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I Wish I Was A Mountain

🗓 Fridayday 18th October, 7pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets £12/£7



I Wish I Was A Mountain
By Toby Thompson

18 October | 7pm
Gloucester Guildhall

www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/i-wish-i-was-a-mountain/

Tickets: £12/£7

On the day of the famous annual fair, the town of Faldum receives an unexpected visit. A wanderer offers to grant a wish to anyone who wants one. Before long, the city is transformed. Mansions stand where mud huts once squatted, and beggars ride around in horse drawn carriages. And one man wishes to be turned into a mountain.

Written and performed by former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion Toby Thompson, I Wish I was a Mountain uses rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy to boldly reimagine Herman Hesse’s classic fairytale.

Do we really need the things that we need? What do mountains feel? How did time begin?

Adults are kindly requested to leave all answers to these questions at the door. Children, come as you are.

Recommended Age: 6+

Co-Produced by the egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company

www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/i-wish-i-was-a-mountain/



Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall
Performers: Toby Thompson

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Doodle Dance

🗓 Saturday 19th October
📍 The Redwell Centre, GL4 6JG
🎟 Tickets £10/£7



GL4 Festival in partnership with Strike A Light present…

Doodle Dance
Saturday 19 October | 11:30am & 2pm
The Redwell Centre, Matson

Tickets: £10/£7

www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/doodle-dance/

The Doodle Dance Show is a playful and innovative show for families that combines drawing and dance. Created by award- winning performers Anna Williams (Russell Maliphant, La Ribot) and Tom Roden (New Art Club) the show invites children and their families to grab a pen and join in the action, as the whole audience comes together to turn a giant piece of paper into a delightfully anarchic world populated by crazy birds, dancing pirates, strange underwater creatures and maybe more…

‘Having fun as a family and giving confidence to my 4 year old!’

Originally produced and premiered by Greenwich Dance in 2015 he show has since been touring the UK, selling out and generating fantastic response.

‘We went in grumpy & came out v. happy!’

www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/doodle-dance/



Presented by Strike A Light, GL4 CIC and The Redwell Centre
Performers: Anna Williams (Russell Maliphant, La Ribot) and Tom Roden (New Art Club)

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A Night’s Game

🗓 Tuesday 22d October, 7:30 – 9
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets £12/£7



A Night’s Game
By Alleyne Dance

22 October | 7:30pm
Gloucester Guildhall

www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/a-nights-game/

Tickets: £12/£7

A Night’s Game reflects the turmoil and strife of human emotion when faced with the prospect of incarceration. Explore the minds journey as the contemplation of the loss of freedom engulfs every waking moment. Kristina and Sade bring to the stage dynamism and athletic strength delivered with grace and beauty. Inspired by true life events, Alleyne Dance create a dark, atmospheric and abstract work that is as thrilling as it is powerful.

“Let me tell you about a game I play,

Where I close my eyes and fade away

In this special place you see

There are only two people”

www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/a-nights-game/



Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall
Performers: Alleyne Dance

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Binaural Dinner Date

🗓 Wednesday 23rd October, 6/7:30/9pm
📍 Dr Fosters, GL1 2ES
🎟 Tickets £12/£7



Following sold-out London performances, ZU-UK are bringing interactive performance Binaural Dinner Date to Gloucester. Come and #BeTheDate

Across the table, within arms reach is another human being. Is this the one? How manyquestions need to be asked before you feel like you are getting to know each other?

With a waiter that Waits and a Chef to guide you what’s the worst that could happen?

Part interactive performance, part dating agency, Binaural Dinner Date invites genuine applications from individuals looking for love, or existing couples who simply want a very different dating experience.

Come with your own date, or we can find one for you.

WARNING_1: Do not come if you are fundamentally opposed to falling in love.

WARNING_2: ZU-UK’s shows usually sell out weeks before opening. So, book early to avoid disappointment!

DISCLAIMER: Although every effort will be made to match you to someone else based on your preference, there is a possibility we won’t be able to offer everyone their ideal choice of date. Although rare occurrences, we can’t be responsible for ‘no shows’ and last minute cancellations.



Presented by Strike A Light and Dr Fosters Liquor Co

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Stroud Library – Jonny Fluffypunk Workshop

🗓 Tuesday 29th October, 2:00 – 4:00
📍 Stroud Library, GL5 1BB
🎟 Ticket booking only needed for age 7+



Help make a show about homeless mermaids, polluted seas and rock and roll!

Drop-in Half Term Workshop
*ticket booking only needed for each child aged 7+*

Renowned stand-up poet and lo-fi theatre maker Jonny Fluffypunk presents a brand spanking new little show for families, with poetry, puppetry, story, song and a healthy dose of anarchy.

Jonny wants your children’s help! He’s making a show about homeless mermaids, polluted seas and rock and roll and he needs to plunder small, wise brains for views and ideas and moments of wonder.

Join him for drop-in workshops at Gloucestershire Libraries to write message-in-a-bottle poems and letter-poems-in-a-suitcase and other sorts of poems- and daft songs, too. You can even make a shadow puppet mermaid for Jonny’s shadow puppet theatre-in-a-suitcase.

Coming Spring 2020, Art Of Libraries supports The End of the Pier Show, which fuse’s elements of spoken word, theatre, comedy, music, puppetry and audience interaction. Among other things, it promotes the understanding that together, we can often achieve things that are impossible alone.

Age guidance – 7+
*ticket booking only needed for each child aged 7+*

Read more about Jonny and his work – http://jonnyfluffypunk.co.uk/about/



Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucestershire Libraries
Performers: Jonny Fluffypunk

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Gloucester Library – Jonny Fluffypunk Workshop

🗓 Wednesday 30th October, 2:30 – 4:30
📍 Gloucester Library, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets to be booked for children 7+



Help make a show about homeless mermaids, polluted seas and rock and roll!

Drop-in Half Term Workshop
*ticket booking only needed for each child aged 7+*

Renowned stand-up poet and lo-fi theatre maker Jonny Fluffypunk presents a brand spanking new little show for families, with poetry, puppetry, story, song and a healthy dose of anarchy.

Jonny wants your children’s help! He’s making a show about homeless mermaids, polluted seas and rock and roll and he needs to plunder small, wise brains for views and ideas and moments of wonder.

Join him for drop-in workshops at Gloucestershire Libraries to write message-in-a-bottle poems and letter-poems-in-a-suitcase and other sorts of poems- and daft songs, too. You can even make a shadow puppet mermaid for Jonny’s shadow puppet theatre-in-a-suitcase.

Coming Spring 2020, Art Of Libraries supports The End of the Pier Show, which fuse’s elements of spoken word, theatre, comedy, music, puppetry and audience interaction. Among other things, it promotes the understanding that together, we can often achieve things that are impossible alone.

Age guidance – 7+
*ticket booking only needed for each child aged 7+*

Read more about Jonny and his work – http://jonnyfluffypunk.co.uk/about/



Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Library
Performers: Jonny Fluffypunk

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Stella

🗓 Thursday 31st October 1pm and 4pm
📍 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
🎟 Tickets £12 – £7 – £5


By Filskit Theatre


Stella
By Filskit Theatre

1.00pm performance is SOLD OUT
don’t miss the 4.00pm performance!

Thursday 31 October | 1pm & 4pm
Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral

Tickets: £12/£7/£5

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/strike-a-light/e-rebodd

Inspired by our night sky, Stella, is a brand new piece of theatre for children aged 3+ and their families.

The story of The Man in the Moon is a familiar one, but what if it wasn’t an old man all the way up there, but a young woman? What if this solitary young woman had a job, a very important one?

For years Stella has been very busy looking after our world from afar, organising tides, shining lights, and listening to wishes made on stars.

But down on Earth things are changing and people are no longer looking up. There is per- petual light and the night sky is under threat. The Moon is getting weaker, the stars are burning out, the tides are changing, and the Earth is beginning to spin faster and faster.

Stella is an original story about a young woman’s quest to reclaim the night, to keep the stars shining bright and to save her home.

Using projection, clowning and aerial circus, we want to talk about our sky. We’ll explore how light pollution means that Stella no longer hears our stories and how sometimes it is important to turn out the lights and wish upon a star.

‘Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet’ – Stephen Hawking

https://strikealight.org.uk/whats-on/stella/?sd=1572526800&ed=1572541200

Supported by Gloucester Cathedral



Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Cathedral
Performers: Filskit Theatre

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Mindfulness & Movement under the Moon

🗓 November 2nd, 10:35 – 1:00
📍 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX



Join us for a series of mindfulness and movement classes, as we bathe in the moonlight of Luke Jerram’s artwork. With a class for all ages and abilities, you will be guided through a sequence of fun, interactive sessions – including gentle stretches under the Moon, moving into a family movement workshop and guided relaxation in the Lady Chapel. This is a FREE event with limited capacity, so pre-booking is highly recommended.

Please note these activities take place on stone flooring, warm clothing and trainers are essential.

Info

10.35 – 11 am Awakening our bodies, morning stretches under the Moon (Ages 16 +)

Please bring something comfortable to lie on, mats and blankets are essential.

11.10 – 12.10 pm Dancing with the Moon, family workshop in the Lady Chapel (Ages 4 +)

12.20 – 1.00 pm Guided relaxation and restorative movements in the Lady Chapel (All ages and abilities)

Please bring something comfortable to lie on, mats and blankets are essential.

strikealight.org.uk/whats-on/mindfulness-movement-under-the-moon/



Presented by Strike A Light, Gloucester Culture Trust and Gloucester Cathedral

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Museum of the Moon Late Night Opening

🗓 16th October – 2nd November
📍 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX



Suitable for all ages


Last entry at 9.00pm

A magical opportunity for late night viewing to experience the wonder of the Museum of the Moon under the cover of darkness and the spectacle of the Cathedral Nave bathed in moonlight.

The accompanying atmospheric soundtrack created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello winning composer Dan Jones can also be enjoyed during these special evening openings.

There will be no access to East Cloister Walk on Saturday 2 November due to a Guitar Concert in Chapter House



Presented by Strike A Light, Gloucester Culture Trust and Gloucester Cathedral

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Museum of the Moon

🗓 16th October – 4th November
📍 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX



Suitable for all ages


Please note that last entry is 30mins before each closing time on the calendar Facebook Calendar.

Museum of the Moon takes up residence at Gloucester Cathedral

In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, wonder at Luke Jerram’s internally lit replica of the moon as it floats in the Nave.

Experience the exquisite detail of the lunar surface and accompanying atmospheric soundscapes.

Check online for a full programme of special
events, late night openings and quiet times www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk



Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Cathedral