Photo-collage by Soren, BPB16 Family workshop participant October 2016

Brighton Summer Reading Challenge – Saturday Photography Workshops for Children

Saturday workshops in August and September at Brighton & Hove Libraries

Saturday 12 August, 10am-4pm
Jubilee Library
Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

Saturday 19 August, 10am-4pm
Patcham Library
Ladies’ Mile Rd, Brighton BN1 8TA

Saturday 26 August, 10am-4pm
Portslade Library
223 Old Shoreham Rd, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1XR

Saturday 2 September, 10am-4pm
Hove Library
182-186 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2EG


About the Workshops

Using creative writing, photography and photomontage, children aged 8-11 will each create their own ‘Animal Agents” book.

Children can be dropped at the library for 10am and parents/carers are invited back to attend a sharing event at 3.15pm.

Please bring a packed lunch

How to Book

Book in person at a participating library or call  01273 290 800

Cost: £5 per child

About The Summer Reading Challenge

Young readers in libraries across the UK are taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge, encouraging children to read six books during the long summer holiday.

The challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. The theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is Animal Agents, illustrated by the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library.

About Arts Award

By taking part in one of the Brighton Summer Reading Challenge workshops, young participants will be eligible to apply for an Arts Award Discover award.

Arts Award is range of unique qualifications supporting anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

Offered at five different levels, young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
  • develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • learn new skills and share them with others
  • get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
  • gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey.