The Isle of Wight Children’s Festival hold events in Newport

GIANT pigeon puppets brought entertainment to Newport last week thanks to the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival.

It was part of an outdoor theater show – one of many free events on Thursday and Friday.

There were storytelling sessions in the Waterstones bookshop and the chance to learn about the beasts of the biosphere in workshops at Independent Arts.

Paid events included dance workshops and a theater performance at the Apollo Theater.

Giant pigeon puppets in St Thomas’s Square. Photos by Pamela Parker.

The event was organized in Newport by the team at Ventnor Exchange and Quay Arts, supported by Newport’s High Street Heritage Action Zone.

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust and Independent Arts are among the organizations getting involved.

It included free entry to the Island History Museum.

Isle of Wight County Press: Workshops within Independent Arts in Newport as part of the Children's Festival.  Photos by Pamela Parker.Workshops inside the Independent Arts in Newport, part of the Children’s Festival. Photos by Pamela Parker.

The event took place during the Easter holidays.

Isle of Wight County Press: Narrating at Waterstones.  Photos by Pamela Parker.Tale in Waterstones. Photos by Pamela Parker.

Ventnor Exchange co-director Jack Whitewood said: “The ambition here is to raise awareness of the needs of children on the Island and to provide a range of opportunities aimed specifically at young people and their families.

“We want to make sure that everyone can have access to incredible artistic and cultural experiences, regardless of their background.”

Isle of Wight County Press: Mermarella: Indigo Moon Theater at the Apollo Theater for the IW Children's Festival.  Photos by Pamela Parker.Mermarella: Indigo Moon Theater at the Apollo Theater for the IW Children’s Festival. Photos by Pamela Parker.

Thanks to Pamela Parker for the photos.

Isle of Wight County Press: Mermarella: Indigo Moon Theater at the Apollo Theater for the IW Children's Festival.  Photos by Pamela Parker.Mermarella: Indigo Moon Theater at the Apollo Theater for the IW Children’s Festival. Photos by Pamela Parker.

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