Saturday 26 May - Programme

Please see below for a full programme of activites for Saturday 26 May. There will be a printed programme with a Museum map available on the day or you can download it here. Some events have a specific starting time while others will be happening throughout the day. Most performances are drop-in. For events with small capacity, you can book time slots with the performers on the day.
The show the Bean Counter is free but ticketed. See below for details.


The Bean Counter (5+ yrs)
Alice Mary Cooper

12:15; 15:00 - Performance (30 mins)

Competitions are serious business. Jellybean counting contests are considerably competitive. And serious. And official. Jobsworth the Official is officially officiating. Authorised by authorities. Expect joyfully interactive clown comedy.
Free but ticketed (Book online here or at the box office on the day)


Beat the Feet (all ages)
Ubuntu Vibes

11:30 - Performance (30 min)

A fun, energetic and vibrant dance piece that brings rhythm, laughter and movement to your weekend.


On Demand! (6+ yrs)
Samuel Jameson, Joe Johnson and Nikki Kalkman

Sat 10:45, 13:30, 15:45 - Performance (30 min) and activity (20 min workshop) 
Meet at box office 10min before

The residents of Sunflower Heights need food, fizzy pop and entertainment – right now! Luckily for them, Spork is on demand! A miniature puppet theatre followed by a puppet making workshop.



Unlikely Duets (6+ yrs)
Sarah Hopfinger

10:45; 13:00; 14:30; 16:00 - Performance (25 mins)

A new dance theatre project which involves artists and community members of diverse ages working creatively together. The duet is performed by Laura Bradshaw and Lauren McCreath. In partnership with Platform and the Beacon. Supported by Imaginate.



The Wandering Wizards (4+ yrs)
The Loyal Liars

10:30; 12:45; 14:15; 15:45 - Performance (30 mins)

A trio of Wizards have wandered into our world, all experts in magic and adventure. The Wizards love to tell their exciting tales and are always looking for new heroes to help in their next fantastical quest!


The Land of Wooglelumps and Booglebirds: Puppet Making and Play (3+ yrs)

10:00-16:30 - Drop-in activity

A strange new world of giant flowers and magic mountains has been discovered. Come and help us create cardboard puppet creatures (part bug, part monster, part child), and go on an adventure through the cardboard set made by the artists.


Are you going up? (all ages)

10:00-16:30 - Walkabout performance

Join our expeditions! Your ordinary journey in the lift or on the stairs will become an extraordinary adventure.


Eggy Ladies (4+ yrs)
Marta Soriano and Anna Chaney

10:00-16:30 - Walkabout performance

The Eggy Ladies are two delightful, charming and adventurous characters. They are always curious about the world, they enjoy dancing and they'd love you to dance with them.


Can you tame the unicorn? (all ages)
Nudge Puppets

10:00-16:30 - Roaming character

There is a rumour that a unicorn is hiding here. Can you find the unicorn and tame its heart?  



Fragile Existence (all ages)
Anna Noonan

10:00-16:30 - Drop-in installation

Tiny figures appear on small houses. What is home to you? Who exists inside or outside of a home?


Tea Dances (all ages)
Anna Noonan

10:00-16:30 - Drop-in installation

Welcome to a magical woodland tea party where tiny dancers play and the choreography unfolds in and out of teacups and crockery!


The Art Classroom: Drawing from Life (5+ yrs)
Peel Eezy

10:30-16:30 - Drop-in activity

Enter ​The Art Classroom​, an alternative future conception of art production. Our trained classroom technicians will guide children through the first lesson of art making, Drawing from Life​.



Soundplay Dome (all ages)
Bal Cooke and Ewan Sinclair

12:00-16:30 - Sensory drop-in activity

The Soundplay Dome is a magical sensory space where children of all ages can interact with music, sound and light. The Dome has been developed with a wide range of needs in mind and is suitable for those with sensory impairments.
Check out the trailer here.