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Family Fun: what’s happening in August 2018?

At the start of each month we’ll be compiling a list of events and activities for families to enjoy here at The Point.

Without further ado, here’s our free, fun and family-friendly list for August!


If you have questions about practical issues like parking and access, or you just want to know what to expect from a visit to The Point, be sure to take a look at our FAQ guide for families.


Family Holiday Workshops

These workshops take place on Thursdays during August and there are two sessions on each date, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. The earlier session is designed for children with disabilities and their families, whilst the afternoon session is open to all. Booking a place on these workshops is essential – you can book by emailing Please note that as these workshops have been available to book since May, some of them may be full. The workshops taking place later in the month currently have the best availability.

2 August
Make your own colourful willow lanterns, inspired by our Microbes exhibition, with artist Dan Jones.

9 August
Using clay, explore textures and patterns to create your own ceramic microbe with artist Angie Hardwick.

16 August
Move and play among our giant inflatable sculptures, becoming a living part of the exhibition with dancer Hayley Beecher.

23 August
Create an interactive soundscape inspired by the microscopic world with musician Nick Lewis.

30 August
Write songs, sing songs and sign songs with musician Janet Wood and Makaton signer Lucy Robertshaw.


Microbes exhibition: 21 July – 1 September

Celebrate the microscopic world of bacteria and cells with our Microbes exhibition. Our gallery will transform as it becomes home to a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods. Walk among them, feel them sway around you and watch how they breathe in this mesmerising artistic spectacle. Entry to our gallery is free and opening hours can be found on the ‘visit’ tab of our website.


Our workshops and exhibitions are free to attend. We are a charity reliant on funding, so if you would like to donate to support our work, please click here.

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