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Professor Slug's House of Bugs

Join Professor Slug as he helps bugs out with their buggy problems!

Professor Slug's House of Bugs is a show all about bugs. Professor Slug is an eccentric expert on invertebrates who helps bugs out with their buggy problems - and you can too!

Get as strong as an ant! Teach a bee how to buzz! And help a dung beetle make a pooey perfume for its big date…

The House of Bugs is fully booked with all sorts of bugs seeking help from Professor Slug and his fellow bug experts (that’s you, the audience!) But can all these buggy problems be solved before the Queen Bee arrives, or will a swarm of honey-hungry wasps wreak havoc?

From the co-creator of the award winning One Duck Down (★★★★★ Families Edinburgh), this interactive show is packed full of colourful puppets, catchy songs, and educational info about the wonderful world of bugs. 

This production is proudly partnered with charity Buglife.

Studio
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Tickets for children under 18 months For this show, tickets/ seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

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Proudly partnered with charity @BugLife
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Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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Wed 11 Jan - 29 Mar (exc 15 Feb)
Wed 19 Apr & 26 Apr
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (Sing-along) (PG)

Dir: Matthew Wachus | 117 mins

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While her parents content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge.

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An extraordinary journey from the perspective of an acorn, with puppetry and folk music.

An extraordinary journey through a busy forest. Experience a story told from the perspective of an acorn; the hectic forest floor, thrumming underworlds, and dazzling heights of icy branches. Discover bizarre larger than life fungi, connecting creaking tree roots, and majestic guardians watching over a delicate cycle. Join three storytellers as they lead you through an enchanting experience like no other.Breathe explores the inner workings of trees, all beautifully realised through a combination of puppetry, detailed sets, and live camera work. Underscored through a truly unique blend of thumping Drum & Bass and live ethereal folk songs. Find the epic in the tiny in this celebration of trees, nature, and finding space in a buzzing community.

For ages 5+.

Studio
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Tickets for children under 18 months For this show, tickets/ seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

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The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl thrills with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed twelve years of sell-out success.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. 

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"Greatest bubble show on Earth." SFGate.com

"It's a fantastic show. Louis Pearl playfully forms bubbles beyond imagination, and engages the audience with his easygoing nonverbal slapstick."

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"This show captivated its young audience and the adults loved it as well. Highly recommended."  British Theater Guide.

“The show is one giant, joyous caper” The Wee Review

The eight year-old seated beside this reviewer summed it up neatly during the show, proclaiming after one nifty manoeuvre, ‘he sure is the amazing bubble man.’ The Wee Review

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£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Tickets for children under 18 months For this show, tickets/ seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

The Amazing Bubbleman's website
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• Focus the mind
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• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 4 - 7 years.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
11am - 11.45am
£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 8-11 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 8 - 11 years.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
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£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 12-15 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

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Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
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£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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