My First Inclusive Ballet at Theatre Severn

Theatre Severn

coppelia_8 CS5This April, Theatre Severn welcomes renowned dance company the English National Ballet as they present My First Ballet: Coppelia.
My First Ballet: Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker, a beautiful doll (Coppélia), a pair of star-crossed lovers, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity. Of course love triumphs over all and the finale is a breath-taking celebration of the lovers’ marriage.
The My First Ballet series brings young audiences their first taste of ballet through the magic of fairy tales, captivating music and beautiful dance. The ballets are danced by second year students of English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet.

My First Inclusive Ballet

English National Ballet School, in partnership with Kings College London, Widgit and Sign2Learn have been working together to make ballet more accessible to children with learning difficulties and disabilities.

In order to make the performances more accessible English National Ballet have created a range of bespoke learning resources. Using graphic symbols downloadable prior to the performance, families, carers and teachers of children with learning difficulties  and disabilities, can better help children’s understanding of the story, ballet and going to the theatre.

These resources are available to download now by going to http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/my-first-ballet-coppelia/ and clicking on ‘Symbol Resources’

My First Ballet: Coppélia premieres at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury on 5th & 6th April. Details can be found by visiting their website at www.theatresevern.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01743 281281. Please do ask about group bookings as discounts maybe available.

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AFC Fundraising Event

AFC LogoSpring Dinner Dance Fundraising Event

 Action For Children, Shropshire Activity Support are holding a fundraising evening to raise monies to enable opportunities for children and young people to access a wider range of activities.

Date: Friday 21st March 2014
Time: 7pm-11pm (for under 18’s)
7pm-4am (for over 18’s)
Venue: The Peach Tree Restaurant, 18-21 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AE.
Tickets:
£25 for over 18’s which includes a 2 course meal, disco and VIP wristband for free entrance to C:21, Spirit and The Buttermarket (worth £20).
£15 for under 18’s which includes a 2 course meal and disco until 11pm.

There will also be a raffle during the evening with various great prizes. For further information please click here.

Tickets are available to purchase from Shropshire Activity Support:
* 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PZ.
* 01743 344696 (Sarah Beaufoy or Deborah King)
* sarah.beaufoy@actionforchildren.org.uk or deborah.king@actionforchildren.org.uk

Alternatively tickets can be purchased from The Peach Tree at the address above or by calling 01743 355055.