OCTOBER – Sunday 1st: 3pm: £8/£6 (£10/£8 Door)
HIGGLEDY PIGGLEDY PIE – Noisy Oyster
When the king asks for a higgledy piggledy pie for his supper the royal chefs are thrown into a spin, especially when they find the cupboard is bare!
The chefs are helped by their ‘vegetapals’ to collect the special nursery rhyme ingredients.
Age: 3+ and their families
Duration: 45 minutes (plus meet the puppets after the show)
SEPTEMBER – Tuesday 3d, October 10am -12noon: SOLD OUT
BABY EXPLORERS – Horse + Bamboo
Drop in to The Boo with your babies and toddlers this autumn for a series of relaxed creative play sessions. Anytime between 10 and 12 pm
There will be plenty of opportunity for you and your little ones to socialise and interact with other families, enjoy guided sensory play, and spend time together in a safe, friendly and fun environment.
Our Café Boo, will be open serving a selection drinks, cakes, and snacks.
Baby Explorers is on the first Tuesday of the month September – December
Get your 4th Baby Explorer’s session free when you attend 3 sessions with your Baby Explorer’s Passport*
*Get your Baby Explorer’s Passport stamped at every session you attend, and then present a full passport to claim your free session. Free session subject to availability. Limited amount of free passport places available per session, free sessions can only be booked in person at The Boo once a passport is full. No cash alternative available. T&C apply.
OCTOBER – Saturday 7th: 10am & 11:30am: £8/£6 (£10/£8 Door)
FOLLOW THAT FISH – Horse + Bamboo
After ‘Run River Run’, we bring you our next water themed production. This time, our bear embarks upon an adventure downstream. This immersive theatre show offers up original, live music, beautiful puppetry, live animation and plenty of sensory interaction. Horse + Bamboo offer little ones and their families the chance to explore the river bank and discover its beauty, fun and surprises.
Ages: 2-5 years and their families
Duration: 45 minutes
As it is Open Studios weekend in Rossendale and The Boo there is no pre-show craft activity
OCTOBER – Saturday 7th – Sunday: 8th 11am -5pm: FREE
ROSSENDALE ART TRAIL – CAFE AND CONCERT – Horse + Bamboo/ Joan The Wad
The Art Trail is a great opportunity to explore the diversity of artists and craftspeople at work in the valley. Our café will be open to provide a welcome break during your tour. On Saturday evening Joan the Wad will bring their warm, mellow, original music to The Boo for a free concert. DOWNLOAD THE ART TRAIL BROCUHRE HERE
All the family
OCTOBER – Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th: 11am – 5pm: FREE
ART TRAIL EXHIBITION – Caroline Johnson
Caroline is better known for her depictions of Manchester and the North, but her new series of work explores fashion, adornment and ritual, customs and celebration. Her partner Alastair Price, trained as a painter, performs music with Cacophany Arkestra, works at The Boo, and designed this brochure! DOWNLOAD THE ART TRAIL BROCUHRE HERE
All the family
OCTOBER – Saturday 14th: 7:30pm: £8/£6 (£10/£8 Door)
BEST FOOT FORWARD – Mikron
Something’s afoot at Pearling Manor and it isn’t just the walkers. The beautiful hostel, rich in YHA history, is lovely but falling apart. External forces are out to grab and turn it into a golf club. Cue Connie, first ever warden, with a heart as big as her rucksack. With harmonies, hills and humour, join Mikron on a hike through the history of hostelling.
OCTOBER – Friday 20th: 8pm (Doors 7:30pm) £3/£2 (£4/£3 Door)
ROSSENDALE FILM FESTIVAL – O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? (12)
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Inspired by Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, its evocative folk soundtrack won a Grammy award. Starring George Clooney.
Dir. Joel Coen/ 2000/ US
Duration 1hr 47
OCTOBER – Saturday 21st: 11am (Doors 10:30am) FREE
ROSSENDALE FILM FESTIVAL – THE IMMIGRANT (U)
Saturday morning cinema at the Boo! Why not come for coffee, cake, and a film?
An immigrant endures a sea voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America. A tragi-comedy whose themes still resonate today.
Dir. Charles Chaplin/ 1917/ US/ Silent
Duration 3o minutes
OCTOBER – Saturday 21st: 3pm: £2/£3 (£3/£4 Door)
ROSSENDALE FILM FESTIVAL – PADDINGTON (PG)
Based on the stories by Michael Bond. A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Dir. Paul King/ 2014/ UK
Duration 1hr 35
OCTOBER – Sunday 22nd: 3pm: £8/£6 (£10/£8 Door)
CHILD OF THE DIVIDE – Bhuchar Boulevard
A remarkable story of family, identity and belonging; marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India. Summer 1947 and 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the violent political upheaval young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand, and his destiny changes forever. Part of the Big Imaginations Festival.
Duration 1hr 25
OCTOBER – Monday 23rd: 11:15am: SOLD OUT
EARLY EARS WORKSHOP – BBC Philharmonic
An exciting opportunity to learn about music with musicians from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a KS1 project designed to support listening skills, recognition of musical instruments, musical story-telling and simple interactive exercises. The workshop is aimed at under 7 year olds and is free, but places are limited so booking is essential.
Duration 45 minutes
OCTOBER – Saturday 28th: 3pm: £3/£2 (£4/£3 Door)
UP (U) – Disney Pixiar
An animated adventure which won two Oscars, Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen flies to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking with him a young stowaway.
Dir. Peter Docter, Bob Petersen/ 2009/ US
Duration 1hr 36
OCTOBER – Saturday 28th: 6:30pm (Doors 6pm) Free
ACROSS THE WATER – Celtic Folk (Lantern Parade After Show)
We’re holding an after show party for Stacksteads’ Lantern Parade, and you’re all invited! Across the Water are a local band, playing a mixture of ballads and traditional tunes for dancing. If you’re exhausted from all that parading just sit back, tap your weary toes, and order pie and peas in our café. The band are a four piece featuring accordian, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and tin whistle.
All the family
OCTOBER – Sunday 29th: 3pm £8/£6 (£10/£8 Door)
THERE AND BACK – AN ODYSSEY – Lyngo Theatre
Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece. With miniature sets he directs the lights, camera and action in front of your eyes to show the famous battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants and angry Gods that make up Ulysees’ 20 year struggle to get back home.
OCTOBER – Tuesday 31st: 2pm -6pm £4 (£2 with evening ticket)
SKELETON’S BALL CRAFTERNOON – The Boo
Come-along for a Halloween afternoon making haunted decorations and spooky signage to put the ‘boo’ into ‘The Boo’ for our evening event! There will be drinks and biscuits available for children and plenty of hands on crafts; small, large, individual or as a group- the spookier the better!
Ages 5 -11
OCTOBER – Tuesday 31st: 6pm £8/£6
SKELETON’S BALL – The Boo
On this most hallowed of eves, put on your dancing shoes and your scariest costumes. We have live music, food and drink as well as interactive goings-on for all the family. This year, Yan Tan Tethera will treat us to a haunted ghost walk in our local woods, weather permitting –not for the faint hearted or those without wellies!