Scunthorpe Nights present Jeddybear & Gary’s Picnic
(£5 per ticket) See more info here.
13:30 – 14:30
Weekly on Friday
North Lincolnshire Museum @ Oswald Rd, Scunthorpe,
Free sessions for children under 5 and their grown ups at North Lincolnshire Museum. The sessions will take place in Dudley’s Den, our under 5s room. Join us for fun, stimulating activities designed for you and your little ones to play and learn together in our unique museum environment. Facilitated by our Learning team, the sessions will explore a theme from the museum through creative play, stories, singing and sensory exploring. Sessions include a free snack. No booking required, just come along. Sessions now running through all school holidays.
Wacky Warehouse Family Disco
Friday, 2 February 17:00 – 19:00
Monthly on the first Friday
Old Farmhouse – Wacky Warehouse, Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe
Dudley Discovers, Fun Weekend Activities
Saturday, 3 February
10:30 – 15:30
Weekly on Saturday
North Lincolnshire Museum @ Oswald Rd, Scunthorpe,
Free Dudley Discovers includes make and take crafts, games, dress up and other fun activities. Themed around the Museums award winning collection, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way. Activities will change every weekend. Suitable for all ages.
February half term Knights and Dragons Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February, 10.30am-3.30pm This February half term we have free Knights and Dragons activities and crafts to keep everyone entertained. Learn how to make your very own unique paper Knights helmet to prepare you for battle. Make a fire breathing Dragon later in the week, so you can fend off any Knights you may meet around the Museum galleries. We encourage all our little Museum visits to dress up as a Knight or Dragon and take part in our Dudley children’s trail around the Museum. Find exciting fun facts about Knights and Dragons, and look out for our Sea dragon in our new Geology gallery. Best dressed of the week will win a £5 gift voucher to spend in the shop. For our little under 5’s we will have a small Dragons trail, and Dudley’s Den will be open, with some themed activities including the play Castle and little Knights activity. Courtyard Tearoom will be open daily offering a full menu, including our popular children’s lunch boxes. Please take a look below to see which craft activity will be running on each day. Make a Knights helmet on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Make a fire breathing Dragon on Thursday and Friday.
Dear Zoo visits The Plowright Theatre
Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February.
Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book, makes its stage premiere at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe on
Tickets are on sale now!
Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has since sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
Dear Zoo, by author and illustrator Rod Campbell has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Rod Campbell’s well known children’s books with their simple, distinctive drawings and often repetitive text engage young children in learning to read and gaining confidence in their reading ability.
The play is for children aged two years and upwards.
Tickets are priced £14 each. Buy 10 tickets, get one free. Family ticket (either two adults and two children or one adult and three children) is £50. Booking fee applies.
As a regular attendee of the Scunthorpe convention scene, upon hearing of the cancellation of 2 events (S-Con and Sci-Fest), I decided to look into what other local events were happening.
Whilst Scunthorpe is still getting its own Comic con, (North Lincs TV & Film Comic Con presents Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 at the Baths Hall on Sunday 18th June 2017), I still wanted to attend more.
I had previously volunteered to take photos for S-Con and Sci-Fest over the last few years and had some of my photos appear on the Scunthorpe Telegraph website for last years Comic Con, but I really enjoy photography and knew a few people going to the Cleethorpes Con so decided to attend on the Friday.
As the event was being held at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, which is only a short train journey away and a few minutes walk, I got got up early Friday morning and arrived at the venue not long before the doors opened.
Outside the building, an inflatable TARDIS and Mr. Stay Puft the Marshallow Man were on display, with many people taking their photos with them whilst waiting to enter the venue.
Upon entering the building, I was greeted by the staff and immediately noticed several props nearby, which including a bat signal, several models including Batman, ET, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Star-Lord and Dobby, as well as a ghost containment system and Vigo painting from the GhostBusters movies.
There were a large number of cosplayers including members of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and The Sentinel Squad. Both of these groups travel the country attending events and collecting money for various charities.
I spoke to Katie Richmond Cosplay, who is a member of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and was one of the most popular cosplayers in attendance on the day, with her outfits based on Disney’s Moana and Ariel the Little Mermaid.
“Geeks Cleethorpes was a fantastic event.” said Katie. “I was there as part of the SuperHeroes Cosplay team who raise funds for Ashgate Hospice.” “The venue was fab and it was a pleasure to meet so many talented cosplayers”.
I also met and chat with several cosplayers including WolverSteve, who is such a huge Wolverine fan that Hugh Jackman knows who he is and he was personally invited to meet Hugh and attend the Logan premiere.
I managed to grab a chat with Luke Barnes, who played Rast in Game of Thrones. He told me how he enjoyed meeting his fans and how he is really busy with a number of projects, including several that he could not legally talk about at the moment. He did talk about an event he has coming up in Hull in June, that combines local music acts with a theatrical story and was really excited about it. Luke was also one of the judges in the cosplay competition at the end of the day.
I also chatted to Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. Chris told me he was very busy with with projects that he couldn’t talk about but has a lot of events coming up where he will be meeting his fans, including Germany.
Alan Harris, best known as Bossk in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, told me how he had retired from acting many years ago and how much he loves meeting Star Wars fans. He even took time to pose for a photo with a member of The Sentinel Squad dressed as Bossk for me. He said he is really excited to be coming to Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 in June.
There were other guests including comic book artist Grant Perkins and YouTube gamers Pizza Games Fun Times, who were filming for their YouTube channel, but I was too busy to have a proper talk to them.
I really enjoyed myself and feel that the only negatives were that the event may need to look into finding a bigger venue if they continue to grow, hopefully with similar public transport facilities and that there could possibly be a few more interactive events taking place at the show, such as guest talks from the celebrities, have the comic artist do a live drawing on stage or have him offer a drawing class, a how to YouTube and Cosplay talks etc.
These could be paid for events or even add a few pounds on the ticket price to cover the events. They could even charge a little more for a V.I.P. ticket which would get you access to all the events.
“Geeks” Comic-Cons return to Cleethorpes Leisure on Saturday 11th November 2017 with their Heroes & Foes event that hopefully I will be able to attend. They also have a number of other shows coming up including Lincoln, with a full list of events listed on their Facebook page.