Half Moon is a local organisation with a national remit. Working from our base in Limehouse, East London, we give young people from birth to 18 (25 for disabled young people) an opportunity to experience the best in young people’s theatre, both as a participant and as an audience member.
Our activity includes a season of professional plays for young and family audiences, including teenagers, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including eight youth theatres.
Half Moon’s expertise is in supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development, providing a gateway to engagement, offering pathways for progression and experimentation and then disseminating outcomes within the wider cultural sector, through performances, touring productions, open dialogue and continuing professional development.
Half Moon is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and receives regular funding from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, as well as many other supporters.
The Big Community Draw is part of The Big Family Art Event.
Children, parents and author-illustrators come together to create a huge drawing laid out on a giant piece of paper on the theatre floor.
Using the gallery exhibition Picture a Story as inspiration, this is the perfect opportunity to get creative and help create a huge communal work of art.
Tickets to this event are FREE, but please reserve your place as space is limited!
THE BIG FAMILY ART EVENT
Join us for an interactive art and literature experience that explores the bright and imaginative world of visual storytelling through live drawing and storytelling sessions, interactive song-based shows, stimulating creative workshops and lots of opportunities to join in!
Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy (CWISL) and Half Moon are delighted to be working with some of the UK’s best-loved and award-winning writers and illustrators on this exciting event, so The Big Family Art Event is not to be missed!
This day-long festival celebrates our autumn exhibition Picture a Story, which brings together a collection of illustrations by author-artists whose published work covers an array of genres, from babies to teenagers.