Hidden Creatures Creative Workshop
Creatures are hidden in plain sight, all over the city, you just need to use a bit of imagination to find them…
For Birmingham Heritage Week, join us for a family-friendly mix of walking trail and creative workshop as we go in search of hidden creatures in the city, with a little bit of local history along the way.
Sometimes the human eye is programmed to see familiar shapes in strange settings, like in clouds or in buildings, or closer to home, the Roundhouse’s smiley face logo, which inspired by the curvy shape of our building. This is called pareidolia.
Can you see the city differently by finding and teasing out the hidden monsters, robots, shapes and faces in the city’s canals, buildings, and bridges?
During this special ‘walkshop’, we’ll go on a canal walk into the city for inspiration and come back to the Roundhouse to create your creatures back at the Roundhouse.
Additional Info The session is led by the illustrator and workshop leader Milan Topalovic, and the Roundhouse Birmingham team. Walkshop trail maps, cut-out kits, and creative workshop materials are all included. Suitable for ages 8+ £5 per child. No charge for accompanying adults.
10.30am – Roundhouse Meet and Introductions (write name badges)
10.45am – Start of the walk
11.45am – Back at Roundhouse
12.15pm – Have a look at what have we collected
12.30pm – Lunch (Bring a packed lunch)
1–2pm Craft Afternoon – Make your own hidden creature of Birmingham
Date & Time
Sat 18 Sept | 10.30am–2pm
Roundhouse Birmingham, 1 Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE
£5 per child
The Roundhouse has some steep areas in the courtyard and has a historic cobbled surface, please do wear sensible shoes to make your way around the site. The route has been designed without steps and steep surfaces. If you would like to check in with the team to discuss accessibility ahead of your visit, please contact us.