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So you’ve done everything you can around Brighton, exhausted the half term entertainment list and now have the kids in tow looking for some weekend activities: then get yourselves to Panto!
Running since Thursday, the Brighton Dome has had its roof lifted to cries of: “She’s behind you” and” Oh yes he is” as it’s hosting an excellent version of Dick Whittington.
If you’re not familiar with the plot (there’s a plot?) Dick Whittington left home with his cat to seek fame and fortune in London thinking that its streets would be paved with gold. He then ran a way with a captain of a ship to see foreign lands.
In the end, well I’ll not spoil the ending for you. Although if he were alive today he’d probably be in the running for Mayor of London…
The story, unlike most panto farces is backed up, a little bit, by fact: there was a Richard Whittington, but it’s disputed whether or not he had a cat.
Dick Whittington runs all over the coming weekend, till the curtain falls for the final time on Sunday 6th March.
Tonight, there’s Anton and Erin, featuring music from Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Cole Porter and a whole spectacular of show tunes. Staying in Brighton till tomorrow – for more cultured weekend activities in Brighton – there’s the London Philharmonic Orchestra banging out the Beethoven, Schubert, and Rachmaninov.
Hotels in Brighton love panto, but you’d better let us know if you’re bringing your cat!
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Just a step or two from the Royal Pavilion is Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and it’s got something on for families enjoying halfterm in Brighton: Currently, it’s running ‘Picturing Stories’ an exhibition of narrative paintings.
So, what exactly should you expect if you fancy taking the children along?
Well, the best way to look around the museum is to download a gallery trail, or pick one up on arrival: with this you’ll get to follow clues and readings to find your way around.
Kids get to look through a short piece of literature, before piecing together their answers. It’s a really easy and enjoyable way to get everyone engaging in art and reading.
For older children the museum is running and exhibition ‘Capturing Colour: Film, Invention and Wonder’. Again free, this brilliant show traces the history of colour as we used it to represent the world.
There’s everything, from early colour films to fairy-tale genies, and there’s material here that’s hardly ever been seen before. And there are home movies and even Hollywood films for them to gawp at.
And if after that you need a quick brew before you venture back out into Brighton, the museum serves up some of the best cream teas you’ll ever find – good enough reason to get along there in the first place…
Have a look here, for more information about halfterm family events at Brighton Museum.
Entry for both events is free and runs throughout the bank holiday week
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