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19 October – 5 November

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 Big Imaginations Festival 2017 took place from 19 October – 5 November 2017

Read below for full information on the festival programme and click titles and images to find out further details on individual shows.

During the festival Big Imaginations also launched Project Speak Your Mind. Project Speak Your Mind was an exciting opportunity for young people aged 8 – 13 to review shows as part of Big Imaginations Festival and gain skills, confidence and the opportunity to access a unique personal development programme through a series of summer workshops with professional guest speakers. They also had their reviews posted on Big Imaginations and Z-arts social media channels culminating in an exhibition and sharing of work at the end of the project. The project had a specific focus on reviewing through different mediums encouraging the use of drama, art and videoed responses as well as writing. Project Speak Your Mind was a collaborative project between Z-arts, Big Imaginations and One Manchester. Click here to find out more about Project Speak Your Mind

Big Imaginations Festival Programme

Find out information about our delegates event here…

 

Catapluf’s Musical Journey

Ages 5+, Running Time: 50 minutes
Explore rhythms and sounds of the world as Catapluf
takes you to places where music can be found in everything:
pans, water, drums, even the body. Find out more…

 

Happily Ever After

Ages 5+ Running Time: 50 mins
Once upon a time, in kingdom on top of the
highest mountain in all the land, there lived a
grouchy Queen, and her son, the Prince.

 

Handa’s Surprise

Ages 2-6, Running Time: 35 Minutes
Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps
as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in
the next village.

 

Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks/The Monstrous Duckling

Ages 3+, Running Time: 45 mins
Join award-winning performance poet Joseph
Coelho as he unravels familiar fairytales to create
fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting
performance for young and old alike.

 

 

 

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella/Blood Red Hood

Ages 6+, Running Time: 45 mins
Join award-winning performance poet
Joseph Coelho as he unravels familiar
fairytales to create fresh contemporary
classics in an enchanting performance
for young and old alike.

 

Big Imaginations Jazz Club

Ages 2-5 & 5+, Running time: 45 mins
Award winning clarinettist Arun Ghosh brings
his exciting energy and original music to the
Big Imaginations Festival.

 

Body of Light

All ages, Running Time: 45 mins
Light, technology and dance combine
in this beautiful little show suitable for tiny
people and big people too!

 

 

Tales of Birbal

Ages 6+, Running Time: 50 mins
How many crows are there in the kingdom?
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
What is the fastest thing in the world? Only Birbal knows…

 

Child of the divide

Child of the Divide

Ages 8+, Running Time: 1 hour 25 mins
A story of family, identity and
belonging; marking the 70th anniversary
of the partition of India.