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August Children’s Month celebrated at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

August Children’s Month celebrated at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

Tue, July 10, 2018

August Children’s Month returns to Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre with a host of fantastic family friendly activities.

Featuring theatre, Family Film Fridays, workshops and exhibitions, there is lots for you to get involved with. The programme includes the award winning Clydebuilt Theatre who present Myths of the Vikings on Wednesday 1st August at 12pm. Suitable for children aged 6+, the puppet led show will take the audience back in time to the age of the Vikings, encountering magical beats, fierce Gods and warrior Kings.

The unique Teddy Bears Hospital opens on Saturday 4th August from 12noon-3pm as ‘Big Telly Theatre Company’ mend and comfort any sick bears at the special St Bear-nards Hospital. Bears will be whisked away and assessed by the bear-iatrics team of professional doctors who will provide some tender loving care throughout the afternoon.

Artist Eleanor Wheeler will entertain children from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 4th August with a creative art workshop. Providing children with the chance to produce their own unique animal or creature, the finished pieces will be put on display alongside Eleanor’s own exhibition ‘As the Crow Flies’ which runs until Friday 31st August.

Family Film Fridays return with blockbuster ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII The last Jedi’ on 3rd August, the internationally acclaimed Studio Ghibli animation ‘The Red Turtle’ on 17th August and Academy-award nominated Irish animation ‘Song of the Sea’ on 24th August.

Northern Ireland's first appointed Children's Writing Fellow, Myra Zeph will read from her award-winning book ‘Don't Go to School!’ on Saturday 11th August. Myra will also provide an interactive workshop with music, games and dress-up for kids aged 4-6 years old.

Throughout the month there will be a variety of workshops to enjoy, including ‘Shadow Puppetry’ for 8-14 year olds. This will take place daily from Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd August from 11.30am-1pm. For those who like art, ‘Get Messy for Summertime’ take place from Monday 6th to Friday 10th August from 11am-1pm and the unique ‘I'll Eat Some Breakfast then I'll Change the World’ drama programme for 9-13 year olds takes place from Monday 13th – Friday 17th August from 11am-2pm.

For further information on what is happening, go to www.roevalleyarts.com or call the Box Office team by telephoning 028 7776 0650.