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Make some noise at festival family fun event

Posted on 6 June 2013

Children will have a chance to give a ‘voice’ to a silent movie villain or paint their own Royal self portrait at an afternoon of fun activities organised by postgraduate students at the University of York for the Festival of Ideas.

The Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon on Saturday, 15 June will also encourage children to step back to the Stone Age with flints, antlers and other Mesolithic materials to recreate and record the sounds of human society from 12,000 years ago. There’s a Richard III hunt-out-the-facts activity, a chance to design your own family crest, plus poems, face-painting and mask-making inspired by cats.

Professor Judith Buchanan, Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York, said the events are aimed at seven to 13 year–olds but there are plenty of opportunities for adults to join in.

She said: “Our postgraduate students have come up with a great programme of lively, hands-on events that require nothing more than enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in. We’ve got some great facilities at the Ron Cooke Hub and we’re looking forward to sharing them with local families.

“Best of all it’s free and you don’t need a ticket – just come along.”

The event runs from 1.30 – 4.30pm at the Ron Cooke Hub on Saturday, 15 June.

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