Children’s Arts Festival – Sunday June 23rd.
A whole day of hands-on arty fun for kids. Slapstick theatre, storytelling, themed craft activities, performance poetry, drum workshops and more. 10-4 (stay all day to catch it all) in the Croft Field and activity centre. BOOKING/MORE INFO
A Whole Day of Hands-On Entertainment For Kids
On Sunday June 23rd Arts For Hungerford are organising a whole day of arts activities for children. The emphasis is on fun and interaction for 3 – 11 year olds. Kids will get the opportunity to view and take part in a variety of workshops that should keep them entertained all day.
Chocs away! Prepare to get swept-up by the wacky antics of the wonderful Rhubarb Street Theatre, returning with their new show, ‘The Bombardiers’. Follow the adventures of three airmen as they get flung far and wide after losing their plane in a storm. This is a must-see for families who enjoy live performance, character interaction, mime, mischief and laughter.
Make some noise and get into the rhythm with Big Beat’s lively Samba drumming sessions. Participants will experience some of the passion, energy and rhythms associated with South America. The noise – and new skills learnt – makes for an exhilarating event (and sometimes it’s nice just to bang on a drum!)
Budding artists can also collaborate on a mural throughout the day with the help of local illustrator Simon Jardine, and little creatives can get stuck into flag painting and become a superhero by decorating their own superhero cape with artist Gemma Kirby.
Kids that think they don’t like poetry will be converted by performances from award-winning poet Joshua Siegal. Michael Rosen describes his events as ‘magic’ – kids will love his witty words. More captivating spoken word comes from professional Storyteller and musician George Hoyle who will tell tales and sing us stories.
There will also be face-painting, balloon animals and more. Handmade pizzas fresh from Phoenix’s pizza oven, Carpuccino and burgers – or why not pack a picnic?
The children’s Arts Festival will take place in the Croft Field and Activity Centre in Hungerford – a historic market town just off the M4. The centre is a 10 minute walk from the train station in Hungerford.
Tickets are just £12 for the entire day. Adults and under 3s go free. Tickets available from Hungerford Bookshop and on-line at ArtsForHungerford.com. The day runs from 10 – 4 and we recommend coming for the whole day so as not to miss anything.
For our full listing see ‘Buy Tickets’ on the menu (and remember all events are free to under 18s when accompanied by an adult)