Monday 12 February 2018, 11am, 2.30pm
Back by popular demand, join the popular blue haired Professor Pumpernickel with all his favourite scientific demonstrations. Learn about a deadly explosion in a custard powder factory, the brilliant Victorians, see real soundwaves as you hear them and much, much more.
Parental supervision required. Due to the content of the show there will be some loud noises, bangs, dry ice and smoke.
Tuesday 13 February 2018, 11am & 2.30pm
From the writer of Professor Pumpernickel, we bring you a new show ‘Dragon Tamers’ which will bring together storytelling, puppetry, science and special effects. Join Brother Mellitus a serious man of science and logic and Arundell a macho dashing warrior in their quest to tame the Dragons of Black Combe.
Due to the content of the show, there will be some loud noises, bangs, dry ice and smoke.
Tuesday 13 February 2018, 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm
Join the Llama Karma Cafe for a hands-on workshop to meet all their weird and wonderful animals including slithering snakes, Cusco the tortoise, cuddly creatures, lizards, creepy crawlies and mice.
Parental supervision required. One adult to supervise at least one child. Viewing area available.
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10am – 1pm
This session is ideal for children interested in drawing, animation, filmmaking, dragons and unicorns. Join animator Sheryl Jenkins and create your own mythological creature and then learn how animation is made. Using your new filmmaking skills we’ll make cut-out creatures, use apps to animate them, and add our own voices and sound effects to bring them to life.
At the end of the session you can take your finished creature home and a copy of your film will be made available after the workshop. Equipment will be provided but you can bring along your own phone or tablet to work with. Don’t forget to install any apps you’d like to use. You could try iMotion for iPad or iPhone, or Stop Motion Studio for iPhone, iPad or Android.
Parental supervision required
Thursday 15 February 2018, 11.30am and 2.30pm
Presented by Proon Productions
Watch out! I am HOOT OWL. I am hungry. And here I come!
Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl – He’s a Master of Disguise! And he plans to use his cunning camouflage powers to gobble up the tiny animals of the night. Trouble is, Hoot Owl’s prey keep escaping! Is Hoot Owl as masterful as he thinks he is? Will he become a member of the Owl Parliament? And will he EVER succeed in catching himself some dinner?
LIVE ON STAGE! Original songs, colourful puppets, animation, hilarity, ridiculousness and rapid costume changes abound in this wildly inventive new show from Proon Productions, based on the ‘Laugh Out Loud Book Award’-shortlisted picture book by Sean Taylor, with sets faithful to Jean Jullien’s visually creative illustrations.
If your child loves owls, our Create Pottery Workshop has a special ‘paint your own owl activity’, which you can then take home. (Ticketed separately)
Astral Circus Extravaganza
Friday 16 & Saturday 17 February, 11am & 2.30pm
Roll up! Roll up! Astral Circus bring their acclaimed Circus Show from the stripy big top to the comfort of Rheged’s Theatre. A show for all ages, featuring comedy, aerial acrobatics, fire, balance, juggling and more. So close you could touch (though perhaps best you don’t). We promise you will be entertained!