National Media Museum to stage Doctor Who Family Fun week for half-term (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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National Media Museum to stage Doctor Who Family Fun week for half-term
11:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
Half-term this month is set to be an intergalactic affair as the National Media Museum in Bradford unleashes a host of Doctor Who activities.
Dubbed Doctor Who Family Fun, the week of events runs from Saturday, October 26, to Sunday, November 3, and is timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC show with daily activities for all ages.
Visitors can make a light-up version of the Time Lord’s space-and-time spanning vehicle the TARDIS, craft their own version of the Doctor’s deadly enemies the Daleks, or create their own Doctor Who monster to take home.
Learning programme co-ordinator Elaine Richmond said: “We hope families will join us this half term to help keep the museum from the clutches of the dreaded Daleks.
“We’re very excited about this event and promise a lot of Doctor Who-themed fun and activities in anticipation of the 50th anniversary episode next month.”
Doctor Who Family Fun also gives fans of the show the chance to find out more about the hero’s greatest foe as they come face-to-face with the intergalactic villains in the Science of Daleks event, as well as testing their knowledge of all things Doctor Who in a family quiz.
Other activities include a behind-the-scenes film showing how a Doctor Who episode is made and a screening of the classic 2013 episode Nightmare in Silver, written by Neil Gaiman and featuring the return of the Cybermen, with Matt Smith as Doctor Who.
Most events are free, but there is a £1 charge for the Light-up Tardis and Motorised Dalek workshops.
The BBC and BBC Worldwide have helped the National Media Museum create the Doctor Who Family Fun event.
Activities will take place daily from 10am to 4pm and entry to the museum is free. For more information about the event, visit nationalmediamuseum.org.uk The National Media Museum is also hosting a new exhibition, Doctor Who and Me: 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans, from November 23, which runs until February 9, 2014.
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