Part-gallery, part-museum, and parthistoric house, it will also feature an area entirely dedicated to the hands-on family activity of brass rubbing
ENVIRONMENT secretary Margaret Beckett, who bears an uncanny resemblance to an already frost-bitten brass rubbing
, warns that climate change might be worse than feared.
But there was also brass rubbing
, French and Italian themed days, learning about pirates, designing T-shirts and Filipino dancing to keep the young minds stimulated.
This year's event runs from June 11 to 14, and includes the production of an audio magazine, brass rubbing
, calligraphy, fabric design, handbell ringing, medieval pilgrimage and stained glass projects.
Or you can continue walking through trees until you come to the Brass Rubbing
Centre, where children can be readily entertained for a while.
The activities will take about 20 minutes to complete and there will also be other activities for children within the museum displays including trying on hats, a puppet theatre, brass rubbing
I wondered how much appeal the sober pastime of brass rubbing
would hold for a seven-year-old who like most is used to thrills and spills, interactivity and computer technology.
"I asked an expert what we should do and he said we mustn't touch the brass rubbing
. The odd bat is left over in the morning at service and you get a horrible fright as it zooms across the church."
Meanwhile, over in Holy Trinity Church children took part in a brass rubbing
workshop, while 11-year-old Shaun Keane studied the high ceiling with a pair of binoculars.
Stratford Brass Rubbing
Centre, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Summer House, Avon Bank Gardens, Southern Lane, Stratford - Learn the art of old English brass rubbings
Children's brass rubbing
. Draper's Hall, Bayley Lane, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm.
Coventry's other surviving ancient church, the wonderful church of St John the Baptist will open with a brass rubbing
workshop for youngsters on Sunday from 11.15am to 4pm.