Hi-Jinks festival weekend for families in Hertford

PUBLISHED: 16:07 10 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 10 September 2017

Hi-Jinks will take place at Hertford Theatre

Hi-Jinks will take place at Hertford Theatre

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A new family arts festival is coming to the county town later this month.

Gardener Jack and the Green Beanstalk can be seen at Hertford Theatre Studio  as part of Part of Hi-Jinks: The Big Weekend For Little PeopleGardener Jack and the Green Beanstalk can be seen at Hertford Theatre Studio as part of Part of Hi-Jinks: The Big Weekend For Little People

A new family arts festival is coming to the county later this month.

The first Hi-Jinks: The Big Weekend for Little People will take place in Hertford from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1.

Events will take place across the town’s cultural venues to create a weekend of fun, activity and hi-jinks.

Hertford Theatre, Hertford Museum, Courtyard Arts Centre, Leaf Café bookshop and Hertford Library are all joining forces to entertain families in a series of exciting and unique experiences, supported by Hertford Town Council and East Herts District Council.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea can be seen live on stage at Hertford Theatre as part of Part of Hi-Jinks: The Big Weekend For Little PeopleThe Tiger Who Came to Tea can be seen live on stage at Hertford Theatre as part of Part of Hi-Jinks: The Big Weekend For Little People

Rhys Thomas, director of Hertford Theatre, said: “Hi-Jinks is all about creating opportunities for young people to enjoy the arts whether that’s theatre, music, film, pottery or books.

“Hi-jinks will be a great way of getting out the house and into the arts.

“We hope there is something for everyone.”

There will be plenty to see and do over the weekend, including the opportunity to watch Judith’s Kerr iconic book The Tiger Who Came to Tea brought to life live on stage at Hertford Theatre.

Storyteller, Storyteller can be seen at Hertford Theatre as part of Part of Hi-Jinks: The Big Weekend For Little PeopleStoryteller, Storyteller can be seen at Hertford Theatre as part of Part of Hi-Jinks: The Big Weekend For Little People

There are also free film screenings of The Lion King in the River Room at Hertford Theatre and the chance to create your own storybook with local author Alice Hemming.

The action is not happening just at the theatre in The Wash.

Hertford Library is presenting Owl Stories and Craft and Origami sessions on the Saturday, and on the Sunday, catch up with the Library Service in the foyer of Hertford Theatre to find out what your local library has to offer – you might be surprised.

Other things happening in the Hertford Theatre foyer include a visit from Hertford Museum, who will be revealing some mystery artefacts.

Leaf Bookshop will be running a pop-up bookshop as well as free storytime session throughout the festival.

Courtyard Arts is holding art workshops for children, including The Secret Animal Theatre with Polly Kiernan. Booking is compulsory and made directly through Courtyard Arts.

• For more information on activities, pick up a Hi-Jinks brochure or view www.hertfordtheatre.com

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