Salad Days

Salad Days is a printed and on line magazine containing local information for parents, teachers and carers of children in Saffron Walden, Bishop's Stortford, Great Dunmow and surrounding Villages.

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First Aid - essential know-how.

First Aid - essential know-how.

April 18

Ms Susanne KermaniT: 01799 218745
M: 07970 750390
susannekermani@gmail.com
Bud to Bloom

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Books to send children outside

Books to send children outside

April 18

Books about nature and the pleasures of being outside suggested by Jo Burch, founder of Words in Walden

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Salad Days publishes articles on health, books, music, sport, lifesyle, science, art and more.

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Saffron Screen - films for children

Sunday, 22 April to Saturday, 30 June

Subject to final confirmation
please check our website for details
www.saffronscreen.com

ISLE OF DOGS (PG)
Sat 12th May 3pm + Q&A
Wes Anderson’s brilliant stop-motion animation follows a 12-year-old boy, searching for his beloved dog on Trash Island, where all the city’s canines have been sent to avoid a canine flu infestation.

A WRINKLE IN TIME (PG)
Sun 13th May 2pm Sat 19th & Sun 20th May 3pm
Pre-teen Meg never got over the disappearance of her scientist father four years ago. But when she meets the strange Mrs Whatsit they learn that he has travelled through space – and there may be a way to get him back.

FERDINAND (U) (Cinema for Tinies)
Sun 20th May 11am

A Spanish-set animation about a giant bull with a big heart who must persuade people he isn’t as dangerous as he looks. Enjoy the cinema without worrying about noise or wriggling.

READY PLAYER ONE (12A)
Sat 26th & Mon 28th May 3pm
Steven Spielberg’s thrilling science fiction story follows teenager Wade Watts who must discover three keys hidden somewhere in a computer-generated world to save the VR realm from a corporate villain.

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER (PG tbc)
Sun 27th May 2pm Tues 29th May 3pm Sun 10th June 2pm
A beautiful animation about a girl who discovers a strange blue flower which gives her magical powers, for one night only, setting her off on amazing adventures.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Sing along (PG)
Thurs 31st May 3pm & Sun 3rd June 3pm
Join us to revel in this monumental word-of-mouth musical hit about visionary American showman PT Barnum – come and sing your hearts out!

WONDERSTRUCK (PG)
Fri 1st & Sat 2nd June 3pm
A magical story, set in both 1927 and 1977, two children are on a hunt through New York City for important people, and find their stories are intertwined.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (12A tbc)
Sat 16th & Sat 20th June 3pm
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet – the evil Thanos.

SHERLOCK GNOMES (U tbc)
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th June 3pm Sun 1st July 2pm
After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.

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Rhodes Arts Complex Bishops Stortford - Stage Screen & Museum Events

Sunday, 06 May to Tuesday, 31 July

This Summer at thestage Stortford:
Play in a Day
Tuesday 29th May, 7.00pm

Phoenix Theatre School in association with Rhodes Arts Complex are looking for primary aged children to join us for the challenge of creating a fun new piece of theatre in just one day! We’ll kick off at 10am and then family and friends will be asked to join us at 7pm to see the play we have created. A great opportunity for kids to make new friends and have fun in a safe environment whilst parents get a well-deserved break! To book your child on the day please see phoenixtheatrearts.com. The cost of the day is £40 per child.

Nick Sharrat’s Big Draw Along - Thursday 31st May, 2.00pm
Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt to find out how he creates his picture books. He’ll show you how to draw Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, kings and cats and all kinds of crazy creatures. Plus he’ll share some of his very best drawing tips. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in!

This Summer at thescreen Stortford:
Peter Rabbit -Kids for a Quid- (PG) – Monday 7th May and
Monday 28th May, 11.00am
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

Tangled Sing-a-Long (PG)
Saturday 26th May, 10.30am
and 1.30pm
Sing along with Rapunzal in this Tangled Sing Along event in association with The Play People.
When the kingdom's most-wanted bandit, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), hides in a convenient tower, he immediately becomes a captive of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), the spire's long-time resident. Crowned with 70 feet of magical golden hair, she has been locked away for years and desperately wants freedom. The feisty teenager strikes a deal with Flynn, and together they begin a whirlwind adventure.

Sherlock Gnomes –
Kids for a Quid – (PG)
Saturday 2nd June and
Saturday 30th June, 11.00am
The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing, there's only one gnome to call...Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of London's garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case.

Duck Duck Goose – Kids for a Quid – (PG) – Saturday 23rd June, 11.00am
A high-flying bachelor goose named Peng is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and demanding ducklings, on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.

This Summer at themuseum Stortford:
Museum’s at Night: Night Time Trail | 16th May | 5pm – 8pm | FREE
As our contribution to the UK-wide “Museums at Night” events we will be hosting our very own night time trail. Find your way around our galleries by torchlight and discover the clues in the museum. Can you answer all of the questions to win a sweet treat at the end? Ideal for children 3+, must be accompanied by an adult.
No need to book, just ask at reception for your trail sheet.
Story Time at the Museum
19th May | 16th June | 10.30am | £1
Join us in the museum for our special story telling! Perfect for toddlers and pre-school, our story telling mornings are a fantastic way to enjoy books with your little ones and let their imagination run wild! After the story telling you can join in with our activity, whether it be a sing song, small craft session or a trail around the museum.
No need to book, just head to reception on your arrival.
Roman Writing Workshop
9th June | Time 11 – 3pm | £2 |
No need to book!
Drop-in today and explore the world of Roman writing. You will be able to see a selection of replica writing artefacts from the Museum’s education collection, try writing on a wax tablet in Roman cursive script, choose yourself a Roman name and write it out using a reed pen and ink – great for school show and tell.
rhodesartscomplex.co.uk 01279 710200

The Rhodes, Bishop's Stortford. Cinema, Theatre & Museum

Monday, 07 May to Saturday, 30 June

Rhodes Arts Complex
Bishop’s Stortford
This Summer at thestage Stortford:
Play in a Day Tuesday 29th May, 7.00pm

Phoenix Theatre School in association with Rhodes Arts Complex are looking for primary aged children to join us for the challenge of creating a fun new piece of theatre in just one day! We’ll kick off at 10am and then family and friends will be asked to join us at 7pm to see the play we have created. A great opportunity for kids to make new friends and have fun in a safe environment whilst parents get a well-deserved break! To book your child on the day please see phoenixtheatrearts.com. The cost of the day is £40 per child.

Nick Sharrat’s Big Draw Along - Thursday 31st May, 2.00pm
Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt to find out how he creates his picture books. He’ll show you how to draw Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, kings and cats and all kinds of crazy creatures. Plus he’ll share some of his very best drawing tips. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in!

This Summer at thescreen Stortford:
Peter Rabbit -Kids for a Quid- (PG) – Monday 7th May and Monday 28th May, 11.00am
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

Tangled Sing-a-Long (PG) Saturday 26th May, 10.30am and 1.30pm
Sing along with Rapunzal in this Tangled Sing Along event in association with The Play People.
When the kingdom's most-wanted bandit, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), hides in a convenient tower, he immediately becomes a captive of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), the spire's long-time resident. Crowned with 70 feet of magical golden hair, she has been locked away for years and desperately wants freedom. The feisty teenager strikes a deal with Flynn, and together they begin a whirlwind adventure.

Sherlock Gnomes – Kids for a Quid – (PG) Saturday 2nd June and Saturday 30th June, 11.00am
The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing, there's only one gnome to call...Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of London's garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case.

Duck Duck Goose – Kids for a Quid – (PG) – Saturday 23rd June, 11.00am
A high-flying bachelor goose named Peng is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and demanding ducklings, on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.

This Summer at themuseum Stortford:
Museum’s at Night: Night Time Trail | 16th May | 5pm – 8pm | FREE
As our contribution to the UK-wide “Museums at Night” events we will be hosting our very own night time trail. Find your way around our galleries by torchlight and discover the clues in the museum. Can you answer all of the questions to win a sweet treat at the end? Ideal for children 3+, must be accompanied by an adult.

No need to book, just ask at reception for your trail sheet.
Story Time at the Museum 19th May | 16th June | 10.30am | £1
Join us in the museum for our special story telling! Perfect for toddlers and pre-school, our story telling mornings are a fantastic way to enjoy books with your little ones and let their imagination run wild! After the story telling you can join in with our activity, whether it be a sing song, small craft session or a trail around the museum.

No need to book, just head to reception on your arrival.
Roman Writing Workshop 9th June | Time 11 – 3pm | £2 | No need to book!

Drop-in today and explore the world of Roman writing. You will be able to see a selection of replica writing artefacts from the Museum’s education collection, try writing on a wax tablet in Roman cursive script, choose yourself a Roman name and write it out using a reed pen and ink – great for school show and tell.
rhodesartscomplex.co.uk 01279 710200

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