Greensand Country commissions ‘A Children’s Story’ for Bedfordshire families to enjoy

The shows are part of the Greensand Country Festival

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 4:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 4:50 pm

Children and parents in Greensand Country are set to benefit from three bespoke theatre productions by ‘A Children’s Story'.

The three new shows created for children, young people and families are part of the Greensand Country Festival programme.

The roles are performed by local professional actors and the costume, make-up and script have been developed with insight from work from Greensand Country Landscape Partnership Volunteers.

The Reversing Mystery Clock Watch

Each show takes a unique look at the local area and tells its very own story.

The first in the series is ‘The Reversing Mystery Clock Watch’ - an exciting, storytelling adventure which takes us to Northill Village and Ickwell Green, Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Shuttleworth Collection and Moggerhanger Park.

Join Clockmaker, Thomas Tompion, as he tries to solve this horological mystery with the help of other famous figures from Greensand Country – Mary Russell and Humphry Repton.

This production is suitable for all ages and is available from Saturday, May 8, at 10am.

Pidge’s Big Adventure

The second story follows Pidge, a young pigeon from Leighton Buzzard who is exploring the countryside for the first time.

Pidge finds clues, objects and other wildlife which leads him to Owly, a wise old owl who lives at the Tree of Life at The Lodge Nature Reserve in Sandy -home to the RSPB.

The two share experiences, memories and stories about exploring the outdoors, their love for the countryside and the bright, positive outcomes it offers.

‘Pidge’s Big Adventure’ is an interactive, adventure trail film, in which we explore wildlife, especially birds and bugs, found within Greensand Country.

The Ridge Ranger

The story will encourage a love and understanding of British wildlife found around Rushmere Country Park, Maulden Woods and RSPB, The Lodge Nature Reserve in Sandy.

This piece is specifically designed for children aged up to four and is available from 10am on Saturday, May 16.

The final story is The Ridge Ranger on his new television show which sets out to discover all about Greensand Country and The Greensand Ridge.

Think “Blue Peter” meets “The One Show” and you’ll know what this programme is about!

The Ridge Ranger, the enthusiastic presenter, encourages the audience to take an active interest in Greensand Country and helps them learn how to preserve it.

There will be a mix of topics, segments and interviews with volunteers and specialists – including the Head Ranger at Ampthill Great Park, a Youth Ranger from The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants and a special volunteer.

There will also be an opportunity to share some of your favourite walks, the piece is specifically designed for families and children aged four to 11, this is available from 10am Saturday, May 22.

All three events are free and are part of the Greensand Country Festival, supported by Mulberry Homes. The first story will launch this Saturday (May 8) at 10am and will be available to download throughout May.