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Let me tell you a story …

ONCE upon a time, there was a wonderful storyteller called Michele O’Brien, and she had a magical idea to help parents and children in this difficult time. Michele is inviting young children to “sleep tight with Sunday night bedtime stories” from the Facebook pages of Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre. Starting this week, Sunday 12th, with…

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Fun with feathered friends

LIFE’s for the birds – well at least it is when The Last Baguette Theatre Company comes to your local village hall with The Bird Show. Up-coming dates include Friday 20th March at St Mary’s Church, Great Bedwyn, (with Rural Arts Wiltshire) at 4pm, Sunday 5th April at Bishopstone (near Swindon, check times with Rural Arts Wiltshire),…

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Drumming on Sunday in Tisbury

CHERUBIM Music Trust has organised a co-operative drumming day of workshops for children and parents on Sunday 15th March. In the morning, primary age children and their parents can discover the exhilaration of collective drumming. Secon­dary age tweens and teens can develop rhythmic coordination and interplay in the afternoon. The workshops, in the Vic­tor­ia Hall…

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Never speak out loud of The Island!

TREASURE Island, Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling piratical adventure, is the first 2020 show by third year acting students from Arts University Bourne­mouth. The adaptation by Bryony Lav­ery, directed by Luke Kern­aghan, will be on stage at Poole’s Lighthouse from 12th to 14th March, nightly at 7.30 with a 2.30 Saturday matinee. When a mysterious old…

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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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Beatbox for kids

SHLOMO’S Beatbox Ad­ven­ture for Kids comes to the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse at 2pm on Satur­day 7th March. The audience/participants can become beatboxing superstars as the show goes on. Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic, creating a world of funny sounds,…

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International award for Bath production

THEATRE Royal Bath’s egg theatre has won an international award, at a festival in Philadelphia, for a production which began life as part of the Incubator programme to develop new work. Bath based performance poet Toby Thompson first presented I Wish I Was A Mountain as a scratch performance at the egg’s annual Incubator showcase…

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Khan revisited

THE Akram Khan Company is at Bristol Old Vic from Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March to perform Chotto Xenos. Khan’s solo Xenos has been re-created by Sue Buckmas­ter, artistic director of Theatre-Rites. The family production takes young audiences back in time, exploring the often forgotten and untold stories of the colonial soldiers in…

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Time for a Yeovil Milkshake

MILKSHAKE Monkey’s Mus­i­cal is coming to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil on Sunday 23rd February, with two performances at noon and 3.30pm. The all singing, all dancing preschool musical extravaganza stars Channel 5’s  Milkshake Monkey started the 2020 tour on 15th February, and now comes to delight young audiences in South Somerset – it’s only…

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