There’s a mixed bag at the Bromsgrove arts centre.
Family theatre, a children’s film and some dazzling dance workshops are amongst the line-up of activities at Artrix this Easter.
There’s a chance for boys and girls to get messy on Sunday 20th March when The Boy Who Bit Picasso comes to the Artrix stage. This interactive theatre performance is ideal for creative children between the ages of 4-8 as they can make masks, collages and draw pictures during this charming play about Picasso.
Children aged 2-7 can join Pongo along with his friends Sheena the Sheep and Molly-Moo at Pongo’s Party on Tuesday 29th March. Little ones can also enjoy skipping, jumping and running around in the Farm Friends Adventure workshop before the performance.
The last in the trio of Easter family theatre shows is Three Keepers. This silent comedy tells the tale of three lighthouse keepers and its Mr Bean type humour will keep both adults and children entertained with its brilliant slapstick routines. This performance, which is on Tuesday 5th April, is suitable for hearing and non-hearing audiences and will be preceded by a special Flash Dance session for ages 6+.
Older children aged 9-11 can also participate in a special Unlimited Dance Day led by Fi Hay, Artrix’s Dance Engagement worker.
Last but by no means least, Artrix Cinema will be screening The Peanuts Movie in early April.
The Boy Who Bit Picasso is on Sunday 20th March at 2.00 pm. Suitable for ages 4-8, tickets cost £6.00 (£4.00 under 16s)
Pongo’s Party is on Tuesday 29th March at 2.00 pm. Suitable for ages 2-7, tickets cost £10.00 (£9.00 under 16s)
The Farm Adventure Family Movement session runs from 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm
Three Keepers is on Tuesday 5th April at 2.00 pm. Suitable for ages 6+ years, tickets cost £7.00 (£5.00 under 16s) and the special Flashdance children’s movement session runs from 1.00 to 1.45 pm
The Peanuts Movie will be screened at Artrix Cinema on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April at 2.30 pm and at 11.00 on Saturday 9th April. Tickets cost £6.30 or £3.30 for accompanied children.
Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in playing lap slide guitar. During year-round worldwide touring he’s absorbed a plethora of diverse influences, honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today.
Martin will be joined on stage at Artrix on Tuesday 22nd March by Daniel Kimbro, an American bass guitar player whose upright bass playing is never less than impressive. Tickets cost £14.00
The Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Already the quintet have performed alongside artists such as Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Levellers and Bellowhead and entertained crowds at numerous festivals. The Crows’ unique sound, a blend of folk, Celtic and country-rock, has earned them national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and on many local BBC stations including BBC Hereford & Worcester & Gloucestershire.
The Roving Crows are appearing at Artrix on Saturday 26th March at 8.00 pm. Tickets (standing with balcony/gallery seating) cost £14 (£12)
Tickets for all shows are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or online at www.artrix.co.uk