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Super-Spies zoom in on Dorset

LOCKED down and feeling miserable? Super-Spies are on their way. Promising help and fun for home-schooling families and observant young people, the team is on a lockdown mission around Dorset during the February half term – and they need your help! Devised by Dorset-based Angel Exit Theatre, Super-Spies in Lockdown is an interactive performance that…

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Bath Fest’s new home

THE Bath festivals’ team of 11, which runs the Bath Festival, Bath Children’s Literature Festival and year-round Creative Learning projects, has moved out of its headquarters in Bath Street into the Art Deco former cinema The Forum. The Grade II listed building makes a fantastic arts hub for the wider community to enjoy. Bath Festival audiences…

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Reading is Magic Festival:

CRESSIDA Cowell, best-selling author of How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once, is headlining Bath’s Reading Is Magic Festival, a digital celebration of children’s literature, from Sunday 27th September to Friday 2nd October. The festival  will be hosted by TV presenter, broadcaster and Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Karim Zeroual, and other writers…

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Museums grant for young people

A GRANT of £83,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund will enable the four museums in the Wessex Museums group to offer new opportunities for children and young people. Dorset Museum, Poole Museum, the Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum have received the grant for their Bridging the Gap project, which includes a programme of employability skills…

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Learning to play with toooB

ANGEL Exit, the Dorset-based experimental theatre company, has a new show for children aged between six and 24 months, and their families, and it’s coming to Salisbury Arts Centre at 11am and 1.30pm on Friday 6th March. Curious and friendly, shape-shifting toooB will enchant pre-school children. As toooB explores the world around her, she learns how…

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Regent Crest of a 60-year wave

DORSET’S last remaining Gang Show celebrates its 60th anniversary at Christ­church Regent Centre, on Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd Feb­ruary. “On The Crest of a Wave” will be on stage both nights from 7.15, with a 2.15 Satur­day matinee. The Regent show by Christ­church Scouts and Guides is the only major gang show between…

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Sweet dreams are made of this

MOON On a Stick theatre company comes to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 6th April, with an enchanting new show, Land of Nod, starting at 11am. Where do we really go when we fall asleep? Moon On A Stick blend intricate puppetry, captivating storytelling and an enchanting musical score in this adventure for young children….

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A bad case of dragons

WHEN a child has a bad case of dragons, something’s got to be done, as parents will know only too well. At the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse on Saturday 10th November, there are two performances of Taking Flight’s delightful show, You’ve Got Dragons, at 11am and 2pm. It’s all about one child’s journey to…

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Hallowe’en at Barrington Court

THE leaves are falling from the trees, autumn is in the air, the apples are harvested, the pumpkins are waiting to be carved … Hallowe’en is just around the corner at the National Trust’s Barrington Court. Over the autumn half term there is a host of activities at this beautiful Tudor and house and garden,…

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