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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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Big Imaginations Commission Opportunity

Big Imaginations Commission Opportunity

We are looking for an artist or company to create a high-quality theatre piece to tour into theatres, libraries and community settings within the Big Imaginations network between September – November 2018. We would like to commission the making and touring of either an early

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March 8th, 2018

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Project Speak Your Mind Awards

Project Speak Your Mind Awards

Z-arts delivered their first Young Reviewers scheme, Project Speak Your Mind as part of Big Imaginations Festival. Ten young people aged 10 – 13 from the local area took part in reviewer training workshops in August 2017 before reviewing each of the shows in the festival. ...

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November 14th, 2017

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1 Day to go until…#Bigimaginationsfest

In the run up to Big Imaginations Festival we caught up with Nina Hajiyianni the Artistic Director for Happily Ever After, touring the North West this Autumn. From decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK in 1967, through queer-bashing in the 1970s, the enactment of ...

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October 18th, 2017

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