The workshops will be held in the wonderful open air Hermitage Millennium Amphitheatre by the riverside between 2 and 10 August.
With a choice of eight different workshops on offer from pirate adventures to becoming a superhero for six to 11 year olds to improv and dancing sessions for 11 to 18 year olds.
Cllr Claudine Russell Maidstone Borough Council Lead Member for Leisure and Arts said:
“We are delighted to offer these free workshops for children and young people during August, all you need to do is book your free place.”
These workshops are all part of growing MBC’s cultural and leisure offer to make Maidstone a Thriving Place which is one of MBC’s four priorities contained in its strategic priorities.
“There are a number of workshops to choose from, youngsters can have a go at finding their inner clown or learn an Encanto dance routine, while the older ones can take part in a fun fusion of Romeo meets &Juliet dance workshop or learn the power to improvise amongst others.”
Here is a list of the workshops on offer:
Tues 2 August - 10am-12noon - Pirate adventure for 6-11 year olds
Join a pirate adventure, set sail on the HMS Hazlitt, meet mermaids and find treasure. A workshop that is all about using your imagination.
Tues 2 August - 1-3pm - Find your inner clown for 6-11 year olds
Find your inner clown, learn different circus skills and practice the art of clowning!
Thurs 4 August - 10am-12noon – Encanto dance for 6-11 year olds
Join this dance workshop and learn a routine to your favourite Encanto songs.
Thurs 4 August - 1-2pm for 6-11 year olds and 2-3pm for 11-18 year olds ‘Strictly by the river’
These well-loved ‘Strictly’ accessible dance classes are going on a trip to Maidstone amphitheatre!
Tues 9 August - 10am-12noon - improv workshop for 11-14 year olds
The power to improvise is the biggest skill an actor can have. Come and give improv a go, laugh with your friends and learn the hottest skill in the game.
Tues 9 August - 1-3pm - Superhero quest for 6-11 year olds
Superheroes we need your help. Come and join this fun filled workshop where you get to be the superheroes and save the day!
Wed 10 August - 10am-12noon - Romeo vs &Juliet dance for 11-14 year olds
What happens when the hit musical &Juliet meets the traditional Romeo and Juliet...this workshop, that's what. A fun fusion dance workshop.
Wed 10 August - 1-3pm – Pantomime for 6-11 year olds
Join a panto award nominated choreographer for a sneak peek workshop where you will get to learn one of the dance routines from sleeping beauty this year!
To book your free ‘AMPFest’ place now email firstname.lastname@example.org or search ‘AMPFest Maidstone’ on Eventbrite.