Monday, 25 February 2019

Open House Families: 22-23 June 2019

Open House Families returns for the second year running this June as London’s FREE festival of architecture exclusively for children and their families. 
After a successful festival launch in 2018, the charity behind Open House London is excited to bring back their funfilled weekend of architecture to inspire and excite the next generation of city-shapers, with new additions to the activity line-up making the festival even more inclusive for everyone. 

What’s On? 40+ hands-on creative activities and experiments designed and led by some of London’s most influential architecture practices, storytelling and messy play sessions for under-fives, city trails and art workshops hosted in iconic cultural venues across London including St Paul’s Cathedral, The National Gallery and the Royal Academy. 
Highlights include: → Architecture Parade, 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin)      Design your own London Skyline and turn it into a paper crown to wear and take home with architects Jestico +      Whiles. → Don’t bin it, build it! Canary Wharf      Turn off the waste tap and give rubbish a second life! Join structural engineers Elliott Wood and turn plastic waste      into building blocks to create your own recycled structure. → Light and colour play, Here East      Love colour? Transform Here East with architects Hawkins\Brown by creating patterns and skylines on the ground      floor glazing of the building to project colourful sunlight and shadows into the space! → Mini Golf “PAR-TEE”, Gasholder Park      Orms bring London town to the world of mini crazy golf, where children and adults alike can enjoy putting around      town with obstacles such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Children will also be tasked      with making their own obstacles to add to the course. Happy golfing!  → Build a birdbox! Canary Wharf      Collage and cut, decorate and fold your very own bird house complete with a teeny tiny paper canary!

The festival programme will go live on our website in March.
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