Events

Yes Let’s Big Picnic

from 12 noon to 3pm

Join Terry, from the Great British Bake Off 2018 at the Yes Let’s Appeal’s big picnic, supporting local children’s arts charity – Travelling Light Theatre Company.

Bring your own picnic, enjoy a free tasty pie from local business Pieminister or purchase some delicious food from our café to eat at the picnic. Take part in games and activities hosted by Travelling Light, read a story, dress up or take part in the Yes Let’s Raffle with prizes from Bristol Ferries, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Watershed and many more. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this family friendly event.

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Travelling Light creates outstanding theatre for and with young people that inspires their thinking, engages their emotions and fires their imaginations.

Barton Hill, where Travelling Light is based, has the highest number of children aged 0-15 of any ward in Bristol. It also has some of the highest levels of child poverty anywhere in the city. Opportunities for play and creativity are few and far between in a landscape of uncertainty. The few spaces that remain more often than not fall to those who have the resources to seek them out and to access them.

With children facing issues such as poverty, hunger and housing it is easy to forget that in addition to their basic needs, children also deserve to play, create and imagine. These things are also crucial to their wellbeing. Stories transport children beyond the world they live in, sparking their imaginations and igniting their curiosity.

This is why Travelling Light has launched the Yes Let’s Appeal which aims to raise £50,000 to invest in childhood, and the opportunity for children to make, be part of and experience great stories. Each year Travelling Light work with over 28,000 children and their families in Bristol and across the UK through workshops, performances and festivals. The Yes Let’s Appeal will enable Travelling Light to ensure that these families can continue to benefit from exciting creative experiences. Funds raised by the appeal will enable more resources to be invested in providing space to play, create and share stories for children with the least opportunity to seek them

Until 31st August, 2019, every £1 raised will be matched £1 for £1 in money from Arts Council England’s Catalyst Fund, giving Travelling Light the potential to double its target and raise an amazing £100,000 to put the creativity back in to childhood in Barton Hill, across Bristol and beyond.