Summer is in full swing and if like me, you have children breaking up from school this week, you may have already started thinking about new and imaginative ways to entertain them over the summer holidays. It can be quite the ordeal, not to mention expensive, so i’m always on the lookout for FREE events and i’ve come across a really fun one which is perfect for families wanting to unleash their creative side.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons is hosting ‘Little Pi-Cow-So Sessions’ this weekend (22nd and 23rd July 2017). Held at the Barbican Centre, these drawing classes will give families the chance to meet Buttons, the impressive eight foot animatronic Cadbury cow.
What: Illustrator Rose Blake hosts life drawing class where families can meet Buttons the Cadbury animatronic cow and learn how to sketch her
Where: Level 4, Frobisher Rooms, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
When: 22nd and 23rd July, 2017
Open to: Families with children aged 4+
Led by renowned artist Rose Blake, attendees will learn how to sketch Buttons during a life drawing class and pose for pictures with the friendly cow. Families will also get to sample delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons and leave with a fun-filled goodie bag so they can continue to channel their artists within at home.
The Little Pi-Cow-So Sessions are set to be an activity the whole family can enjoy. For full information and to book your free tickets, visit the Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cadbury-little-pi-cow-so-masterclasses-tickets-35734143786 but hurry, because spaces are limited!
The animatronic cow was created to mark Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Adopt a Cow campaign and comes in response to research, which revealed that city children are a bit confused when it comes to cows and what they look like. One in 10 believes that a cow is the size of a double decker bus whilst over 10 per cent think that they’re as small as cats. Cadbury is therefore giving city children the chance to get up close and personal with this animatronic cow to find out what these animals actually look like.
Controlled through a mixture of robotics and two highly skilled puppeteers inside a realistic construction of the body of a cow, Buttons took a team of 20 prop specialists over 500 hours to create. Ensuring that it was as authentic as possible, the highly skilled performers studied the moo-vements of real cows for over 300 hours to capture the true likeness for this one-of-a-kind build.
The Cadbury Adopt a Cow campaign is an exciting new initiative from Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons, which gives families the opportunity to adopt a cow via an on-pack promotion and 20 lucky families the chance to win an overnight trip to meet their cow at its farm. Special promotion packs can be found in stores now with the competition closing on 31st August 2017. For more information about the Adopt a Cow campaign go to https://adoptacow.cadbury.co.uk/.
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