Preview: Plenty to keep kids amused at the Mount Pavilion

Stuck for something to keep the kids amused on a Saturday? Never fear – LeftCoast is here with a  free programme of artistic activities at The Mount Pavilion in Fleetwood.

The new programme begins on Saturday, January 24, with Recycled Theatre and Melanie Whitehead. Youngsters will be invited to help create the dark waters of the deep using junk art materials, and then go on a journey with one little fish who is fighting to keep his home free from rubbish.

On January 31, children and their families are invited to immerse themselves in the tale of The Princess and the Frog with actress and storyteller Sarah Jane Lee  and to help Sarah tell the story by becoming one of the characters in this magical storytelling experience. Participants can come in fancy dress too!

On February 7 and 14, Skool of Street will take over the space with their unique Urban Playerz drama and movement workshops. Youngsters will get the chance to work with experienced instructors to develop creative skills in creating stories, facial and vocal expression and using movement as a dramatic tool. The workshop ends with a group piece, building a series of dramatic scenes with other participants.

Michael Trainor, Artistic Director at LeftCoast, said: “We’re really excited to be continuing our free artistic programme at the iconic Mount Pavilion which is a really important way of stimulating people’s creative side. Life is better if you can be creative from time to time. The space is perfect for these kinds of activities and we saw fantastic attendance throughout 2014. The new programme for 2015 is taking on a more dramatic twist with new artists who haven’t worked in Fleetwood before – plus it’s free, what’s not to like?”

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Cabinet member with responsibility for arts and culture at Wyre Council, said: “The Mount has taken on a new lease of life since LeftCoast began their arts workshops and this year promises even more family fun and creativity.”

“I’m thrilled with the variety of activities that have been provided so far and the New Year programme offers something completely different still. It’s the best place to take the kids on a Saturday afternoon!”

All Saturday workshops run from 1-4pm and are free of charge. Look out for more activity dates being announced in February 2015.

For more information or to subscribe to receive news direct from LeftCoast visit  www.leftcoast.org.uk.


Featured image by Dawn Mander of Two Old Birds Photography.

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