Half-term at Artrix

All types of child-influenced attractions for the holiday.

There’s plenty for families to look forward to at Artrix in Bromsgrove this half-term including family films, creative sessions and theatre shows.

Sid’s Deep Sea Discovery Show is an exciting and colourful underwater adventure which bubbles over with sea creatures, songs, stalagmite and stalactites. Following on from the success of CBeebies Sid’s Show, this time we venture into a fish tank to discover what a mermaid is doing with Sid’s TV remote control, who has her pearls and whether Sid can make friends with a dangerous shark!

Some of Grimms’ favourite characters, including Rumpelstilskin and the Golden Goose burst into life in a high-energy mix of puppetry, music and physical theatre in Story Pocket Theatre’s magical theatre show A Pocketful of Grimms

The hilarious CBeebies’ Spotbots are lining up for a swashbuckling adventure with plenty of booing, cheering and colourful costumes. There are also some fun creative sessions and family films to look forward to during the half-term break. On Monday 20th February there will be a drop-in craft session followed by a screening of the fishy tale Finding Dory and on Saturday 4th March there’s a lego animation workshop followed by a screening of The Lego Movie.

Sid’s Deep Sea Discovery Show is at Artrix on Sunday 12th February at 2.00 pm. Suitable for ages 2+ Tickets cost £13.00 (£11.00 under 16s)

A Pocketful of Grimms is at Artrix on Saturday 18th February at 12.00 pm. Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets cost £10.00 (£8.00 under 16s)

Treasure Island is at Artrix on Thursday 23rd February at 1.00 pm. Suitable for all the family. Tickets cost £12.00 (£10.00 under 16s) Family ticket £40.00 (2+2 or 1+3)

Finding Dory is screening at Artrix Cinema on Monday 20th February at 2.00 pm preceded by a drop-in craft session from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm suitable for ages 4-11. Craft tickets are £3.00 or £4.50 for film tickets only.

The Lego Movie is screening at Artrix Cinema on Saturday 4th March at 11.00 am preceded by a Lego Animation Workshop from 10.00 am to 11.00 am suitable for ages 6+. Workshop tickets are £5.00 per person or £4.50 for film tickets only

Ona more serious note, child sexual exploitation, online grooming and cyber-bullying are explored in a new hard-hitting piece to be performed by Artrix’s resident company of emerging artists in February.

The emerging artists are members of Outspoken, Artrix’s resident performance company making socially engaged work with and for young people. Catfish is a fusion of live performance, music and digital technology and is only open to those aged 13-18 years. Artrix has been collaborating on some of the digital aspects of the performance with C & T who specialise in new technology and participation and parts of the performance will be played out on the audiences’ smartphones. Joanne Malin from BBC Midlands Today features in the piece.

Hannah Phillips, Artrix’s Artistic Director and Director of Catfish said: “Catfish explores the important, challenging and sensitive issue of child sexual exploitation. We are focusing on dangers online whilst simultaneously using digital technology to enhance young people’s engagement. Although this original piece of work is for young people, it is very important that we raise everyone’s awareness of the dangers of child sexual exploitation, particularly parents, carers and anyone who works with this age group”

There will be school performances of Catfish at Artrix on Wednesday 8th February at 1.30 pm, and on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm.
Outspoken will present a public performance of Catfish on Wednesday 8th February at 7.00pm. Tickets cost £5.00

Tickets are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or on www.artrix.co.uk