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Summer Family Fun with DCA

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28 June 2018

Summer is here and with it comes the school holidays. That's six weeks of having to come up with new ideas to entertain the wee ones! But do not fear, we're here to help, just take a look at what we have coming up...


Out and about at Baxter Park

DCA Learning team are hoping for more glorious sunshine as they get ready to attend four events in Baxter Park over the holidays. Following a pilot of community activities across Maryfield and Coldside in 2017, we're excited to share this summer's programme of activity that you can get involved with. Join us at one (or all) of these community events:

Picnic in the Park, Thu 5 and Thu 26 July, 12:00 - 14:00
Relax and enjoy fresh air, free activities, information, arts, crafts and sports. All activities will be held in and around the Glass Centre at Baxter Park. Join us to explore how artists have made art using text and words, print and sound.

National Play Day, Wed 1 August, 13:00 - 16:00
Celebrate National Play Day at Baxter Park, Dundee. A free play event for all of the family, there will be messy play, face painting, sports and activities, and some arts and crafts. Get involved and try out fun creative techniques, play with a range of materials, make your own art together and find out about our current exhibition. 

Celebration in the Park, Sun 12 August, 12:00 - 16:00
Join in with Stobswell's annual community festival and enjoy stalls, music, food and more. You can find out more about what we got up to at last year's Celebration in the Park here. We'll be joined by Dundee International Women's Centre who will be displaying work they've made and will be sharing gelli printing skills. 

We'll be bringing a selection of creative activities that will be fun for all the family, plus we'll be easy to spot in our bright red t-shirts.


Family Fun at DCA

As well as these off-site activities, you can find plenty of family fun to get involved with at DCA. Take a look at these creative opportunities that are coming up in our building during the summer holidays:

Art Cart Adventures, Sat 14 July & Sat 11 August, 13:00 - 15:00

Family Art Lab, Sat 7 July & Sat 18 August, 13:00 - 15:00

Activity Room, open daily, 10:00 - 18:00 (unless being used for a workshop)


Films for Wee Ones on the Big Screen

Come rain or shine you can entertain the wee ones with some movie magic. We've got a great selection of films coming up in DCA cinema for Discovery Family Film Club:

Discovery Shorts, Sat 30 June - Thu 5 July

The Secret of Kells, Sat 7 - Wed 11 July

Song of the Sea,  Fri 6 - Thu 12 July

Incredibles 2,  Fri 13 - Thu 26 July

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie, Fri 27 July - Thu 2 August

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, Fri 3 - Thu 9 August


Meet our Penguin Friends

Last but not least, come and visit our new penguin friends. Over the summer we're hosting artist Sandra Webster's Bagpipes & Flippers bird as part of Maggie's Penguin Parade as well as a colony of baby penguins dotted around our building. There are 80 decorated penguins to be found around Dundee, Perth, Brechin, St Andrews and Kirriemuir: pick up a map from our Box Office and collect them all! Share your DCA penguin pics using #helloDCA so we can see them and smile and also for the chance to win cinema tickets.

These colourful birds will be on display until 22 September when they will all make their way to Slessor Gardens for a final farewell before they are auctioned off to raise money for the Dundee Maggie's Centre.


We hope to see soon!

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