Get ‘arty’ this Christmas!

A wide variety of events and activities and fun for all the family are being planned by the Bath & North East Somerset Council-run Victoria Art Gallery in December and January.

The events pencilled in for December include free drop-in activities for children aged three to 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Other events and activities include:

· An Artful Christmas – get arty this Christmas and use simple techniques to craft things to make your festive season special. Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December from 2pm-3.30pm;

· Art Store Tours – explore the parts of the Gallery other people don’t reach. Free, but book in advance on 01225 477232. Wednesday, 17 December and 21 January, all 12 noon-12.45pm;

Vita Wall and Amelia Lavington with their artwork.
Vita Wall and Amelia Lavington with their artwork.

· Christmas Specials – get in the festive spirit by joining one of the Gallery’s special free candlelit tours, starting at 5.30pm and 6.15pm each evening on Wednesday 3 December, Friday 5 December, Wednesday 10 December and Friday 12 December. No booking is required, just turn up. Each tour will cover highlights from the collection and last around 30 minutes.

· Meet the Artists – join Somerset artists Edwina Bridgeman and David Brayne for tours of their sculpture and painting exhibitions on Thursday 8 January, 12 noon-12.45pm (David) and 1pm-1.45pm (Edwina). The first is free to all, the second is free to exhibition ticket-holders.

The Victoria Art Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 1.30pm to 5pm. It is closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays.