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Your sister’s a nightmare, you’re not allowed to go to the Royal ball, and your fairy godmother is busy elsewhere? Maybe a textbook can help…
Science and sorcery collide as Cinderella and her dog Buttons attempt to make their own happy ending; they'll need imagination, bravery, and to learn lots of physics very fast.
Live experiments meet music, comedy and puppetry in Theatre of Science’s pantomime with a difference. Cinderella WILL go to the ball, but she’ll need a lot of volunteers...
This interactive show is designed for children aged 3+ and their families, though younger siblings are very welcome!
Tickets are FREE at York and Northallerton due to funding from the Institute of Physics. Standbys subject to availability on the door.
|Saturday 7th December 2019||10.00am to 11.00am||Selby Library||TBC||Enquire with venue|
|Saturday 7th December 2019||1.00pm to 2.00pm||Tang Hall Explore Library||Free||Book online at Eventbrite|
|Saturday 7th December 2019||2.30pm to 3.30pm||Tang Hall Explore Library||Free||Book online at Eventbrite|
|Sunday 8th December 2019||1.00pm to 2.00pm||York Explore Library and Archive||Free||Book online at Eventbrite|
|Sunday 8th December 2019||2.30pm to 3.30pm||York Explore Library and Archive||Free||Book online at Eventbrite|
|Saturday 14th December 2019||10.30am to 11.30am||Northallerton Library||Free||Enquire with venue|
Photons and Phantoms took place during the Festival of Ideas 2019. We went to a haunted church to see how light tricks us into seeing ghosts, used some Bettys macarons to study rainbows, and took a trip to where Guy Fawkes was baptised to watch gunpowder in action! Get in touch to book a private tour. And look out for the Science Tour of York 2020!
Lara joins Hoglets Theatre for an interactive, fun and larger-than-life production, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Wild characters, raucous singalong songs, puppets, stunts, and some critically acclaimed disco dancing could be appearing at a school near you. Get in touch for further details!
Theatre of Science and children's theatre company Hoglets are on an adventure to find a new planet! Using drama, astronomy, science experiments and a lot of imagination, we journey beyond the solar system in this workshop to explore where humans might live next. An interactive guide to exoplanets, with a positive environmental message. Suitable for earthlings aged 5 - 14.
This puppet show took place at Deershed Festival 2019, guiding children and adults through the events leading up to the moon landings. From Chinese legends to flying dogs, monkeys and the dark side of the moon, there's a colourful character and a new space ship at every turn!
Lara Stafford left Manchester University in 2003. “Manchester’s great for physics isn’t it Miss?” say her A-level science students. “Yes”, she replies. They do not need to know she studied Drama the first time round. Eventually a love of physics and a desire to have a job led her to a Science degree and she trained as a teacher. Now with first class honours in both theatre and science and a wasted youth spent working in The York Dungeon, she delivers projects intended to inspire young people towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Hoglets Theatre Company run drama and storytelling classes that bring storytime to life – taking drama performance skills and applying them to the telling of tales. They also produce original theatre shows for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers.
The Institute of Physics is the professional body promoting physics in the UK and Ireland. They aim to inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics.
The Festival of Ideas was created to enhance York’s reputation as a city of ideas and innovation through offering the highest calibre of public events to local, regional and visitor audiences.