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Festival for all ages

Festival for all ages

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bOing! in Canterbury City Centre

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Every year we bring a performance from bOing! to the centre of Canterbury. On Friday 24 August Cohesion Plus, Four by Four and the Bollywood Brass Band will bring their…

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Aracaladanza (Spain)

Constellations

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Multi-award winning Aracaladanza consistently delight audiences throughout Europe with their extraordinarily magical dance theatre made especially for children and families.  Using the brilliantly abstract work of artist Joan Miro as inspiration,…

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Teatret Gruppe 38 and Carte Blanche (Denmark)

Androcles and the Lion

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Teatret Gruppe 38 and Carte Blanche bring this extraordinary tale of Androcles, a slave accused of theft who escapes into the burning desert sun to avoid being thrown to the…

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Frozen Light (UK)

The Isle of Brimsker

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Frozen Light are specialists in making theatre for young audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and return to bOing! with this story of a lighthouse keeper who lives alone…

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La Petita Malumaluga (Spain)

Beatles for Babies

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It’s never too early to introduce the youngest members of the family to the Fab Four! Children are invited to dance, clap their hands and move about – to the…

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Efren Pamilacan & Jason Ng in collaboration with HYPER REELIST (Australia)

9DIMES

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This performance has been cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you have purchased a ticket a member of our ticket & information team will be in touch shortly to…

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Joseph O'Farrell (JOF) (Australia)

10-Minute Dance Parties

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Joseph O’Farrell (JOF) welcomes you to 10-Minute Dance Parties – a celebration of art and colour, costume and community, and the universal nature of dance! This is an all-ages event…

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Cia de Teatre Anna Roca (Spain)

The Secret of Nanna

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Nanna and her partner are two imaginauts (pilots who explore the imagination), who travel the world in a lorry to explain a secret. They have come to bOing! to share…

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Architects of Air (UK)

Katena Luminarium

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Enter a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour and where…

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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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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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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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Cie Dyptik

D-Construction Workshop

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Hip-hop dance workshop run by Cie Dyptik inspired by their performance D-Construction. Saturday workshop – for 12-18 years Sunday workshop – for 8-12 years The workshop is just for children,…

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Cohesion Plus

Bhangra Dance and Drumming Workshop

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Get with the bhangra beat! Learn to drum and dance along with Cohesion Plus and Four by Four Bhangra. Cohesion Plus are a Kent based arts organisation which creates, promotes…

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Peter Morton

Puppet-making 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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Try your hand at animating with this fun, quick and easy workshop. Create your own individual cardboard characters and learn how to make them move using simple software. You might even…

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Animate Arts, Emma Willatts and Gulbenkian Youth Theatre

Shipbuilder Workshop & Treasure Hunt

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Ahoy Ship-Mates! Animate Arts return to bOing with another playful, creative workshop. This year, they are setting sail for the seas! Join a crew of artists and sailors to build…

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Dyptik (France)

D-Construction

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D-Construction is a highly energetic, outdoor hip-hop dance performance with a powerful beat and an oriental twist. A metal scaffolding stands in the middle of the playground caging and protecting…

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Sienta la Cabeza (Spain)

Sienta la Cabeza

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With two hairdressers and a DJ, the show recycles everyday objects that give the final touch to the stunning head sculptures created live on daring members of the public. Literally…

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New Art Club (UK)

Campervan of Love

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Based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche, Campervan of Love is a funny, musical, dancing adventure for all the family. Cupid helps the world to fall in love; now…

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Superhallo (The Netherlands)

DJ Frietmachine

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How much rhythm can be found in your potato? DJ Frietmachine is the most swinging potato-installation that exists. Record ready, fries ready, go!

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A Bird in the Hand Theatre (UK)

The Bewonderment Machine

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The Bewonderment Machine is an artist-built cycle-powered carousel, a kinetic public sculpture and a magical journey for small children. With riding space for up to 10, this is also a…

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Stopgap Theatre Company (UK)

Bill and Bobby

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Bill & Bobby celebrates a golden time of good old-fashioned entertainment, when dancing together and ‘happily ever after’ went hand in hand. After a night on the town two revelers…

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Cohesion Plus

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Cohesion Plus are a Kent based arts organisation which creates, promotes and delivers contemporary cultural activity working with communities to encourage cohesion and integration through brilliant, culturally diverse festivals, parades,…

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Bollywood Brass Band

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Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood. A huge hit at festivals and street parades, the Band…

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Tea Dance for Little People

Yurt for Little People

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A drop-in space for under 5’s with stories, art, games and free play provided by Tea Dance for Little People www.tdlp.co.uk

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Efren Pamilacan Jr (Australia)

City Sessions

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City Sessions is Australia’s largest freestyle arts event, taking place at Melbourne’s Federation Square. Now choreographer Efren Pamilacan Jr brings his freestyle battles, dance and music to the streets of…

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Dizzy O’Dare (UK)

Baba Yaga’s House

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Inspired by Slavic fairytales, Dizzy O’Dare bring this unique story to life. After centuries asleep, Baba Yaga flies again … and she’s hungry! The old crone will stop at nothing…

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Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company and Intergen31

Start Stomping

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A fresh new pop-up performance piece, Start Stomping. In order to investigate power, male-dominated society and the status quo, the company are joined by a vibrant group of young performers,…

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A Bird in the Hand Theatre (UK)

Special Delivery

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Special Delivery is a simple story about the delights of trying something unexpected. When a heavily laden postman is suddenly surprised by a rain shower he discovers that all his…

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Moana Sing-Along

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Join us for this special sing-along version where you can join in with the brilliant songs from the film. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod…

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In association with Gulbenkian, presented by Square Pegs Arts

Accessible Film Club: Incredibles 2

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In this super-sequel, Bob is left to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life, giving him an opportunity to bond with his younger son, Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging –…

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Incredibles 2

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In this super-sequel, Bob is left to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life, giving him an opportunity to bond with his younger son, Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging –…

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ART(Y)31

The bOing! Debate hosted by ART(Y)31

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As theatre professionals and advocates, we know why it’s important for children to see live theatre and performance. But what happens when we ask children themselves? Do they think it’s…

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Facepainting

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Always a popular part of bOing! Become someone (or something!) else for the day…. No advance booking, just turn up on the day.

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bOing! Package 2018

To help you see more at bOing! we created the bOing! Package. Book for 2 or more of the bOing! events listed below and get £1 off each ticket! Performances for…

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Gulbenkian

Silent Disco

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Everyone is invited to the bOing! silent disco in the Gulbenkian Cafe…..just let yourself go! The disco will run at various times throughout the festival – check the chalkboard for…

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Acá Theatre (UK)

The Great Clown Paint Off

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The two Clown artists Doa and Squiggle can create masterpieces with a bit of paint and a brush – but who can do it best? Catch the two Clowns in…

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Young Makers

Young Makers Market

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Pick up something unique, created by one of the young makers in this very special market.

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ART31

Busking Area

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Once again this year, ART31 have programmed a brilliant range of acts for you to enjoy!

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