Here at the King's Lynn's Festival, we aim to provide a mix of community workshops and education projects which provide exciting opportunities to work with a variety of artists and musicians. Our year-round programme includes workshops, activities, talks and exhibitions offering a diverse range of fun and educational events for all.
To stay informed and discover information on our new and upcoming projects be sure to regularly check this page.
We are pleased to offer 50% discounts for under 18s on the majority of our concert tickets. This initiative is supported by
The Ruth Fermoy Memorial Fund.
Family Art Workshops on Heritage Open Day 2018
Sunday 16 September 10am to 4pm
Pump It Up - Wind Pipe Organ Project: 7 to 12 October 2018
Sarah Kenchingham (artist, maker, musician and performer) is bringing her wonderful and whimsical unique Wind Pipe Organ to King's Lynn for 6 days of workshops and music making. The organ workshops will take place in St Nicholas' Chapel which is the perfect venue for this beautiful instrument
16-18 Workshop and Performance: We are looking for young people to take part in a series of workshops leading to a performance, on this unique instrument, of Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Part; at a performance on Friday 12 October. Practice workshops will run on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October from 3pm to 5pm
School Workshops (KS2): Participating schools will create their own musical composition on this colourful Wind Pipe Organ instrument and then go on to explore how sound is generated through organ pipes by making their own instrument to take away. School workshops will run from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 October at a variety of times through the school day
Family Workshop: Families are welcome to come down to this interactive workshop and create beautiful music on this uniquely colourful and fascinating instrument. Family workshops are run on Sunday 7 October from 2pm to 4pm, tickets are £2.50 per person and must be booked in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult
If you are interested in booking any of these workshops for you, your school or your family please contact Louise at King's Lynn Festival on 01553 767557 or see our events pages for these for more information
Children's Art Workshops 2018:
This season at the King's Lynn Festival we have a variety of different workshops run specifically for children
Tickets for all workshops are available from calling the Festival Office on 01553 767557 or booking online through their respective events page (apart from the family event Art Time Before Bedtime)
Family Event - Art Time Before Bedtime: Friday 12 October
(Suitable for ages 8+)
Come and join us for an exciting evening! Starting at the Museum you will be guided along a historic route to the Fermoy Gallery to have a private view of the paintings. You will then create your own modern response to the work of the artist L.S. Lowry before taking a guided tour around King's Lynn's light shows. Finally arriving back at Stories of Lynn we will have a hot chocolate, a bedtime story and create a sky-silhouette to take home.
Wear your warmest onesie, a winter coat and some sensible walking shoes (you're welcome to bring a blanket or toy too!)
From 6pm until late
Tickets are £5 per child, with accompanying adults free and are sold through the Stories of Lynn Reception, please call 01553 774297 to book
Children's Workshop - Lost and Found with Alison Dunhill, Artist: Saturday 13 October
(Suitable for ages 8-12 years)
Go rummaging through your old bits and pieces and find little hidden treasures no bigger than a 50p - they might be buttons, badges, pieces of ribbon, bottle tops, sweet wrappers, beads or tiny toy figures. Bring them along and stick or sew them into your very own special and unique 'wondermesh' cloud. At the end of the workshop all the clouds will be hung for everyone to admire before taking them home
From 1pm to 4pm in the Shakespeare Barn
Tickets are £10 per child, with accompanying adults free
- Children's Workshop - Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats and Dogs with Rachael Williams, Artist: Friday 19 October
(Suitable for ages 8+)
Taking inspiration from our 'Place' Exhibition in the Fermoy Gallery, Rachael will take a closer look at the Lowry painting on display and inspire the children to create their own local street scene. Come and see what you think of the L.S. Lowry painting "Landscape with Farm Buildings" and create your own modern masterpiece response to take home.
This workshop will be repeated at 10:30am and again at 2pm, the workshop lasts approximately an hour and a half and is in the Shakespeare Barn
Tickets are £5 per child, with no accompanying adult necessary
Young Artists Workshop with the Arts Society King's Lynn: Tuesday 23 October (Suitable for ages 8+)
Taking inspiration from the paintings in the PLACE exhibition children will explore colour, style and techniques to produce their own works of art.
For more information on any of our upcoming educational events
be sure to check out our "WHAT'S ON" page
Previous Educational Programmes
Working throughout the years to develop our educational programmes and projects, the following highlight some of our past amazing community-based achievements, bringing various professional musicians to the children of King's Lynn's primary schools:
- The King's Lynn Summer Festival of 2014 saw the Orchestra of St Johns visit Churchill Park School.
After the performance, the students were able to interact with both the instruments and musicians.
- As part of our year-round programme in November 2016 pupils from St Martha's Catholic Primary School at our Coffee Concert, where they performed with the
Snowden-Sir Duo (pictured right).
- Following this success in November 2017, pupils from St Michael's Academy worked with flutist Anna Rosa Mari and violinist Kamila Bydlowska on a piece based on a traditional Hungarian Czardas, and inspired by the rhythms of things the pupils longed for (unicorns-and-ice-cream!)
Since then we have continued to work with
Norfolk Music Hub's Jessica Berners and local composer and musician Jane Wells to support classical music workshops in local primary schools supported by
Arts Council England. Every November, we feature the results of the hard work of local young musicians at our Coffee Concerts, where the pupils and the professional musicians do a short performance ahead of the main programme.
and performance opportunities in local primary schools.