Letterpress Introduction

A taster workshop led by Rhian Nicholas, founder of The Passenger Press, which will give you an introduction to letterpress printing. This session will draw on the current exhibitions and wider summer programme at CAMPLE LINE, and take inspiration from Roaul Hausmann’s poster poems from 1918–1920 and the chance lining up of letters. 

Creative Movement with Sara Lockwood
Movement Session for ages 5-8 years

Join dancer Sara Lockwood for a dancing story session inspired by our current exhibitions, exploring pictures and words through movement, mime, imagination, rhythm and sound. You will create your own movement shapes and develop your own characters as you move through the story space. To finish we’ll be making our own headdresses inspired by the story. 

Monoprinting with artist Charlie Hammond
Workshop for age 13 years+

Learn about different forms of monoprinting using water-based printing inks, perspex and rollers as we explore its creative possibilities to make our own posters. Drawing on Hammond’s use of the poster format in his practice, which uses both text and image, we will also explore ‘chance’ through the unpredictability of the printing process to produce works that arrive at the unexpected. 

Laughter and Humour Why do we laugh?

Dr Liz Holt will give a talk on humour and laughter in the context of our summer exhibitions. She will ask whether laughter and humour are as closely connected as we all tend to think, or to what extent they do different things: ‘Incongruity is central to humour, and humorous things do make us laugh. But laughter also does things in its own right, as a vital part of our interactions with one another.’


Read With Us!
Story session for ages 4–7 years

Join us for a fun reading of the final book in Jon Klassen’s celebrated hat trilogy, We Found a Hat (2016, 56 pages), and enjoy its gentle deadpan humour. Featuring a classic double act of its own, We Found a Hat is about two turtles who find a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat … The shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity.

Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate
Live performance by Florian Kaplick

Florian Kaplick will perform Kurt Schwitters’ sound poem Ursonate, a vocal piece consisting of four movements, an overture and finale. Schwitters began writing Ursonate in 1922 and first performed it in 1925 before publishing it in 1932. Comprising repeated abstract sounds that involve physical vocal performance, Schwitters noted: ‘The fourth movement, long-running and quick, comes as a good exercise for the reader’s lungs.’

This event is also part of both Insiders/Outsiders, a nationwide arts festival taking place from March 2019 to March 2020 to celebrate refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture. 

Read With Us! Remotely
Summer Reading  – Louis Sachar’s Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes (1992, 240 pages).
Recommended ages 9–12 years

Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. But the rest of the kids in his class aren’t so sure. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and he starts practising his routine nonstop. Gary is sure this will be his big break—he’ll make everyone laugh and win the $100 prize. But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster, it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary himself.  Why not read yourself, and then write a review for us?

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