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27th Sep, 2021

It's a Marvel! A summer of fun in store and more at Forge Mill

IT truly is Marvellous – visitors can ‘Journey into Marvel’ and join in with lots of other fun events and activities at Forge Mill Needle Museum this summer.

Throughout the season, until Monday September 20, visitors can discover the work of Lee Bradley, one of the top comic book artists in the country, who has worked on many of the iconic superheroes and best loved characters of our generation.

Lee’s exhibition, ‘Journey into Marvel’ celebrates comic books and the history of Marvel characters in print through vibrant and dynamic artwork. Visitors can take the opportunity to engage with Lee and discuss all things comics and art related on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays over the summer.

There will also be a ‘Nuff Said comic characters trail around the site to entertain the children, as well as a comic book cover colouring competition to win an original printed canvas.

Alongside the exhibition, families will be able to build superheroes, shape dinosaurs, and sail the seas to treasure island with a host of workshops and events to keep the whole family entertained.

There will be fun and engaging 90-minute Marvel Lego or Jurassic World Lego workshops taking place on July 28, and August 11, 18 and 25 at 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

For those looking for a different kind of adventure, adults and children alike can sail the stormy seas with Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island on Saturday, August 28.

It’s full of pirate ships, pieces of eight and salty old sea dogs, with tickets costing just £9.50 per adult and £4.50 per child.

Gates open at 4.30pm for picnics and the performance begins at 5pm.

Debbie Lakeman from Forge Mill, said: “Whether you prefer superheroes, dinosaurs, swashbuckling pirates or old-fashioned fun on the play area, there’s something to keep every family entertained this summer holiday at Forge Mill. We can’t wait to see you there!”

Refreshments, including drinks, ice creams and homemade cakes will be served from the Mill View Café every day throughout the summer holidays between 10am and 4.30pm.

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