Easter trail and paper plumage

Janet Bates' Paper Plumage. EMN-150318-122131001
Janet Bates' Paper Plumage. EMN-150318-122131001

This Easter Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft and Design has treats for all the family with a free craft trail and activities for children as well as creative workshops for adults and young people.

Throughout the holiday, youngsters can explore the building with a ‘Discover and Learn’ Easter themed trail and enjoy activity zones in the café and galleries where they will be encouraged to explore the exhibitions and leave with a creation of their own.

There will also be artist-led activities and workshops for the whole family. Ahead of her exhibition at NCCD later in the year, textile artist Ruth Singer will be running family-friendly drop in activities on March 30, plus there’ll be Paper Plumage with Janet Bates on March 31 and Beady Bugs and Flowers with Samantha Robinson on April 9.

Plus there’s the usual fun and interactive Listen, Make and Create session for 4-10 year olds on April 7. This energetic workshop led by Kirsty Mead of Rhubarb Theatre combines storytelling, music, movement and making and ensures that each child creates something to take home and enjoy.

This year’s Easter break will coincide with the opening of Sound Matters: Exploring Sound Through Form - a Crafts Council touring exhibition considering the connections between craft practice and sound art. The show is on until July 5 in the Main Gallery.