Taking place during the Easter Holidays from the 10th-12th April 2019, for 3 days the Ventnor Exchange team will be transforming the Quay Arts Centre in Newport into a hub of activity and fun for families by hosting incredible performances, spell binding storytelling, magical experiences, mad games and wicked workshops!
Launched in 2018 as a new event made entirely for families the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival is a collaboration between two of the Island’s most prolific arts organisations working together to create a truly unique experience for young people in the area.
It’s affordable too, with loads of free events promised and all ticketed shows £6 and under with no booking fees.
Among the events to be announced is the story of ‘Tom Thumb’ a beautiful show travelling from Scotland to take part in the festival. Performed by Cbeebies presenter Patrick Lynch, it follows little Tom outwitting his parents and the ogre to show everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty.
This will be joined by Bristol based Wardrobe Ensemble with their amazing interactive show for 3 – 8-year-olds about the wonders of the universe – The Star Seekers! The show has toured all over the country, including a 3 week run at the National Theatre and it will be their first visit to the Isle of Wight.
Ventnor Exchange’s Director Jack Whitewood said:
“We think all young people should have access to cultural experiences, and the IW Children’s Festival is about bringing high quality theatre and events to the Island, keeping everything free or as affordable as possible.”
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Other events include storytelling by the IW Literary Festival’s Kids Zone team, an epic Silent Disco, Baby Massage, The Lego Movie screening and loads of activities and games.
You can book tickets for events at www.ventnorexchange.co.uk. You can see the full timetable of events at https://ventnorexchange.co.uk/whatson/isle-wight-childrens-festival/.