Sat 21 Jul

FREE Family Dance Day Events

Family Dance Day 2018


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During Family Dance Day, The Place is buzzing with activity including FREE events at every corner so come along and see what surprises you come across as you wander round the building!

FREE Events Include:

FREE events

  • Face painting
    Drop in 11-4pm
  • Under and through - I found you!
    Drop in 11-4pm
    An installation by Julia Kalache 
    A sensory landscape of stretch fabrics for pre-walkers. Parents and guardians are invited to help their little ones go under, around and through the space, finding little curiosities along the way.
  • British Library: Storytelling Workshops
    11am, 12pm and 1.15pm
    Age 4+
    Join storyteller Kevin Graal for a fun and informative session. Inspired by the British Library's amazing collection, experience a mesmerising mix of fact and fiction with a close-up look at some of the Library's legendary holdings, from sounds to books, stamps, maps and manuscripts - all with extraordinary stories to tell. Kevin Graal is a highly skilled storyteller with a repertoire of interactive stories, riddles, songs and rhymes from around the world.
  • Joe Garbett: Doubles
    Pop-up performance between 12-4pm, don’t miss them in the café at 1pm.
    All ages
    Dance and ping pong collide, bringing bursts of colour and surprises to different areas of The Place. Watch the dancers spin, slide and suspend in this playful pop up ping pong performance. Doubles is here to smash expectations of dance and to surprise and delight you and your little ones. Make sure you grab a bat and have a go yourself! 
  • Pop up performance Uchenna Dance's Hansel & Gretel
    Café 2.30pm
    Any age
    A sneaky peak at some scenes from our upcoming Christmas show.
  •  Vary Tales
    Drop in 11-4pm
    Any age
    Twice upon a time, in a land near Far Away,
    Some Whos you thought you knew will show you the way,
    So watch, join in, move and play,
    Drop in, chill out, explore and stay. This is a free, drop in activity for children and their grown-ups to enjoy together.


Family Dance Day 2018

For one day only The Place is taken over by an explosion of dance performances and workshops especially for families.