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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Great fun for everyone at the Chapel Gallery this summer

Looking for something different to do this summer? Then join in the free fun at the Chapel Gallery where there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Visit the Lancashire Open exhibition with over 200 artworks to explore. Young visitors can play detective and see if they can follow the clues and find the artworks.

If that’s not enough and you want to get hands on then book a place on the free family-friendly activity Bloom Creatively on Thursday 16 August between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Here you can help celebrate the Gallery's impressive refurbishment programme by painting one of the circular discs that will go up around the town in September.

You can also check out those that have already been created by schoolchildren in West Lancashire which are now on display at the Chapel Gallery.

This is a great activity for young and old, everyone is welcome. Please note young children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded to specific categories once the artwork is installed. More information will be given on the day.

Bloom Creatively is an Arts Council England-funded project. To book a place at this activity please call the Gallery on 01695 571328 or email chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk.

The Gallery's Monster Playground is open to all throughout the summer holidays during Gallery opening hours, and families can come along at any time (no need to book) to enjoy this free activity space. They can:

  • Follow the Monster Trail
  • Become a Monster (or dress up like one at least!)
  • Make a Monster
  • Draw on the jumbo Monster Wall
  • Read in the mini Monster Library

The Monster Fun continues with mask making and disco fun. Children aged between 4 and 10 can come along to the day time disco, make a monster mask and learn the monster stomp and amazing new disco moves, with Mooncup Theatre's Rebecca Clarke on Wednesday 29 August. Sessions are between 10am and 11.30am; 12pm and 1.30pm and 2pm and 3.30pm and the entrance fee is £2.50 per session per child.

Anyone who enjoys drawing or would like to work on their observational drawing skills and meet like-minded people can join a Sketch Crawl around Ormskirk’s busy market with illustrator Gill Smith.

This informal event will include an introduction by illustrator Gill Smith about what to expect, examples of inspirational observational drawing and various approaches. Please see Chapel Gallery (external link) the website for a full explanation of the activity, equipment required and fee, which also includes lunch.

Sketch Crawls will take place on the following date:

  • Thursday 16 August 10am – 1pm
  • Thursday 30 August 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 1 September 10am – 1pm

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: "There is so much fun for people of all ages to enjoy at the Chapel Gallery this summer so make sure you don't miss out."

To book on the Monster Fun or Sketch Crawl sessions please contact the Chapel Gallery 01695 571328 or email chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk.

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