Harrogate Children’s Festival announced

13 May 2014

Harrogate International Festivals invites children of all ages and the young at heart to its 2014 Children’s Festival.
Over one long Half Term weekend from Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June 2014, the amazing Spiegeltent located in Crescent Gardens, Harrogate, will be home to all manner of organised mayhem.
From ballet dancing pigs to kitchen sinks, the Festival brings some of the UK’s leading entertainers and organisations to Harrogate designed to inform, inspire and entertain.

nb_three_little_pigs_layers-imageThe incredible Northern Ballet tells the story of the Three Little Pigs. Children will be invited to huff, puff, and try out some moves. Magna Science Museum delves into a slimy world with The Kitchen Sink Show, opening up a world of science fun.
The Take Away Theatre Company steps back in time with ‘A Dash through Dickens’ in their frantic, irreverent and hilarious jaunt through the life and works of Charles Dickens. History is also alive and kicking with the History’s Maid who will deliver three events on suitably dramatic topics: Top of the Chops Goes Medieval, What did you do in the war mummy? And Arming a Knight and Medieval Combat.
The Thackray Medical Museum delve into another period of history and asks children to travel back in time to help find a cure for the world’s most infamous, and quite sick, Heny VIII in this fun interactive workshop.
Alastair Watson delivers The Wimpy Kid Show bringing the books to life with fun activities including The Wimpy Kid Draw-Along and The Wimp Wars! Quiz. There’ll be exclusive clips of author Jeff Kinney talking about the books, his involvement in the films and showing how he draws the characters.
For old school mayhem, Steven Butler, author of Diary of Dennis the Menace, offers a sneaky peak into the chaotic life of the naughtiest boy in the Beano.
As well as theatre, dance, music, science and history, join a host of interactive storytelling sessions with Bookworm Babies from the brilliant Seven Stories, as well as Rachel Bright, the creator of the fabulous Love Monster books.
Back by popular demand, guitar duo Rachel Buckley and Steve Briggs bring books to life with Musical Storytimes for under 7s.
And you can grab a honey sandwich or two with Winnie the Pooh, as storyteller Liz Fost delivers an action-packed session celebrating the world’s most famous bear.
To find out more or book call the Box Office: 01423 562303 or visit www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

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