As the days grow short and the evenings long, dark are the days of Wintertide.
Explore the snowdrifts and enjoy free family activities as the Gallery is transformed into a Nordic wonderland inspired by Tove Jansson’s Moominvalley.
The exhibition features entries from our annual Art Competition. It is curated and created by professional artist Benedict Romain and students from the local college BCA.
Entry is free.
by Tove Jansson
From Tales in Moominvalley
The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.
'Fall under its spell' Maidenhead Advertiser
Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.
'A treat for the whole family that offers an ideal festive alternative to the pantomime' Families Magazine
Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.
Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.
10.30am and 1.30pm.
Join our storytellers in the magical story den for more Moomin adventures this festive season!
Join Ruth who will be reading The Invisable Child by Tove Jansson.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.
Age guidance: 3-7 years.
£2 per person
Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this festive season.
The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!
24 November – Christmas Tree (Sewing) and Santa Table Decoration
1 December – Clay Candle Holder and Elf
15 December – Cracker & Christmas Tree Decoration
22 December - Christmas Tree Table Decoration and Snowman Light Up Tree Decoration
28 December - Masking Tape Art and scratch decorations
29 December - TBC
30 December - a New Years wish jar
Sessions are 45 minutes.
Age guidance: 5-8 years.
£5 per child
Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.
As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.
Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.
WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times
'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard
Age guidance 16+ years.
Eleven volunteers play their favourite track from their favourite musical. One will be crowned King or Queen of the stage!
WHY? Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat