street theatre

Street Invaders: Garden of Dreams

Young people projects

Spin a Yarn

Spin a Yarn 15th December 2010

Spin a Yarn aims to introduce Primary school children to contemporary textile art and performance, linking Leicestershire’s textile heritage. We are working with nearly 400 children over the course of 2010-11 school year, in partnership with Snibston Discovery Museum. This project is funded by the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts START programme.

Aylestone Meadows

Aylestone Meadows 13th July 2010

The Spark Children's Arts Festival has been developing several natural play spaces in Leicester. The idea of these is to encourage young people to use the spaces which have been designed to offer opportunities for outdoor, imaginative play.

They asked us to help launch one of these spaces which is at Aylestone Meadows, off Aylestone Road in the city.

Monkey King

Monkey King image by Nathan Jurevicius

Monkey King 28th April 2010

This performance project based on the classic Chinese text 'Journey to the West' concluded with performances at Picnic in the Park 2010 on 27th June and at Moira Furnace on 4th July. We worked with around 40 young people during the project. They took part in workshops with Chinese musician Ling Peng, dancer and puppeteer Alice Cade, percussionist Victor Scott, dancer Jenny Edwards and puppeteer Cath Connolly. Costumes, masks and props were designed and made by Mel Harrison.


Watermead 18th August 2009

This is a project to develop dinosaur themed play features in Watermead Park, Leicestershire.

The Devil and the Three Golden Hairs

The Devil and the Three Golden Hairs 15th July 2009

Blue Box Youth Theatre are staging a spectacular performance at Snibston Country Park, on Friday 17th July & Saturday 18th July 2009 at 8pm. The Devil & the 3 Golden Hairs has been devised by the group of thirteen young people, working with a Director from Babbling Vagabonds Theatre and a professional designer. It is part of Mantle Arts’ programme of street theatre and outdoor performances, which included the Coalville Comes Alive Festival in May 09. The project has been funded by Find Your Talent.

Street Theatre

Street Theatre 24th February 2009

The Coalville Comes Alive Festival will include a walkabout performance from 'Street Invaders', the group of local young people aged 13-16 who create 'Good Fairy Gone Bad' for the Ashby Festival in 2008.
As drifting sleepwalkers, they will invite you into their 'Garden of Dreams' and act out their midnight visions in broad daylight.

The Festival will take place on Saturday 30th May, 10am-3pm, at Belvoir Shopping Centre, Coalville and is FREE for the public to enjoy.