Thursday 23 August 2018

Open City - Open House Families Activites This September

Open House Families Activites This September
Open House Families is exclusively for children and their families, designed to inspire the next generation of city-shapers.
During Open House Families events families can explore and admire incredible buildings and places throughout London alongside architects, engineers, artists and stoytellers.
This September Open House Families has teamed up with The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) to deliver a weekend of exciting free family events entitled 'Lifting the Lid on Old Oak and Park Royal'. The aim of the weekend is to encourage families to explore and enjoy the areas of Old Oak and Park Royal.
Over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd September families can take part in a variety of free events to celebrate the vibrant places, communities, industries and businesses in Old Oak and Park Royal. From exploring an old carpet factory and weaving musical tales to designing dream living spaces, families can enjoy a range of hands-on workshops over five locations celebrating a truly unique and industrious area of London. Please visit the Open House Families webpage for a full listing of free events for all of the family.

Win a private screening of The House with a Clock in its Walls
This summer Open House Families is also celebrating the release of The House with a Clock in Its Walls starring Jack Black and Oscar-winner, Cate Blanchett. A magical adventure from the people who brought you iconic classics such as E.T.Back to the Future and The BFGThe House with a Clock in Its Walls tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart.  But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is released in UK cinemas on 21September! See it first 15 and 16 September.Watch the trailer now.

Head out on your own magical adventure during Open House Weekend by exploring one of our own houses with a clock in their walls – take a picture of one of the fantastic clocks in an Open House venue and share on social media with the hashtag #OpenHouseWithAClock for your chance to win a private screening of the film for you and 30 friends.
Look out for further details on how to participate and a full downloadable guide to the clocks of Open House Weekend and the fascinating stories behind them, available from this webpage