Building on the enormous success of the previous two years, the national Family Arts Festival has joined forces with BBC’s Get Creative to form the Get Creative Family Arts Festival 2015.
From exploring backstage at a theatre to listening to a concert dressed as your favourite superhero or learning circus skills, families are invited to share new experiences. Every generation is welcome, with the festival embracing theatre, dance, sculpture, painting, music, classic children’s stories, fine art and almost every other possible art form.
Former Children’s Laureate and bestselling author Michael Morpurgo will return as Patron of the Festival for another year and said “I am delighted to be Patron of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival again this autumn. Now in its third year, there is a huge range of events on offer: from music to theatre, dance to art. There is sure to be something to delight and share with all members of the family across the generations.
“An early cultural experience for children in whatever form – opera, ballet, music or art is a wonderful thing because it opens the door to a life-long experience, a life-long enjoyment. I encourage families to make a day of it together – or a week – exploring the exciting events that are happening all around the UK this half-term.”
The Festival runs from 9 October to 1 November with loads of amazing events happening in and around Manchester from The Lowry to Z-Arts and Manchester Museum to The Central Library. We will try and feature most events on our Events page but keep your eye on individual websites or www.familyartsfestival.com for more details. Families can search for events in their area by genre, age range and interest. New events are uploaded daily.