Schools’ Gallery Visits
As part of our refurbishment in 2012, we created a new art gallery in the foyer of the theatre building.
- Different local artists exhibit their work.
- Local schools engage with the artwork.
- New exhibit every three months.
School visits include:
- Free gallery trail booklets.
- Workshops with the artist.
- Children can create their own artwork.
Contact us for more info and to book: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7265 8138
School groups coming to the theatre to see a show (Shows coming up at Half Moon) can arrive up to 45mins before the performance starts to allow the children chance to look round the gallery. Alternatively, schools can book to come along at another time that is suitable for them. We have a short gallery trail activity for the children to complete when they are here, if that is appropriate for the age group.
Due to space restrictions, we can only allow one school to occupy the gallery space at a time. Please contact us in advance if you would like to book a slot to look around the gallery.
We have a special programme for Tower Hamlets primary schools in the academic year 2017/18, generously supported by The Finnis Scott Foundation. Find out more in the document below:
Download Half Moon – Gallery Programme for Schools 2017.18
Apr – Jul 2018 Georgie Fay: Halfway Home
A thought-provoking collection of photographs and prints exploring the notion of home, and the everyday journeys we make which are often taken for granted.
This exhibition is a collection of photographs and prints exploring the notion of home, and the everyday journeys we make which are often taken for granted. These observations of place and space are made in response to the current migrant crisis.
The school workshops will be led by the artist and explore themes of journey, memory and landscape. Students will explore the exhibition with the artist and then learn exciting print making techniques and make their own imagined landscape. They will also get the chance to produce their own bird sculptures, exploring the theme of flight and add them to the installation in the upper studio.
Workshop Dates: Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June 2018 (9.30-10.45am, 11am-12.15pm and 1.30-2.45pm each day)
To Book: Get in touch with us here.
The July/August exhibition slot is open to schools. In July and August 2014 we exhibited a series of work by students at Langdon Park School. In July and August 2015 we exhibited work by students at George Green’s School. In July and August of 2016 we will be exhibiting archive material as part of our Stages of Half Moon project. A school exhibition will be back in the summer of 2017 with work by students at St Paul’s Way Trust School and Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools.
These are two examples of the Langdon Park School students’ work:
View more of George Green’s work here.