It’s All Greek! A Morning of Marvellous Myths for Children

Acclaimed children’s storyteller, Michael Loader, is coming to town, bringing with him a joyous cacophony of magic,  mythology, and buffoonery.  Through theatre, song, and a lot of participation, Michael will both weave and unravel the classic tale of The Odyssey in this spectacular back-to-back children’s event, Glorious Greeks!

Divided in two, the first part of the morning will let children build their own incredible puppets in the group Playshop, and devise a whole new theatrical Odyssean adventure that will be included in the grand finale show; Glorious Greeks! After the merrymaking, the story will begin. Told by Michael as “Mr. Oddy”, a descendant of Odysseus himself, children will learn how to trick, thwart, overcome, survive and thrive like a true Greek hero. Mesmerising and spellbinding, all attendees will be transported into a bygone land of monsters, gods, and questionable escape plans…

This will be an enchanting and memorable morning, thrilling children with opportunities to create and imagine alongside a master storyteller with a knack for conjuring the most fantastical tales.

Tickets can be booked for the Playshop only, the Glorious Greeks performance only, or BOTH together at a discounted price! Hurry to avoid disappointment, because we have limited spaces, and so much fun to be had!

 

Saturday 4th November / Event 1
9.45 am – Playshop (45 mins, limited to 30 children) – £3
11.00 am – Glorious Greeks (60 mins) – £3
£5 for a ticket to both events!
Bridport Youth and Community Centre, Gundry Lane

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To book tickets, contact the Box Office over the phone or in person.
Box Office: Bridport Tourist Information Centre, The Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF
Tel: 01308 424 901

 

Spotlight on Charles Fuge: Illustrating for Children • BridLit Kids

Charles Fuge has illustrated nearly fifty picture books! He started his journey at Camberwell School of Art, and won the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award for his illustrations in 1988. Since then, he has produced beautiful and well-loved books such as “Sometimes I like to Curl Up in a Ball“, and “I Know a Rhino“. He is a nature lover, splitting free time between growing organic food and chairing a local recycling charity, and themes of wildlife are often seen in his art.

Juggling delightful creatures and their colourful adventures, Charles’ illustrations are a treat. Reviewed as “adorable”, “funny”, and cited by J F Bailey as having “directly strengthened our family relationships” due to the discussions they prompt, these illustrations prove that pictures can be just as expressive as words. Favouring mischievous animals, Charles is an expert at bringing characters to life on paper.

You can catch him at the BridLit Kids event on Saturday the 12th of November during the workshop for children of age 8 and up! There he will join several other fantastic guests in sharing his tips, knowledge, and experience and he will be guiding participants in creating their own illustrations.

Limited spaces remaining! A day that promises to be wonderfully fun.

Saturday 12th November / Event 22
Time: 12pm-1pm
Tickets: £5 (pencil and sketchbook included)
Location: The Lyric Theatre

To book tickets, contact the Box Office over the phone or in person.
Box Office: Bridport Tourist Information Centre, The Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF
Tel: 01308 424 901

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BridLit Kids: Events for young Bookworms!

Do you know a flourishing illustrator? A storyteller-in-training? Somebody creative who is entranced by wild tales?

BridLit Kids is back after last year’s success, and it is aiming for bigger and better. On Saturday the 12th of November, we’re taking over The Lyric Theatre for the day and hope to provide something special for everyone, with three fantastic events for children.

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At Event 22a (10am – 11am) Prepare for the astonishing duo of Storyteller Martin Maudsley and Musician Declan Duffy to delight our youngest audience with tales of mysterious creatures to ignite the imagination. Guaranteed to entertain all who enter, and suitable for ages 3 and up.
Tickets: Children £3/ Adults Free!

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At Event 22b (12pm – 1pm) Charles Fuge will take over and help to bring some of those stories to life with an illustration workshop for slightly older children. Courtesy of Bridport Arts and Crafts, children will get a notepad and pencil to take away, and guided by Charlie’s skilled hand, will produce some amazing illustrations of their own. A great opportunity to learn from a successful and working local illustrator, suited to ages 8 and up.
Tickets: Children £5 (sketchbook and pencil included)

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At Event 22c (2pm – 3pm) We will welcome Angie Sage, hugely popular author of the Septimus Heap series, who will talk about her latest addition to the series, Todhunter Moon, and answer and questions from the floor. We’re so lucky to have such a wonderful writer come to Bridport and introduce her work. Get reading and come prepared to find out how Angie’s ‘magykal’ ideas make their way on to the page! Best suited to ages 8 and up.
Tickets: Children £3/ Adults Free!

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Be sure not to miss out, it will be a day to let your imaginations loose! Tickets are selling fast.

Saturday 12th November / Event 22
Location: The Lyric Theatre

To book tickets, contact the Box Office over the phone or in person.
Box Office: Bridport Tourist Information Centre, The Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF
Tel: 01308 424 901