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Christmas workshops at Peterborough Museum

Christmas stained glass ornaments workshop
• Sun 24 Nov, 10am-4pm • £50 per person
This Christmas decorate your house with unique homemade stained glass ornaments! Using the copper foil and solder method, you will be led through this festive workshop. Create stained glass angels, robins, Christmas trees or your own festive design. Using the Tiffany technique of cutting, foiling and soldering stained glass, you will come away with two or three pieces to take home as presents (or keep for yourself to impress guests with your newfound artistic talent!). The cost of the workshop includes the use of all materials and lunch.

Christmas calligraphy workshop
• Sat 30 Nov, 10am-4pm • £55 per person
Learn a new skill in time for Christmas. Using tutor demonstrations and individual practice, you’ll learn to construct the letters of the foundational script using a dip pen and ink. Our experienced calligraphy tutor will offer individual support by ensuring that you can work at your own pace. By the end of the day you will be able to create several name tags suitable for Christmas or birthday presents, using some colour to add interest to the text. The cost of the workshop includes lunch and calligraphy materials for you to take home with you, including a dip pen, ink, protractor, brush and paper.

Christmas wreath workshop
• Sun 1 Dec, 2pm – 4:30pm & Sun 8 Dec, 2pm – 4:30pm • £30 per person
Make a traditional, wire and moss-based wreath for your door this Christmas. Using natural greenery, flowers and festive decoration, our experienced florist will guide you through the techniques used to make a luxury decorative wreath for your home or to give as a gift. All materials, and mince pies, provided.

Willow Christmas decorations workshop
• Thu 5 Dec, 6pm – 8:30pm & Fri 13 Dec, 6pm – 8:30pm • £30 per person
Spend the evening making Christmas decorations using willow for your home and garden. Choose from a star, wreath, tree or reindeer. Our experienced willow weaver will help you take home two to three items. Learn how to tie rose bud knots, weave using a three rod wale, randing and figure of eight weaves. A fun workshop suitable for beginners and those with previous experience. The cost of the workshop includes the use of all materials.

Needle felted Christmas ornaments workshop
• Sat 7 Dec, 10:30am – 1pm&2pm – 4:30pm • £20 per person
This Christmas, learn to make decorations using traditional needle felting. Join our local textile artist and artisan felter, who is an experienced workshop provider in schools and with adults. In this workshop, she will guide you through making a felted robin and small felted Santa or gnome to decorate your festive tree, or give away as gifts. The cost of the workshop includes the use of all materials.

“Christmas is a time for ghost stories…”

Peterborough Ghost Walk
• 17th December 2019, 7:30pm • Meet outside Peterborough Museum • £5 adults, £3 children
Explore the city’s spooky side! Be spellbound by our haunted heritage with an ever-popular ghost walk. Find out about phantom monks, a slaughtered cavalier and even a ghostly lorry! Pre-booking is advisable for this highly popular tour which is not recommended for under 8s (all children must be accompanied).

Peterborough Museum Candlelit Tour
• 10th December 2019, 7:30pm • Peterborough Museum • £5 adults, £3 children
Explore Peterborough’s most haunted building by candlelight. Hear about the ghost of the lonely ANZAC and visit our haunted cellar – if you dare! Due to limited availability pre-booking is essential. Access is limited so please call in advance for more information. Not recommended for under 14s (all children must be accompanied).

• Please book in advance, as places are strictly limited for our Christmas workshops. Book now online at vivacity.org, call 01733 864663 or pop into the museum to book your place.

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