30pm to 4pm. The workshop is free, but booking is essential.

For ages 8 and above:
QUAD’s VR Day explores the digital world of virtual reality (VR), including a VR Storyroom ‘The Lift’; decision making sci-fi experiment ‘Playing God’, ‘Beat Saber’ competition, plus creative VR experience ‘Tilt Brush’.

The Lift is a chance to travel through time and space to meet a long extinct dinosaur or be transported back to the trenches of WW1 to hear the stories of the Empire’s forgotten soldiers. Designed by Metro Boulot Dodo, this walkaround VR Storyroom uses a headset for you to explore the past.
Playing God is an interactive VR thought experiment that lets you imagine you are the captain of a space station, a space station suddenly presented with a humanitarian crisis. Designed by Leicester based Artist filmmaker Ben Fredricks, it challenges its audience with a series of scenarios and questions.

Beat Saber is a virtual reality rhythm game which takes place in a surrealistic neon noir environment, with the player using light sabers to slice blocks that represent musical beats. Developed by Derby based Beat Games, Beat Saber sessions need to be booked in advance, and the cost is £4 per ten minute session. http://www.vr-play.co.uk/

VR Day is suitable for ages eight and above and takes place in QUAD on Friday 21st February from 11am to 4pm the drop-in day is free to attend apart from the Beat Saber sessions which can be booked in advance or on the day.

For families with all ages
In QUAD Cinemas, family film entertainment over half term is Cine Kids: Spies In Disguise. QUAD’s ‘Cine Kids’ are family focused film screenings every weekend and during the school holidays. All tickets are £4 for Cine Kids Club members (which includes the whole family and their guests). Membership is free and available from QUAD Box Office to families with children under sixteen. In Spies In Disguise, smooth, suave super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. This unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into a brave, fierce, majestic…. pigeon. Spies In Disguise (PG) screens daily in QUAD from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February.

For more information or to book tickets for films workshops or workshops, call QUAD on 01332 290606 or click here