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Also on…over in Strood

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Hidden Door Productions present


SPARK Local arts commission

Strood Waterfront play area, Canal Street, Saturday, 12 June 12noon to 4pm Artists from Hidden Door Productions will be bringing a touch of colour, joy and celebration to Strood Waterfront with a profusion of sparkly and colourful mobiles. Explore the free performances and activities, including a drop-in art workshop. Become a friend of Hidden Door Productions on Facebook and find out more about the workshops and artists.

And on Sunday… Fabio Paolizzo presents

Velodrone Rochester Castle Gardens Sunday, 13 June 5pm and 7pm A unique performance event that needs your pedal power. Bring your bike and join us on a cycle around the gardens. The movement will create music. At the same time, the actions of professional cyclists at Deangate Ridge will generate sounds that relate to their different cultures, which will then be added to the mix. No bike? No problem, simply turn up with a picnic, relax and listen as the concert unfolds.

A 15-day celebration of arts and creativity in Medway

London’s Central School of Speech and Drama presents

Child’s play Saturday, 12 to Sunday, 13 June Weekend one is a family extravaganza in Chatham, Upnor, Strood and Rochester

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The Doctor’s Daughter Created especially for Fuse Medway Festival, this is a funny, dramatic and family-friendly tale of trickery and infatuation, inspired by Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. Helen is in love but with the wrong boy. She has a cunning plan and arranges things so that he has to marry her. But is she clever enough to keep him and can she decide if she really wants him after all?

From new commissions by world-class performers to home grown talent.

it’s yours Intimate and immediate performances that put you at the heart of the action.

Entry is free… bring something comfy to sit on and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Weekend one performance times • Chatham Riverside, Saturday, 12 June (shortened preview show) • Upnor Castle, Saturday, 13 June 4 to 6pm*

Let the adventures begin. The festival runs from Saturday, 12 to Saturday, 26

Also showing throughout the rest of Fuse • Capstone Farm Country Park, Saturday, 19 June 4 to 6pm • Cliffe Woods, Saturday, 20 June 4 to 6pm • Cuxton Community Junior School Amphitheatre, Friday, 25 June 4 to 6pm • High Halstow Recreation Ground, Saturday, 26 June 3 to 5pm *Booking is essential at Upnor Castle as space is limited. Please phone 01634 338319 to book. No need to book for shows at all other venues – first-come-first-served.

June, featuring hundreds of performers. For the full line-up visit or phone 01634 338319

Don’t forget, it’s all free

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Welcome to The Big Tea Party Come join us on Chatham’s urban village green for an afternoon of handson fun, frolics and entertainment for all the family.

Appearing throughout the afternoon… Pif-Paf A grumpy ringmaster, a stage-shy elephant and a band of kamikaze chickens; it can only be Pif-Paf back in a show full of mad-cap inventions, live music and a stunning water display finale.

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Dizzy O’Dare presents

SPARK Roll up for The Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show! Local arts commission Poppet wants to show you the delights of her tightwire skills but she is shy and needs your help and encouragement. A fun and entertaining roaming tightwire show for all ages incorporating Poppet the puppet and Alana Jones, one of the UK’s leading tightwire artists in the UK. Frumpid Stumblestone Lorem ipsum est lorem ipsum est Lorem ipsum est lorem ipsum est Lorem ipsum est lorem ipsum est Lorem ipsum est

Saturday, 12 June 1 to 6pm Chatham Riverside, library and high street

Workshops and storytelling These workshops and stories will be repeated throughout the afternoon. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Entry on a first-come-first-served basis

Teddy Bears’ Picnic with Shona Pellet and Richard Pemberton Enjoy gentle stories from the comfort of lazy deckchairs and picnic blankets, then make and decorate your very own teddy ears and get a face-paint nose and whiskers. Feel free to bring a picnic and don’t forget your teddy. Suitable for under-eights.

Bunting decorating with Friday Greenrod Create bunting using special fabric paints, stencils and

sponges. Take it home or donate it to the festival. Aprons and gloves will be provided but beware, materials may stain clothes. Suitable for over-eights..

Cupcake decorating with Lizzie Hodge Decorate cupcakes with all sorts of colourful icing, sprinkles and sparkles and then make greeting cards, decorations and special boxes to carry them home in. Suitable for all ages.

WIN tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk at The Central Theatre, Chatham this Christmas Make and decorate a cake at home and bring it to our Hello Cupcake tent by 3pm. There will be categories for under-11s, 12-16-year-olds and adults. Winners receive a pair of panto tickets.

Goronwy Thom Hoodwink Two waiters try to serve lunch to a solitary diner but are thwarted by exploding fish, runaway puddings and a table that literally walks off in disgust.

The Invisible Men Armed with music, sound effects and cases full of props, The Invisible Men have havoc on their minds.

Jon Hicks

Don t forget, Jon is a speed painter extraordinaire. In a flurry of brushes, paint and controlled, limbs hefree transforms large all it sflailing canvases into iconic artworks.

Hugely versatile and highly skilled in clowning, circus skills and reportee. Brook Youth Theatre presents

ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND ‘OFF… WITH… THEIR… HEADS..’ says the The Queen of Hearts at her deadly game of croquet. Are you brave enough to join her or would you prefer to have tea with the Mad Hatter and The White Rabbit ? You may end up wetter than you ever imagined. Come and meet Alice as The Youth Theatre invites you to Enter Wonderland

Sparky’s amazing performance relay Chatham High Street to the riverside 4-5pm Come and meet Sparky, Medway’s own Imagination our Nation puppet, who will be wandering the riverside all afternoon. Then join him as he leads a performance relay with primary schools from across the area, from Chatham High Street to the riverside, where he will team up with his massive, older brother, Atom. Imagination our Nation A five-year project that will culminate in 2012 with a major event at Victoria Park in East London. At the heart of the project are puppets who will become a part of local

communities, growing with them and opening minds to new creative avenues. A young Sparky was first introduced to Medway during last year’s festival. Puppets grow much quicker than humans and Sparky is back for this year’s festivities, taller, stronger and more mischievous than ever.

Performance times Acts will perform regularly throughout the afternoon. To find out when visit a couple of days before the event or pick up a timetable on the day.

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Weekend One - Child's Play

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