A few weeks ago Penny from Alexander Residence and myself were lucky enough to be invited to the Press Launch of ‘Jump In’: An international theatre and dance tour. Children from the ages of 2 and 10 in May – June, are invited to get involved, at venues all across the East Midlands as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Penny and I posing.
There are over 45 events in total, all over the East Midlands. The most amazing thing is that ‘Jump In‘ (which has been in the planning since 2005) is the first ever pan-regional festival with award-winning international artists, touring especially for children and their families. I can not wait for the events to start. I plan on going with the whole family, and make a real day of it.
White: suitable for 2-4 year olds
7th June at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham.
Lakeside really is a lovely site. One that is sometimes missed I feel in Nottingham. It has beautiful landscaped gardens, with a huge children’s playground. With plenty of fields to play games, or have a picnic. It has two great cafes. Penny and I have enjoyed coffee and pastries and even a glass of vino there after a show. There’s even craft items for sale by local leading artists.
It has a heady mix of music, art and theatre, that is sure to have a little of everyone’s taste on offer.
So, we are all really looking forward to the ‘Jump In’ events that are being held at Lakeside Arts Theatre. You can see the full round-up of the events HERE. We hopefully might even get to see a few of the other venues.
This image is from Swamp Juice, which Miss N and I are going to see (suitable for 6+) by the acclaimed Jeff Achtem. This is apparently an especially clever show, with shadow puppetry and an amazing 3D finale.
3 & 4 June at the Lakeside Art Theatre, Nottingham, as part of Wheee! Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival. More about Wheee, though in another post. 😉
Can I take this point to thank Penny, and Lakeside Arts Theatre, for allowing me to be involved, I will see you there!!
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