Moon Rabbit and other stories from China
Tuesday 14th February, 11.00am and 2.00pm
Have you ever looked up in the evening sky, and seen the rabbit who lives on the moon? Have you ever wondered how she got there, and what she does night after night?
This magical piece of storytelling theatre, created by Nottingham Confucius Institute and Lakeside Arts, recounts some of the extraordinary myths and folk tales of China and East Asia. Adapted and directed by Toby Hulse to celebrate the Zodiac Year of the Rabbit 2023, it features music by composer and musician Ling Penn.
The event is suitable for children aged five and over and their families. Tickets are £3.00 for library members and £6.00 for non-library members, and can be purchased for the 11.00am or 2.00pm performance (running time 50 minutes). Booking is highly advised.
Nikki Charlesworth presents: What Happened to You?
Friday 17th February, 10.30am
What Happened to You? follows Little Red, Noodles and Bo, three raggedy puppets, trying to enjoy their day… but there are so many busy bodies getting in their way!
But today will be different: they are going to play by their own rules and show the grown-ups who is boss. Today, they are going to open everyone’s eyes to see the endless world of adventures that are possible when you just give someone the chance.
What Happened to You? is a semi-autobiographical puppetry show by artist Nikki Charlesworth, who throws away the rulebook with these award-winning puppets that reflect her own physicality and move as she moves.
Suitable for children aged seven and over and their families, the show will run for approximately 40 minutes with the chance to meet the puppets afterwards. Tickets are £3.00 for library members and £6.00 for non-library members. Booking is highly advised.
The Beatles Songbook: Matt Ratcliffe Trio with vocalist Helen Gayle
Tuesday 21st February, 7.30pm
On 23rd February 1963 – 60 years ago – a group called The Beatles performed in Mansfield. Then, they were a support act – but went on to be the biggest global pop phenomenon of the 20th century. Many of their compositions are now all-time classics.
Sixty years on almost to the day, you are invited to an evening of jazz interpretations of Beatles music played by the Matt Ratcliffe Trio, with vocalist Helen Gayle. Expect brilliant jazz arrangements by jazz legends such as Herbie Hancock of your favourite Lennon and McCartney compositions.
Tickets are £12.00 and places are limited, so booking is highly advised.
Booking for these events can be done at www.inspireculture.org.uk, at the library or by phoning 01623 677200.