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Creative communities

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Creative Communities is a Barnet Council initiative, led by the Library Service to deliver a programme of free events, activities, and experiences specifically for the residents of Colindale. A wide range of exciting events are being planned and delivered for children, teens and adults.

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Forthcoming Events

Gadgeteers Drama workshop with Freshwater Theatre 

Freshwater Theatre photo

Freshwater Theatre Company presents an interactive and engaging drama workshop to tie into this year's Summer Reading Challenge theme: The Gadgeteers! Using a mix of drama games and role-play, you will meet our scientist-inventor who wants to share their science machine with the Gadgeteers. But oh no! The machine is broken! They will need your help and enthusiasm for scientific discovery to fix the machine and show it off.

Wednesday 17 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Age guidance: 6 and above. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Booking essential. Book tickets for Colindale residents only.

Foosball Challenge 

If you're taking part in the summer reading challenge, why not try another challenge by joining our table-football competition. It's fun, fast and anyone can take part!

Saturday 20 August 2.30pm to 4pm

Age guidance: 6 and above. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Booking essential. Email Colindale library or visit the library during staffed hours to book.

Create a STEM story with Ozobot 

create a STEM story

Using coding, robotics, LEGO and the power of our imaginations, we’ll create our very own STEM story.

Our main character is a clever line-following robot called ‘Ozobot’ - who can play any role we wish! In this workshop we’ll create our own narrative, create the setting by drawing and building with LEGO, then code our Ozobot to follow the story.

Tuesday 23 August 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Age guidance: 7 and above. Children aged 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Booking essential. Book tickets for Colindale residents only

Barmy Llamas 

Barmy lamas picture

Join us to make your own jointed llama puppet

Thursday 25 August 10.30am to 11.30am

Age guidance: 3 and above. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

No booking required, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Mental Wellbeing Art Workshop

CC Wellbeing Art

Saturday 10 September 11am to 12.30pm

Mental well-being is so important to our everyday lives and art has proven to be an effective media in helping us achieve and maintain a healthier state of mental wellness. Join Esperanza Walsh, a local artist, in a relaxing wellness journey through art. The workshop is open to all adults and will have three short activities involving drawing and painting aimed at harnessing the power of art to create a relaxing and refreshing experience. All materials to be used during the workshop will be provided.

Age guidance: 18+

Please contact Colindale.library@barnet.gov.uk to book your place

Tai Chi for over 55s

Tuesday 4 October, 2pm to 3pm

Join Barnet Age UK’s low-impact class based on balance and strength. The instructor will lead you in some gentle exercise benefiting physical and mental health.

Over 55s

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Cello Performance and Masterclass with Oliver Gledhill

CC Cellist

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 6pm to 7.30pm

Oliver performs Bach Suite No.6 in D, BWV 1012, a pinnacle of the cello repertoire, followed by a Masterclass which explores how to create the meanings, gestures and emotions of everyday life through the recreation of composers’ imaginative ideas.

Age guidance: 8+.

Email Colindale.library@barnet.gov.uk to book. Booking for the Masterclass closes on Friday 21 October.

Regular activities at Colindale Library

Rhyme Time for all children under 5 

Baby Bounce and Play for non walkers (small charge applies)

Rhymes Stories and Mark Making for toddlers

STEM Club 

STEM club

Develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematical skills while having fun! Suitable for children aged 6 and above.

STEM Club is taking a break for the summer and will return in September. 

Conversation Café for adults looking to improve their English speaking skills.