Skylight

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan are featured in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live. Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, An Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An Education, One Day, The Look of Love).

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

For more information: http://www.pentanglearts.org/nt-live-skylight-thu-jan-22-730-pm/

Bundle up and head to Billings Farm for this winter treat!

For just one weekend in January, there will be Horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding with jack jumper sleds, and programs and activities for all ages plus the award-winning documentary, A Time For Justice.

Climb aboard the horse-drawn sleigh and enjoy a scenic ride through the frosty farm fields. Warm up with a visit to the operating dairy farm and learn more about the Jersey herd and calves, draft horses, oxen, and Southdown sheep including An Introduction to Milking and Milking the Herd at 3:15 p.m. each day. In the Visitor Center, enjoy a cup of hot cider.

For more information: http://www.billingsfarm.org/programs-events/special_events/jansleighride.html

Join Killington Resort in the park and compete for prizes in a friendly and fun environment. Grom skiers and snowboarders, 13 years and under will get a feel for park riding and experience the rules and navigation of the park. Mini Shred Madness is all about having fun in a competition setting. There will be Killington Park team riders cruising through the event offering help and motivation to participants. Not to mention, there will be all sorts of free giveaways being handed out at the event to competitors.

Where and when: January 17th (Easy Street Terrain Park, Ramshead Mountain) & February 21st (Triple Slope Park, Pico Mountain)

Ages: 13 and under

Learn more: http://www.killington.com/site/to-do/events-calendar/index.html/1983840482

Family Movement

Families that play together, stay together—come play as a family in our gently guided class to get families moving together!

Parents and/or grandparents with children are invited to come and move together! Explore yoga, dance and creative movement while interacting as a family with other families. Be surprised at all the wonderful and creative ways your child can move, and find new, positive ways to play together.

Classes are offered once a month between January and May and are $10 per adut/child pair.

For more information, visit Artistree’s website: http://www.artistreevt.org/family-movement

Artistree

If you’re looking for great arts and crafts activities in Vermont (and family-friendly, too!), look no further than Artistree. They often run classes and workshops that include fun for all ages! Take a look at some of their sessions below. For more information, visit www.artistreevt.org.

Art Bunnies (January 4th-March 8th; 9:00am-12:00pm)
Innovative, 3-hours of art lessons inspire your child’s imagination and creativity. Join ArtisTree staff for hands-on art and music activities, along with age-appropriate gallery tours, and more. Parents are invited to stay or head off to Suicide 6 for some big kid fun! Ages: 2.5-6. $10/hour.

Darkroom Photography (January 10, 24; February 14, 28; 10:00am-2:00pm)
This film-based, multi-format course brings students into the traditional darkroom to explore the black & white photographic medium. You will learn the process from taking a photograph using analog film all the way to printing a negative using an enlarger. The course also includes learning how to develop your own 35mm film. You will utilize the tools and techniques of the darkroom to explore the creative possibilities of your print. Ages: 12+. $175 for 4 weeks.

Figure & Life Drawing (January 13th-March 19th; 6:00-8:00pm)
Bi-weekly monitored life-drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience. The poses will be timed, with an emphasis on longer poses. Email [email protected] to be added to the contact list for this class. Ages: adults. $15/class.

Family Art (January 17th-May 16th; 10:00am-12:00pm)
Join Artistree once a month for a special art studio session. Everyone will make something using a variety of materials and ideas! Go on in and explore your creativity! All ages welcome. $20 per adult/child pair.

Lattice Scarf Workshop (January 17th; 1:30pm-4:30pm)
No previous experience necessary—using beautiful hand-dyed wool and silk fibers, students can make a lovely, featherweight scarf that your friends will envy. Pick your favorite colors to create a scarf held together by wet-felting in a lattice weave pattern. Ages: 12+.

Draw Like M.C. Escher (January 24th; 10:00am-12:00pm)
Learn the tricks of M.C. Escher in this energetic and informative 2-hour session with Mr. Eastman! Optical illusions, transformations and tessellations…Do you want to learn how to make mind blowing images like the famous artist M.C. Escher? Well, now is your chance to learn how! They will be working with a variety of mediums including pencil, watercolor, and pen and ink. Ages: 10+. $25.

Last Saturday Painters (January 31st-May 30th; 9:00am-2:00pm)
Join in the fun and paint out with ArtisTree’s new Paint-In group! No class fee. ages: adults and 16+ Join in the fun and paint-in with ArtisTree’s new Paint-in group! The group will meet on the last Saturday of every month in the painting studio. Participants may work in his/her medium of choice, and are encouraged to use this group as a skill building and support session. All abilities are welcome; participants must provide their own materials. Ages: 16+. FREE!

Natural Dyes for Beginners (January 31st; 1:00-4:00pm)
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to process home-grown and wild plants to make natural dyes and to prepare fibers or fabrics for dyeing. The class will use locally sourced plant materials to dye both animal and plant fibers. Each participant will create a collection of yarn samples and a unique indigo-dyed cotton scarf. Janet and Julia will provide written instruction as well as literature and resources for students to review and take. For inspiration, the instructors will also provide samples from their collection of accessories, home spun yarn and other materials dyed from plant, mushroom, insect and mineral sources. Students are invited to bring examples of naturally dyed fibers to share as well. Ages: 16+. $45.