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NEWS: Family Arts Festival comes to Manchester

Families will get the chance to experience the magic of theatre this autumn, as the Family Arts Festival stages a variety of comedy, dance and theatre productions.

Taking place from Friday 17 October to Sunday 2 November, the Family Arts Festival is part of a national celebration of families and includes performance from just £5.

Shows will include the tale of the world’s smallest pirate and the world’s largest parrot in Pirate &Parrot, while audiences will be able to take a journey into space with Once in a Blue Moon. Audiences are also promised the spectacular sight of dancing socks in Inside Out!

The Festival also include the multi-site Family Matters project, a series of free, 15 minute-long artist-led monologues performed during lunch times at the Royal Exchange Theatre (Monday 20 – Friday 24 October). The series concludes as all five pieces come together in a final, complete performance at Z-Arts. Family Matters will take a deeper look at what it means to be a family, taking real life stories from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, asking audiences of adults and young people to consider the complexities of modern life.

There will be plenty of opportunities for parents, carers and children to come together to take part in workshops and activities, including post-event sessions with the performers themselves, during the festival.

For more information visit www.familyartsfestival.com

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