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David Gibb tells the story of the Tree in Climb That Tree

David Gibb tells the story of the Tree in Climb That Tree

Musician David Gibb is touring to Big Imaginations venues this Autumn with his shows Climb That Tree and Songs From Across the Pond. Here he talks to us about the set of his new show Around two years ago I decided that the title of my new album was going to be Climb That ...

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July 10th, 2018

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A visit to Berlin’s Grips Theatre – A Political Theatre For Children, Young People and Adults

A visit to Berlin’s Grips Theatre – A Political Theatre For Children, Young People and Adults

Liz O’Neill, Artistic Director and CEO of Z-arts, visits Grips Theatre in Berlin, a political theatre for children, young people and adults At the end of June I went to Berlin for two days to look for international examples of venues or companies making theatre for ...

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July 9th, 2018

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Taking brilliant work to rural venues – Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

Taking brilliant work to rural venues – Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

CRTA Scheme Manager and Rural Arts Officer Jen Henry talks to Z-arts about Cheshire Rural Touring Arts, the challenges of rural touring and the benefits of being a member of the Big Imaginations network Cheshire Rural Touring Arts is one of three rural touring schemes in Big

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June 21st, 2018

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Just So Festival – a reflection on the past nine years

Just So Festival – a reflection on the past nine years

Photo Credit: TenEight Just So Festival is an annual weekend-long camping festival for children and their families. The festival takes place in the grounds of Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire and provides a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded and ...

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May 23rd, 2018

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Sponge performs at Macau Arts Festival!

Sponge performs at Macau Arts Festival!

Next week Big Imaginations Commission Sponge by Turned On Its Head will be performing at Macau Arts Festival. This will mark the first international tour date for both Turned On Its Head and a Big Imaginations Commission. Following the successful early years outreach ...

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May 4th, 2018

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A reflection on the Big Imaginations Symposium

A reflection on the Big Imaginations Symposium

Photo Credit – Ryan Harston Friday 16 March saw the first Big Imaginations Symposium taking place at Z-arts. With artists interventions, passionate discussions, and a summary of the past 5 years, this was a day of celebrating bringing brilliant children’s theatre to ...

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March 21st, 2018

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How to bring brilliant children’s theatre to the North

How to bring brilliant children’s theatre to the North

5 years. 15 venues. 170 shows. Over 130,000 people getting involved. It’s time to celebrate Big Imaginations – on Friday 16 March we’re hosting our very first Big Imaginations Symposium. We want to share what we’ve learned over the last five years, share best practice, ...

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March 12th, 2018

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