Kids in Lincoln have the chance to see some international theatre this July.
Beam! 2011 is a children’s arts festival, with a series of events in the city. This year’s focus is internationalism.
Italian theatre group La Barraca will perform Colours of Water at Lincoln’s Drill Hall on July 6, at £5 a ticket.
The performance, aimed at 1 to 4-year-olds, recently won Best Show for the Very Young at the International Festival of Theatre for Young People in Bucharest, Romania.
It’s described as “a play made of lights, sounds, images and movements, where words fade into the background to accompany the action.”
On July 9 at the Drill Hall, Scottish theatre group Vision Mechanics will perform the A Frog Princess, using storytelling and puppetry. Tickets are £5 and the recommended age range is 3 to 8-years-old.
Beam! 2010 Co-Director David Lambert said: “We are delighted to be promoting two high quality children’s performances, both of whom are internationally renowned for their stunning and creative work.”
Also on July 9, there will be a creative drama and craft workshop based on Hansel and Gretel with local company Storybook Days. The two-hour workshop will involve drama, craft, including making your own sweet house, games, and pebble art. It costs £7.50 per child.
For the full list of events at the Beam! 2011 Children’s Festival, select the Full Schedule tab at the top.
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Monday 4th July – High Street (Opposite BHS)
10.00 Ellison Boulters Primary: Extracts from “The Lion King”
10.30 Ruskington Chestnut Street Primary: A Musical Celebration
11.00 Potterhanworth Primary: GEL
11.30 Kelsey Primary: The Masked Cleaning Ladies
12.00 Sir Francis Hill: Jungle Book
13.00 Kidgate Primary: The Twits
Tuesday 5th July – High Street (Opposite BHS)
10.00 St John’s Primary: Respect and Inspiration
10.30 Swinderby Primary: Fairytale Dance and Others
11.00 Ellison Boulters Primary: Choir
11.30 William Alvey School: What A Knight!
12.00 Gipsey Bridge: Wizard of Oz
1.00 Gosberton House: Boys and Girls Come Out To Play
Wednesday 6th July – St Benedict’s Square, High Street
10.00 Brant Broughton Primary: Fun In The Sun
10.30 Millfield Primary: Medieval Millfield
11.00 Welbourn Primary: We’ve Had The Time Of Our Life
11.30 St Christopher’s: Time Travel
12.00 West Grantham Academies: The Circus
1.00 Malcom Sargent: Malcom Sargent Primary School Choir
Thursday 7th July – Castle Square
10.00 Grasby All Saints: Grasby All Saints Orchestra
10.30 St Peter in Eastgate: Pirates Ahoy
11.00 Westgate Junior School: Westgate School’s Summer Concert
11.30 Cowbit St Mary’s Primary School: Cowbit St Mary’s School Choir
12.00 John Fielding School: Dance-Shame/ Drumming 500 Piece
1.00 Tealby Primary: Musical Pot Pourri
Friday 8th July- St Benedict’s Square, High Street
10.00 St Botolph’s: St Botolph’s Band
10.30 St Botolph’s: St Botolph’s Choir
11.00 Chad Varah Primary: Pirates and Gangsters
11.30 Phoenix Federation: The Lotus Flower
12.00 Bardney Primary: Dances Through the Ages
1.00 Dongington Cowley Primary: Flash