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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

This year's theme is - The Spy who Robbed Me

A film noire based show which borrows from the world of Bond, Bourne, Smiley, Sherlock, CSI, Spooks and more! Expect gadgets, moody lighting, witty dialogue, lots of action and a killer soundtrack.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 7 – Fri 11 Aug
10am – 4pm (5pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.15pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 8 Aug 4.15pm - My Life as a Courgette (PG)
Wed 9 Aug 4.15pm - Despicable Me 3 (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This Half Term the stories will be

Mon 18 Feb - The Bag of Warmth
Tues 19 Feb - The Witch got on at Paddington Station (by Dylan Sheldon)
Thur 21 Feb - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
Fri 22 Feb - The Magic Porridge Pot
Sat 23 Feb - The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Crafts for February Half Term:

Monday 18 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Tuesday 19 February: Birds – Parrot & Owl
Wednesday 20 February: Duck and a Rowing Boat
Thursday 21 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Friday 22 February: Toadstools and Gnomes

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Take Root

Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition

Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!

Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

Norden Farm Gallery

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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, its roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Age guidance: 3-10 years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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