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Goldilocks and Giselle in Yeovil

NORTHERN Ballet brings, Goldilocks and the Three Bears,  the latest in its series of Short Ballets for Small People, to Yeovil Octagon Theatre for three performances on Wednesday 22nd March. The story of the abandoned girl straying into the forest home of three furry bears is a hit with children wherever it is performed. See…

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A bear in the army

THE remarkable story of a bear who served in the army will be brought to the stage of Bath’s egg theatre on Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th March. The Quarter Too Ensemble is touring the UK with Wojtek: The Happy Warrior, and it is performed in Bath at 11.30am and 3pm on both days….

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Neuroscience at the egg

FILSKIT Theatre returns to the egg at Bath Theatre Royal with its latest show, Bright Sparks, demonstrating that neuroscience can be fun for young children. From Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th March, Bright Sparks tells a humorous, playful and visually exciting story about the beauty of difference. Links and Rex are like light and dark,…

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Broom room for half term

TALL Stories’ adaptation of Room on the Broom, the classic Julia Donald­son and Axel Scheffler children’s book, comes to the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th February. Timed to co-incide with the half term holiday, this is a magical musical show suitable for audiences aged three and older, with their families. For…

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SPOTBOTS at Poole

THE CBeebies favourites SPOTBOTS are heading for Treasure Island, off the coast by Poole’s Lighthouse, when they come to the venue on Wednesday 15th February, Theatre at 2pm. “Aaaargh you ready…?” they ask, as they invite the audience to jump aboard with the stars of  SPOTBOTS and Justin’s House.  The show is a big, bright,…

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Burglar Bill is on his way

WHEN the Pied Piper Theatre Com­pany pitches up at the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse on Thurs­day 16th February, they will have Burglar Bill in tow. Inspired by Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s picture book, the company brings the fun characters to life on stage with an exciting set, puppets and original music and songs. Who’s…

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Much Ado About Puffin at half-term

THERE are two engaging shows for children and families at Salisbury Arts Centre during half-term, on Thursday 16th February and Saturday 18th. Sponge , on Thursday at 11am and 2pm, is about all things spongy: from a child’s ability to soak up information like a sponge to the squishy, squashy texture that fascinates children and…

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150 young musicians

THE Salvation Army Territorial Youth Band and Choir return to Poole’s Lighthouse on Friday 17th February for the annual Youth Makes Music concert. The groups have performed at the venue for many years. The evening, starting at 7.30, will bring 150 of the Salvation Army’s most accomplished young musicians in concert of engaging brass and…

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Dig out your musical instruments

ALL Dorset instrumentalists are invited to share the joy of making music together and join the Bournemouth Family Orchestra. The BSO’s project is open to everyone whatever their musical standard, from experienced musicians to those who have just started on an instrument. No auditions are necessary – all you need to do is turn up…

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