It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

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Published date: July 17, 2019
Last modified: July 17, 2019

Young Critics Review 2019 – Peter Rabbit (by Sophie Swallow)

Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure

The Peter Rabbit storytelling was a fun, interactive show that all of the children really enjoyed. Just before the show began, the narrator and the musicians talked to all of the kids and showed them how they played the instruments which were all in the violin family. One of the musicians put bunny ears and a carrot on their instrument, which was a nice touch! Oscar the narrator was a lively, funny person who the audience found very entertaining. He used big gestures which the younger spectators understood: He ran through the audience and went on and under chairs! Whilst narrating interactively, the man also portrayed Peter’s emotions humorously. The delicate music enchanted the children and they were in awe of how beautifully the ladies played their instruments. Many of the younger congregation insisted that when they grew up they would play a musical instrument. There was a mixture of high and low notes in the pieces of music. The performance was great for younger people. A funny show that many can enjoy. The musical adventure was amazing and I really recommend it.

By Sophie Swallow (age 9)