A celebration of life.
3pm – 5pm £2 per child, advance booking essential (places limited)
Death is part of the circle of life and should not be feared, the Day of the Dead is a Mexican Tradition where ancestors are remembered with joy and an altar is placed with their favourite food, drinks and perhaps a couple of items that represent the activities they enjoyed in life; decorated in bright colours and other meaningful items, altars are a truly unique spectacle.
Sugar Skulls Workshops for children:
Members of the Mexican Community in the Midlands are running this activity to share the tradition with you. See the altar that will be set up at Martineau Gardens keeping one of Mexico’s most ancient traditions alive here in the Heart of England. Come and decorate a sugar skull, you can eat them or place them on our altar as a decoration.
How to book for a workshop:
Choose from one of four identical Sugar Skulls Workshops, each session last 30 minutes (six children per session), at 3pm, 3.30pm,4pm and 4.30pm. These will take place in The Studio, Martineau Gardens. Advance booking is essential, please book online, using wegottickets.com (there will be a 20p booking fee per transaction). Ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/ and then search Martineau Gardens and select your workshop time from the list.
Visiting Martineau Gardens on Saturday 31 October:
The Gardens will be open as follows:
10am until 4pm The Gardens will be open as usual for visits, hot and cold drinks will be served for which donations are welcomed. Free entry
From 3pm until 5pm, members of the Mexican Community in the Midlands are running ‘Day of the Dead activity (see above), for which tickets need to be purchased in advance. £2 per child http://www.wegottickets.com/ and then search Martineau Gardens and select your workshop time from the list.
From 6pm until 9pm the Traditional Arts Team bring Halloween Storytelling to Martineau Gardens. This evening event is now sold out and there will be no tickets available on the gate. See Halloween Storytelling webpage for full details