Ali in Wonder...delightful...land! Children bring to life Lewis Carroll's dazzling and mysterious tale! Also FREE Big Holiday Summer School - 100 spaces up for grabs!
By Taz Virdee
Exciting, electric and entertaining! 'Ali in Wonderland' was a fitting finale to our first year Heston West Big Local project. Children dazzled the crowd at Berkeley Primary School with their creativity, talent and passion. 'Ali in Wonderland' (inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice) told a story of a young boy who meets a rabbit, saying she’s late, for a very important date. Ali follows the rabbit through the forest. All the sudden he falls through a mysterious rabbit hole into a magical realm of strange, eccentric and scary creatures.
Rachel Turner, who led the project with Michaela Croker at Bounce Theatre said: “We have had a fantastic time working with Big Local and the children of Berkley & Heston West this year. They have produced a superb performance and really grown as performers, artists and even stage managers! We are so proud to be part of this project and such a wonderful community and can't wait for the next project!”
'...magical realm of strange, eccentric and scary creatures.'
The play was performed outdoors and although it was raining, it didn’t disrupt the magical performance from every child. The play was an absolute delight, bringing to life this extraordinary tale. We would like to thank Rachel and Michaela at Bounce Theatre, Berkeley Primary School and all the children and their parents/family members for their massive support throughout the project. We are excited to announce that our youth drama and dance project with Bounce Theatre will resume in September 2016.
Big Holiday Summer Project - 100 FREE SPACES!!!
We are also thrilled to announce that our Big Holiday Summer Project will be starting this August for 3 WEEKS ONLY (1st Aug to 19th Aug) at Cranford Community College.
We have 100 FREE spaces up for grabs for children between 9 to 12yrs. To be eligible for this fantastic opportunity your child must be living in the Heston West area (click here to see area map) and/or attending Berkeley Primary School. Parents/Guardians will also be required to commit to at least one volunteering role throughout our second year (Aug 2016 to July 2017).
Bounce Theatre will lead the Big Holiday Summer Project.
Louise Pendry, Bounce Theatre said: “Bounce is delighted to be running the Big Holiday project. It's going to be an exciting opportunity for children to play, make art, participate in drama and have a holiday in a day as we go on a weekly trip to the city, the seaside or the country.”
Please note the Big Holiday Summer Project will run from 10 to 3pm each day and places are offered on first come basis and volunteering agreement.
To sign up for the summer project please click here.
Deadline for signing up is Friday 23rd July 2016 at 5pm.
For more information about the project please contact Taz on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07702532710.
For the Ali in Wonderland pictures please click here.
Please click here to download the flyer.