Pass It On

Pass It On

Friday 2nd June 7pm
Saturday 3rd June 4pm & 7pm
Sunday 4th June 11am & 4pm

Whispering Wood Folk bring the National Coal Mining Museum to life with aerial acrobatics, taking the audience on an immersive theatrical adventure. A unique event created for the National Coal Mining Museum as part of the #Nationalisation70 celebrations in 2017.

“Our shows combine circus and theatre with unforgettable storytelling. Presenting the work in interesting outdoor locations gives children and parents a day out that they can truly enjoy together as a family” said Nina Bambrey, Director of Whispering Wood Folk.

‚ÄčArtistic group, Whispering Wood Folk are lining up a bespoke performance called “Pass It On”  to capture the resilience and togetherness that the mining community have created as a legacy.

Performances will be from the 2nd to the 4th of June. Each show is a daring mixture of aerial acrobatics, folk story-telling and outdoor theatre. The shows will encourage families to connect with local heritage in a way which is alive and relevant via a unique new form of entertainment.

A troupe of dare-devil acrobats are going to provide a new series of spectacular shows offering a unique experience of the National Coal Mining Museum of England.

“Our shows are quite unique. We tell stories with a universal message using actors, musicians and acrobats performing on aerial silks and harnesses hanging from high branches or industrial structures to perform elegant routines to illustrate a heartfelt narrative” said Nina Bambrey, Director of Whispering Wood Folk.

The five artists involved include Justine Squire, Kino McDonald,  Nina Bambrey and James Roberts of Citrus Arts. They will be performing amongst the bluebells this spring. Each show will last about one hour and is suitable for all ages. The story winds its way around the museum’s outdoor spaces and the audience are encouraged to feel that they are at the heart of the experience, meeting mythical creatures which are part bird/part human.

“We really want to encourage families to come and see the shows as they are unlike anything else and the children can get involved with what feels like an interactive fairytale.”

Cost £7.50 per adult (16 + over)
£5.00 per child (under 16)

Book your places now on 01924 848806.

Suitable for all ages.

Dress warmly and wear strong shoes.

Dogs to be kept on a short lead.

Please arrive half hour before show starts.

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