PREVIEW: When the Birds Sang: Ideas Catcher with The Hullabaloo

Posted on June 1st 2020 by Whats on Northeast

“When Coronavirus came, that was when the birds sang” (Lily, 8 years old)

We know that this is a strange time for everybody and that during this period of lockdown lots of families are spending much more time playing and talking together. Some of you have been in touch with The Hullabaloo to tell us about the brilliant ideas and vivid dreams that your children are having, as well as the things they are noticing – the air smells a bit fresher and the birds seem to be singing more loudly.

Theatre Hullabaloo would like you to help them to capture these and the chats that are happening between you and your children, in order to inspire us to do two exciting things at The Hullabaloo:

  • to make a brilliant new play installation that will be available at The Hullabaloo when we can all get together to play again.
  • to create a beautiful new show for the babies who are being born at the moment for when they are a little older and able to enjoy it.

What are we asking you to do?

Theatre Hullabaloo would like to invite children up to the age of 10 to draw a picture, write a poem, send a few words, or make a video about what they are thinking and how they are feeling. They’d also love it if you could fill in the text box and tell them about the conversations that are happening in your homes with your children at the moment, particularly on behalf of any little ones who are too young to say themselves.

Theatre Hullabaloo will gather all of the poems, stories, drawings, thoughts etc in what they are calling their Ideas Catcher. This Ideas Catcher will be a special way of capturing a moment in time. The Ideas Catcher will keep all the ideas safe and we won’t share them except with our Hullabaloo artists who are making the installation and the production for babies. They’ll put a long list of thank yous with all the first names and ages of everyone who has helped to inspire them with their ideas on their website.

If you are happy for Theatre Hullabaloo to share your contributions on their social media, website and maybe even the windows of The Hullabaloo then please let them know by using the checkbox.

Stay safe inside but let your imaginations fly free.

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