February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bring to life the stories of your favourite Roald Dahl. Unleash your imagination and step into the shoes of some of the wonderfully crazy and colourful characters through this exciting and fun drama webinar.  Please note that this session lasts for 30 minutes This event will not be available as a video. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="13253" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Mary Benzies and Rachel Lewin [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Tolethorpe Youth Drama offers a full, immersive, year-long programme of classes, workshops, productions and festivals. Children and young people are trained in and exposed to all aspects of Drama, Theatre-Making, and Performing Arts. As an integral part of the renowned Stamford Shakespeare Company, TYD benefits from its association with the company and...

Each day, during the festival, we will be posting a Lego Challenge, Festival-goers will be able to find them on the noticeboard. We look forward to seeing photographs of your creations which will be included on the Lego Gallery. This event runs from 9.00am to 5.00pm....

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Last year, Tom ran "The Great Building Game and Other Challenges" with some small groups, which went down really well: this year we’re going BIG and opening up a similar idea to a much larger audience: attendees will be challenged to build something using whatever they have to hand; this will be followed by some creative tasks aimed at kickstarting their imagination. Parents, carers and siblings (and possibly pets) should be prepared to get involved too! Session Materials: Participants will need to bring something to build with. This could be anything at all, as long as you can imagine building something with it! Assorted boxes, tubes and other fun stuff from the recycling bin would work well (as...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Young people with dual or multiple exceptionality - DME  -(high ability combined with special educational needs or disability) will have an opportunity to take part in an interactive session with Director of The DME Trust, Rebecca Howell. You will explore what DME means to you, what your strengths and interests are and what issues matter to you. You will then have the opportunity to think about how you could bring about change for the issues that are closest to your heart. These interactive sessions will take place on Friday 18th and Monday 21st February. These events will not be available as videos.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="12929" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Rebecca Howell [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Rebeca is Potential Plus...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Illustrate your own book characters! Discover how to capture feelings through expressions with some fab funny portraits with illustrator Liz Million. She'll be discussing how your amazing brain works, how your face uses expressions to show how you feel, whilst creating cool cartoony characters. Session Materials: paper, drawing and colouring pencils/ pens / crayons[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="16197" img_size="480x410" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Liz Million [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Liz Million is a lively illustrator and author based in the north east of England. Usually when Liz isn’t working in her studio, she enjoys travelling the globe working with children in schools and libraries. She has successfully zoomed into thousands of peoples homes making them chuckle and teaching them how to draw...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Create your own wild monsters in this action packed, funny draw-along with illustrator/author Liz Million.  Discover how illustrators bring characters to life and create storyboards to work out their exciting stories. Can you help Liz create an untamable beast that causes havoc? Session Materials: paper, drawing and colouring pencils/ pens / crayons[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="16197" img_size="480x410" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Liz Million [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Liz Million is a lively illustrator and author based in the north east of England. Usually when Liz isn’t working in her studio, she enjoys travelling the globe working with children in schools and libraries. She has successfully zoomed into thousands of peoples homes making them chuckle and teaching them how to draw like an illustrator....

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Love Chess - want to play against new people? Join our online tournaments on Lichess.org! Lichess is a free, online open source chess server that allows people to play against friends or against a computer. We will be holding a 1 hour chess tournament on this server for anyone aged 18 or under.  This online tournament will operate with chat turned off. What you need to know: Preregister with lichess.org Log into the Festival Noticeboard Link and password will be on the relevant day pages - Saturday and Sunday - and the top of the noticeboard page. You must be in the tournament waiting area on lichess.org by 4.25pm At 4.30pm the Lichess computer will assign you to a...