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Reviews for Nursery Crymes

☆☆☆☆☆ "Clever, funny, thought-provoking - it would be criminal not to revive it soon." The Herald

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☆☆☆☆☆ "A brilliantly conceived show that packs a huge and powerful civilisational punch, a devastating critique of the tolerance for cruelty and destruction that is often hidden in our adult language, but leaks out through those nursery tales." Scotsman

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☆☆☆☆ "Brings out the inner hooligan in everyone, while making the audience reconsider the city's streets." The List

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Festival of Thrift

Visitors to this year's Festival of Thrift in Kirkleatham near Redcar had the opportunity to grab a free 'upcycled' hat at the Harbuck & Futtock stall. The genteel milliners titfers just oozed creativity and fitted right in with the fun, retro, recycled vibe of this award-winning festival, now in its sixth year.

The UK’s National Celebration of Sustainable Living.

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September 2017, 10am – 5pm. Follow it @ThriftFest.

With over a 100 stalls selling all manner of thrifty, upcycled and recycled goods, delicious food and drink, demonstrations, workshops, talks, films, art installations, fixing and a barrel load of entertainment and music, no wonder it’s a firm favourite on the North East events calendar. Keep up to date at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk.


Last year, the wholesome Women's Guild of Master Bakers impressed many a cook with their enormous 'Scone of Destiny' (above), which is so huge it needed its own specially designed trolley to transport it (photo: Tracey Kidd).


 

Des & Liz's 'Good Mental Health Roadshow'


Inspired by the positive vibes emanating out of Mental Health Awareness Week, aspiring lifestyle gurus Des & Liz Mahagow, assisted by Dick (their biographer/neighbour), have painstakingly cut and pasted the best bits from their favourite roadshows to create the ‘Good Mental Health Roadshow’, a mixture of all the things that keep them feeling happy - smashing tunes, Zumba, DayGlo lycra, balloons, karaoke and Des’ homespun funny joke routine.

As if that isn’t enough, they also want to talk about what makes YOU feel happy.

As part of our on-going relationship with Mental Health Foundation and Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, our Director, Angie Dight, was motivated to develop ‘Des and Liz’ further for See Me’s Pass The Badge campaign in the belief that characters who can’t help but be open, positive and infectiously funny will challenge the stigma and allow people to feel comfortable when talking about mental health. Conversations like these also enable the performers to point people in the right direction for help and support.

The ‘Good Mental Health Roadshow’ hits the road on Wednesday 10th May and will pop up in over a dozen unsuspecting towns between then and Sunday 14th May.