Fundays and Events

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Here at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre we offer a number of fundays throughout the year. These are usually linked to our exhibitions and are family orientated. As well as our artivity table, we have as many different activities, often with exhibiting artists. We also regularly feature children’s entertainers, and have lots of helpful volunteers to make sure you enjoy your day. For further information on any of our upcoming events, email or call 01724297070.


BBC Listening Project

BBC Radio 4 Listening Project Booth

The BBC Radio 4 Listening Project Booth is touring North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire throughout 2017, to celebrate Hull City of Culture, and next week they’ll be visiting us here at 20-21! From first loves, to families, to modern day issues, what you talk about is entirely up to you. The point is to give you the space to have that all important conversation. Working with producers Clare and David, who’ll record your conversation, you’ll have a copy to keep of your recording as a memento.

The BBC Listening Project booth will be outside the entrance of 20-21 Visual Arts Centre from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 July.

For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit the BBC Radio 4 website.

National Play Day

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National Play Day is 24 hours entirely dedicated to fun! A celebration of a child’s right to play, for National Play Day we’ll have a range of exciting gallery-based activities to entertain your little ones.

Wednesday 2 August, 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Insight Open Studios

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Insight Open Studios celebrates all the amazing artistic talent that North Lincolnshire has to offer. For two weekends in September, local artists and makers will open their creative spaces to the public (including at 20-21), whether they’re demonstrating their processes or just sharing their work. They’ll be everything from prints to textiles to jewellery, so there really is something for everyone!

Friday and Saturday opening times: 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Sunday opening times: 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Free entry.

For more information on Insight Open Studios, click here.

Jump Up and Play Mas: Carnival Arts Weekend

North Lincolnshire Carnival Arts Weekend

This year the East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (EMCCAN) are bringing the festivities to Scunthorpe, with a range of exciting activities based here at 20-21 on Saturday 30 September. Peruse the beautifully-crafted carnival headdresses displayed in our gallery, or make your own in our costume masterclass. Plus, families can drop-in in and try our carnival craft workshop, led by experienced carnival artists.

Carnival costume masterclass

Saturday 30 September, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

£8 standard (£5 Early bird tickets are available for those booked on by Friday 1st September.)

Family Carnival Arts Workshop

Saturday 30 September, 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Free for children, £1 for adults.


Our events are suitable for all, but children under-eight must be accompanied by a participating adult.

To find out more about the events and activities taking place at 20-21, please visit our What’s on pages.