Free monthly sessions for children return to the Market Hall from October

The Art in the Market team are back after a long break due to Covid!

Beginning on Saturday 2 October, children can enjoy arts and crafts sessions, sponsored by Hyndburn Council, with activities including:

  • Face painting
  • Sand art
  • Freestyle arts and crafts
  • Story time

– plus much more, with snacks kindly provided by Smiths Fruiterers stall.

Every child will also receive a small gift and a voucher for a free book from the Book Exchange.

Young writers wanted

The arts and crafts sessions will be delivered by New Freedom, whose owner Kate Furey commented:

‘Like before, these sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities – but we’ve made a few changes this season.

‘We’ve decided to include the reading of a story written by a local child at each session.

‘The young writer chosen will receive a prize and their story will be read aloud by our storyteller.

‘So we’re looking for stories suitable for young children – if you know any budding young writers, please email kate@NewFreedomLtd.co.uk – with parental permission.

‘And we’re also keen for local businesses to sponsor gift bag items for children, so get in touch if you’re interested.’

Market Manager Sameena King added:

‘It’s great to see these arts and crafts sessions return to our beautiful Market Hall.

‘We’re looking forward to seeing all the young artists having fun and excited to see what they create!’

Arts and crafts sessions dates

Suitable for all ages and free to attend on the following Saturdays:

  • 2 October
  • 6 November
  • 4 December
  • 8 January
  • 5 February
  • 5 March

All sessions start at 10AM and finish at 2PM.

So if your little one could be the next JK Rowling or Damien Hirst, why not come along on a Saturday?

And even if your ambitions aren’t as lofty as that, the arts and crafts sessions are fun, friendly and free.

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