February Half-Term at MAC

Join us this February at MAC for plenty of half-term fun. From exciting performances, to stimulating creative courses, to interactive cinema screenings with workshops – this half-term MAC’s jam-packed programme has something for everyone.

Kick-start February half-term with Guinness World Record holder, The Highland Joker for The Bubble Show on Tue 21 February. The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, and bubble art. The Highland Joker, is one of the top bubble artists in the world, bringing you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza.

Why not bring your baby for a bounce with singer Sam Frankie Fox and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Rocha for BAM: Babies Adventures in Music on Fri 24 February. BAM is a warmly interactive performance for babies, families and friends that celebrates music with a host of instruments, styles, gentle movements and stimulating sounds. A mix of familiar and new music comes to each months’ sessions, building on your babies’ previous interaction and giving them more chance to learn and to grow!

Wi-Fi Wars brings you a live comedy game show where you all play along – log in with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, puzzles and quizzes to win the show, and prizes! Join us for 2 sessions on Sat 25 February.

Creative Courses
Keeping it innovatively creative this half-term we have Art Club Camp Spring Edition. Join artist tutor Benny Semp from Mon 20 to Wed 22 February for a special 3-day camp full of exciting yet practical art and craft workshops. Children will explore Grayson Perry’s Art Club: The Exhibition III, their week starts with a private VIP tour of the exhibition. This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous art and craft experience.

From Tue 21 to Thu 23 February we have Puppet Making Camp. Learn all about the art of making puppets; from shadow puppets to marionettes and more, with professional creature maker Tom Ellis.

One for all the family this half-term is Family Pottery Birds. During this one-day course, participants can explore the world of clay together and learn how to make hand-built pottery inspired by their favourite birds, all in MAC’s fully equipped ceramic studios. Join us on Tue 21 February.

Discover the wonders of artistic expression this half-term with Grayson’s Art Club by Sir Grayson and Philippa Perry. The exhibition features over 100 artworks selected by Sir Grayson & Philippa, plus guest celebrities such as Birmingham’s very own Joe Lycett. As seen on the popular TV show Grayson’s Art Club, the show brings the nation together and encourages people to get their hands messy through art! Children and young people can explore the exciting and endless possibilities when creating their own art. Be sure to check out the ginormous knitted Sandringham. Also come and discover Ben Wilson’s aka The Chewing Gum Man’s painted chewing gum artwork! Explore how many pieces you can find around MAC – showing until Sun 23 April.

If you do visit the exhibition and fancy a bite to eat after, be sure to visit our independent Café KILN for our Grayson-inspired Afternoon Tea – offering a selection of fresh sandwiches, delicious sweet treats and tea/coffee with a twist, also occurring until Sun 23 April.

To see our full programme of events at MAC, visit: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/