Article Source: East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure
First Published: 17 June 2021 12:24
Updated: 17 June 2021 12:25
The Listening Tree family eco-drama events will take place in the grounds of Eastwood Park in Giffnock on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June, straight from its debut as part of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival 2021.
Suitable for children aged 5-11 and their families, the outdoor theatre experience will lead small groups on an imaginative journey through beautiful, natural surroundings, running at frequent intervals throughout both days.
The sessions form part of East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure's summer programme and are supported by funding from Creative Scotland. Show performances will be recorded and released in November for a limited-time to coincide with the United Nation's major climate change summit, which will be hosted in Glasgow.
Moira McFadden, Head of Community and Arts at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, said: “Over the last year, the team at Eastwood Park Theatre has worked hard to keep audiences entertained and enjoying professional theatre through our digital programme. We're delighted to now bring the west-coast debut of The Listening Tree to our audience in an outdoor setting, adhering to COVID guidance.
“Families will be entranced and intrigued by the mysterious tree spirit and their stories and learn how to listen to trees and find a new way to play in green spaces. It's a fantastic way to explore our environment using the arts at a significant time for Glasgow as the city prepares to host COP26 later this year.”
Zoë Bullock, The Listening Tree writer/dramaturg said: “Being in nature can be a fun, joyous, magical experience, and we've definitely made the most of the beautiful space at Eastwood Park to help this character come to life. This is an interactive show encouraging young people to think of trees as friends - and why not?! After all, trees can be very good listeners...”
Emily Reid, The Listening Tree Director / Eco Drama Producer said: “The Listening Tree is a walking character experience which explores the beautiful grounds of Eastwood Park through storytelling and a bit of theatre magic. We encourage you to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the outdoors, and remember to bring your imagination.”
Daily performance times are 10.10-10.30am, 10.45-11.05am, 11.30-11.50am, 12.05pm-12.25pm, 1.35-1.55pm, 2.10-2.30pm, 2.55-3.15pm, 3.30-3.50pm, meeting at Eastwood House in Eastwood Park.
Tickets are free but bookable. To guarantee the opportunity to see this performance at your chosen time, it is advised that customers book free tickets in advance. There may also be some availability on the day if you choose to just pop along.
Book now: www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk
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