The Dukes becomes natural habitat for kids at half term

Just Us Three And The Sea
Just Us Three And The Sea

David Bellamy would have a field day if he paid a visit to Lancaster’s Dukes theatre this autumn.

The Dukes have joined forces with the One Planet Festival to bring the outdoors inside by creating a wilderness of fauna, flora and all things sustainable in the gallery and café bar during half term.

Visitors will be invited to relax outdoors, indoors surrounded by vegetable patches, recycled art sculptures, mini beasts and a garden shed.

In the gallery from October 14-November 3, various local artists will display work exploring the themes of sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, food and waste.

The Dukes cinema will also screen a couple of films as part of Lancaster One Planet Festival. More Than Honey(PG)on October 13 explores why bees worldwide are facing extinction and Project Wild Thing(PG) on November 3 takes a funny and revealing look at the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

And as part of this special Half Term Takeover, there’ll be lots of free creative workshops for youngsters throughout the week too.

There’s also free drop-in sessions for all ages from 11am-1pm.

A couple of family theatre treats are also lined up this half term. Just Us Three And The Sea is an interactive musical story where real musicians take on the roles of characters in the story and introduce children to different musical instruments as the action unfolds. Performances, which are ideal for ages 3-7, take place at 1pm and 3pm on October 28 and tickets are £6.

Allotment, which is presented on November 2 at 4pm and 6pm, is a dark comedy that celebrates gardening with the actresses digging, planting and performing around a garden shed. Tickets are £8/£6(conc).

For more information and to book, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500.