Friday 14 July 2017

The Archikids Festival 2017 Programme has Launched!

On your marks, get set, LEGO!
Archikids Festival launches programme of activities for 2017.

On 22 & 23 July the City of London Square Mile will be overrun by mini archi-tectives discovering the iconic buildings and hidden gems of the City, as part of the Archikids Festival 2017. Archikids is a weekend festival of free activities for kids and their families to explore the city. The spaces to some of the most exciting buildings are opening, from icons the Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral to the cityscapes of Broadgate and the Museum of London.

What’s On?
An action-packed programme of 30+ activities officially is in store, to get children to learn about the architecture, engineering, and design of their city! A few festival activity highlights for 2017 are:

Spot the wildlife that lives in the churchyard of St Paul’s Cathedral and make your own habitat for city birds, bees and bugs.

Funtastic City
Explore the cityscape of Broadgate and join architects in creating a Funtastic Open City! PRP will provide you with tools to bring your city to life!

Hatwalk Catwalk
Fashion stations are go! With a catwalk ready for you to strut your structural style this workshop invites families to design and make an architectural piece of headwear.

Races & Competitions
A bit of competitive spirit is welcomed at the Ping Pong Challenge with Lipton Plant architects, Minecraft Competition at the Museum of London and the giant Lego race of On your marks, get set, LEGO!


Festival Details:
When: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2017,10am-5pm
Where: City of London  
For who: Children and their families
How much: Free for Everyone
For further details:
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Please note that the St Paul’s Cathedral Hub will only be open on Sunday 23 July.

Over 5,000 families joined us in 2017. This year the festival aims to expand and inspire even more young Londoners to join in and explore London’s evolving architecture, too often overlooked by fast-paced city life!

Leading local architects and engineers will help our budding designers too! Teams from AKT II, Atelier One, Archivate Collective, Endpoint, HTA, Lipton Plant, PRP, Studio Sanshea Ltd, Waterman Structures Ltd and many more firms have signed up to the festival’s Activate Challenge, testing their own creative juices in devising an activity for the weekend. Come and see what they brainstorm up!