Family friendly

Family Drop-In Workshop: Marty the Mighty Nose

Sat 01 Jul 2017

This workshop is a free drop-in session for families with accompanied children aged 6 - 12, spaces may be limited. 

Meet in Seamen's Hall
South Wing

Investigate your senses in this workshop exploring language, self expression and smells. 

Join the Fragrance Foundation and Marty, a mischievous cartoon character and his famously mighty nose in an afternoon exploring the link between our senses and the ways we can describe them. Taking inspiration from our Perfume exhibition currently on display in the East Wing Galleries this workshop will explore our sense of smell in a playful, innovative way. 

Using a number of especially evocative smelly props participants will be invited to come up with their own imaginative descriptions and record them with a combination of evocative adjectives and scent based similes. Families will explore the world of creative writing through first hand sensory experiences, alongside the language based activities participants can enjoy a round of smell bingo and fill in their own hand-out "Stink Sheets" to display or take away.