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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead.

 

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter.

We are the Lions, Mr Manager!

Townsend Theatre Company

Friday 5th February - Sunday 7th February

Premiere show + Q&A 1pm Friday 5th February

£5/ Pay What You Can

CatStrand at Home

Run time: 1 hr 8mins

Q&A post show 20 mins

Ages 12+

A new play by Townsend Productions relives the extraordinary true story of the Grunwick Strike, a dispute that challenged the way women and immigrants are treated in the workplace

We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.

She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List.She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them:

“What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!”

She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations. 

Rod Puppet Making & Moving

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre

Monday 15th February - Sunday 28th February

£4/ Pay What You Can

CatStrand at Home

Ages 7+

 

EVER WANTED TO MAKE PUPPETS THAT CAN MOVE WELL AND TELL YOUR OWN STORIES?

LEARN ABOUT HOW PROFESSIONALLY MADE PUPPETS ARE CONSTRUCTED?

 

This short film covers all aspects of rod puppet making – simplified for family audiences. All skills are covered from start to finish, including how puppets move, and these puppets can be made at home from materials you can find around the house.

 

So, start searching through your odd socks, old clothes in the charity box, raid the kitchen utensils drawer for a wooden spoon or some chopsticks and let’s get cracking.

Listen at Home: Campfire Story by Theo Clark

Bunbury Banter Theatre Company

Illustrated by Lisa Molloy

17th February - 15th March

£3/ Pay What You Can

CatStrand at Home

Run time: 12mins

Ages 12+

"Ghouls and ghosts, wails and moans, beasts and bad people, this play has it all. Listen with caution as characters are torn limb from limb, protagonists drown in evil spirits and werewolves walk the earth…”

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