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Festival for all ages

Festival for all ages

Book your tickets for bOing!

bOing! is free to enter and there are many free outdoor performances to enjoy. Tickets for indoor events will go on sale on Mon 1 April. – maximum ticket price is only £6.

All Events

Motionhouse (UK)

WILD

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WILD, the daring new outdoor production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnect with the natural environment, and how, in a world where the majority of humans live in large urban areas,…

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Nyash Company (Belgium)

Stoel

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Using a set made of chairs and the rhythm of cello and voice, two dancers move, balance and play in this beautiful performance from Belgium. The simple chair becomes a…

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Love Music (UK)

This Family Got Soul!

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This Family Got Soul! is a high energy, relaxed atmosphere singing workshop designed for large-scale interactive audience participation. We will learn and sing classic works by Northern Soul, R&B, and…

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La Maquiné (Spain)

The Forest of Grimm

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The Forest of Grimm is a visual and musical show inspired by the fairy tales of the brothers Grimm: Tom Thumb, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty,…

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Dybwikdans (Norway)

Lulla

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Lulla presents a world of song, movement and music, and shows us lullabies in new and traditional forms. Lulla is a musical encounter that is open to participation from children…

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Architects of Air (UK)

Daedalum Luminarium

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Daedalum is a brand new luminarium, launched this year, with bOing! as one of its first outings. It features 19 egg-shaped domes as a central maze. Passing through the maze…

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Tessa Bide Productions (UK)

Anarchist’s Mobile Library

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The Anarchist’s Mobile Library will take you on a journey through the pages of the most exciting children’s books from throughout history, meeting extraordinary characters and going on an adventure…

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The University of Kent, School of Physical Sciences (UK) 

Astrodome

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Take a look into the night sky and get up close to discover more about the objects that you can see in outer space. Our 30 minute presenter led shows…

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Animate Arts (UK)

Planet Canterbury

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Animate Arts are back with another brilliant creative workshop. Tickets will be on sale week of 22 April. Moon-landing (VR experience) Experience one of Animate Art’s amazing paper installations in…

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Aoi and Esteban

Physical Theatre Workshop

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Join dancers Aoi and Esteban on a fun workshop for all ages. Get your bodies stretching and moving and find new ways of self expression. Tickets on sale week of…

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Origin Stories: Family Spoken Word Workshop

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A workshop led by poet and performer Neelam Saredia-Brayley, that will bring out your creative side. A chance to write and perform your very own words, thinking about your own…

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The University of Kent, School of Physical Sciences (UK)

Crime Scene

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Have you ever wanted to be a real Crime Scene Investigator? Come and have a go in our reconstructed crime scene! You’ll have the opportunity to dress up in the…

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The University of Kent, School of Physical Sciences (UK) 

Cool Science

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This 45 minute interactive Liquid Nitrogen show explores how the extreme cold affects the properties of gases, liquids and solid materials, including living things. This activity is suitable for everyone…

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Joss Arnott Dance

Pulse

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Joss Arnott Dance present PULSE!, a brand-new dance and live music experience created for the streets. Performed entirely around a uniquely designed, 3.5m high percussion wheel, this adrenaline-fuelled dance and…

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Global Sounds Stage

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Music for Change are creating a brilliant line up for our Global Sounds stage. Perfect for a sunny, summer afternoon. This is a free, unticketed event and detail of the…

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UOK Arts and Culture

Playground Tent

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Drop in to the Playground Tent for songs and rhymes, drama, music, dance and art especially for children under 5 (and for their grown-ups too!). The sessions will be drop…

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Daisy Farris & Nicola Flower (UK)

Summer Island

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In a beautiful small tent be part of an audience following the delightful puppets, Grandma and her Granddaughter as they spend time together on their Summer Island. This magical interactive…

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Half a String (UK)

Bee

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Follow an 8ft giant as he tries to save all the bees, especially the big bee that seems to keep alluding him. Keep your eye out for this friendly chase…

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AΦE

0AR

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Enter 0AR, an immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Fourmi) work at the cutting edge of technology, creating a collection of short…

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Superhallo (The Netherlands)

The Remix, Hurray!

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The Remix, Hurray! is a fascinating and titillating installation. This colorful building turns into an original feast factory for you to explore. By operating the installation yourself, you create a…

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bOing! Films

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As usual this year we will be screening 4 films during bOing! details of these will be available near the time.

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Oily Cart (UK)

Jamboree

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It’s time to make some noise! Jamboree is Oily Cart’s vibrant gig-performance for teenagers with complex needs (age 11+), and their friends and families. Let our Balkan band guide you…

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Peter Morton

Puppetry Workshop

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Make a puppet in this fun hands-on workshop. Cut, stick and paint your way to creating a “table-top” puppet that is yours to imagine into anything you want it to…

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Animation workshop

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Animation workshop will be back at bOing! Back again at bOing! Try your hand at animating with this fun, quick and easy workshop. Details including times and content to be…

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