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  • Little Angel Theatre's Sleepyhead - Dada attempting to put Baby to sleep

    Theatre Review: Sleepyhead – Little Angel Theatre at mac birmingham

    I’m sure I’ve written before about the special place in my heart reserved for mac (Midlands Arts Centre). It was where I worked my first arts job after graduating, and I spent a very happy year there – even if the commute killed off two cars (the stop/start traffic through Kings Heath is not kind on old knackered bangers). They have some of the best family programming in the region, and it’s always a delight to visit the arts centre as a family.

    This week, we bundled up warm and braved the traffic to watch one of mac’s two children’s Christmas offering’s this season: Little Angel Theatre’s Sleepyhead. After loving Little Angel Theatre’s Me last year, I knew we’d be in for a treat and I wasn’t wrong. Sleepyhead follows the night-time antics of Baby, who successfully brushes off all of Dada’s attempts to get them to sleep and has a magical midnight adventure instead. read more

    Culture, Reviews
    / November 23, 2018
  • A shot of Pickle from behind exploring Sutton Park

    An Adventure to Sutton Park and Back

    Now that I’m a Stay at Home Mom, it would be easy for the days to all blur into one. And sometimes they do! We have our regular classes that punctuate the week but after a nap and lunchtime, our afternoons tend to look mostly the same – especially at this time of year when the weather isn’t necessarily very conducive to lots of outside adventures. I try and make the most of our weekends to do something special, but often, they fly by in a haze of household chores. But not last weekend. For a long time, Little Pickle’s Dad (LPD) has been itching to visit Sutton Park and seeing as we were heading into Birmingham last Saturday to see Me… at mac birmingham, it made sense to journey onwards to Sutton Coldfield as we were over half way there already. I was a little bit nervous about such a long day out and about, but you know what? We need to do it more. It was absolutely brilliant. This is definitely one day that will long stand out in my memory.

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    Countryside, Parenting
    / November 30, 2017
  • Theatre Review: Me… – Little Angel Theatre at mac birmingham

    Based on and inspired by the Emma Dodd children’s bookMe… follows the adventures of a small baby penguin, exploring a world that is so big, so fast, so steep and so long. From the moment that little penguin hatched, brought to life with careful puppeteering to an enchanting soundtrack, I knew we were in for a treat. I’ve waited a long time to see any of Little Angel Theatre‘s work, and I’d built up pretty high levels of expectation, so I’m thrilled to report that I was not disappointed. Not even a little bit. It was all I hoped it would be, and more.

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    12-18 Months, Culture, Parenting
    / November 19, 2017
  • Snow Mouse Warwick Arts Centre

    What’s On: Christmas Theatre for Children in the West Midlands

    After getting my tickets sorted for The Snowman at Coventry Cathedral, I’ve scoured the programmes from other West Midlands arts venues to see what Christmas shows/events are not to missed this winter. What better way to get into the festive spirit than enjoying a bit of culture and allow yourself to get wrapped up in the magic? I’ve picked my favourites featuring shows from mac Birmingham, Warwick Arts Centre, and Artrix.

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    Culture, Parenting
    / October 24, 2017
  • Leaf Children's Theatre Artrix Bromsgrove Half Term

    Children’s Culture Highlights for October Half Term (West Midlands)

    If you’re looking for something a bit different to do this coming half term, and fancy injecting a little culture in your little one’s holiday adventures, here’s something for you – a few of my favourite events happening across the West Midlands later this month. There’s shows and workshops to suit all ages, so get your fingers ready as you’ll want to book some of these before they sell out!

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    / October 4, 2017