Between the Tides Sunday 27th August

Download a copy of the Between the Tides Programme here.

Performance Time and Location
Jurassic Puppets – The Living Fossil Company Sunday 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm  
ROARRRR!  Are you ready for the Jurassic’s?  
Redcar and its surrounding beaches are well known for their incredible fossil discoveries with hunters flocking to search for ammonites and belemnites.  
And now we have fossils that move! The Living Fossil Company are bringing their meticulously reconstructed giant dinosaur skeletons on walkabout in Redcar Town Centre.  
Get up close and personal with the jaws of a 20-foot T-Rex.  Come face to face with two hungry Velociraptors and dodge the horns of a life-sized Triceratops!   
Discover what the dinosaurs were really like with this dino-myte experience. 
Living Fossil – Jurassic Puppets
Giant’s Picnic - a Theatre Hullabaloo Little Wonder Saturday and 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 and Sunday 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 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 In Your Eye Saturday & 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
Apollo Arts BandSunday only – 11am, 1pm, 4.15pm
 Apollo Arts Street band bring their unique sound and energy to the streets of Redcar. With their versatile musicianship and infectious enthusiasm, they captivate passersby and draw crowds with their electrifying performances.
Under a Redcar Sky – Pilot theatreSun only, 11am – 5pm
High Street
As part of a long term project Under a Redcar Sky, Pilot Theatre, creators of theatre for younger audiences, are on the High Street with their XR headsets.
 Cali and Keeper – Fool’s ParadiseSunday only – 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.15pm
Redcar Esplanade
Cali has 8 legs, three hearts, is super intelligent and very friendly. 
This larger-than-life octopus walkabout character has emerged from the ocean and is curious to explore the world around them. Accompanied by their faithful companion Captain Barnacle, they’ll be navigating the streets of Redcar.
Make sure you stop by and say hello!   
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
Theatre for One – Lempen Puppet Theatre Company Sunday only – 12pm until 1.30pm, 2.30pm until 4pm 
The Beacon
Imaginative, spellbinding, surprising and sometimes bonkers, Lempen’s whirlwind Theatre for One productions are a fast and furious three-minute romp.  
Combining puppetry, storytelling, light music and fun, take your place at this one-off Theatre for One!  
Take your pick from three different productions.   
The Belly Bug – peer down the Belescope and see the habitat and habits of the belly bug.  
Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow – ‘A front row seat.  Now in your peer.  What jams inside the inner ear?’    
Dr Frankenstein – join Dr Frankenstein at his work table and watch him create a new life.  

Suitable for children aged 6+  
Lempen Theatre For One
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
For the People, By the People – Whippet Up Sunday only 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 4pm 
High Street
A Skinningrove Merman. The Handale Wyrm. The Boggle and the Heroic Tale of Henry Hood.   Redcar & Cleveland based Whippet Up bring local coastal folklore to life with their handcrafted puppet theatre and a wonderfully diverse cast of volunteers and performers.    
Marvel at the colourful costumes, listen to songs from Teesside’s rising folk star Amelia Coburn, get ready to spin the Whippet Wheel and join in the countdown to choose the next tale.  This is a fabulously family friendly show with everything you see and hear, designed, written and created by local people who find, or are referred into, Whippet Up’s amazing wellbeing sessions.  
Whippet Up
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
The Quest of Queen Jellyfish – Tees Women PoetsSunday only – 1.15pm, 2.45pm, 4.20pm
Bandstand, Redcar
Join Queen Jellyfish and her subjects on a quest around the Boating Lake as you join her Royal Court! 
Children are the future guardians of this planet and we invite you to join our interactive parade of discovery to learn all about Redcar so you can help protect its future on behalf of her Royal Highness!
Tees Women Poets have put together a magical procession based on all things local.  Meet mythical creatures and hear wonderful tales, collecting stamps as you go.  Collect all the tokens and you’ll be gifted a tiny piece of nature in return for your promise to take care of this land we love.   Meet at the bandstand and journey across the site visiting her royal subjects to get to know her kingdom!
The parade pieces on-show have been co-created by children from our Festival Summer School with artists Dan Mather, Bub Bacon and Adele Catchpole. 
Big Little Gigs  –
The Tamla All Stars
Sunday 4pm
Redcar Library
Ever wished you could take your little ones to a gig?  Well now you can! 
Big Little Gigs are bringing The Tamla All Stars 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! 
Turn back the clock to the heady days of Motown.  My Girl.  What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? You Really Got a Hold On Me….   You can’t beat a good Motown classic!  

Tickets are priced £2.50 for Redcar & Cleveland residents & £5.00 for everyone else and include a musically themed family craft session. Under 1s go FREE!
Book your space here.
Big Little Gigs
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
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
The Bandstand Sessions – SisiSunday only – 12.30pm
Bandstand, Redcar
Teesside based singer songwriter Sisi
is heading for big things. An incredibly versatile artist citing Afropop and garage as just two of her musical influences, although still only 18 she’s already played Reading & Leeds Festival, been
named track of the week by Radio 1xtra’s Theo Johnson and won Young Songwriter of the Year (UK & Ireland). Don’t miss this chance to see her up close and personal.

Our acts will be joined by the young people from Tuned In! who will be performing at 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm & 3.45pm.
The Bandstand Sessions CosialSunday only – 2pm
Bandstand, Redcar
Another CeCe (same name, different spelling) heads up exciting new band Cosial. Singer, songwriter and musician, Cece writes indie bedroom pop that meshes a dark lyrical content with catchy upbeat instrumentals. Be warned – these songs will get stuck in your head

Our acts will be joined by the young people from Tuned In! who will be performing at 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm & 3.45pm.
The Bandstand Sessions – Kate FallinSunday only – 4pm
Kaitlyn is best known as one of Komparisson’s founding members and we’re delighted to welcome her solo new side project Kate Fallin for this rare hometown gig. Watch out for Lily Allen-esque tunes and Orla Gartland influences.

Our acts will be joined by the young people from Tuned In! who will be performing at 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm & 3.45pm.

Workshop Time and Location
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 DanceSundayBreaking by Rob Anderson & Jackson Watson 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm
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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