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HighTide Family Festival


HighTide, one of the UK’s most prominent arts festivals, comes to Walthamstow for the first time with a wide range of performances for families, pre-school children and school groups. 

Waltham Forest has a younger than average population with increasing numbers of families with young children moving to the area, which is reflected in the Walthamstow strand of the festival’s programme. 

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Highlights of the festival include:

Shark in the Park

Suitable for all ages

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!?  From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on stage.

Vikings and Valkyries

Suitable for ages 6-13

Go on an adventure through the classic Icelandic sagas and discover how the legendary Volsung warriors came to be in this puppet and live action show featuring heroes, magic, a mythical wolf, and Mr William Morris himself! E17 Puppet Project is a travelling theatre company producing professional children’s theatre. They create original interactive shows using rod puppetry, object manipulation and physical theatre to introduce young audiences to complex narratives.

BeBop Baby

Suitable for all ages. Babes in arms and or those under 12 months can be accompanied by an adult and do not need a ticket.

Enjoy a daytime BeBop dance for all the family, with the  Tongue Fu band and their freestyle rap, poetry and improvised music live, lively and colourful props and inventive musical play. There's also a multi-sensory dance floor filled with bubble machines and giant balloons, dressing up, face painting and more.

Free and discounted tickets are available to those with a Waltham Forest postcode.

Find out more here

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Later Event: September 27
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland