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Let the Lawnmowers take you through a Magical World during the Juice Festival

The Gateshead-based theatre company which provides rich experiences for people with learning disabilities are performing at Juice

A Magical World from Lawnmower productions will be performed as part of Juice Festival
A Magical World from Lawnmower productions will be performed as part of Juice Festival

Get ready for October 30, when you can enter into the Magical World of Lawnmowers Theatre Company and take a visual, shared journey of live music and theatre, before taking the opportunity to have a go yourself.

The event will be held at Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Co, Gateshead, where you will be met by the Lawnmowers’ Fool Ensemble and led gently into a fantastical world of mask, clowns and puppetry in the small theatre.

You will be given the chance to try on many masks from all over the planet or have a play with the clown’s red nose, which is, of course, the smallest mask in the world.

Then you’ll be able to feast your ears upon the beautiful music of Lawnmowers Beat This!, grab an instrument and be led through some fun rhythms with the guidance of some fantastic teachers. Afterwards, grab your family and friends for some snacks and drinks. You will be able to learn some songs and listen to the Lawnmowers’ Find your Voice choir.

A Magical World from Lawnmower productions
A Magical World from Lawnmower productions

It promises to be a great family experience and offers an opportunity to have fun, be creative and learn some new musical skills.

Lawnmowers Theatre Company was established in 1986 and aims to provide solid foundations for people with learning difficulties to participate fully in their own society, shape their own environment and control their own futures.

The company is a learning disabled-led company, which provides rich and varied cultural opportunities for and by people with learning difficulties. Their projects all address social and educational issues, accessibility, sustainability and participation as they work towards a just and equal society.

The company also offers a range of other activities and services for all ages, such as role work, DJ training, drama workshops, nightclubs and many more.

The Lawnmowers will be performing A Magical World at their base in Swinburne House, Swinburne Street, Gateshead, for this year’s Juice festival on October 30 at 10.30am and 1.30pm. For full details of Juice, which runs from October 24 to November 2, visit www.juicefestival.co.uk

Rebecca Leighton-Cox


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