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Tessa’s Strange New Space

TESSA Bide brings her new show for young children, A Strtange New Space, to Poole’s Lighthouse Sherling Studio on Saturday 21st April at 11am and 2pm. This original solo show without words merges physical theatre with puppetry and original music. Travel on an imagined voyage into space. Did you know that astronauts get taller in…

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Shakespeare especially for kids

TWO of the most famous Shakes­pearean plays have been adapted for older children and come to the egg at Bath Theatre Royal from 19th to 22nd April. The award-winning Box Clever performs Romeo and Juliet on Friday and Saturday, and Macbeth on Thursday and Sunday. Coupling the iconic tale of star-crossed lovers and warring families…

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Join the Bee Party at the egg

THE new show at the egg at Bath Theatre Royal, from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April, is Me and My Bee, and audiences are invited to join before it’s too late! Bees have been in the news a lot lately, with petitions and campaigns to protect them and maintain their vital world function. The…

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Bohemian Fire with the BSO

KIRILL Karbits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orches­tra in Bohemian Fire at Poole’s Lighthouse on Wednesday 18th April. They will be joined by the mercurial Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulović, who plays Tchaikov­sky’s Violin Concerto in a prog­ramme that  features Rachman­in­ov’s Symphony No 1 and Caprice Bohémien. Nemanja was the BSO’s Artist-in-Residence for the 2016/17 season, when…

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Stuff, Nonsense and Gingerbread

STUFF and Nonsense brings its show The Gingerbread Man to family audiences at Poole’s Light­house on Friday 13th April at 1.30pm and Yeovil Octagon at 1pm and 4pm on the following day. Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! Stuff and Nonsense applies…

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Youth orchestra in Bristol

THE National Children’s Orches­tras of Great Britain are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018 and giving the annual spring concert at the Colston Hall in Bristol at 6.30pm on Sunday 8th April. With the usual  classical musical showcase, the young players will inspire music lovers of all ages. For more details, contact the Colston Hall.

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Want a career in music?

IF you are aged between 14 and 25 and are keen to pursue a career in music, go along to a free event at Trowbridge Town Hall on Friday 6th April from 6 to 8pm. Supported by BBC Introducing in the West, the event is aimed at anyone interested in working as a professional musician,…

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Rob Biddulph at Lyme Regis

FAMOUS for GRRRR!, Sunk! and Kevin, bestselling children’s author Rob Biddulph will be appearing at the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Friday 6th April, as part of Lyme Regis Children’s Week. Based on his new book. Happy Hatchway, part of his Dinosaur Juniors series, Rob will talk about how he became a children’s author…

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Giant predators greet Longleat visitors

VISITORS to Longleat are always keen to see the animals in the Wiltshire estate’s famous safari park, but this year they will find some unexpected giant animals near the Elizabethan stately home. Dozens of giant animatronic predators, including a three-metre tall spitting cobra and a Komodo dragon, have been installed around the main square, as…

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