Between the Tides Saturday 26th August

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PerformanceTime and Location
Giant’s Picnic – A Theatre Hullabaloo Little WonderSaturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
Tuned In!
Ever wondered what giants eat?   Turns out they like nothing better than a good old picnic!  And guess what – you’re all invited!  
So if you’ve always wanted to stack the biggest cheese sandwich tower, roll with sausages, rest under a lettuce leaf or jump in and out of doughnuts –  now you can! 
Giant’s Picnic is a Theatre Hullabaloo Little Wonder – a brand new experience of play, joy, and creative fun. Artist Lynda Nelson has created a giant picnic with oversized food for supersized play potential, and everyone is invited to join in.  

This is a free, drop-in play activity accessible to all. Suitable for all children under 7 and their grown ups, with a Hullabaloo Host on hand to make sure every child has the best possible time. 
Theatre Hullabaloo
Whale – Circo Rum Ba Ba Saturday & Sunday 11am, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 4.30pm
Tuned In!
You’re in for a whale of a time!  Kick off your shoes and squeeze into the belly of a lifesize inflatable whale.   
Surrounded by a lobster-net fence and guarded by a nosy Fish Wife, our brave swashbucklers enter a magical seascape kingdom. Inside you’ll meet a shipwrecked Pirate with a treasure tale to tell and a real live Mermaid with a haunting siren’s song and an intriguing secret.    
Travel to a coral reef and encounter a dizzying cast of sea creatures as you join their battle to survive in an ocean full of rubbish.   
Numbers are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.  
Prepare to be amazed and inspired! 
Larger than Life – The Whale
Sand Sculpture Workshops – Sand in Your EyeSaturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
Majuba Beach
Join our expert sand sculptors as they create an incredible sand sculpture. Sand In Your Eye use the British seaside as inspiration for their amazing sea carvings. Fantastical sea creatures or a flotilla of boats – we can’t wait to see what they sculpt on our shores.
Sand In Your Eye’s beach sand sculpture workshops will teach you how to use more than a bucket and spade and the proper sand sculpting techniques to stop your sand castle falling over. Sand In Your Eye can show everyone how to make a sand sculpture of almost anything.
Sand In Your Eye
Books – Tit for TatSaturday 12.30am & 3.15pm
Sunday 12.30pm & 3.30pm
Redcar Library
Part of our Quiet at the Library programme, Books! is anything but…
It’s a joyously raucous romp of absurdity that brings together acrobats, fire eaters and circus performers.
If you love clowns, this is for you. If you love weird and wonderful storytelling, this is for you. And if you love taking part, then get yourself down the front!  
Presented by four bedraggled book enthusiasts travelling from town to town on a mission to protect literature, these hardback heroes are looking for radical reading enthusiasts to support their wordy cause.  

This is a highly visual performance and therefore accessible for d/Deaf and HOH audiences, as well as non- English speakers.
Tit for Tat
Out of the Deep Blue – Autin Dance Theatre Saturday 11.30am, 2pm & 4.15pm
Sunday 11am, 1.30pm & 4.15pm
High Street
Meet Eko – a spectacular 13 feet tall giant who rises out of the sea and befriends a little girl called Violet.  Together they create a magical story inspired by themes that children hold close to their hearts like the climate emergency and threats to our coastal communities like our own! 
Join Eko and Violet and a wonderfully talented team of puppeteers as they explore Redcar High Street, mingling with shoppers and dropping in on some unsuspecting businesses!  
Then watch a mesmerising and beautiful performance full of dance, movement and music.  
This fabulous spectacle is designed specifically for family and festival audiences and lasts 50 minutes.  
This is a highly visual performance and therefore accessible for d/Deaf and HOH audiences, as well as non- English speakers.  
Out of the Deep Blue
 Flood – Theatre Temoin Saturday & Sunday 11.15am, 3.30pm
High Street
Soaked. Dripping. Soggy. Drenched. We invite you to dive into Flood – a watery, acrobatic adventure that makes a real splash.
A wild and enthralling rollercoaster of a show, the year is 2030 and the tide is turning. The world’s oceans have become volatile and dangerous. 3 strangers meet on the high seas. A storm is coming…
Programmed following feedback from our children and young people who cite the Climate Crisis as one of their number one concerns, Flood is a brilliantly visual spectacle that takes you on an epic journey to discover why our coastline and communities have become seasick. Standing under your own personalised sound umbrella, prepare to be catapulted right into the eye of the storm.
It will make you laugh, it might make you cry. It will definitely make you think.

These performances are BSL interpreted.
The Flood
Lives of Clay –
The Clay Connection
Saturday & Sunday 12pm, 3pm  
Tuned In!  

Lives of Clay is a messy, emotional and exciting show that’s full of heart and made of mud.    Drawing on Teesside’s rich history as home to one of the most innovative and interesting potteries of the Victorian Age – the hugely collectible Linthorpe Art Potteries – this performance celebrates the enduring nature of clay.   If clay could talk, what would it say? Would it tell us stories of strong, powerful women from ancient myth and modern times?   Would it conjure fables and fantasies? Would it breathe life into long forgotten legends?   This magical performance brings a rich tapestry of tales to life through classical Indian dance, original music and half a ton of clay.   An intriguing and exhilarating experience that melds dance with ceramics, this is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Prepare to be amazed!
Lives of Clay – The Clay Collective
High Flyers – Fool’s ParadiseSaturday only – 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm
The High Flyers have come with a message from the future – but find themselves unable to communicate through words!
Imagine an early flying machine with nods to Madmax and Leonardo da Vinci all rolled into one. 
Funny, thought-provoking and programmed following feedback from our young people who cited ‘the future’ as one of their concerns, this is a non-verbal performance accessible to all. Catch the High Flyers on walkabout throughout the town. 
 Got Your Nose – Tin Arts  Saturday only – 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm  
High Street
A fun filled, playful performance that invites you to join in and become part of the Great Conk Census.   
The Nostrillas are here to find the finest nose to add to their collection. Will you help them pick it? Sargeant Snoot, Monsieur Atchoo, Mia Buttonnose and Al Picket are all on the scent…it’s snot a job to be sniffed at!  
Gather round, have a nosey and join in with this madcap dance show for all the family.   
Performed by an inclusive cast, these performances are all BSL interpreted.  
  Got Your Nose – Tin Arts
Luminarium  – Architects of Air  Thurs 24, Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 10am – 7pm  
Kirkleatham Museum Grounds
Enter a world of wonder as the amazing Terceredix Luminarium takes up residence in the grounds of Kirkleatham Museum. Be transported to a place
of luminescent light and saturated colour in this incredible immersive installation. Explore the dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes. Get lost in a magical labyrinth of saturated light tunnels. Marvel as the vivid reflections of liquid colour spill across the curved
walls. Each visitor has their own way of exploring the structure – some like to see every twist and turn; others like to find a quiet spot and let the
luminarium work its magic as it soothes, calms and enchants. We encourage you to explore in your own way! There are five luminaria touring the world at any one time and since 1992 more
than 3 million visitors in over 40 countries have been welcomed into Architects of Air’s monumental structures. The Terceredix is the newest addition to these incredible structures and we are delighted to bring this to Redcar –
particularly as the inventor of this and all Luminaria Alan Parkinson was born and brought up in Darlington. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Luminarium at Kirkleatham
Warrior – The ImaginariumSaturday only – 2pm, 4pm  
High Street
As a beacon for community dance and performance for children and young people in Redcar, we knew we wanted to invite the Imaginarium to Between the Tides. Join us for their previously co-created piece Warrior in the High Street!
The Imaginarium is a creative arts studio for young people that offer accessible workshops and activities to a range of ages across the year.
Big Little Gigs  –
Sunnyside Jazz Band
Saturday 4pm
Redcar Library 
Ever wished you could take your little ones to a gig?  Well now you can! 
Big Little Gigs are bringing The Sunnyside Jazz Band to Between the Tides – and you’re all invited!  
BIG Little Gigs is a family music project that aims to inspire a love of live music in children by putting on bands and musicians that the whole family can enjoy – Big and Little! 
On Saturday they will be bringing New Orleans style jazz with the Sunnyside Jazz Band.  A mellow session of laid-back jazz for all the family.

The gigs are at 4pm each afternoon and tickets are priced £2.50 for Redcar & Cleveland residents & £5 for everyone else and include a musically themed family craft session.  Under 1s go free.
Book your space here
A Man Called Adam All Day
Redcar Esplanade

Electronic music pioneers A Man Called Adam (think literal originators of Balearic Beats!) are back in their native North-East and have created a new piece of music with young musicians in Teesside. 
The resulting piece will be played through solar power speakers throughout Between the Tides.  Get yourself signed up for a truly unforgettable experience here! and find more information here.
A Man Called Adam
Workshop Time and Location
Wordplay Workshop – Lisette AutonSaturday 11am, 12.30pm  
Redcar Library 
Author Lisette Auton does great stuff with words.  And she loves helping other people do great stuff with words.    
We all know lots of words. But do you know what happens when you mix them up, put them in the ‘wrong’ order.   Give them their own voice?   
Come along to this brilliantly informal session and find out.  Bring your grown-ups – they might learn a thing or two too! 
Lisette Auton lives in Darlington and is a river lass from a sprawling family of sea folk. 
Lisette Auton – Quiet in the Library
Everyday Monsters Workshop – James Harris  Saturday 11am – 3pm 
Redcar Library  
‘You made us laugh so much one of the kids is having a nosebleed!’   
We can’t promise nosebleeds but we can promise an hilarious monster imagining session with local author The Unbelievable James Harris.  An absolute superstar of creative inspiration, let’s make some magical monsters!  
James Harris – Quiet in the Library
Breakdancing Workshop – Alex RowlandSaturday only – 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm
Redcar Leisure Centre
Join us for an exciting breakdancing workshop led by leading dancer and teacher Alex Rowland! 

Your little ones will have the chance to learn the coolest dance moves around and develop their breakdancing skills in a fun and supportive environment. With Alex’s expert guidance, children will learn the basics of popping, locking, and breaking, and will get to showcase their new moves in a friendly street-style dance battle. Not only will they be having a blast, but they will also be improving their coordination, motor skills, and confidence. It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to express themselves, unleash their creativity, and make new friends along the way. So why wait? Sign your child up for Alex’s breakdancing workshop today and watch them become a superstar dancer in no time!

Suitable for ages 7 – 11, the workshops are free but must be booked in advance here

Alex Rowland is an accomplished dancer and teacher with years of experience. He has worked with top dance crews and companies around the UK and Europe. Alex’s passion for dance began at a young age, and he has developed his own style, incorporating influences from hip hop, jazz, and contemporary dance.Alex’s teaching style is fun, energetic, and inclusive. He believes that anyone can learn to dance if they have the right attitude and guidance. In his workshops, Alex creates a welcoming and supportive environment where children can feel safe to express themselves and explore their creativity. As well as being a fantastic dancer and teacher, Alex is also a mentor and role model for young people. He is committed to helping the next generation of dancers reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. 
Ocean Crown Workshop – Adele CatchpoleSat & Sun Drop In, 11am – 4.30pm
Tuned In!
Children are the custodians of our oceans so we thought they deserved some crowns! 
Join artist Adele Catchpole for this free workshop that repurposes scrap and recycled materials into stunning stencilled creations.
Suitable for children aged 4+, drop in and create a magnificent sea-themed crown.
Bike Art TrailSaturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
Redcar Esplanade
In June 2023, we welcomed one of the fastest, most exciting bike races in the world to Redcar & Cleveland – the British Cycling National Championships.
Races took place right across our borough and to help welcome the race – and celebrate our own regions – we held a Bike Art Trail.
Ten fibreglass bicycles were created by a local company, and then were designed and decorated by brilliant community groups using the theme ‘our place’.
Each of these finished bikes was then displayed with local businesses along the route of the National Championships and we’re delighted to be bringing them back to Between the Tides.  Look out for them on the Esplanade!
Clay Workshops – Tees Valley ArtsSaturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm
Palace Hub, Esplanade
Led by the expert team at Tees Valley Arts, this workshop will be a collaborative experience where everyone can contribute to a collective artwork.  We’ll use shards inspired by Middlesbrough pottery to create a stunning mosaic that represents the history of clay in our area.
Puppet workshop – Lucy LeaverSaturday & Sunday 11am – 4.30pm
Tuned In!
Blown away by some of the amazing puppets you’ve seen during our festival?  Why not have a go at making your own?
Join artist Lucy Leaver for a fun session & create your very own puppet! Suitable for children 4+ this is a free drop-in workshop.
Tees DanceSaturday – Afro Fusion by Jemma Mae 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2pm, 3pm
Redcar Library
Drop-in dance tasters for young and old alike! Join Tees Dance between performances of Books to get a taste of a long-term project that is taking place from September. Find out more at their gazebo!

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