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The Museum of Marvellous Things

Sun 12 Nov 2023 3:00pm

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Sun 12 Nov 2023 3:00pm

£12 / £7 U18s + students

Kristina Stephenson

Author, presenter

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Wiltshire Music Centre
Wiltshire Music Centre Ashley Road Bradford-on-Avon UK

01225 860 100

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Accessible Seats

This performance contains easily accessible seats. If you are using a wheelchair or require front-row seats, please contact the Box Office on 01225 860 100 to book your seats.


Relaxed Performance

A Relaxed event is ideal for anyone who would benefit from a more informal approach to noise and movement in the space, or would feel more at ease knowing they could enter and exit freely.

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Magical family show brings picture book to life

Discover stars in jars, catch moons like balloons, dance with Doo-Dahs in cages and sing with Noo-Nahs on stages – The Museum of Marvellous Things is made from the magic of your imagination. With giant puppets, songs, interactive storytelling, live original music and a chance to make your own special puppet, this fun-filled family show is based on the picture book by presenter Kristina Stephenson, bestselling author and illustrator of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks.

During this performance house lights will remain on, there will be a relaxed attitude to noise and audience members are free to leave and re-enter at any point.

Ages 3+ yrs

2PM Free Playshop – included when booking the main show (only 40 places available)

Adult supervision required. Free to ticket holders, book early as places are limited. You can add this to your purchase when booking a ticket for the main event.

Be a part of the unpacking and setting up of ‘The Museum of Marvellous Things’ in an interactive musical workshop full of songs, sounds, silliness and surprises. This is an interactive musical workshop for the whole family, led by the cast and creatives of The Museum of Marvellous Things. It’s based on the idea that everyone is a musician and that sounds and rhythms are all around us; all we have to do is harvest them in order to make music.

Join the team as they unpack the wooden museum crates in preparation for their fun-filled actor-musician show. But be prepared for some surprises. Inside the crates there’s a colourful array of magical monsters, all desperate to make music. But what sounds do magical monsters make?  And how can these sounds come together to make a piece of music fit for a Marvellous Museum?

In this 30-minute workshop children will have the opportunity to make their own simple instruments, as well as put a voice to each of the magical monsters. Using body percussion, singing, vocal expressions and their hand made instruments, the museum team will help the children explore sounds, rhythms and song and show them how – with a bit of imagination – they can incorporate everything magically into a piece of marvellous music.

So, come on in! Let the magic begin!