What's on at South Mill Arts this October half term
As the leaves begin to fall from the trees and we wait for the clocks to change, why not pop into South Mill Arts this October half term for a host of events for all the family to enjoy.
Next week features live performances of Edward Lear’s classic nonsense poem The Dong with a Luminous Nose, a magic show with Tom Brace and the all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza 'Come What May – The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge'.
With craft workshop tricks and cinema treats, the South Road venue has something for everyone...
Mon 25 Oct 2pm
The Dong with a Luminous Nose – premiering at the Little Angel Theatre (LAT) in 2019, this production of Edward Lear’s classic nonsense poem comes from acclaimed designer Peter O’Rourke (LAT’s Alice in Wonderland and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me) and Monstro Theatre.
Tue 26 Oct 10am & 1pm
'Discover and Make: Entertaining in the Castle'
A children’s craft ‘Discover and Make’ activity at the museum. Will you be a wandering minstrel, a jester or a lady of court? Discover what happened at a castle feast and make a medieval hat then construct a model catapult and test your aim for the next siege!
Tue 26 Oct 2pm & 7pm
Sweetheart – Brave new film. A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager named AJ is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully ‘normal’ family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine-smelling, sun-loving lifeguard named Isla.
Wed 27 Oct 10am & 1pm
'Discover and Make: Entertaining the Grandparents'
Can you spy what they did for fun before video games? Try out games from the 1940s and ’50s and make a set of rope quoits to take home.
Wed 27 Oct 7pm
Tom Brace: Embrace the Impossible!
Tom Brace loved his childhood: Roald Dahl, Cluedo and one film in particular from 1985... Join him for a hilarious evening of 1.21 gigawatts of magic as he showcases his unique, incredible and totally pointless abilities in a new show inspired by his past.
Thu 28 Oct 6pm
Pop Divas Live!
Experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever! The UK’s number one girl band, Little Mix, kick off the show, then Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna all join in the fun for two hours of non-stop hits.
Thu 28 & Fri 29 Oct 10am-2pm
Beowulf – Saxon Hero and Monster Slayer
Free drop-in kids' craft sessions. Come and hear the story of Beowulf, search for his treasure in the museum and make a model Saxon long boat to put your own treasures in.
Fri 29 Oct 7.30pm
Come What May – The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge
An all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the world of one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. Featuring sensational 2011 Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics.
Sat 30 Oct 11.30am
Gremlins 2; The New Batch
Screening of the 1990 comedy horror film, the sequel to 1984's Gremlins. The little monsters are back – and this time they’ve taken control of a New York City media mogul’s hi-tech skyscraper.