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Christmas Cracker Weekend Free

23 – 24 Nov 2019


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Christmas Cracker Weekend Free



Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November 9am to 5pm

Start your Christmas with a bang with our Christmas Cracker Weekend!

We will be having a cracking weekend with a craft fayre, family workshops, music and food, showcasing a whole host of creative variety that the island has to offer.

Craft stalls, artists and makers in the West Gallery

Local Christmas choirs and live music in the cafe

FREE family craft drop in sessions – make your own wrapping paper

Family Friendly Theatre shows taking place each day.

Arthur’s Dream Boat by Long Nose Puppets

Saturday 23 Nov | 11am or 2pm | £8 ticket | £30 family of 4 ticket

It is the story about a little boy who has a dream.

One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful pink and green boat with a stripy mast. He can’t wait to tell everyone about it but no one (not even his dog!) is interested. In fact, they don’t even notice that this very same boat is growing on his head, getting larger and larger by the minute! Soon, Arthur is bouncing along the waves in his very own dream boat. Maybe now his family will listen to him! A magical playful children’s show with breathtaking puppets, so enchanting that everyone will want to sail away with Arthur’s in his dream boat! This show is brought to you by Long Nose Puppets, makers of Shoe Baby, Penguin and Out of the Hat!

The music is by Tom Gray, of the Mercury Award winning band Gomez.

Running time: 40 mins plus 15 mins to meet the puppets

Suitability: 2 – 8 years

Squashbox Theatre presents The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!

Sunday 24 Nov | 2pm | £8 ticket | £30 family of 4 ticket

Squashbox Theatre’s new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings!

Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, play hunt the brussel sprout, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper and gaze at the “beautiful” Christmas fairy…

Learn about Yule tide traditions old and new, hear the story of the first Christmas Tree and even explore some festive science.

The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! is an over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs,quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts-all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

Running time: 60 mins (no interval)

Suitability: 5+ years and families

To book please see Quay Arts website: