Terrible Tales - 2020/21

Leicestershire Virtual School in collaboration with Communities and Wellbeing Heritage Service presents Terrible Tales in Leicestershire.

These events take place across half time and in to the new year. 




20 Oct 2020, 2pm - 3pm

Terrible Objects and Archaeological Secrets at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

Learn the tools of the trade of an archaeologist as you uncover the past and piece together history. What and who will you discover?

20 Oct 2020, 10:30am – 12noon

Dastardly Drama and Secret Agents at 1620s House and Garden.

Discover the Terrible Tale of the Gunpowder Plot; join in the Plotters Play and become ad government agent trying to foil the perilous plan.

24 Oct 2020. 1pm – 4pm

Spooky Birds and Super-Creeps at Harborough Museum. 

Get up close to the amazing crows, ravens, bats, spiders and owls from the Museum collections.

24 Oct 2020, 12:15pm – 4pm

Crazy Colours in Weird Ways at Wigston Library.

Discover how artists used things like spices, fruit, soil and charcoal to create colour to use for paintings.  Make you own pigments and craft some tools that were used years ago to create your own piece of art.

5 Dec 2020

Awful Aliens at Retro Computer Museum, Thurmaston.

Explore the Retro Computer Museum and find out about games from the past including the classic Space Invaders.  Create your own alien crafts to take home, including some slippery, sloppy space alien slime.

6 Feb 2021, 10:30am – 11:30am

Menacing Mining at Coalville Library.

What makes the job of a miner so terribly dangerous?  Come and find out about the hazards of working underground and have a go at some super science challenges.

13 Feb 2021, 10:30am to 12noon

Rotten Rocks and Frightful Fossils at Charnwood Museum.

Get close up with our amazing handling collection of rocks and fossils and follow clues to identify them.  Create a colourful collage to take away.

18 Feb 2021, 2pm to 4pm

Spectacular Skull Mask Printing at Melton Museum.

Use beautifully carved Indian woodblocks to decorate a skull which then can be word as your very own mask. Other activities will include decorating paper mache skulls.

Please see the attached flyer for full details.

All events are FREE.  Spaces are limited to booking is essential.

For more information or to book a place, please contact Louise Sharples on 07947 949699 or email louise.sharples@leics.gov.uk.

All sessions comply with the current government guidelines aroind COVID-19.  For more information please contact Louise directly.

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