Half-term highlights at Coventry's Warwick Arts Centre include 'Zog and the Flying Doctors' - The Coventry Observer

Half-term highlights at Coventry's Warwick Arts Centre include 'Zog and the Flying Doctors'

Coventry Editorial 20th Feb, 2022   0

THERE is plenty of family fun at Warwick Arts Centre over half-term with the arrival of much-loved dragons Zog and the Flying Doctors.

Performances of a stage show by Freckle Productions and based on characters in the popular Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book will take place from Thursday to Sunday, February 24 to 27.

For his second adventure Zog, the super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump with his Flying Doctor crew – Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout.

They tend to a host of characters, including a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu.

But Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors, and she is soon locked back up in the castle, in a crown and a silly, frilly dress.

Zog is one of many attractions coming to Warwick Arts Centre. Screenings of family film Sing 2 will take place between Saturday and next Friday, February 19 to 25. It centres on an ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers as they prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet.

Another family film – Howl’s Moving Castle – will be screened next Saturday. It is about quiet young Sophie being transformed into a 90-year-old woman by a vain vengeful witch.

For those who want to get creative there are free craft sessions from 1.30pm to 4pm every day between this Sunday and next. Led by artists-in-residence Natalie Zervou-Kerruish and Genevieve Say, the hands-on activities will be inspired by colour, light, movement and more.

People can also have a go at creating or making something at the free drop-in ‘Workshop Wednesday’ from 1.30pm to 4pm on February 23.

Also on Wednesday, Chineke! Orchestra – Europe’s first majority black and ethnically diverse orchestra – present a programme featuring the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Grieg and Beethoven. It is suitable for older age children. Discounts are available for under 16s.

At 1.10pm on Thursday, February 24, ‘My First Concert’ takes place in the Helen Martin Studio. The lunchtime concert features classical music chosen especially for babies and young children.

And there is a sculpture trail around the University of Warwick’s campus where participants can discover 20 ‘wonders’ at different sites. Pick up a free map from Warwick Arts Centre’s box office.

Call 02476 524524, visit warwickartscentre.co.uk or email [email protected] for tickets and more information.

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