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The Children's
Bewonderment Day

9th Oct 2021, 11:00am - 9th Oct 2021, 11:00am

Address: Ken Aston Square

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The Children's Bewonderment Day

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, events in Ilford will be taking extra safety precautions. Please check with the organisers before attending.

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Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure proudly presents a season of spectacular outdoor arts, brought to you through a partnership with the Without Walls consortium and the Circulate Consortium.

Join us this autumn at a variety of locations across Redbridge to be wowed by mesmerising light installations, breath-taking performances and magical, playful sculptures.

To ensure the safety of all audiences we encourage audiences to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear a face covering. Please note that the times listed below are a guide. There will be regular breaks for the performers.

About the event

The Bewonderment Machine
The Bewonderment Machine is making a special appearance outside Fullwell Cross Library as part of this year’s Fabula Festival. It is an artist-built cycle-powered carousel, a kinetic public sculpture and a magical journey for small children.

Visually, this is a quirky dreamscape, combining found objects, puppetry, machinery and music. With riding space for up to 10, this is also a miniature theatrical flight of the imagination, empowering the very young to care, to be curious and to believe in their own strength. The carousel can seat up to 10 children aged between 2-6 years of age at a time.
See here for more information on the Bewonderment Machine.

Bicycle Boy by Helen Eastman
A bicycle powered musical, for children aged 511 and their families.
Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop. He remembers Grandad teaching him to ride (and pretending to be his favourite superhero, Bicycle Boy). It seems Grandad may have left Sam a present somewhere in the workshop, and some clues to find it. But there’s no power and Sam needs electricity to unlock the clues. Can you help him? If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad, maybe we can generate enough power for Sam’s journey (and the show). Join us for a musical adventure and be prepared to help pedal power the performance!
Watch a short video clip of Bicycle Boy here.

BESS! The Colony by Artizani
With typical panache and imagination, Artizani and Avanti Display collaborate on a new multi-sensory installation. In BEES! The Colony, audiences wander amongst the honey-perfumed Bee Colony, occasionally cloaked in smoke, finding a variety of ways of viewing and interacting with the contents of 6 impossible Bee Hives. In each there is a surprising conceptual twist, which challenges, charms and confounds expectations – you may find yourself looking into the vastness of space or teased by a telescopic hive soaring into the air. The installation is tended by ethereal beekeepers and atmospherically lit when performed at night.
Watch a short video clip of BEES here.

See here more details on the Redbridge Outdoor Arts programme.

Event Times

Dates Performance Duration Tickets Links
9 Oct 2021 - 11:00 5 hours Free Book Tickets

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