We are thrilled to announce our third annual festival and very first winter festival. With festive themed shows, storytelling sessions and Q&As, this year the festival will be going digital to bring the fun and thrill of the arts into the homes of families during a time when theatre goers are usually able to enjoy family trips out. Let your little ones take a trip to space with Valentina’s Galaxy or cosy up on the sofa with the story of penguins Roy and Silo in And Tango Makes Three.
The festival takes place over three weeks, from 1st December to 20th December, with performances and storytelling sessions accessible via free online streams. This year the festival will be free to access and attend, however, you can support us by visiting our online shop or making a donation through our website.
In the lead up to the festival we are running a craft competition where participants can be in with a chance of winning a craft pack from the Worcester Resource Exchange, made up of sustainably sourced and recycled materials. In order to take part, participants are asked to showcase their winter themed arts and crafts. From snowflakes garlands to pictures of a snowy day, everyone is encouraged to get out their paints, glue and scissors and get creative. Once you are happy with your work, simply tag us @bigdreamersfest on social media or use the hashtag #BigDreamersFest to enter the competition.
The competition starts on the 16th November and entries close on the 15th December at 11.59pm. Three winners will be chosen by our judges and announced via social media on the 20th December.
2020 has been difficult for arts organisations across the country. Many organisations that are usually busy with live events have faced re-inventing the way they deliver shows or in some circumstances have cancelled shows. Our Creative Producer, Heidi Murphy talks about the importance of funding and the ability to continue putting on shows,
“We are beyond delighted to have received funding from Arts Council England. This year has been hard on everyone, and this funding will allow us to bring fantastic stories to families who may have had long standing festive traditions cancelled. Since its inception, Big Dreamers Festival has aimed to provide access to exciting and high quality children's theatre to all families. This year, that mission feels more important than ever.”
We are really looking forward to continuing to share important, relevant and (of course) fun stories with you and your families and hope you will join us.
The full festival programme will be available to view on our website soon.
Keep up to date with the festival via social media and our mailing list.