As the sun comes up on a new day, the garden wakes up! Join us in the mud to explore the world of growing plants, busy bugs and wriggling worms. Share the music, singing and story - and then stay to play among the plants!
A shared experience for you and your baby, for just twenty babies per performance with their accompanying parent/carer, this shared experience for you and your baby lasts 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of playtime, encouraging the use of props, rhythms, music and simple puppetry. The audience sit within a garden and meet the puppet mini bugs, bird and butterflies, see the sun rise and set and experience the different weather over a day in the life of a garden.
Featuring set and puppets from Nick Ash of ScratchBuilt Productions, co-creator of last winter’s shows Hansel and Gretel and The Magical Christmas Toy Shop
Age Guidance: 6 months - 2 years
Full Dates & Venues of Performances:
Friday 31st Jan, 10am
Stockwood Discovery Centre
Friday 31st Jan, 2pm
Luton Central Library
Thursday 12th Mar,10am
Thursday 12th March, 2pm
- Friday, January 31, 2020
Stockwood Discovery Centre
Stockwood Discovery Centre tells the stories of real people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate.
The display collections include:
- Social history
- Rural crafts
- The Wenlok Jug - a rare medieval masterpiece with strong links to Luton’s history
- Luton's last tram
- The award winning display of Mossman collection of carriages - the largest collection of its kind on display in the UK.
A paradise for garden enthusiasts, Stockwood Discovery Centre is one of the few places in the country where the work of acclaimed artist Ian Hamilton Finlay can be seen on permanent display. His Improvement Garden is a classical garden in which the sculptures are an integral part of the landscape. Once part of the original Stockwood House walled areas, the Period Gardens reflect the changing styles of gardening in this country. New areas include a contemplative Sensory Garden, a colourful World Garden and a Medicinal Garden highlighting the usefulness of plants - designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind.
Stockwood Discovery Centre is the perfect setting for events, meetings and celebrations. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of Stockwood Discovery Centre's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
Other Family Friendly Events
22nd Nov - 1st Feb 2020
Nancy Newberry: Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings / Articles of Faith
Dallas-based photographic artist Nancy Newberry brings her internationally recognised brand of performative photographic portraiture to Luton in a two-part project which includes her first UK commission.
20th Jan - 30th Apr 2020
Theodor Kern: Portraits
A new display of Theodor Kern’s oil paintings.
Thu 23rd Jan 2020
British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition
A photography exhibition celebrating the British wildlife in 2019.