Total Insight Theatre warmly welcomes you to the first Ealing Children’s Festival, an exciting series of free and fun-filled children’s events that are happening across the borough from Thursday, 9th August – Saturday, 11th August. Events include storytelling performances, arts and crafts activities, toddler yoga, kids yoga as well as dance and confidence workshops. There is something for everyone to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming you at the events!

See below for more information about the events or download the festival brochure here.
 

Thursday, 9th August

Kids Corner
11am at Northfields Library (under 5s) – Free, just turn up!

Mischief Making Max storytelling
12pm, 2pm and 4pm at Ealing Broadway Town Square (ages 5+) – Free, just turn up!

Click here for more information about both events.
 

Friday, 10th August

Toddler Yoga with MY-YOGA
10.15am at The Pamela Howard School of Dance (ages walking-4) – Free, simply register here.

The Big Dance
11.15am at Ealing Broadway Town Hall (ages 7-11) – Free, simply register here.

Confidence Workshop with CHAMPS Academy
12pm at Ealing Broadway Town Hall (ages 6-11) – Free, simply register here.

Kids Corner
2pm at West Ealing Library Library (under 5s) – Free, just turn up!

Click here for more information about all events.
 

Saturday, 11th August

Kids Yoga with MY-YOGA
10.15am at The Pamela Howard School of Dance (4-10) – Free, simply register here.

Artsy Animals arts and crafts
11.15am at Ealing Broadway Town Hall (ages 7-11) – Free, just turn up!

Kids Corner
2pm at Acton Town Hall Library Library (under 5s) – Free, just turn up!

Click here for more information about all events.
 
 
 
This year’s Partner Sponsor is Kip McGrath Ealing.

Community is at the heart of our work, which is designed to bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities. We work in partnership with local authorities, voluntary organisations, schools and cultural organisations to provide opportunities for those who may not have access to artistic and cultural activities in their local community, irrespective of their physical, social or financial circumstances.
 

Our work includes

Touring Productions We create and tour productions for people of all ages to traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces.

Community Projects We lead community projects, which help bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities.

After-School Creative Clubs We deliver comprehensive arts-based after-school programmes in primary schools across London.

Workshops and Activities These include family learning opportunities that encourage families to experience the arts together.

“It is 6 days on and I am still singing the main song ‘Run’.”
Hatty Daze

“A fantastic production!”
Greenwich Children and Young Peoples Services

“It really was fantastic – one of the best, most well thought-out, and immersive events we have hosted since opening!”
The Greenwich Centre Library

“We really enjoyed Leandro, thank you very much for coming and performing!”
Barbican Children’s Library

Welcome to the life of Leandro, an eight-year-old boy who has lived his whole life in a Rio favela. This year the Olympics are coming to his famous city and Leandro dreams of running for Brazil but with no athletics club for him to join will he ever make his dream a reality?

Embark on this fun-filled adventure through the eyes of Leandro, exploring the different sides of Rio, its sounds and colours, the famous landmarks and the people he meets on his journey. Using an inspired mix of puppetry, poetry and Brazilian music, we invite you for a run around Rio to help Leandro fulfil his dream.
 

Creative team

Tom Harding Assinder – Writer & Director
Jan Zalud – Puppet Designer & Maker
Almudena Calvo – Puppetry Director
Ollie Tunmer – Percussion Director
Sharon Henry – Movement Director
 

Cast

Anna Rowland – Leandro
Dominic Attenborough – Dad & Various
Isambard Rawbone – Junior & Various
 

Performance history

Barbican Children’s Library
Blackheath Library
Crossrail Place Roof Garden
Eltham Centre Library
Greenwich Centre Library
International Youth Arts Festival
New Eltham Library
Redbridge Drama Centre
Romford Library
Slade Centre Library
Stratford Library
The Library at Willesden Green
Woolwich Centre Library
 

In partnership with:

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We are proud to have raised funds for Action for Brazil’s Children (ABC) Trust with this production. You can find out more about their work here.
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