Sunday, 5 July 2015

National Media Museum, Bradford

Coming up at the National Media Museum:


National Media Museum

From 18 July

Join us throughout the summer holidays for Light Fantastic and explore the wonder of creating and capturing light. Get hands on with our fun family activities, workshops and shows. Immerse yourself in our amazing art installations and discover how to make your own light creations.

All children are welcome to come and adventure in Light Fantastic. Family activities are aimed at ages 5+

Take a look at what you can get up to with the family while you're here during the summer:

Opening weekend activities
Light Fantastic
Liz West
FREE Family Opening Weekend
18 and 19 July, drop in, free

Be the first to experience Light Fantastic with two days of FREE family activities and workshops exploring the science and wonder of light.

Make your own UV torch and reveal the secrets of invisible light, delve into the brightly coloured world of chromatropes, and take part in amazing light drawing shows. From invisible cloaks to lasers that project on to clouds, science collective ‘The Superposition’ will be here to inspire and entertain you with their incredible light experiments.
An Additive Mix By Liz West
Gallery One, From 18 July, drop in, free


Enjoy the magical power of light in our brand new installation by artist Liz West. Spark your imagination and senses as you surround yourself in luminous colour and radiant light. Explore the seemingly endless possibilities of light as you walk among hundreds of coloured lights which combine with infinity mirrors to create an endless white glow.
Liz West Family Talk
23 July, 12pm & 3pm

What can you see? How do you feel? How many colours can you name? Dance, move, relax, pull faces and explore colour in Liz West's amazing installation, An Additive Mix, before meeting Liz and discovering how the artwork was made.

FREE but advance booking is essential. Call 0844 856 3797 to book your free tickets.*

*Calls cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge

Cherry Kino and Alchemy
Shadow puppets
Festival of Light
Double Exposure: A Tale of Two Planets in Darkness and Light by Cherry Kino and Alchemy

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (18 July - 4 September), drop in, free

Artists Cherry Kino and Alchemy will work together in Gallery Two to produce a brand new series of artworks. See the artists at work as they develop photographic prints in a real darkroom and edit cine film by hand. You can also work with them to create your own cyanotype – a photograph made without a camera.
Get Hands On
From 18 July, drop in, free

Our team of Explainers will be running lots of hands on activities for the whole family to enjoy together including shadow puppet storytelling, interactive demonstrations and making cameraless photographs.
Festival of Light

Light Fantastic is part of our year-long Festival of Light, celebrating the UNESCO International Year of Light. Look out for more exciting family events throughout the summer and beyond including The Big Draw this autumn, plus lots of new Light Fantastic family activities.

Click here for more about Light Fantastic

© National Media Museum 2014:
National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ (as part of the Science Museum Group) is an exempt charity under the Second Schedule of the Charities Act of 1960 and is recognised as charitable by HM Revenue and Customs.

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