Yinka Shonibare MBE: Family Celebration Day

From 10.30. Some events require booking, see below for details.
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Children free

This event is not bookable online, read information below for details.

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A day of entertainment, music, workshops and family fun, all inspired by the major exhibition Yinka Shonibare MBE: FABRIC–ATION. Download the full programme of events

Children are invited to join us in fancy dress of their choice, inspired by works in the exhibition: pirates, fairies, ballerinas and aliens all welcome! Those in fancy dress will be entered into a competition for a chance to win a Yinka Shonibare MBE 'goody bag' and a free return family day out at YSP which includes a £20 voucher to spend in the YSP Restaurant and free parking. A 10% discount on all Yinka Shoninbare MBE merchandise will be available all day. Terms and conditions apply.

Dressing the Globals: Textile Family Workshop / 10.30 & 13.30 / £2 (booking advised)
Join YSP Learning and University of Huddersfield’s Textile Craft students for a family workshop that focuses on the artist’s use of fabrics in his sculpture. Find out more and book online

Victorian Pastimes & Toy Workshop / 10.30, 11.30, 13.30 & 14.30 / Free (booking advised)
Discover traditional stories of toys and how they work and learn about life for children in Victorian times. Take part in some old fashioned lawn games and have your chance to wear Victorian dress. Find out more and book online

Wax Print Bead Making / From 10.30 / Free (limited availability, booking advised)
Using vibrant colourful samples of African wax print fabric, make your own unique bead creations and beaded jewellery to take home with you. Find out more and book online

Sounds of the Steel Pan and Flag Waving Parade / Free / Drop in from 11.00
Discover traditional Calypso and contemporary classics, bringing the uplifting and joyful sounds of the steel pan to YSP, performed by nationally acclaimed Foxwood Steel. Includes a flag waving parade. Various times and locations throughout the day. Find out more

Paper Windmill Making  / Free / Drop in from 10.30
Drop in at the Underground Gallery and we will show you how to make your own paper windmill to take home with you, inspired by Yinka Shonibare MBE’s open air Wind Sculptures. Find out more

Street Theatre Takeover at YSP / Free / From 10.30
Drop in throughout the day as a range of acts perform family-friendly shows around the Underground Gallery and YSP Centre taking inspiration from the exhibition and animating the grounds of the Park. Or why not come meet our Victorian Lady stiltwalker, who will be entertaining and greeting audiences. Various acts throughout the day. Find out more

Wakefield Djembe Circle Music Performances /  Free / drop in / 11.00 - 15.00
Discover Wakefield Djembe Circle at YSP as they present a series of live drumming performances throughout the day. The group welcome people to join in with their performances. Pick up an instrument and find out more on the day. Find out more
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