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Amazing Jungle Adventure to be performed at Ryedale Book Festival
1:49pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
MUSIC, movement and masks will breathe life into a book written by more than 200 Ryedale schoolchildren.
The Amazing Jungle Adventure will be performed by youngsters taking part in workshops at the Ryedale Book Festival on Saturday.
Local author Beth Dexter-Smith worked with the children to create the book as part of the festival’s schools’ project last term visiting each of the 10 participating schools to collect their part of the story.
Beth will be reading from the story alongside the one-off performance at the Friends’ Meeting House in Malton.
Actress Audrie Woodhouse, of Woodhouse Theatre Connections, will inspire the children to use their acting and movement skills and with the help of simple props they will create the world and characters of the tale.
Kate Smith, of Little Monkeys Music and Movement, will explore the rhythms and sounds in the story as well as helping the children make a musical instrument to form an ‘orchestra’ to accompany the performance.
There will also be a chance to make a mask of one of the characters in the story with the help of artists Helen Lowdell and Angela Parkin who will be running a drop-in mask-making workshop at the Milton Rooms through out the day.
Beth said: “I’m really excited about the workshops which will provide another wonderfully creative opportunity for the children to unleash their imagination, while bringing The Amazing Jungle Adventure to life.
“It will be spine-tingling to see the children perform their own story for the very first time in public.”
The workshops are part of the festival programme and are open to all children from age five to eight years old. Places are limited and booking recommended.
Tickets are available from Malton Tourist Information in Malton library on 01653 600048.
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