august = children’s month!
Looking for something local to do with the kids? Then look no further! August is Children’s Month again at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró in Limavady with a feast of creativity for the young and the young at heart, including Baby Raves, Family Film Fridays and lots of free street entertainment!
The acclaimed Young at Art, creators of the Belfast Children’s Festival, bring their internationally famous Baby Raves on Friday 17 August, with hour-long sessions available at 12noon and 2pm. Our auditorium will be transformed into a sensory ambient ‘club’ for toddlers with a live DJ, colourful light show, swirling parachutes and disco balls! Parents get the chance to boogie with your babies to live music in this unique learning and fun environment. Tickets cost £4 per adult and £3 per child with family/group discount available.
If you’re looking for something to kick off your summer weekends with the family, then head to Family Film Fridays, on Friday afternoons from 2pm throughout August. Bringing you the best of classic and contemporary cinema for children, Family Film Fridays kick off with a screening of recent international hit The Muppets on 3 August, followed by Hugo on 10 August, The Wizard of Oz on 24 August and award-winning animation UPon 31 August. Admission is £3 to all.
Quantum Theatre present the enchanting children’s production of The Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny on Wednesday 8 August, 2pm. Using live music and drama, this theatre event will delight young audiences in a show designed to appeal to all the family. Tickets cost £6 per adult, £4 per child with family ticket of £18 (for two adults and two children).
Roll Up! Roll Up! As if that isn’t enough, families can also enjoy some fabulous comedy capers free in the centre’s Drumceatt Square. Young at Art present the hilarious Banzai Chess on Saturday 4 August, with two free shows at 11.30am and 1pm. Help the Black King and the White Queen score points against each other on their huge chess board – but be warned, they are prone to cheating, tantrum throwing and mischief making! Why not also come along on Saturday 11 August for Nearly True Tours for all the family! These fantastic wacky free tours depart from the Centre’s reception at 11am, 12.30 and 1.30pm and will take groups on hilarious madcap meanders through the local landmarks of Limavady town, mixing historical fact with hysterical fiction. What did Jane Ross really get up to, and who has dared to hang their washing to dry in our Square? Although these tours are free, advance bookings are essential as numbers are limited per tour.
We also have some great workshops in store to fire your kid’s imagination - Pretty Amazing Photography is on Thursday 2 August from 11am-2pm, allowing children aged 8+ years to build their own camera, decorate it to take home, and learn how to use natural sun rays to develop their pictures! Places cost £5 per child. Up to fifty children aged 5-10 years will be able to help the Very Trusted and Nearly Excellent Guardians of Tall Tales and Small Stories find the last ever story in the world for safekeeping in the Most Extraordinary Wonderful and Magical Library in the fantastic interactive Once Upon a Time workshops on Tuesday 14 August at 11am or 12.30. Places cost £4 per child.
Contact our Box Office team now on Tel: 028 7776 0650 to book your places or visit www.roevalleyarts.com for further information.This entry was posted on July 31st, 2012 at 7:08 pm