Free family activities this Easter at Bristol Energy Hub

people taking part in a craft activity like the ones that'll be on offer at the Bristol Energy HUbThe new Bristol Energy Hub sails into Bristol's Harbourside this Easter. Our new events space will host a diverse program of free, family-friendly activities that will inspire, educate and entertain.

 

There’s something on every day over the Easter holidays, apart from Sunday 27th March and Sunday 10th April, when the Bristol Energy Hub will be closed all day.

All sessions run 11.30 – 15.30. You can come for the whole day, or drop in when you’re passing by the Hub on Bristol Harbourside – there’s no need to book.

Our programme of free, family friendly activities:

 

Fashion upcycled hats and hand warmers with Kecks Clothing

Friday 25th March, Saturday 26 March
You’ll be shown how to wrap up at home and reduce energy costs. Kecks Clothing run workshops throughout the UK, teaching everyday solutions in reuse. They’ll be working with Bristol Textile Recyclers to provide this workshop.

 

Sunday 27th March and Sunday 10th April - Closed all day

 

Cut and Peg: create paper-cut fashions with Sarah Dennis

Monday 28 March, Monday 4 April
Sarah's work combines traditional paper cutting with collage. Sarah's pieces exemplify the beauty of nature in fairy tales and whimsical childhood dreams, telling classic poems and folk tales through the medium of paper. 

 

Miniature Eco Home Building with Let’s Make Art

Tuesday 29 March, Wednesday 30 March, Friday 1 April
Children and adults will examine affordable ways they can save energy at home by creating mini rooms and houses. Let's Make Art offer high quality art workshops for children and adults in Bristol and beyond.

 

Cycle and create a unique spin painting with APE Project

Friday 1 April, Saturday 2 April, Sunday 3 April
APE Project C.I.C. work with children, young people and their families across Bristol. APE is an acronym for Art, Play and Environment and they are passionate about the importance of play and its ability to transform both individuals and communities. 

 

Bright Idea Screen printing with Simon Tozer

Thursday 31 March, Thursday 7 April, Friday 8 April
Print a 'bright idea' greeting card. Simon is a printmaker, artist and illustrator that lives and works in Bristol.

 

Enlightened fabric printing with Katharina Nyilas

Saturday 2 April, Sunday 3 April
Print an energy efficient lightbulb pattern. Katharina runs creative arts workshops in the local community to enable people to re-use throw away materials, encourage environmental awareness and teach participants skills which they can take away with them.

 

Create a Draught Buster with Bristol Sewing School

Tuesday 5 April, Wednesday 6 April
Limit household draughts by creating a fun draught excluder. Bristol Sewing School offers a range of sewing and textile workshops for all ages and abilities including dressmaking, soft furnishings, knitting and crochet, upholstery, willow sculpture, City and Guilds and needle crafts.

 

Enjoy a pedal powered smoothie with APE Project's magic fruit bike

Friday 8 April, Saturday 9 April
APE Project C.I.C. work with children, young people and their families across Bristol. APE is an acronym for Art, Play and Environment and they are passionate about the importance of play and its ability to transform both individuals and communities. 

 

Create a 'switch-off' creature with Nadia Addonizio

Saturday 9 April
You’ll be encouraged to switch off lights and save energy by creating your own, personal creature light switch cover. Nadia is an experienced Art Tutor with an extensive portfolio of art and craft workshops. She has many years of experience working for Adult Education in Gloucestershire and more specifically for Art Shape, where she teaches crafts to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.