Category Archives: Events for children and families

Zoetrope workshop

Zoetrope advert.

Zoetrope advert.

There are all kinds of opportunities to be creative at Ouseburn Festival. An unusual one is offered at the Toffee Factory on Sunday 5th July 2015.

Artist Chris Folwell will be running 30 Minute workshops (12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm), showing you how to assemble your very own zoetrope to take home with you.

There’ll also be hot drinks and sweet treats from Heaton Perk cafe, fun craft activities and wacky and brilliant, yet rarely screened, versions of Alice in Wonderland.


Rubber Duck Race 2014 at 3pm on Sunday

Update to Rubber Duck Race time on Sunday

If you’ve taken away your Cluny Rubber Duck Race duck to decorate it, you need to have it back at The Cluny by 2.30pm on Sunday 6th July 2014.

For all spectators, the Rubber Duck Race is due to start at 3pm. It should be a quick race – so make sure you’re ready for the start of it or you might miss it! It starts at Crawford’s Bridge and finishes at the wooden bridge.

Have a go Sweet Art

Set of Drawers long crafty table

Set of Drawers long crafty table

Set of Drawers, a group of illustrators from the North East of England, are asking for your help in transforming Toffee Factory into a crafty ‘Sweetie Shop’, full of themed creative activities as part of the Ouseburn Festival weekend fun. Help to build and create the terrific Toffee Machine, add to a string of colourful paper bunting or to make your own sweetie brooches.

Drop in anytime between 12pm and 4pm on Sunday 7th July – no need to prebook a space in advance.