Thursday, 7 August 2014

Mammoth Free Art workshops for children

The East Ilford Betterment Partnership has secured funding via the Departmental of Business Innovation and Skills, for a series of free art workshops to promote learning in Natural Sciences.

Our event coincides with the 150th anniversary of the excavation of steppe mammoth remains in Ilford by Sir Antonio Brady, and participants will be learning about the famous palaeontological discovery and other local history.

Event Title:   Mammoth Steppes
Date:            Starts Monday 11th August 2014
Time:            12:00 - 16:00
Venue:          Clementswood Community Centre, Connaught Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1RN
Price:            Free
Details:          Arts and craft workshops with strong natural sciences learning theme.

Children and young people will hear a series of short talks from key figures within the field of natural sciences and will produce a range of drawn images to displayed in Redbridge Central Library.  Drawn images may include, crystalline structures, mammoths, prehistoric animals, skeletons and much more.

The groups will also produce painted boards that will be displayed around local parks and two 3D maps of Ice Age and Stone Age Ilford that will also be displayed at Redbridge Central Library.

It is hoped that artwork will also be unveiled to the public at a two day festival held in Ilford Town Centre on the 27th and 28th September 2014.   The event will have further free art workshops for Children and art produced will be included at our Redbridge Library Exhibition.  Details of the vent can be found by clicking (here)

For Further details please call Wilson Chowdhry on 020 8514 0861 or email

This project has been co-funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as part of the BIS Science and Society Community Challenge Grant Scheme’.

A spokesperson said;

‘The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is pleased to support this project which takes science into a community setting. It is our hope as a result of the audience being engaged with this project that they will feel better informed about science issues affecting them and be inspired to be involved further in the future’.

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