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Belfast Children’s Festival this weekend!

We all know when we’ve seen a great piece of performance work for young audiences, we can ‘feel’ it. But it’s not ‘child’s play’, to create a great piece. A truly memorable work is a carefully crafted entity. So what makes a great performance work for young audiences ‘great’? Are there key elements and if so, what are they? Or is it simply just alchemy?

So come and join the conversation. Our panellists include Tom Maguire (Ulster University), Tony Reekie (Catherine Wheels), Josee Hussaarts (Theatergroep Kwatta) and Simone de Jong (Simone de Jong Company). Chaired by Jen White (the MAC)

Inside the Speaker, https://www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/inside-speaker

What do you see, what do you hear, what do you feel?

Come with us and step Inside the Speaker into the world of partially sighted-dancer and choreographer Helen, where she invites you to experience dance differently.

Through light, sound and movement, Inside the Speaker takes you on a journey of the senses and challenges how we experience the world around us.

Inside the Speaker celebrates the idea of difference and how that difference can actually make the world around us a very interesting place.

Kindermusik, https://www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/kindermusik-project


The Belfast Ensemble -the city’s most exciting new music group- present a world premiere for tiny ears! Written for narrator, chamber ensemble and toy instruments, KinderMusik uses nursery rhymes and nonsense songs to explore what a tune ‘means’, how we hear it and perhaps, how we’ll play it ourselves some day!

Performed in one of the city’s hidden gems and using live video, this is a must for anyone who values the power of music in a child’s life.

St. Matthews Chapel is being used for parking. It’s the right across the road. The entrance for access to the chapel/parking etc is on Bryson Street which runs right down the side of the chapel.

Address is given as

St. Matthews Chapel

Bryson Street



Stick by Me, https://www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/srtick-me

When I wake up, you are there. Ready? Let’s run, play, hide.
Follow me. Don’t get lost. 

I will stick by you. If you will stick by me.  

Stick By Me is a beautifully crafted, joyful and quirky show. It is about friendship, invention, play and the importance of treasuring the little things.

Together these new pals explore the limits of friendship and boundaries with hilarious, and at times moving, consequences. A non-verbal, physical performance that delights young and old alike.

…a joyful and funny show… a masterclass in comic choreography.’ 
The Guardian

Garden of Spirited Minds https://www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/pitch-perfect

Part performance, part installation, The Garden of Spirted Minds is a multi-sensorial experience for babies aged 0-12 months and their parents/carers. (Ticket price includes one baby and one parent/carer)

Participation is baby-led and babies and their parents/carers can come and go as they please within their allocated time slot.  Created and performed by Stockholm – based choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander in collaboration with Noah Hellwig, babies are invited to move freely, enjoy the multiple perspectives, explore, be active and/or relax and chill!