Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Christmas is on the way!

It's starting to feel like Christmas in the Q20 office!

We're getting lots of bookings for the festive season, with all your favourite characters getting ready to ride in Santa's sleigh up and down the country to make your Christmas magical.
If you're interested in having any of our fabulous walkabout cuddlies, Santa on our signature sleigh or some of our amazing stilt-walking characters for a Christmas-themed event (whether it's setting up Santa's grotto or putting on an amazing show to switch on the Christmas lights) we'd love to hear from you.

But be sure to get in touch soon, as our characters are busiest at this magical time of year!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Dockfield Open Day - Pirate Invasion!

Saturday 13th September saw Dockfield Creative Arts Hub open its gates for glorious day showcasing what the hub has to offer. From potters, printers to ballet and bands, even Pirates couldn’t resist parking their ship on the canal and coming to spend the day exploring the site and training up new recruits!

Captain Penny the Princess Pirate was overwhelmed by the amount of young pirate recruits who were willing to take part in some very challenging but fun games!

Taking the Pirate Oath, experiencing life on the deck and escaping from the sharks of Shipley, everyone worked as a team so all our pirate recruits could get their hands on some lovely chocolate treasure!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Shipley Street Arts Festival 2015

You may remember that in June this year, we held the first ever Shipley Street Arts Festival.

It turned out to be an amazing, exciting event, bringing the world of street entertainment to the local residents of Shipley, as a free event which involved the talents of local school children and a variety of artists from up and down the country.
Well, the good news is: we're hoping to bring it back this year!

We're currently in the middle of putting together ideas and proposals for another fabulous festival - and we want to hear from you!

Are you a street artist who might be interested in performing? Have you any ideas for the next Shipley Street Arts Festival? We'd like to hear from you!

Get in touch with us (using the contact form on the left hand side of the blog page) or you can contact us through Facebook, Twitter, or go to our website and find the contact details for the Q20 office.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Don't miss out on a spooky Halloween!

Beastie can't believe that some people haven't booked something spooky for Halloween yet!

Head over to the Q20 website now and see some of the amazing acts and performances we have available ... vampires and witches and of course, big cuddly beasts!  
Our beautiful Bride of Dracula!

Our cut-n-colour activities are always popular with kids

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

King Carrot is coming to town!

If you're in the Nottingham area this weekend, you should definitely head over to the Victoria Shopping Centre (Saturday 13th) and the Broadmarsh Centre (Sunday 14th)!

Q20 creation "King Carrot" will be there to help Nottingham celebrate food with the two food festivals taking place at the centres. The Popcorn Princess will be there too, as well as lots of other great entertainment. If you're a foodie or just fancy some food-related fun, this is the event for you!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Get on your dancing shoes!

Q20 Theatre and Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub have teamed up with local dance class, DM Academy!

From October onwards, DM Academy will be using Dockfield Road as a base for offering some of their classes. So if you have a little twinkle-toed star who would love to try ballet or some street dance - get in touch and let us know!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Dorothy comes to Dockfield Road

One of the fabulous workshops being hosted at our open day is all about the Wizard of Oz!

Jenny Wilson of Irregular Arts will be hosting the workshop dedicated to all things Dorothy.

See the Facebook page and let us know you're attending!

Dockfield Road - the home of Q20 - is having an open day!

If you're creatively minded and in the Shipley (and surrounding) area, why not come down on Saturday 13th September, and see what Dockfield Road has to offer?

You can also see our website for more information.