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September 2014

Recycled Rubbish

Sun 28 September 2014, 2:30 pm

Imagine a world that celebrates its rubbish; where, at the touch of a puppeteer’s hand, the contents of a bin bag can transform before your eyes. A visually stunning and…

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October 2014

Fun Palaces

Sat 4 October 2014, 2:00 pm

Reserve your FREE place via boxoffice@omnibus-clapham.org or 020 7498 4699 Art and Science are often represented as separate, unconnected entities. Join us at Omnibus for a FREE workshop as part…

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November 2014

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition)

Sun 30 November 2014, 11:00 am

Tangram Theatre presents the Winner’s of Best Children’s Event Award – Brighton Fringe 2014. Join Albert for a lecture like none you’ve ever seen. Accompanied on piano by his wives…

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December 2014

Billy Goats Gruff

Wed 10 December 2014, 11:30 am

Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge? An interactive family treat with a delightful festive twist. The classic fairytale of Three Billy Goats Gruff is magically brought to life with…

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January 2015

Curious Things: The Street Lamp

31 January, 11.00am & 2.30pm - 01 February, 11.00am

Join this curious cast of characters for our storytelling session; as they reveal the secret adventures of everyday objects. Suitable for ages 3+

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February 2015

Jazz Sensation!

Sun 15 February, 11am & 2.30pm

Charming Transport Productions presents Jazz Sensation! Interactive jazz for everyone aged 7 and under Let us whizz you through our wild new world of outlandish musical instruments: with a hoot…

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Handa’s Surprise

22 February, 11.00am & 2.30pm

This charming tale for young children is brought to life by two multi-talented performers who combine wooden puppets, ingenious props, traditional instruments and rousing African songs to create a mesmerising feast that unfolds seamlessly around its captivated audience.

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Curious Things: The Teapot

24 February, 11.00am & 2.30pm - 25 February, 11.00am

A proud teapot with a very important job is knocked down by one of life’s little accidents. What will the teapot do now? N.B All materials provided for craft section…

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March 2015

My Friend Mole

Sun 1 March 11am & 2.30pm

Mole is my best friend, he is brave and funny. Mole goes everywhere I go. No one can see him apart from me. Join Birdsnest Theatre as they weave this…

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April 2015

Arabian Nights

4 April, 11.00am & 2.30pm

Come and enjoy Ali Baba’s encounter with the 40 thieves along with Aladdin and his lamp, the Little Beggar and the Fisherman and the Genie. Be transported to a wonderful world of mysterious marvels and tales retold with music, puppetry and theatrical magic in Story Pocket Theatre’s exciting new adaptation of Arabian Nights.

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May 2015

Duvet Day

Wed 6 May, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

We’re staying in bed all day. So put on your snuggliest pyjamas, grab your favourite snacks, and your very best toy and crawl inside the blanket fort to play –…

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Write It / Wear It: Poetry & Printing Workshop

Sat 9 May 2015, 1:00 pm

Ever had something you needed to get off your chest? Words and textiles meet to create something dazzling in this practical workshop. Using poetry and artistic flair, we are here…

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June 2015

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Sun 14 June, 11am & 2.30pm

Award winning Box Tale Soup (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) are back with a brand new adventure to delight the whole family. Deep in the forest, faeries wait… Join Box Tale…

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July 2015

BIRD Grasshopper Festival

Thu 23 July, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Forward Theatre Project present BIRD, a piece of outdoor theatre about flight, freedom and the relationship between humankind and nature. A lonely young boy makes friends with a wild bird,… Find out more »

POETRY IN A PEA GREEN BOAT WITH KATIE BONNA at Grasshopper

Thu 23 July, 11.30am - 2.30pm
Sail out to sea with the award-winning performance poet Katie Bonna and enjoy some beautiful bespoke poetry. Join Katie in her pea-green boat and work with her on your very… Find out more »

BIRD PUPPETRY WORKSHOP at Grasshopper

Thu 23 July 2015, 3:30 pm
Learn all about puppetry, music and performance with the BIRD creative team. Build your own puppet from scratch, and learn how to bring it to life! Limited places available -… Find out more »

BOOK READINGS at Grasshopper

Fri 24 July, 11.45am| Sat 25 July, 4.15pm
Fri 24 July, 11.45am Sara Bee, author of The Yes, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura Sat 25 July, 4.15pm E T Harper, author of the Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs series Join us… Find out more »

THE OMNIBUS UKULELE ENSEMBLE at Grasshopper

Sat 25 July 2015, 3:30 pm
The Omnibus Ukulele Youth Ensemble have been working very hard these past couple of months on preparing their set for Grasshopper, including a brand new piece of music commissioned specifically… Find out more »

DISCOVER NATURE WITH HOLLY AND HESTER Grasshopper Festival

Fri 24 July, 4pm & Sat 25 July, 11.45am
Look around, what do you see? Bring something from your natural environment that is special to you. What is the most beautiful flower you see on your way to school?… Find out more »

FREE ARTS & CRAFTS ACTIVITIES at Grasshopper

Throughout the Festival
ON SUNDAY ALL ARTS & CRAFTS ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE OMNIBUS BUILDING (except Busy Bees, which takes place by the Bandstand on Clapham Common as originally planned.) Gregor’s… Find out more »

GRASSHOPPER A New Outdoor Arts Festival For Families

23 - 26 July, 10am - 5pm
ON SUNDAY MEADOW, THE ACTORS ALIVE SHOW & ARTS & CRAFTS WILL TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE OMNIBUS BUILDING. Bee Conscious activities and Follow the Moko Jumbies will take place outside… Find out more »

MEADOW at Grasshopper

Fri 24th, Sat 25th & Sun 26th July, various times
ON SUNDAY ALL PERFORMANCES OF MEADOW WILL TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE OMNIBUS BUILDING The grass remembers. It remembers you. It remembers me. And it remembers the animals that call the… Find out more »

The Honey Trail

Sun 26 July, anytime between 11am - 2pm

Join Gregor the grasshopper on a quest across Clapham to help find Buddy the Bee. Buddy the Bee may be in danger and needs your help! Join us at Venn…

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Actors Alive presents WHEN MR EXCAVATOR CAME AND ATE ALL THE TREES at Grasshopper

Sun 26 July, 11.15am - 12pm
ON SUNDAY 'MR EXCAVATOR' WILL TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE OMNIBUS BUILDING “The Silent Grasshopper is addicted to lava, an Abooboobar will not stop kissing everyone and Croc-Lion, the French mayor… Find out more »

BEE CONSCIOUS at Grasshopper

Sun 26 July, 12pm - 5pm
Bee Conscious will be making a guest appearance on the fourth day of the Grasshopper Family Arts Festival, bringing along their stripy bee Buddy to keep Gregor company. If you… Find out more »

FOLLOW THE MOKO JUMBIES at Grasshopper

Sun 26 July 2015, 4:45 pm
Parade back to Omnibus with the magnificent Moko Jumbies, traditionally seen at Carnival in Trinidad. Perched high up on stilts and dressed in bright colours, the performers are no longer… Find out more »
August 2015

Actors Alive Summer Workshop (ages 8-12)

Mon 3 - Fri 7 Aug, 10am - 3pm

Niall Phillips will lead an intensive week-long workshop putting together a brand new play, inspired by the themes of George Orwell’s classic story, 1984. This new piece of theatre will…

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September 2015

Old Mother Hubbard

Sat 19 Sep, 11am & 2.30pm

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone, but when she got there, the cupboard was bare… Or was it? A dotty old woman…

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October 2015

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Perception Festival – Voice: WRITE IT/WEAR IT: KIDS CREATIVE POETRY WORKSHOP

Sat 24 October 2015, 2:00 pm

Ever had something you need to get off your chest? Well, put it on a t-shirt! Use poetry, paint and a little artistic flair to create your own fashion statement…

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Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Wed 28 Oct, 11am & 2pm

It’s time to hear the Moon’s story, one you will NEVER forget… Gather round, gather round for the Moon’s magical, mystical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has…

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Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »

Colour

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Oct, Libraries and Children's Centres in Lambeth
An interactive multi-sensory performance for under 4s. Join us for this delightful piece of theatre to explore language through the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an enchanted garden. Christina… Find out more »
November 2015

Jazz Sensation!

Sun 1 Nov, 11am & 2.30pm

Let us whizz you through our wild new world of outlandish musical instruments: with a hoot of the Orenophone, a blast of the Gome Drum and the rumbling of the…

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Clapham Lights

Fri 27 November, 4pm - 10pm
Omnibus and Clapham BID are delighted to present Clapham Lights Fantastic FREE pop-up activities and performances at Light Hubs across Clapham. For one night only, Clapham will be illuminated with… Find out more »
December 2015

The Nutcracker

Tue 1 - Sun 13 Dec (excl. 7 Dec), 11am & 2pm

Story Pocket Theatre presents THE NUTCRACKER Book and Lyrics by Jenifer Toksvig Music by David Perkins Directed by Julia Black and Adam Forde It’s Christmas and when Clara is given…

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The Nutcracker

Tue 1 - Sun 13 Dec (excl. 7 Dec), 11am & 2pm

Story Pocket Theatre presents THE NUTCRACKER Book and Lyrics by Jenifer Toksvig Music by David Perkins Directed by Julia Black and Adam Forde It’s Christmas and when Clara is given…

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Festive Light Ride

Sun 13 December, 4pm & 7pm

Omnibus and Cycle Confident invite you, your friends and family to join our FESTIVE LIGHT RIDE on Sunday 13 December, from 4-6pm and again at 7-9pm. A wonderful opportunity for…

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January 2016

The Bad Mood

Sunday 10th January, 11am & 2.30pm

Exploring ideas around empathy and resilience, HQ and the audience try to cope with the Bad Mood every which way they can, from soothing to arguing and – ultimately – to dancing it off! Each stage is represented by a piece of classical music, including pieces by Ravel, Cage and Bach.

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Handa’s Hen

Sat 30 January, 11.00am & 2.00pm

Based on a book by Eileen Brown, this beautiful show weaves puppetry, music and dance to introduce counting and animals to children aged between 2 and 6 years old.  The…

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March 2016

Sea Story

Sun 13 Mar, 11am & 2pm

“The lush sand was swept away in a rush of power, and the beach was no longer a beach, for it was underwater and slowly drowning…” Weaving together 100 stories…

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Actors Alive: Fugee by Abi Morgan

Sat 19 March 2016, 7:00 pm

Fugee is a play about lost dreams, lost countries and a generation of lost children walking the pavements of London. Join us to celebrate this amazing work devised and performed by a talented group of 8 to 15 year olds.

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April 2016

Storystock: Thu 7 April

Thu 7 April, 10am - 5pm

If you’re a Wimpy Kid, as mad as a Hatter, or enjoy having Tigers for tea, you’ll love Storystock – the travelling story circus. Our historic building will be buzzing with storytellers, literary high-wire acts, and workshops on story-writing, science and songwriting. Plus book-signings, quizzes and competitions!

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Storystock: Fri 8 April

Fri 8 April, 10am - 5pm

If you’re a Wimpy Kid, as mad as a Hatter, or enjoy having Tigers for tea, you’ll love Storystock – the travelling story circus. Our historic building will be buzzing with storytellers, literary high-wire acts, and workshops on story-writing, science and songwriting. Plus book-signings, quizzes and competitions!

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May 2016

Omnibus Edition: Clapham’s Literary Festival

Tue 3 - Sun 8 May | Friday Listings

Day 4
Fri 6 May

Seven Events
Please reserve tickets

· Story & rhyme time: a fun-packed session of tall tales and magical music for children under 5 and their parents and carers. Free event.

· Readers afternoon: Novelist Elizabeth Buchan will chair a discussion between a group of wonderful local writers and you, the audience. A unique opportunity to meet and support writers who live and work in Clapham. Paid-for event.

· Where do novelists get their ideas from? Author Bobbie Darbyshire will guide us through the murky world of character, location, plot and subplot. Free event.

· An evening with the South Bank poets: listen to new works from the latest edition of the South Bank Poetry Magazine, hosted by its editors Peter Ebsworth and Katherine Lockton. Free event.

· Exotic England: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, in conversation with Joanna Blythman, casts her eye over this ‘curious nation’ and asks what ‘Englishness’ really means. Paid-for event.

· A Ghost’s Story: In her debut novel, Lorna Gibb presents the mysterious writings of spirit celebrity, Katie King. Hear Lorna discuss her very unreliable narrator with author Peter Guttridge. Paid-for event.

· Join us in the bar at 10pm for some wonderful late live music. Free event.

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Omnibus Edition: Clapham’s Literary Festival

Tue 3 - Sun 8 May | Saturday Listings

Day 5
Sat 7 May

Seven Events
Please reserve tickets

· Storytime and Activities with the Zoomers: Listen to the authors read The Zoomers’ Handbook, then help them imagine and draw more mash-up creatures. Free event.

· Hear Max Porter in conversation with Elizabeth Buchan about his extraordinary debut, Grief is the Thing With Feathers – an exquisite meditation on love, loss and crows. Paid-for event.

· Crime in the Afternoon: Three first-class crime writers – Sabine Durrant, Isabelle Grey and Miranda Carter – discuss their work and answer your questions. Free event.

· Louise Stern reads from her startling novel, Ismael and His Sisters, which follows the journey of deaf siblings separated in a hostile world. Louise will be joined by her performance partner, Oliver Pouliot. Plus Q&A. Paid-for event.

· Reconquista: J J Anderson takes us to medieval Al Andalus with a reading from her wonderful new novel – a delight for all lovers of adventure stories. Free event.

· The Stopped Heart: Julie Myerson joins Steven Gale to discuss her devastating new thriller – a story of love, loss, longing and true evil. Paid-for event.

· Literary Pub Quiz: Do you know your Roth from your Rushdie? Join quizmaster Peter Guttridge for a night of literary brain-teasers and some great prizes! Paid-for event.

· Join us in the bar at 10pm for some wonderful late live music. Free event.

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Omnibus Edition: Clapham’s Literary Festival

Tue 3 - Sun 8 May | Sunday Listings

Day 6
Sun 8 May

Three Events
Please reserve tickets

· Write It / Wear It – Creative Poetry Workshop for Children: Ever had something you need to get off your chest? Well, put it on a t-shirt! Using poetry and art materials, we’ll be creating wearable verse. Paid-for event.

· Coffee and papers with Zoe Williams: Zoe and her audience will discuss the stand-out news stories of the day from all points of view. Paid-for event.

· Ask Marcus Chown Anything! The author of What a Wonderful World and Tweeting the Universe knows all the answers to your scientific questions.

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Suitcase Stories

Sun 15 May, 11am & 2.30pm

One suitcase can tell a thousand stories… Especially when the suitcase belongs to this particular lady. Journey around the world with our well travelled friend as she regales you with tales of fishermen, fairies, feasts and beasts, from Yorkshire, through Poland and on to India!

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June 2016

A Midsummer’s Dream Cycle Ride

Sun 19 June 2016, 2:30 pm

– TRICK CYCLISTS – STILT WALKERS – MUSICIANS – TRAVELLING SOUNDSCAPES –

Following our popular Festive Light Ride in December celebrating the International Year of Light, the bike ride returns! Featuring trick cyclists, stilt walkers & antics from the cast of Shakespeare’s finest comedy, all in the glorious summer sun.

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Jazz Sensation!

Sun 26 June, 11am & 2.30pm

Oren Marshall and Afla Sackey bring their unique set of musical instruments and masterful skills together in a show for everyone aged 7 and under which promises a chance to learn, an opportunity to join in and a whole lot of fun!

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July 2016

Pea Green Boat

Sat 23 July, 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm & 1pm

Sail away to a land of imagination in our beautiful pea green boat. Join magical storyteller Camilla Gürtler for a journey of fantasy and adventure.

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Actors Alive Summer Workshops (Ages 5-7)

Mon 25 - Wed 27 July, 9am - 12pm | Registration from 8.45am

A three-day workshop led by Camilla Gurtler, the children will be working on The Sandman by Hans Christian Andersen, focusing on how we tell stories onstage and breathe life into the world of a play.

Students will have the opportunity to invite friends and family along to a performance on the Wednesday.

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September 2016

Clapham Village Fete

Sat 3 September, 12 noon - 6pm

In celebration of 150 years of the London Fire Brigade, be transported back to the 19th century and experience the re-creation of Clapham circa 1866.

Learn about local history with installations from Clapham Society and an interactive Fire Engine Display. Battle it out in the Egg and Spoon Race, try your hand at the Coconut Shy, get creative at our Arts and Craft Stalls, say hello to some furry faces from Vauxhall City Farm and much more, all topped off with some of the best food and drink Clapham has to offer!

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The Owl & The Pussycat’s Treasury of Nonsense

Sun 25 Sep, 11am & 2.30pm

The Owl is a poet, intent on writing his greatest masterpiece yet, but he shares his den with the Pussycat who likes telling stories too, and she has a quite a different approach!

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October 2016

Fun Palaces

Sat 1 Oct, 11am

Come along to our Fun Palace for an exciting day out filled with music – with family, friends or pets.

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Beyond the Blue

Perception Festival

Sun 16 October 2016, 12:30 pm

Full of puppetry, live music and audience interaction, join the Sad Teddy Bear, the Honest Tiger Girl and friends as they experience an adventure inspired by events in the world today.

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A Pocketful Of Grimms

Sun 23 Oct, 11am & 2.30pm

Retelling the tales of Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, the original Beauty and the Beast, and more.

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The Dream Factory

Tue 25 Oct, 11am & 2.30pm

Have you ever wondered where dreams come from? Or how they get into your head? House of Stray Cats is delighted to present a new sensory puppet show for curious children and dreamers of all ages.

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Halloween Games and Fun!

Mon 31 October 2016, 4:00 pm

Omnibus is celebrating Halloween in style by giving away bags full of treats, plus games for the whole family!

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November 2016

Albee Vector The Sound Collector

Sun 13 Nov, 11am & 2pm

An interactive tale of love, adventure and a sound-hoover called Mustard!

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December 2016

Clapham Lights

Sat 3 December 2016, 1:00 pm

Welcome in the winter season with a night of magic, lights and festive cheer!

Gather at 3.30pm in the Paddling Pool on Clapham Common for the a spectacular fire breathing performance. Don’t forget to bring a lantern or torch, ready to join the the Parade of Lights, where we will be led by an illuminated stilt walker through the Common and across to The Polygon. When we reach The Polygon, watch a very special guest switch on the Lights and the tree begin to sparkle.

After the switch on there will be a fantastic selection of live music, including a breathtaking performance by award winning Gospel choir Get Gospel.
The Old Town Christmas Market is afoot from 1pm, full of delicious treats, hot mulled wine, and live music. And you can grab yourself a special gift at our cosy Christmas Grotto!

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Festive Light Ride

Sun 11 December 2016, 4:00 pm

Fire up your bikes and let Omnibus light the way with a cycle ride to remember!

Witness extraordinary fire performances and installations as you ride across Lambeth guided by our travelling soundscape. Escorted by our safety-conscious Cycle Confident marshals, we’ll be starting at the Polygon in Clapham Old Town and making our way round Clapham Common right on through to Brixton Windmill with many a sight to see along the route.

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Otto & The Robin

Thu 1 - Sun 18 Dec (excl. 5 & 12 Dec),
11am & 1.30pm (School Days) / 11am & 2pm (Weekends)

You are invited to the Piddle under Puddle annual Christmas party! Everyone will be there. Well nearly everyone… Otto would like to go, but he’s just too shy. Then one day a robin flies in through Otto’s window and changes his life forever.

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January 2017

WOW! Said The Owl

Sun 22 Jan, 11am, 1pm, 2.45pm

Based on the acclaimed children’s book by writer Tim Hopgood, Wow! Said the Owl explores the wow-wow world of colours with a curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.

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February 2017

Ensonglopedia of Science

Sat 25 Feb 11am & 2.30pm

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells. Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and plenty of zoology. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme.

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March 2017

Bright Sparks

Sun 19 Mar 11am & 2.30pm

Link and Rex are Like light and dark, left and right. Watch these two opposites get their wires crossed as they strive to find ways to work and play together.

Inspired by research into the human brain, Bright Sparks is a playful, visually rich and delightfully humorous show that explores the beauty of difference.

Research into Bright Sparks began at the egg’s 2015 Incubator. The piece looks at the left and right sides of the brain and attempts to debunk the popular and limiting myth that people are either simply ‘logical’ OR ‘creative’. In this wordless production we aim to demonstrate that the human brain actually needs both sides to function together without one dominating the other.

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April 2017

Storystock: Mon 3rd April

Mon 3 April, 9.30am - 5pm

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Storystock: I Can only Draw Worms

Mon 3 Apr, 10:00am

Come and take this special worm on a hilarious journey with the inimitable Will Mabbitt.

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Storystock: Story Stew

Mon 3 Apr, 1pm

Cook up your own stories in this melting pot of a creative writing workshops.

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Storystock: Tue 4th April

Tue 4 April, 9:30 am

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Who Let the Gods Out?

Tue 4 Apr, 1pm

Author Event & Book signing
Children’s Author Maz Evans presents a fun-filled family fiasco as she uses the world of WHO LET THE GODS OUT? to introduce Greek Mythology – as you’ve never seen it before.

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Storystock: The Story Studio – Storytelling with Elmer & Friends

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 April, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm

Snuggle in our magical story studio with stories hourly on the half hour with Elmer, the Blue Kangaroo and other favourite animal stories.

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Storystock: Wed 5th April

Wed 5 April, 9:30 am

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Storystock: Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Tue 4-Wed 5 Apr, 10:00

A multicoloured rumpus of music, puppets and dance bringing the Elmer stories to life.

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Storystock: A Pocketful of Grimms

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 11:30am

STORY POCKET THEATRE presents Grimms’ brothers favourite tales with clowning, puppetry, music & more.

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Storystock: Storyteller, Storyteller

Mon 3 Apr- Wed 5 April, 2.30pm

A feast of clowning, physical silliness and magical storytelling

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Storystock: Once Upon a Yoga Mat

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 2.30pm

A lovely introduction to Yoga for children and their parents based around The Room on the Broom and other stories.

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Storystock: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 3:30pm

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage.

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Storystock: Myth Marathon

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 4pm

Inspired by the much-loved bestseller Atticus the Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths by Lucy Coats this new production brings Greek myths to life.

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A Strange New Space

Sun 9 Apr, 11am & 2.30pm

A non-verbal one woman show lasting roughly 50 minutes for 3 – 7 year olds and their families. It’ll contain physical theatre, beautiful hand-made puppets and original music by Matt Huxley.

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May 2017

DOUGH!

Sat 6 May, 11am

Franky is in a mess, a very doughy mess. Unable to resolve the chaos in her kitchen she has to make a journey to an unfamiliar place to get help. Everything tastes, smells and feels different there. Dough! explores how life can be filled with colour and beauty when we step outside the beige world we know. A new family show that explores the richness of different cultures by playing with a common staple familiar to all kitchens.

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Sun 7 May, 11am & 2pm

For lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, lunch is the highlight of the day. But Mr Grinling isn’t the only one who enjoys the delicious food. Some greedy seagulls keep stealing his lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? An all new musical extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s children’s classic.

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June 2017

My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

Sun 18 June, 10.30am

My Daddy is a Silly Monkey is the beautiful new picture book from award-winning author and local clapham resident Dianne Hofmeyr, and UK illustrator Carol Thompson, and a heart-warming celebration of fathers everywhere. Join us for a free book reading and craft event this Father’s Day, with Dianne and Carol themselves.

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