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Salisbury's creative line-up for October Half Term

I Wish I Was a Mountain
18 October 2018

Wiltshire Creative has workshops, theatre and music on offer this October half term.

On Friday 26 October, Wiltshire Creative is delighted to present Lily and the Albatross at Bemerton Heath Centre. It’s a production about wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions. There are two performances, at 11am and 2pm, with a drop-in craft session between shows. Bemerton Heath residents can buy tickets at £2 or a family ticket for 4 at £6 – contact bhc@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk to book.

On Monday 29 October, Salisbury Playhouse is hosting Play in a Day from 10am-4pm in The Salberg – spend the day working with theatre professionals to create your own show to be performed for family and friends in the afternoon. Recommended for ages 5 to 7.

Also on Monday at Salisbury Arts Centre from 10am is a Singing and Signing event aimed at children aged 0-6 years as part of Celebrate Voice. For babies, toddlers and their carers, this event uses Makaton language as an aid to communicating song.

On Tuesday 30 October is the Ultimate Vocal Workout! A singing workshop for children aged 10-16 years with Celebrate Voice, in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse from 10am-5pm, it’s a chance for aspiring young singers to learn from inspiring professional singers.

On Wednesday 31 October Slot Machine Theatre performs Your Toys at 11am and 2pm in The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse, with a free drop-in craft session for ticket holders between performances. Grown-ups and children alike are asked to bring their own toys to the theatre and join in this gigantic adventure packed with original live music, beautiful puppets and tons of humour. A free pre-show workshop will also be held at Salisbury Library at 2pm on Wednesday 30 October.

At Salisbury Arts Centre on Wednesday 31 October, Matthew Dean is running a storyboarding and animation workshop, An Animated Experience. A traditional short course for young people aged 10 and over, it allows participants to play with storyboarding, set design, camera angles and lighting to create a short animated film inspired by their everyday surroundings.

Perfect from Tessa Bide will be performed on Thursday 1 November at 11am and 2pm in The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse – it’s the touching story of a boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time, with puppetry, live music, animation and physical theatre.

Ending the week in The Salberg is I Wish I Was a Mountain at 11am and 2pm on Friday 2 November written and performed by former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion Toby Thompson. It uses rhyme, live music and a smattering of metaphysical philosophy to boldly reimagine Herman Hesse’s classic fairy tale.  

Tickets to all events are on sale now and can be booked by calling Ticket Sales on 01722 320333 or by visiting www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk.  

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Notes to Editors:

Wiltshire Creative is a pan-arts organisation that brings together the energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. It is an ambitious and innovative joint arts offer that secures a bright future for audiences, artists and participants.

Wiltshire Creative is rooted in, and draws inspiration from, the city of Salisbury and works beyond its boundaries and draws audiences from across the county and further afield. The creation of new work is at the heart of its programme, as it builds new relationships with audiences, artists and participants.