School's out! And, as six long weeks unfold before you like a huge, unimaginable desert of time you may be asking yourself, (in a nice calm voice obviously), WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THE KIDS? The cost of childcare keeps going up, and with the school pick-up at 3pm and your work day ending at 5.30pm, you'd have to be skilled at time travelling to keep up. The six week summer holidays, and your 20 days of annual leave per year, may be pushing even your logistical wizardry to its limits and if you're not jetting off on holiday immediately, you might be panicking. But don't. Put the kettle on instead and prepare for some good news because as usual Cambridge is absolutely bossing it when it comes to entertainment and this summer is filled with fun activities for kids of every age. Here's our pick of the activities available for your school age children. Take a deep breath and don't worry. We're going to get though August together. Read More Things to do in Cambridge this … [Read more...] about Cambridge summer holiday camps and clubs to keep your kids entertained
Summer musical theatre camps
PUBLISHED: 12:47 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:47 18 July 2018 Angela Singer Cambridge's Museum of Zoology has just re-opened Archant Schools out from this weekend and here are our tips for summer fun Cinema Rhodes Arts Centre Bishop’s Stortford Kids for a Quid (adults £3). Screenings 11am. July 21 Lego Ninjago (U). July 28, Show Dogs (PG). August 11, Emoji Movie (U). August 25, The Boss Baby (U). www.rhodesartscomplex or 01279 710200. Saffron Screen: July 22, Sherlock Gnomes (U) 11am. July 23 Show Dogs (PG) 3pm. July 26 An American in Paris. 7.30pm. July 27/28 Jurassic World (12A) 3pm. July 29 5pm, July 30 3pm. The Breadwinner (12A). August 2 2001 The Space Odyssey (U) 3pm. August 3 at 3pm August 4 at 2pm, Patrick (PG). August 4 at 5pm, August 5 at 8pm The Bookshop (PG). August 11 at 2pm, August 13, 16 at 3pm Zoo (PG). August 16 Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella 7.30pm. August 17/18/22/23 at 3pm Incredibles (PG), also August 19 2pm. August 24/16 Wallace and Gromit (U) … [Read more...] about Summer fun top tips for entertaining the youngsters in and around Saffron Walden, Dunmow and Cambridge
SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation awarded $174,600 in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants. A total of 33 nonprofits and community organizations across the greater Chicago area will receive grant support for music education. Since 2012, the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund continues to “mean music to the millions” through a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation, providing more than $1.3 million in music grants. Applications for Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants are due by midnight on March 1 and Sept. 1 each year. Funding support is determined by criteria met and the amount requested. Preference to 501(c)3 organizations is given. Following are the spring 2018 Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant recipients: • Carpentersville Middle School – $3,500 to purchase new French horns • Catalyst Schools – $6,000 to purchase a grand piano • Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre – $5,000 to support the Inside/Out program • … [Read more...] about rants support music education
Actors used to treading the boards on London’s West End stage and at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre are offering the children of Chester the chance of a Wicked week this summer. Lucy Thatcher, whose impressive CV includes being an original cast member of Matilda the Musical with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever! has joined forces with Francis Tucker, best known to north-west audiences for his 11-year stint as pantomime dame at the Everyman Theatre, to create North West End Acting School. The duo have already had success with their one-to-one mentoring sessions for students aiming to win a place at drama school and a pilot acting course for adults in Chester and now bring their highly successful musical theatre workshops in London, Bristol and Liverpool to Chester. The Wicked workshop, for children aged seven-16, will run from August 20-24 at Upton High School. Based on the West End musical Wicked, the youngsters will work from original … [Read more...] about Chester kids invited to Wicked musical theatre course
Where: Dublin. Why: A cacophony of science, arts, design and technology, the Festival of Curiosity is a must for eager minds. Expect to see events like secret tours, night cycles and interactive exhibits, all over the city. The programme is yet to go live, but will be announced in June. Keep your eyes peeled. Details: Mix of free and ticketed; July 19–22; festivalofcuriosity.ie If you like that, try: Festivals needn’t be decadent. The first ever Dublin Yoga and Vegan Festival will take place in the grounds of Trinity College (June 10; yogific.org). 10. Sligo Jazz FestivalWhere: Sligo. Why: Part summer school, part festival, the Sligo Jazz Project is an annual celebration of music. This year, the big hitters include a Big Band performance of Donald Fagen’s Nightfly, Brian Byrne’s Goldenhair (inspired by the poetry of James Joyce) and Celtic fusion group The Olllam, featuring Vulfpeck bass sensation Joe Dart, who’ll also be hosting a rare bass masterclass. … [Read more...] about Top 25 small festivals in Ireland: Your summer days out sorted!