Salad Days

Salad Days is a printed and on line magazine containing local information for parents, teachers and carers of children in Saffron Walden, Bishop's Stortford, Great Dunmow and surrounding Villages.

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Autumn 2017 Issue 73
Summer Holidays Issue 72
Salad Days May-June 2017
Easter Issue Salad Days 70
New Year Issue 2017
Christmas 2016 Issue no 68

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Life in the Ice Age exhibition

Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 14 January

The Life in the Ice Age exhibition at Saffron Walden Museum opens on Saturday 12 August 2017 and continues until Sunday 14 January 2018. This exhibition explores the ice ages and is a collaboration between the Travelling Natural History Museum (TNHM) and Saffron Walden Museum.

Find out about the ice ages: ice sheets, glaciers and times of warmer weather. You can meet Stone Age man and discover ice age creatures. Stone tools and fossils from the collections of Saffron Walden Museum and the Travelling Natural History Museum will be on show. See fossils and models of animals that were found around the world during the ice ages, such as sabre-toothed tiger and cave bear, and those that lived in Britain during cold glacial and warm interglacial periods over 10,000 years ago. These include glacial woolly mammoth and woolly rhinoceros fossils and interglacial elephant, giant ox and hippopotamus fossils. TNHM is also exhibiting models of ice age creatures. You can meet a life sized sabre-toothed tiger and a European wolf. Visitors can also view a woolly mammoth however this model is not life sized because it would not fit into our exhibition gallery!

Three days of events will be held to accompany the exhibition.

Stone Age Day on 16 August when visitors can meet Stone Age man. A re-enactor will be setting up camp in the museum grounds and showing us what life was like in the Stone Age. You can even touch some tools made thousands of years ago.

Woolly Mammoth Fun Days on 25 and 26 October when visitors can take part in craft activities and learn about these enormous creatures.

The activities are drop in sessions, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. Children must bring an adult and entry fees apply.

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Saffron Screen November & December 2017

Wednesday, 01 November to Sunday, 31 December

Sun 5th November 3pm
Buster Keaton’s brilliant silent comedy is packed with thrills, visual gags and plenty of action – with a live piano accompaniment from Gail Ford.

Sat 18th & Sun 19th November 2pm, Sat 25th November 3pm & Sun 26th November 2pm.
A fabulous combination of slick animation and clever comedy in this new Lego film as six brave young ninjas defend their island home against the threat of destruction by super-villain Garmadon

Sun 26th November 11am (Cinema for Tinies). In the first of the Ice Age films, Manny, Sid and Diego find a human child and try to return it to its own tribe. Cinema for Tinies – enjoy the cinema without worrying about wriggling or noise. And afterwards head to the Saffron Walden Museum for a special trail and their exhibition Life in the Ice Age

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd December 2pm. A colourful and lively animation with an all-star voice cast. A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria.

Sat 9th December 3pm. The god of thunder must race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying the Asgardian civilisation.

Sun 10th December 2pm. An encore broadcast of the Royal Opera House classic festive ballet as a young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure.

Sat 16th & Sun 17th December 2pm. A fun family animation about a teenager who sets off to find his father – only to discover that his dad is in fact Bigfoot, hiding in the forest.

Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th December 3pm; A festive animation about a group of eccentric animals who set off on an adventure to follow a magnificent star, and find themselves unlikely heroes in the nativity story.

Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thu 28th, Fri 29th, Sat 30th & Sun 31st December 3pm Mon 1st January 3pm. In this live-action sequel to the brilliant 2014 film, Paddington wants to buy Aunt Lucy a birthday present but the odd jobs he takes on result in the inevitable hilarious mishaps.

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Christmas events at Audley End

Saturday, 25 November to Monday, 25 December

Christmas specials at Audley End Miniature Railway. and An Audience with Father Christmas at Audley End House & Gardens

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