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Whether your half term has started or you have to wait a few more days, the Family Arts Festival has hundreds of terrific festival events tailor-made for your family.
At Half Moon we host Theatre of Widdershins’ Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tales on Sat 19 Oct, Action Transport Theatre’s STATIk on Sat 26 Oct and Half Moon presents Curious, a giggle-making introduction to theatre by Tam Tam Theatre.
The first ever UK-wide Family Arts Festival will see over 500 organisations host over 1,000 family friendly arts events. From an operatic version of The Importance of Being Earnest in Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland, to Out of The Shadows, a dance and acrobatic extravaganza in Cardiff, Wales, West End favourite Stomp in Cornwall, life drawing with sheep at the Royal Academy, London, and a world premiere of Dragon, a Scottish / Chinese co-production in Inverness, Scotland, the whole of the UK will be alive with arts activities that will appeal to a wide range of families. Over 25% of the festival’s programming will be free, with many more events under £10, and lots of special offers, including reduced price and family tickets. All events are listed on the festival’s website www.familyartsfestival.com.
London will host a diverse range of exciting events during the festival, with the capital’s top arts organisations, large and small, all getting involved. See Birmingham Royal Ballet perform classic ballet Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells, explore Shakespeare’s Globe with Globe Education’s Muse of Fire, or try your hand as the Philharmonia Orchestra’s conductor for the day at Universe of Sound: The Planets at the Royal Festival Hall. Take your instruments to play along with the London Symphony Orchestra at their family concert, Witches, at the Barbican, or head to Rich Mix in Shoreditch to see Sita’s Story, which will introduce children to one of the world’s greatest sagas, The Ramayana.
For all the of the information regarding the festival visit www.familyartsfestival.com