Arts for the Young
We want to introduce the young to great performances so under 18’s are Free for all events when accompanied by an adult.
Arts and the young have really had a shot in the arm, with three of our regular Arts events – Contemporary Young Musicians (Sat 16 March) and Young Classical Musicians (Sat 20 April) – both events with a proven track-record of delivering quality performances to an increasing audience of discerning listeners – plus the Children’s Arts Festival still to look forward to on Sun 23 June (read on for more details and booking link):
June 23rd: Children’s Arts Festival
It’s back! A whole day devoted to letting children participate in a variety of entertaining arts experiences. Aimed at 3-11 year-olds Arts For Hungerford has planned a fantastic Children’s Arts Festival on Sunday June 23rd. The emphasis is on fun and interaction. Kids will get the opportunity to view and take part in a variety of workshops with arts professionals.
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 let loose on a drum!)
Budding artists can collaborate on a mural throughout the day with the help of local artist Simon Jardine, and little creatives can get stuck into flag painting and become a superhero by decorating their own superhero cape with 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 us tales and sing us stories.
There will also be face-painting, balloon animals, a reading tent, and ‘creation stations’. 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, and Croft Hall 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 now from Hungerford Bookshop and on-line at ArtsForHungerford.com. The day runs from 10-4. Times for individual acts can be found on the website at ArtsForHungerford.com but may be liable to change. We recommend coming for the whole day to catch all the good stuff!