THE UK’S MOST INCLUSIVE CIRCUS WILL ROLL INTO BRADFORD ON FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2018.
Circus Starr will stage two free, relaxed Big Top shows for an audience of 1000 local children and their carers who are often excluded from these kind of events because of their needs and circumstances.
This 30 year old social enterprise offers all the things you would expect of the traditional Big Top spectacle – energetic acrobats, daring aerialists and a very mischievous clown – but it’s the audience that sets their events apart.
The performances will be at Peel Park, Bolton Road, Bradford, BD2 4BX where the show times will be 4.45pm and 7:00pm.
Tickets are funded by local businesses looking to give back to the most over-looked in their communities and are pre-allocated to families who struggle to go to or enjoy a live performance.
Michelle Crossley, one of the Directors of Circus Starr explains:
“The barriers families face to accessing creative and cultural activities are many and varied. Some families simply can’t afford or have a child with a disability whose needs aren’t being met elsewhere.
The atmosphere in our Big Top is warm, friendly and extremely relaxed. Children are encouraged to be themselves – shout out, move around, dance or take time out if they need to. We’re officially a tut-free zone!”
Circus Starr will be touring the UK until Thursday 14 June on a mission to reach as many children and their families as possible. It’s the only circus performing one day stands and moving location every other day.
2018 also marks the 250th anniversary of Philip Astley’s first circus on the banks of the Thames. The traditions and power of circus to unite communities, wow audiences and restore hope in a world where anything is possible lives on through the work of Circus Starr.
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On Friday 10 August, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Bricks4Kidz will be holding a workshop at Southowram Community Centre, off Law Lane HX3 9QJ using LEGO bricks.
The workshop is suitable for children 5 and above.
Bricks4Kidz are doing what they do best …. awesome building fun with LEGO bricks!
It doesn’t take much for a child to use their imagination to create new worlds and environments using LEGO bricks.
The “World Builder” workshop fuses the idea of Minecraft, alongside LEGO City and Friends, to allow the children to create buildings, communities, or the natural world around us.
The Technic LEGO builds will add something special to their creations.
Tickets are £4.90 per child and are available through Eventbrite.
All the bookable sessions will be available on www.brickworkshops.co.uk – keep checking as additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.
These are wild and wacky sessions with giant floats.
On some occasions there will be Giant Inflatables set up for use by over 8’s (at Sowerby Bridge Pool only, the diving boards are available at Halifax Pool during this time) .
Adults must accompany children under 8 years into the pool. No adults unless accompanying children at this time.
Check out when the sessions are being held at;
On Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm from 30 July there will a kids’ book club at Happy Days Cycles and Cafe on Town Hall Street in Sowerby Bridge.
If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with the little ones now the Summer holidays have arrived then drop in and say hello.
Share a morning of crafts, reading and a love of stories. Bring your own favourite books and join in the fun.
Join Elland Children’s Centre on Thursday 2 August, 11:00am-1:00pm for a Teddy Bears Picnic at Holywell Green Children’s Centre.
Suitable for children 8 years or under, a picnic lunch is provided and there is no need to book your place just turn up on the day.
Don’t forget your teddy!!
Celebrate one year since The Piece Hall reopened this Yorkshire Day, Wednesday 1 August, 12:00pm-6:00pm. The courtyard will be transformed into a community street party with an afternoon of anniversary celebrations.
There will be bunting and long communal tables with a selection of party pop up food and drink traders offering tea, cakes, toasties and bubbles.
Live music from the world-famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band and the vintage swing band Jump Jive and Wail.
10:30am–3:00pm, £3 (drop-in)
Join fun family activities in the courtyard including face painting, a Giant Yorkshire Rose artwork, a Georgian photobooth and crafts at the Activity Cart along with an array of traditional games to play.
Yorkshire Day on Wednesday 1 August is also National Playday this year – an annual celebration of children’s right to play – and our friends at Eureka! have a day entirely dedicated to play with lots of activities outside for you to enjoy with your family, run by Calderdale Play Development Service and the Eureka! team.
FREE Playday activities will take place in the Eureka! Park, but please note that normal museum admission still applies if you wish to go inside the museum. Take part in den building, go karting, story telling and an assault course to name a few! The day runs from 11:00am–3:00pm.
For more information visit www.eureka.org.uk/event/national-playday-2017.
Brush up your art skills!
Develop your artistic side in the inspiring new Imaginarium at Central Library & Archives on Friday 10 August, 10:00am-3:30pm. This is your opportunity to learn with top artists and explore a variety of artistic mediums.
To celebrate 80 years of the Beano we are offering you the chance to pop along to this fantastic ‘Comic Book Creators’ workshop and have a go at creating a crazy character of your very own. Your character, along with all the other workshop attendees, will feature within a mini comic book anthology that will be sent to the Beano head office and perhaps one day feature in the Beano alongside the likes of Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Calamity James or even the Bash Street Kids.
Please note, this workshop runs from 10am – 3.30pm, Children should bring a packed lunch with them.
To book a place go to Ticketsource.
There is a Storytots session inspired by the well-loved book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr at Elland Library on Wednesday 8 August, 10:30am-11:30am.
You will listen to the story and make your own tiger-themed crafts. You will even get to play the brilliant game, Pin the Tail on the Tiger!
This activity is suitable for children aged 2-4 All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Places are limited so tickets should be booked through Ticketsource.
Want to keep the children active and safe and off their iPads during the summer holiday? These sessions are for you! Park Tennis Club is offering lots of tennis and other sports activities to ensure they will be kept busy!
There are a variety of different sessions which allow you flexibility to choose what suits you and your child.
Fun games organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches on;
- Wednesday 25 July
- Thursday 9 August
- Wednesday 15 August
- Thursday 16 August
- Monday 20 August
- Tuesday 21 August
- Wednesday 22 August
- Monday 27 August
- Tuesday 28 August
- Wednesday 29 August
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