On Monday 7 and 14 August, there will be two free magical storytelling sessions taking place in the Arnhem Foyer, featuring original stories with musical accompaniment, read by storyteller Elaine Joseph. These Summer Storytime with Melrose Magical Storytellers and Music sessions are specifically designed to enrich and empower local youngsters’ reading and writing skills, whilst encouraging creativity. No tickets are required for this free activity, participants can simply turn up and take a seat in the Arnhem Foyer. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Servery. The early years offering will be from 2-3pm, with 6-8-year-olds from 3-4pm on both dates.
The summer holidays will also see the continuation of the theatre’s Family Cinema Club, which sees fifteen family favourites screened in the Ashcroft Theatre with all tickets priced at £3. The film offerings for the cinema club are: Peter Rabbit (3 Aug at 11am); Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle (3 Aug at 2pm); Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (3 Aug at 4:30pm); Puss In Boots – The Last Wish (4 Aug at 11am); The Lego Movie (4 Aug at 2pm); Epic Tales (4 Aug at 4:30pm); Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (5 Aug at 11am); Moana (5 Aug at 2pm); Captain Marvel (5 Aug at 4:30pm); Tarzan (17 Aug at 11am); Tangled (17 Aug at 2pm); Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder (17 Aug at 4:30pm); Mary Poppins Returns (31 Aug at 11am); Ron’s Gone Wrong (31 Aug at 2pm) and Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (31 Aug at 4:30pm).
Each Friday from 4 August until 1 September, parents of toddlers can book them in for the Red Apple Toddler Music Sessions in the Fairfield JWC Cube; through various musical experiences like listening, singing, moving and playing rhythms, children’s interest in music will grow. Taster sessions can be booked for £6.50.
Fairfield Halls will be bringing a disco-themed roller rink to The Recreational Hall for the summer holidays, with the rink taking residence from 24-28 August. Their Summer Holiday Roller Disco is set to get the party started and promises to transport skaters to a galaxy of lights, pulsating beats, and kaleidoscope of colours, accompanied by feel-good tunes. Each day will contain two sessions: 3pm-4pm, for all ages and primarily for new skaters and those who prefer a slower pace and 5pm-6:30pm, a fast-paced session for primarily aged 13+ and/or those of high skating ability. Tickets for adults are £5 and children’s tickets are £4, all under fourteen-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.
The Ashcroft Theatre will host the children’s pop concert Pop Princesses (26 August), which sees four fairy tale princesses performing songs from pop artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and Miley Cyrus as well as songs from beloved films and musicals.
Tickets for all events are now on sale. More information and booking links are available at fairfield.co.uk
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