Families Get Creative to the Music of Catapluf’s Musical Journey

Families came together to enjoy a wonderful workshop this week at Chester Lane Library.


Using the music from Catapluf’s Musical Journey children and adults painted along to the music, exploring the themes and moods of the show.





Artist Joe Ford helped participants create some fantastic pieces of work which represented what they heard.




Catapluf’s Musical Journey is coming to the Citadel as part of the Big Imaginations Festival on Sunday 22nd October.

Come and explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans, water, drums, even the body. The show includes samba, jazz and plenty of audience participation.  For the first time we’re putting the audience in charge of what they pay for this event. Simply call our Box Office on 01744 735 436 to book your tickets then after the show pay what you decide the experience was worth to you. 

The Big Imaginations Festival takes place from the 19 October – 5 November at 26 venues across the North West and Yorkshire: from Liverpool’s Royal Philharmonic Hall to libraries, village halls and regional theatres. Spread across the key regions Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire, children and families are invited to choose from 9 performances and experience the wonderful magic of children’s theatre.

What else can families expect to see in St Helens? Well, on Thursday 26th October Little Angel Theatre present Handa’s Surprise at Chester Lane Library, a stunning re-telling of the much loved children’s book by Eileen Brown. Join Handa as she sets off on a colourful journey and encounters some very cheeky animals who try to steal her fruit in this charming show perfect for ages 2-6. Tickets available here http://ow.ly/WGPz30fjOyW

Poet, author and theatre-maker Joseph Coelho will be enchanting children with poetry with two performances designed for children of different ages, Grannylocks/The Monstrous Duckling is aimed especially for children aged 3+ whilst Zombie-rella/Blood Red Hood is aimed at children aged 6+. Both performances use Joseph’s unique storytelling style to unwind the true stories behind the happily-ever-afters which are maybe not as charming as you remember. You can catch these shows at the Citadel on 29th October, the perfect spooky treat just in time for Halloween. Call 01744 735 436 or book at http://www.citadel.org.uk/events/category/family-events/