Two by Two Hurrah HQ has landed back from the Whit holidays with an action packed couple of months ahead of us. There is a lot of fun to be had and it seems only fair we share the excitement with you all! Hopefully we will see you all over the summer enjoying our crazy trails and craft antics.
Who Shrunk the Zoo?
The launch of our summer trail on Sat 22nd July 10.30-3.30 is going to be another action packed fun day at Waterside Plaza, Sale. To launch the 5 week trail we will be hosting a free craft event in Sale Library alongside great fun outside with the Professor Jigget, facepainting, Ice Cream Van, fun stalls, chalk drawing and more.
Waterside Art Centre are also launching their wonderful Refract week so will have lots going on alongside us on the Plaza, including an open air show.
If you think Who Shrunk the Zoo looks fun, we are running an exclusive workshop the week before on Saturday 15th July at Waterside Art Centre. The workshop will offer a small group of children the chance to contribute towards the trail map design, adopt and decorate their own shrunken zoo animal and become chief Two by Two Detectives. Tickets are £8 and can be booked via Waterside Art Centre.
Midsummers Dream at Speke Hall
It is with huge excitement that we can share news of a second trail that Two by Two Hurrah are running this summer!
We are producing a trail for the stunning National Trust property Speke Hall which is next door to Liverpool Airport. A hidden gem with glorious gardens and house as well as fantastic play areas and maze for the children.
Speke Hall are hosting a series of outside theatre productions during the summer, all adaptations of Shakespeare plays. A Midsummer Nights Dream is included and is the theme chosen for their summer trail.
We are plotting magical fairy gardens, amazing sleep zone installations, a performance stage and not forgetting the wedding banquet. Be prepared for a trail of magic, love mystery and adventure!
The trail will run at Speke Hall from Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 3rd September. Details are yet to be released by the National Trust. We will share information as soon as it is available.
Cow Lane, Sale Water Park
We have been asked by City of Trees, Sale Water Park and Trafford Council to produce information boards around Sale Water Park that are designed with children in mind.
There is a huge amount of work being done at the park to help improve it as a family attraction and much of this is about preserving the nature reserve areas that have been neglected. With that in mind we took a look at the history of the park and the track that runs round the water. The road/track is called Cow Lane, historically because it was used by farmers to walk the cows across fields.
Not to miss out on an animal theme, we are creating information boards in the shape of cows as a dedication to the areas history. We will be working with local schools Temple Moor Infants, Moorlands Juniors and Manor High to design the boards.
Trail of Tales 2018
Our plans for a Trafford wide trail next year are still progressing. Trail of Tales will be an exciting installation of over 70 larger than life book sculptures placed across the borough inside libraries and around town centres and areas.
Similar to Sale Art Zoo, the sculptures will be decorated by schools and community groups, a fantastic opportunity to bring the whole borough together, celebrating our libraries, stories, communities and towns.
We promise to share more news as soon as we can.
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Last but not least…
Don’t forget we are recruiting! Scroll further down our page to see details of the positions we are hoping to fill soon. Closing date is 30th June.
Wishing you all a fantastic summer. Hopefully we will see you at our Sale Waterside launch on the 22nd July, or over the summer at one of the trails.
Two by Two Hurrah