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World of Children

Calling all workshop artists!
Email workshops@womad.org

We are currently looking for artists to lead workshops in the World of Children at WOMAD 2018. The theme is the ‘Insect World’!

We welcome themed proposals based around the ‘insect world’ for art and craft workshops of all shapes and sizes. From large-scale processional structures to costumes and even small, hand held pieces and from story telling to mask making, face painting, song, dance and percussion workshops – anything goes!

At WOMAD 2018 we want to highlight the world of insects and their hugely important role in the ecosystem.

All the weekend’s activities build up to a parade on the Sunday and we’d LOVE to hear your ideas. Love them, hate them or eat them – we all need insects! So from googly eyed bugs and praying mantises to beautiful butterflies just let your imagination soar and get in touch!

Proposals are to be received by 23rd February 2018.

Please include:
A brief outline of workshop and any images / drawings
Age range for participants
Number of participants at a time
Duration of workshop
Fees if applicable

We are always interested in new and exciting workshop ideas so even if your ideas are not linked to the theme of the insect world do get in touch.


World of Children
WOMAD prides itself on being one big family; people who came when they were young grow up and bring their children and the circle continues. WOMAD is a wonderful place for all ages to come and explore, play and have fun. The atmosphere is safe, welcoming and magical. With kids aged 13 and under free, it makes it even easier to bring them along.

A special place in WOMAD is marked out just for kids, the World of Children is an oasis of fun, dedicated to playing and getting creative.

WOMAD Weenies (for under-5’s) is a wonderful area of hands-on exploration for little ones with Groove Tots, Kora and a song or two along the way, or simply as a place to chill out and watch the festival go by.

A kaleidoscope of activity, young ones can get stuck into everything from rocking out in their own band, slacklining, den building, circus skill workshops and magical woodland walks with trapeze artists to Family Zumba at the Happening Tent and tree climbing at the Arboretum.

Curl up with a book in the storytelling tipi, learn how to play an instrument in the Music Caravan, dance, play, explore and be inspired!

Teens can come along, learn, jam and experience playing music together as a band at Molly’s Bar, or hang out experimenting with henna, hair braiding, craft up-cycling, music, circus and loads more.

Kids can don their science goggles and lab coats as they get stuck into a world of discovery and adventure at the Physics Pavilion with the addition of The Lab, a tent totally dedicated to fun hands-on experiments.