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Art and Nature Trail

 10am-5pm
Campus
FREE
Age suitability: All
Drop-in

Full to follow.

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Oz

Bubbleology

 Performances at 10.30am-11am, 12.30am-1pm & 2.30pm-3pm, each followed by a walkabout / interactive session
Piazza
FREE
Age suitability: All

A fabulous show of giant bubbles, fog filled bubbles, bubble tricks, waves of huge bubbles, and millions of small bubbles to delight and amaze people of all ages.

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Oz

The Wizard of Oz

 2.30pm
Arts Centre Theatre
£21 (£17.50) Family Tickets £75 (maximum of 2 adults and 2 children) / £53 (maximum of 1 adult and 2 children)
Age suitability: All

We’re off to see the Wizard!

Three Spires Guildhall return to Warwick Arts Centre after their 2017 smash hit Priscilla – Queen of the Desert and now they invite you to join them over the rainbow for their latest production, The Wizard of Oz.

With 2019 seeing the 80th anniversary of the much-loved film, this fun-filled family musical takes you on a magical journey, following Dorothy and her dog, Toto, as they are swept away in a tornado and find themselves in the magical land of Oz!

Dorothy must brave new challenges and forge new friendships as she travels to the Emerald City in the hopes of meeting the Wizard so that he can send her home to Kansas. On her travels she meets a whole host of whimsical characters in a place where witches, lions that talk, scarecrows that walk, men made of tin and flying monkeys are a normal everyday occurrence.

This stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel keeps all of the well known and loved songs from the 1939 film including Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, If I Only Had A Brain and, of course, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

With over 100 people in the company, extravagant sets, bright costumes and a professional 10-piece orchestra, this promises to be the event of the Summer! So, slip on your ruby red slippers and follow the Yellow Brick Road down to Warwick Arts Centre.

Find out more or book tickets

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Story

Storytelling

 11am-11.30am, 12pm-12.30pm, 1pm-1.30pm, 2.30pm-3pm & 3.30pm-4pm
Bookshop, SU Building
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

Join the Story Museum’s Story Guide for some mesmerising traditional oral stories about forms of movement, fantasy style! Whether on the shell of a flying turtle, in the wake of a whale or on the back of a dragon, our Story Guide will send you on some intriguing adventures complete with story sacks, puppets and surprises.

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Pop

Pop Chorus

 11am-11.30am
Music Stage, Oculus Field
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

Pop Chorus is a community choir made up enthusiastic singers from a vast variety of backgrounds and a mix of ages from 16-80 but all with a shared passion for music and singing. In the last 5 years the choir have performed at prestigious local venues including The Birmingham Town Hall, Mansion House in London and recorded at Abbey Road Studios made famous by The Beatles. They have most recently been filmed for TV Channel Sky 1 singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow on the famous landmark Ironbridge in Telford for a documentary ‘My Wonderful Life’ and performed at The Lincoln Center in New York City alongside stars of the Pitch Perfect movies. They thoroughly enjoy a spirited flashmob and have supported many charities singing at fundraising events for Parkinson's, Local Cancer Charity 'Help Harry Help Others' and Epilepsy UK. Pop Chorus is open to anyone who just loves to sing and under the fun direction of Anya Small, radiate joy and happiness wherever they go. Information about Pop Chorus can be found at www.mypopchorus.co.uk. We meet in Kenilworth, Balsall Common, Solihull and Dickens Heath.

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Boogaloo

Boogaloo Babes

 11.45am-12.15pm
Music Stage, Oculus Field
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

The Boogaloo Babes are a vintage vocal harmony quartet who sing songs in the style of the 1930s,40,50's and 60's.

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Flute

Flute Choir

 3.30pm-4pm
Music Stage, Oculus Field
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

The University of Warwick Flute Choir are a student run music group that rehearses every week and performs at many concerts in the Art Centre along with other events, including University Open Days and the German Christmas Market.

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Guided Tour of the New Local World-Class Sport and Wellness Hub

 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Reception, Sport & Wellness Hub
FREE. Register at the tour booking desk on arrival or book here
Age suitability: All

Detail to follow.

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Can Batteries Save Our Planet?

 10am, 12pm & 2pm
Woods-Scawen Room, Arts Centre
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: 6-12 years old

Detail to follow.

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Jump into the World of Polymers!

 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Woods-Scawen Room, Arts Centre
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: 8-14 years old

Detail to follow.

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Candoco Dance Company: A Graceful Act of Stupidity

 11am, 1pm, 3pm (16 minute performances)
Outside of Arts Centre by Butterworth Hall entrance / main entrance
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

Candoco Dance Company presents A Graceful Act of Stupidity by Tom Roden

This is a big welcome aboard. We promise a flight like no other.

Join our two flight attendants as they take you on a journey that slips seamlessly between the everyday and the poetic. Brace yourself for a playful, yet poignant ride on this most unusual aeroplane, fast-propelling you towards the inevitable.

Danced with charm and cheek, the two performers interweave delicious full-bodied dancing with spoken word, gestural detail and British Sign Language. This masterful choreography is a microcosm of joy and pathos.

A Graceful Act of Stupidity is your entire life in a moment. It’s time to check-in.

Choreography: Tom Roden

Dancers: Annie Edwards and Jemima Hoadley

Music:Christopher Preece

Design and costume: Will Holt

BSL consultancy: Deepa Shah

Photo by Chris Nash

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Make

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Craft workshop

 10am-11.15am, 11.30am-12.45pm, 2pm-3.15pm & 3.45pm-5pm
Helen Martin Studio, Arts Centre
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

Full details to follow.

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face painting

Face Painting

 10am-1pm & 1.30pm-5pm
Theatre Bar, Arts Centre + Sports and Wellness Hub + SU Atrium
Suggested donation: £2
Age suitability: 3+
Drop-in

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face painting

Decorate a Cupcake

 10am-5pm
Upper Foyer, Arts Centre
tbc
Age suitability: All
Drop-in

Decorate a cupcake and take it home to eat!

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Can You Make a Battery Out of Lemons?

 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
OCO.01, Oculus
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: 6-12 years old

Detail to follow.

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A
nd we have lift off! Rocket Making and Launching

 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
OCO.01, Oculus
FREE. Drop-in
All children must be accompanied by an adult

Detail to follow.

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PLAY

Baby Rave

Baby Rave

 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Copper Rooms 2, Warwick SU
3 per person
Age suitability: 0-7 years old

The original family dance party Baby Loves Disco comes to Warwick Arts Centre for an extra special party. With resident club DJ, DJ Dub, mixing feel-good dance floor fillers with pop classics from the years before parenthood struck right up to the present day. The perfect party for parents and babies, toddlers and young children to dance together. Hold tight for all manner of dance floor shenanigans, mummy and daddy dance offs and a whole host of dance-floor fun and games! Suitable for parents of all ages and children aged 0 – 7 and older siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles all welcome!

Book tickets to 11am Rave here

Book tickets to 2pm Rave here

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Land Train

Land Train

 10am-4pm
Coach Car Park > Sports Hub > Coach Car Park
FREE
Age suitability: All

Take our land train up to the new Sports Hub and explore all that they have on offer.

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Board Games

Games Room

 10am-5pm
OCO.04, Oculus
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

Challenge friends and family to a range of classic board games.

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Hoops

Hoop Skills Workshop

 11.30am-12pm, 1.30pm-2pm & 3.30pm-4pm
Senate House Lawn
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: All

Everything you ever wanted and never needed to know about hula hooping. This is a fun and creative way to increase your core strength, flexibility and spatial awareness. The irresistible Angie will have you hooping in no time. Hula hooping crosses the generations, kids, mums, dads, grandparents, with the right hoops and a little encouragement anyone can look good in a hoop. Individuals or groups, intensive or open workshops, ages 8 – 80, this one’s for everyone! The most fun and creative way to exercise that we know of. It’s an aerobic workout for the whole body increasing core strength, flexibility and body and spatial awareness.If you’ve tried hooping with a child’s hoop before don’t be dismayed, once you’ve got a professional hoop around your hips Angie guarantees to get everyone hooping!

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Bangra

Bhangra Tots with Sohan Kailey

 10.30am-11am, 12.30pm-1pm & 2.30pm-3pm
Studio Theatre, Arts Centre
FREE. Booking to be confirmed
Age suitability: 2-10 years. Babies are welcome too. All children to be accompanied by parents or carers

Interactive family fun. Journey across the world on a make believe magical carpet and experience vibrant Bhangra dancing from India, colour of Bollywood, roar like a dinosaur, take to the ocean with Pirates, imagine dancing on the beach, jump to the samba beat plus lots more. There is so much fun to be had. Don't miss this exciting dancing and musical adventure. Vibrant music and dynamic dancing, suitable for tots and older children too.... a must for families. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Grown ups please join in too. Sohan Kailey is a Children's and Family Entertainer. He has performed at numerous events and festivals alongside CBeebies, CBBC and CITV.

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Bangra

Claycroft Activity Zone

 10am-5pm
Claycroft Field
FREE.
Age suitability: All

Explore our FREE activity zone and get fit in the fresh air. Bring a ball to shoot some hoops on our half basketball court, bounce on our trampolines, or swing on our swings. We've also got energy bikes, a cross trainer and cardio machines to strengthen arms!

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Arty Splats Sensory Zone

 10am-10.45am, 11am-11.45am, 12pm-12.45pm, 1pm-1.45pm, 2pm-2.45pm, 3pm-3.45pm & 4pm-4.45pm
Creative Learning Space, Arts Centre
FREE.Collect your FREE Arty Splats session wrist band from the Information Point on the day
Age suitability: 6 month - 8 years

Guaranteed to excite your senses and spark little one's imagination! Little ones (6 months - 8 years) can discover movement with Arty Splats. This includes baby sensory zone and feeding space. Whilst the little ones get messy (ish) with our chalk ball target, get scooping and pouring with our cereal station. Get creative (and develop those finger/hand muscles) with our home made playdough. Discover and test gravity with our ball and car chute plus tons more fun!

The bonus? Kids don't get too messy, it's educational and we do all the clearing up.

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Family Climbing Sessions

 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
Climbing Centre, Sports & Wellness Hub
FREE.Booking process TBC
Age suitability: 5+

5 hourly sessions of two families per session

A minimum of one parent/carer must climb with a child.

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Family Swim with Fun Inflatables

 12pm-4pm
Swimming Pool, Sports & Wellness Hub
FREE.Booking process TBC
Age suitability: All

Full details to follow.

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Summer Camp Taster Activities!

 10am-2pm
Combat Room, Sports & Wellness Hub
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: 5-12 years

Full details to follow.

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Tennis for Fun

 11am-2pm
Sports Arena, Sports & Wellness Hub
FREE. Rock up and play throughout the day!
Age suitability: 5+ years

Full details to follow.

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Born to Move Classes

 12pm & 1pm
Studio, Sports & Wellness Hub
FREE.Book at reception on the day
Age suitability: 8-12 year 12pm-12.45pm & 13-15 year old 1pm-1.45pm

Full details to follow.

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Whatever Floats Your Boat? Warwick Submarine Buoyancy Activity

 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
OCO.01, Oculus
FREE. Drop-in
Age suitability: 6+ years old

Detail to follow.

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eat drink shop

MARKET

Food Market

 10am-5pm
Location to be confirmed
Various
Full details to follow.
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Arts Centre Cafe

 tbc
Arts Centre
Various
Serving breakfast and made to order premium burgers.

Please note: The Arts Centre Cafe is cashless. Payments can only be made via card.

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Bookshop

 10am-4pm
Piazza
Various
Selling a wide range children's books, high quality greeting cards and gifts.
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Cafe Library

 9am-6pm
Oculus
Various
Serving hot breakfasts.

Please note: Cafe Library is cashless. Payments can only be made via card.


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Cafe Oculus

 10am-4pm
Oculus
Various
Serving sweet waffles, cold drinks and coffee

Please note: Cafe Oculus is cashless. Payments can only be made via card.


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Costa

 8.30am-6pm
Piazza
Various
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Fusion

 9am-9pm
Rootes
Various
Serving hot breakfast rolls, coffee and tea throughout the day.

Please note: Fusion is cashless. Payments can only be made via card.


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Rootes Grocery Store

 10am-4pm
Rootes Grocery Store
Various
Selling everything from food to go and fresh produce to international food and every day essentials.
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