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New for 2016: Delegate Packages

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the first year of the bOing! Delegate Programme – see the shows and take part in a hot debate around what we think children should or should not see on stage and screen with an international panel chaired by Noel Jordan, Festival Director of Imaginate.

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The programme is aimed at artists; programmers and arts professionals interested in inspiring work for children and young people. This year’s Festival includes new commissions including Pinocchio by Jasmin Vardimon Company and a beautiful new show from France for the very young inspired by the artist Chagall – Grandfather’s House. We also have UK premieres of Dybwikdans’ The Princess and the Pea and TPO’s Pop Up Garden, along with a free programme of outdoor dance and circus work including Ride, performed in and on a customised 1980’s Ford Orion! With a silent disco for little ones and a Festival zone programmed entirely by young people, bOing! invites you to explore the question who says what children and young people should see on stage?

For more details and to reserve your place click here.