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StArt

StArt is a programme of arts related activity sessions for under-fives in four Barnet Libraries. The programme which is being run by Barnet Libraries Early Years team aims to provide local children with opportunities to participate in the creative arts. The StArt programme is subsidised by Arts Council England.

Local preschools and nurseries are being invited to participate in specific activities.

The following activities are open to the general public. Please read the important information about access and payment at the bottom of this page.

‘Monkey Business’

A performance by Moving Stage Marionette Theatre for age 2+

Colindale Library

Weds 31 October, 10.00am – 10.30 am

£3 per child. Payable in cash on the door. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Baby Explorers

With Early Years Creative Arts Consultant, Anni McTavish for babies up to 18 months

Edgware Library

Fri 9 November, 10.00am – 11.00am

£3 per child. Payable in cash on the door. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Little Red Riding Hood and Friends

An interactive performance by Booster Cushion Theatre for age 3 – 5 years

Finchley Church End Library

Mon 3 December, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

£3 per child. Payable in cash on the door. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Spud and Yam

A unique Irish/Jamaican musical experience for babies and toddlers

Chipping Barnet Library

Mon 17 December, 10.00am – 11.00am

£3 per child. Payable in cash on the door. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Monkey Business

A performance by Moving Stage Marionette Theatre for age 2+

Finchley Church End Library

Tues 18 December, 10am – 10.30am  

£3 per child. Payable in cash on the door. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Winter in Wonderland

With Early Years Creative Arts Consultant, Anni McTavish for babies and toddlers

Colindale Library

Weds 19 December, 10am – 11am

£3 per child. Payable in cash on the door. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Transport Story Hunt

A drama workshop with Freshwater Theatre Co for 3 – 5 year olds

Edgware Library

Thurs 20 December, 10am – 11am

£3 per child. Payable in cash on the door. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Please note that payment can only be made in cash.

All activities are running during self-service opening hours, so please bring your library card, if you have one, to gain access. If you don’t have a library card yet, don’t worry, our specialist early years staff will be able to admit you and organise a library card for you.

We will start signing in and taking payment 15 mins before each event.

Further events will be advertised for November and December shortly.

For more information please contact bookstart@barnet.gov.uk

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