Erewash Museum is to launch Shine Bright Week – a programme of half-term activities for families leading up to a spectacular LED performance show plus live music.

Children will get to make their own lanterns for what is being billed as Shine Bright Night on Saturday 24 February.

The event will include a lantern trail in the museum’s grounds – which are not normally open after dark. An accompanying show will feature an LED-clad performer along with music from drummers.

The museum’s half-term schedule has a wellbeing and mindfulness theme and kicks off with family yoga sessions on Thursday 22 February. These are open to children as young as four.

Residents keen to join in can get more information from the museum in Ilkeston. Places need to be booked at a cost of £3 per participant.

On Friday 23 February there will be candle-making workshops. The price is also £3 with booking required.

No booking is needed for Saturday’s climax – which will see free lantern-making workshops from 1pm to 4pm.

Shine Bright Night runs from 5pm to 7pm and includes poetry as well as the lantern trail.

Jo Brown, who is co-ordinating the Shine Bright Night, said: “There will be an electrifying LED performance and musical entertainment from drummers Can Samba.”

Erewash council Deputy Leader Cllr Becca Everett, who is the Lead Member for Community Engagement, said:

“As usual there is plenty on at our cherished museum to engage young people during half-term. Don’t forget to also check out the interactive Big Dot exhibition in the Lally Gallery.”

The award-winning Erewash Museum is open Thursdays to Saturdays from 11am to 4pm near Ilkeston’s Market Place. Museum entry is free.