Bath youngsters follow Tudor and Jacobean fashions at Holburne Museum
Children have been getting creative at museums and a theatre in Bath.
The Holburne Museum welcomed 33 Year 5 pupils from Bathwick St Mary C of E Primary School who were keen to find out about Tudor and Jacobean fashions.
The gallery is offering primary and secondary schools free workshops supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund linked to a new exhibition Painted Pomp: Art and Fashion in the Age of Shakespeare.
Two pupils got dressed in full Jacobean costume as the class learned about the extraordinary materials and work that went into the clothes worn by the glitterati of the day. The group then explored the exhibition which includes nine full-length portraits by William Larkin before returning to the museum's Clore education space to create their own paper fashions inspired by what they had seen.
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At the weekend, the Theatre Royal played host to The Big Day In – a range of free events across its three auditoria.
On offer were backstage tours, opportunities to get creative in the egg café, a taster of new work written and performed by the Young People's Theatre and a bedtime stories tent for parents and children tucked up in the rooftop workshop space at the egg.
Over the past six months, 140 members of the Theatre Royal's YPT, aged between nine and 18, have collaborated with professional writers Paul Dodgson and Adam Peck, and director Emma Earle to create an anthology of 23 original pop-up plays.
These will be performed throughout the Family Theatre Festival at the Theatre Royal, which runs until Saturday, February 23.
Meanwhile, children have been taking advantage of a variety of fun craft sessions on offer at Bath and North East Somerset Council's museums for half term.
Among them was the free A Very Valentine drop-in event at the Fashion Museum, where youngsters could make a range of beautiful treats.
For more details of heritage events including listings, the online leaflet and website links for the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery, visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/heritageevents or pick up a leaflet in a library.