Children aged 0 to 17 are invited to participate in a wide range of activities this August at Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties Music Hall (CVMH).

Organised by a creative group of 11-15-year olds, the Summer Festival promises to both inspire and entertain children by offering them a chance to get involved in activities that they might otherwise not experience, including puppetry, vlogging, animation and song-writing. It also provides an opportunity to explore two of Leeds’s iconic cultural venues.

Catherine Hayward, Learning Manager, said: “Created by young people, for young people, the Summer Festival offers children of all ages and abilities, first-timers or regular attendees, the chance to make friends, have fun and learn new skills.

“We hope that by opening our doors throughout the summer, that some, if not all of the children, will want to get involved year-round through our Youth Theatre, projects or workshops.”

 

Run in collaboration with Leeds groups and industry professionals, the programme runs as follows:

 

Who:     7-11 years

When:  10am to 3pm, Monday 14th to Friday 18th August

What:    Performing Arts Summer School in collaboration with Duck Egg Theatre

 

7-11-year olds are invited to learn new skills in drama, dance, music and more whilst exploring the sights and sounds of the CVMH famous stage. The week ends with a performance for friends and family on Friday 18th August.

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Who:     0-3 years

When:  10.30am to 12pm on Monday 21st August

What:    Down in the Jungle in collaboration with Boomchikkaboom

 

An exciting adventure exploring the jungle through sensory play, props, singing and story-telling.

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Who:     3-6 years

When:  1.30pm to 3pm on Monday 21st August

What:    My Mind, My Body, My Imagination in collaboration with Boomchikkaboom

 

A fast-paced, energetic workshop for little adventurers exploring voice and movement with crafts.

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Who:     7-11 years

When:  10am to 3pm, Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th August

What:    Summer Workshop

 

Four days of creative activity planned by young people and delivered by arts professionals. Activities include dance, music-making, puppetry and song-writing.

 

Who:     11-17 years

When:  10am to 3pm, Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September

What:    Summer Workshop

 

Four days of creative activity planned by young people and delivered by arts professionals. Activities include dance, vlogging, animation and singing.

Places for each activity are limited. For more information and to book call Box Office on 0113 243 0808 or visit www.cityvarieties.co.uk.

Costs range from £4 to £100 depending on activity