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  • 27 Apr 2015

    Discover your local history

    May is Local and Community History Month – the perfect opportunity to find out more about the place you live in. Some might argue local history is boring, but what could be more interesting than discovering the secrets and stories behind the places you see every day? Local history is also concerned with ordinary folk; people who lived, worked and breathed in the very spaces you now call home. […] more

  • 3 Apr 2015

    Ten of the best: gardening with kids

    Here’s our round up of ten of the best books and products to get your family fired up about gardening: […] more

  • 1 Apr 2015

    10 steps to raising compassionate boys

    Increased violence by young males is spinning out of control. Boys are constantly bombarded with the false information that real boys must always be strong, aggressive, tough, in control, and repress their feelings says Ted Zeff. Boys are continually saturated with this distorted version of manhood from television and movies, video games, the Internet, peers, coaches, and other adults. In the last 15 years the violent video games and movies children have been exposed to have become more graphic than ever. Here is a 10 step plan to help combat the culture of violence and raise a compassionate son. […] more

  • 12 Jan 2015

    Get involved this National Story-telling Week

    Thought storytelling was just for kids? Think again. National Storytelling Week, taking place from 31st Jan-7th February is a celebration of all that is wonderful about this ancient art. Founded and organised by the Society for Storytelling, this annual event is now in its 15th year with an estimated audience of 17,000 people. National Storytelling Week is a chance for communities to come together to enjoy this communicative art in schools, libraries, community centres, cafes, museums and homes. It celebrates the imagination and cultures all over the world, bringing people together through sharing tantalising tales and stimulating stories. […] more

  • 17 Nov 2014

    Kids take over museums

    Wander into a museum on Friday 21st November and you’ll be greeted by a child at the front desk, be given a tour through the galleries by a teenager and be helped in the café by a 14-year-old. 21st November is Takeover Day – the annual day on which children are put in charge of museums, proving what a fantastic contribution they can make if given the chance. Look out for the ‘I’m Taking Over’ stickers they’ll be wearing and ‘We’re Being Taken Over’ posters on the museums’ front doors. […] more

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