Welcome to our programme of Family Theatre Shows in collaboration with A Wonderful Adventure. Put these dates in your diary and join us for an innovative theatre experience.

  • 26 June
  • 31 July
  • 28 August
  • 25 September
  • 30 October
  • 27 November
  • 18 December

Each month we’ll have two performances starting at 3 and 6pm and will include a fun workshop based on the show.

A Wonderful Adventure have designed performances to entertain, excite, enthuse, motivate and trigger your imagination. They’ll use puppets, adventure and theatre magic!

Halie and George have over forty years of professional acting experience between them. They have worked on the West End with Halie even performing for Royalty and have produced and performed in The Tempest at the Southwark Playhouse, The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden to name but a few of their back catalogue.

Our family theatre shows will appeal if you are 5 or 95!

About the Actors

George C Francis trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2007 with a distinction in acting. He has performed in and directed a wide variety of productions. He recently played Jamie in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at the Other Palace, Toad in “The Wind in the Willows”, Father in “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Dickon in “The Secret Garden”. Other roles include the title character in “Macbeth”, Ganya in “The Idiot”, Leontes in “The Winter’s Tale”, Ivan in “Ward no. 6” Benedick in “Much Ado About Nothing”, Bob in Cutlery Wars”, Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”, Beast in “Beauty and The Beast”, and Scrooge in “Grumpy Old Scrooge”. He has led and facilitated several workshops for young people, and people with special needs.

Halie Darling graduated from LJMU with a first-class BA Hons in drama. She has performed and produced in the West End, One of the performances she worked on won a West End Talks Award. Halie has performed in many productions as an actor, as well as directing and producing. Recent credits include The Witch in “Room on the Broom”, Mel in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at The Other Palace, Mrs Fletcher in “Cold Delivery”, Ratty in “The Wind in the Willows”, Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden”, Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” and Amelia in “Amelia Earhart at the Edge of the Stars”, Halie starred in “Alien: Escape” aside the legendary monster from the Alien franchise. She played Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd on Strictly Come Dancing, ITV. She has led and facilitated workshops for adults and children and people with special needs.

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Enjoy a virtual tour of 19th-century French painting in the National Gallery with Nick Pearson. In this tour Nick traces the development of art from Neo-Classical to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Wednesday 14 April

2 pm

Paris was a hotbed of cafe culture, new industry and ideas in the second half of the 19th-century. As a result some artists left the city in search of a simpler life with brighter colours and a warmer sun. Many found what they were looking for in the south. Perhaps this was the birth of modern art?

The National Gallery has a great collection of work from this period. We shall look at

  • Neo-Classical art of the academy represented by Ingres
  • Romanticism
  • the experiments of the Realists
  • Impressionists such as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot
  • the expressive Post-Impressionist canvasses of Vincent van Gogh

Join Nick’s tour of 19th-century French painting via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Review Rembrandt’s Light Exhibition with Nick Pearson from the comfort of your home.

Friday 16 April

10.30am

This exhibition celebrated 350 years since Rembrandt’s death and included over 30 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings. Both the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum loaned work to Dulwich Picture Gallery for the show. The exhibition focused on the period from 1639 to 1658, when Rembrandt lived in the heart of Amsterdam and created some of his most exceptional work. 

It was a small but very interesting exhibition. Nick has added some other examples of Rembrandt’s work to make your tour even more enjoyable.

Review Rembrandt’s Light Exhibition via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

When you have booked your place, Nick sends you a handout with high resolution images. You can refer to this handout during the lecture and see the images clearly. He projects the images on his studio wall and uses them to point things out as he speaks. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Enjoy a virtual retrospective of Modigliani with Nick Pearson. During this tour you will see some of the most memorable art of the 20th century.

Friday 23 April

10.30am

Italian artist, Amedeo Modigliani had a brief and turbulent life. Jean Cocteau called him the last Bohemian. As an artist, Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognizable style but he had little success during his lifetime. Now, his work includes some of the best-loved paintings of the 20th century. 

In 2018 Tate Modern organised the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK. They devoted 12 rooms to a wide range of his iconic portraits, sculptures and nudes.

Join Nick’s virtual retrospective of Modigliani via Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, Nick will show you how to download the program and get started.

When you have booked your place, Nick sends you a handout with high resolution images. You can refer to this handout during the lecture and see the images clearly. He projects the images on his studio wall and uses them to point things out as he speaks. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

The Andy Warhol Exhibition in 2020 was the first exhibition of Warhol’s work at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. Did you miss it? Now you have an opportunity to enjoy it in the comfort of your home. Join Nick for a virtual tour of this major and excellently curated retrospective.

Friday 30 April

10.30am

The tour includes Warhol’s iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans as well as later works which you might not have seen before.

Join Nick’s retrospective look at the Andy Warhol Exhibition via Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, Nick will show you how to download the program and get started.

When you have booked your place, Nick sends you a handout with high resolution images. You can refer to this handout during the lecture and see the images clearly. He projects the images on his studio wall and uses them to point things out as he speaks. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com