Many of you are probably dreading this half term, as the weather is still a bit hit and miss, and there’s not as much opportunity to go outdoors. So, you’ll be pleased to hear that this half term Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) have created a new adventure for families to enjoy.
PDSW have co-commissioned Second Hand Dance’s magical tale, Night Tree. This film is about one very special tree and a family’s gift to all the creatures in the wintry woods. It’s based on Eve Bunting’s book of the same name, and is an endearing story encouraging generosity in caring for nature and each other. It’s a gentle sensory journey for you to explore from home.
From Friday 19th February, the film will be streaming from PDSW’s website. And as many family’s are going through difficult times at the moment, tickets are being offered on a pay-what-you-can basis.
Themed activities and a picnic
But that’s not all. To accompany the film, a free print-at-home activity pack will also be available. The pack includes details on how to create your own forest floor, bird feeder and drawings, as well as how to make a delicious hot chocolate.
And if you like hot chocolate, you can also order a special vegan, gluten and nut free woodland picnic. The picnic is available to those in the Bournemouth area and can be ordered from the Green Label Kitchen. Their special hot chocolate mix and gooey brownies are for five people and can be delivered to your door for just £13. And £1 from every order will go to the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks.
On the Saturday and Sunday, you’ll also have the chance to learn to Ceilidh with the team from Second Hand Dance. This Zoom workshop is also inspired by the Night Tree.
Night Tree will have both audio described and captioned versions available, making it accessible to as wide an audience as possible. The activity pack is also available in an audio format, and the Zoom workshop will have BSL and closed captions available.
As one of the nation’s leading dance venues outside London, PDSW have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in the digital sphere. They have explored new ways to give audiences an opportunity to engage with dance at home, to connect to new communities and to beat online fatigue. And this month’s event promises to be no different.
When: 19th – 21st February 2021
£: Tickets are Pay What You Can. Night Tree is ideal for 3 – 7 year olds
More info: www.pdsw.org.uk