A woodland adventure in your living room

EXPLORE the magic of night-time woods with a new dance theatre piece online from Pavilion Dance South West, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February .

The film, Night Tree, by Second Hand Dance, has been co-commissioned by the Bournemouth-based regional dance umbrella, for families to enjoy this half term.

Based on Eve Bunting’s book of the same name, it is an engaging story that encourages people to care for nature and each other in a gentle sensory journey to explore from home.

The film will be available for stream on a pay-what-you-can basis on PDSW’s website from 19th February and is accompanied by a free print-at-home activity pack that includes details on how to create your own forest floor, bird feeder, and drawings and how to make a delicious hot chocolate.

On Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st, there will also be a chance to learn to ceilidh with the team from Second Hand Dance in a Zoom workshop inspired by the Night Tree.

Night Tree will have both audio described and captioned versions available; the activity pack is also available in an audio format; the Zoom workshop will have BSL and closed captions available. A vegan, gluten and nut free woodland picnic can be ordered from PDSW’s local independent Green Label Kitchen to accompany the films for those based in the Bournemouth area. A donation from every pack of hot chocolate mix and gooey brownies for five people will go to support the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks.All ages, particularly perfect for 3-7 year olds

To watch Night Tree, visit www.pdsw.org.uk