Creative workshops from Epping Forest District Council are now finished for 2015, but the excellent artwork lives on!
Booster Cushion Theatre was welcomed to the district for the first time with ‘Little Red Riding Hood and Friends’ and ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm and The Three Pigs Plus’. One performance was part of Epping Forest District Council’s Inclusion Project, suitable for children and young people with additional needs. There were lots of jokes, characters and audience participation. One parent went on to say;
“Had a fantastic time. My 2-year-old really enjoyed it. Thank you, we will be returning!”
After such a successful summer in Epping, Booster Cushion Theatre will be back in October half term with another great show!
Blunderbus Theatre Company returned with a brand new show, ‘My Pet Monster and Me’. The show had Blunderbus’ famous, wacky, loveable characters, brightly coloured sets and amazing puppets.
Long Nose Puppets also returned this summer with a very colourful show, ‘Flyaway Katie’. Audiences were captivated by the enchanting music, beautiful storytelling and wonderful puppetry. One parent said;
“Thoroughly enjoyed the music, dancing and puppets. Both of my children were mesmerised throughout. A lovely afternoon!”
The ever popular ‘How to…Draw and Colour’ workshops were back for a third year! Artist, Helen Morse Palmer, showed once again how anyone can draw. During the workshops participants experimented with shapes, shadow and sound, got basic tips and tricks on different ways to use colour and the science behind it.
Things got a little messy with ‘How to…Paint’ workshops. Over four days participants learnt about four different paints; watercolour, ink, acrylic and oil. They experimented with the paints, learnt about their history and made some stunning masterpieces.
Big Top Bonanza
Families joined in for an afternoon of circus themed fun at Chigwell Hall for ‘Big Top Bonanza’. The heavy rain didn’t stop children and their grownups from watching a fantastic balloon show by Miss Fantwistic and taking part in activities like mask and hat making, ribbon dancing, a circus circuit and the circus parade. One parent who attended said;
“Another great event by EFDC! Kids absolutely loved all of it! Outstanding!”
Dancer Jenny Bater, from Hip Hop Pop was back with another great hip hop workshop. Participants had a difficult routine to learn with moves including ‘smurfing’, ‘prepping’ and ‘top rocks’.
Four to six year olds learnt ballet moves with ‘Biff’ the dog from the book ‘Dogs Don’t Do Ballet’ by Anna Kemp. Participants helped tell the story, took part in their own ballet class; learning to plié, jeté, arabesque and pirouette, they also discovered that dogs can do ballet!
We already can’t wait till next year!
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