Activities for all the family during Lewis Chessmen exhibition

18/10/10

Learn about the history and magic of the Lewis Chessmen and have fun turning into one of them at free workshops this week at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

Learn about the history and magic of the Lewis Chessmen and have fun turning into one of them at free workshops this week at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

Author of The Chess Piece Magician Douglas Bruton will bring the Lewis Chessmen to life through magic, art and storytelling at interactive workshops on Wednesday 20 October.

The History and Magic - Fact and Fiction
11am - 12noon and 1pm - 2pm on Wednesday 20 October
The workshops are open to young people aged 08 -12 years old. They are free but places are limited. Please phone (01224) 523700 to book.

Turn into one of the Lewis Chessmen by making your own sword or shield, crown or helmet at drop-in sessions open to all ages on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October.

Change into a Chessman
11am - 1pm on Thursday 21 October and Friday 22 October
Drop-in sessions open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The workshops coincide with the Lewis Chessmen Unmasked exhibition currently on at the Gallery until 08 January 2011.

The Lewis Chessmen represent one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in Scotland. This major exhibition casts fresh light on their significance and considers their possible origins.

This touring exhibition is supported by the Scottish Government.