Family

Funny Kids and families

Saturday 4 November
PAPER PUPPETS WORKSHOP – Age 5-11
9am-10am
Windsor Toys, Penn
In the intimate setting of a toy shop, work with artist Ruth Swallow to create paper puppets and a theatre for them to perform some hilariously bad jokes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £4.50 from Windsor Toys Tel: 07856 692277


Saturday 4 November

SHINY HAPPY SPACE FOR BABIES AND THEIR CARERS – Age 2 and under
30-minute sessions at 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm
The Joke Exchange Exhibition Space in Wulfrun Shopping Centre Piazza (next to Poundland entrance)
Relax, take your shoes off and explore the Shiny Happy Space, a sensory tactile, chill-out space for babies and their carers to play and laugh in. There will be lots of fun and funny things to discover.
Tickets £5 per family – email funnythingswolves@gmail.com to reserve a place, or book at the Joke Exchange space in Wulfrun Shopping Centre during normal opening hours between 23rd October and 4th November.

 

Saturday 4 November
11am – FAMILY WORKSHOP WITH RITA SUSZEK
3pm – COMEDY PERFORMANCE
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

Saturday 4 November
AN INTRODUCTION TO CARTOON DRAWING FOR KIDS (AND THEIR GROWN-UPS) WITH LAURA HOWELL – Age 8+
***SOLD OUT***
1.30pm-3pm
Newhampton Arts Centre (Room 4)
If you like drawing – or even if you think you can’t draw at all – this family-friendly cartooning class with Beano and Regular Show artist Laura Howell is for you. Starting with simple doodles, you’ll uncover your inner artist and be amazed at what you can create. Suitable for ages 8 and over, including the grown-ups! Adults are welcome to accompany children and take part in the workshop but will need to purchase a ticket, as workshop space is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £4 from Newhampton Arts Centre -SOLD OUT


Saturday 4 November

DIY DRIVE-IN: NATURE’S TALES – Age 2-8
2pm-4pm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Families are invited to join us for a DIY drive in cinema experience! We’ll be building our own cars using scrap and craft materials and then settling in to watch Nature’s Tales. You’ll find all kinds of creatures, great and small setting off on funny little adventures in this programme of colourful short animated films featuring an exuberant fire-fighting Rhino and a troupe of dancing robots as well as a greedy little reptile who bites off more than he can chew. Full of fun, this selection will tickle the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets £4 per child, £2 per accompanying adult from Midland Box Office.

PAST EVENTS

Wednesday 25th October
COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP WITH TILL LUKAT
11am-2pm
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free


Wednesday 
25 October
SILENT CLOWNS: A SLAPSTICK WORKSHOP FOR KIDS – Age 5-11
12.30pm-2pm
Newhampton Arts Centre
In this workshop, we’ll be introducing a group of budding silent comedians to some of the funniest scenes from the silent film era, and teaching them the tricks of the silent comedy trade through clowning, games, and performing little skits. At the end of the workshop, parents will be invited to see a short performance.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £5 per child from Newhampton Arts Centre.

 

Thursday 26 October
MEME MAKING WORKSHOP WITH KAROLINA KRUPCZYNSKA
11am-2pm
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

 

Thursday 26 October
SIGNOR BAFFO – OH PRODUCTIONS – Age 3+
2pm
Newhampton Arts Centre
An interactive children’s show, there’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo is left in charge. Expect plates-full of fun, with generous helpings of silliness, mischief and adventure. What’s the best way to mix meatballs with spaghetti? How do you make a chicken lay an egg, and how does a sausage roll? All is revealed in the charming culinary chaos of Signor Baffo’s kitchen.
Tickets £6.50 Adult / £4.50 Child / £20 Family from Newhampton Arts Centre.

 

Friday 27 October
FUNNY BONES COMEDY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
9.30am-12pm for ages 5-10, 1.30pm-4.30pm for ages 11-16
Newhampton Arts Centre
Find your funny bone in these comedy workshops for children led by professional actress and funny woman, Tonia Daley-Campbell. Find out what makes people laugh and discover your own unique funny style. Plus there’s a chance to perform at the Funny Market on 28th and 29th Oct as part of the Funny Things comedy festival.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £3 per child from Newhampton Arts Centre.


Friday 27 October
HANNAH AND MARIE’S COMEDY FOR WHIPPERSNAPPERS – Age 5-12
2pm-3pm
Molineux Stadium
Who likes comedy? We do! Hannah Silvester and Marie O’Connor have nbeen performing together since they met at university and made each other laugh so much they nearly passed out. They’ve been performing comedy for kids for a while now, and people think they are pretty good at it. Come and see their silly show.
Tickets £5 adult / £3 child from Midland Box Office.

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October

FUNNY MARKET
11am-4.30pm
Light House Media Centre
There’s loads of fun for all the family at our Funny Market weekend, create curious creatures and make up funny stories about them, join Barbara Nice’s Kid’s joke corner, watch funny films and browse our funny market stalls. Entrance to the Funny Market is free, but some events and activities within the venue do ask for a ticket fee or donation. See individual event listings for more information.

Saturday 28 October
PAPER PUPPETS WORKSHOP - Age 5-11
9am-10am
Windsor Toys, Penn
In the intimate setting of a toy shop, work with artist Ruth Swallow to create paper puppets and a theatre for them to perform some hilariously bad jokes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £4.50 from Windsor Toys Tel: 07856 692277

Saturday 28 October
A CENTURY OF CHAPLIN WITH LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT - All ages
Films showing: The Adventurer | Easy Street | The Immigrant
2pm-3.30pm
Light House Media Centre
1917 was a stellar year for Charlie Chaplin with three of the funniest two-reelers including his favourite short, The Immigrant. We’ll be showcasing some of the best moments from the Chaplin archive in this short film compilation in honour of Chaplin’s centenary.
Tickets £7 / £5 concessions from Light House Media Centre.


Sunday 29 October
FUNNY POEMS FOR KIDS WITH EMMA PURSHOUSE - Age 4-11
10.15am-11am and 11.15am-12pm
Windsor Toys, Penn
Join performance poet Emma Purshouse in the intimate setting of a toy shop. Emma will perform funny poems from her collection ‘I Once Knew a Poem Who Wore a Hat’, which won the Rubery Book Award for poetry in 2016. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets £3.50 each or £10.50 for a family of four from Windsor Toys Tel: 07856 692277.

10.15am tickets
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Sunday 29th October
GETABOUT THEATRE PRESENTS PUPPETRY PERFORMANCE OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – for toddlers age 3+
11am
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

Monday 30th October
Family Theatre
SIDNEY’S SHED: RHUBARB THEATRE
7.00pm at Penn Hall School, Vicarage Road, Wolverhampton. WV4 5HP
Maisie is running from the bullies and thinks she’s just found the perfect place to hide. But this is no ordinary shed and Sidney Waffles is no ordinary gardener… Inventor, explorer and winner of this year’s ‘Best-Veg-in-Show’, the potty flower-potter has made some rather unusual improvements to his allotment – Sidney has created the world’s first time travelling shed! Join Sidney and the bravest little girl in Windy-on-the-hill as they take a time-travelling journey to dig up the past and weed out the bullies! This event is being run by Penn Hall School Young Promoters. The Young Promoters Scheme, run by Black Country Touring, brings quality, professional theatre and dance to local venues at a subsidised cost. Age guidance 5+
Tickets £3 Adults / £1.50 Child / £8 Family from Penn Hall School Tel: 01902 558355


Tuesday 31st October
DROP IN CRAFT WORKSHOP
11am-2pm
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

Wednesday 1st November

DROP IN CRAFT CLAY WORKSHOP
11am-2pm
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

Thursday 2nd November
DROP IN CRAFT WORKSHOP
11am-2pm
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

Friday 3 November
FILM DAY
11am-3pm
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free