A murmuration is a unique flight formation performed by starlings over the spring months. The undulating pattern is made possible as each bird keeps tabs on the movements of seven of its neighbours, adjusting its flight path in correspondence with them. Their lightning fast reflexes and reactions enable them to make snapshot decisions, keeping them in a tight knit formation and preventing collisions. Their awareness of the three factors: an attraction zone, a repulsion zone and angular alignment, creates the parameters through which they are able to maintain this shifting swarm that can go from the shape of a ball to a fish in fast motions.

This is your chance to be a part of our murmuration. Come and create your starling, add colour to make it bright and unique, and then once added to a large spiralling wind spinner mechanism it will act with the same behaviours of a starling in a murmuration. When you along with all of our participants starlings come together they will recreate the flashing motion we see starlings perform in the sky.

Time details

11am - 3pm

On Stage How to put on an Open-Air Theatre Show
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join producer Helen Redcliffe, along with others from the Storyhouse team, for a post show talk about everything that’s involved in making Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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On Stage Meet the Creatives
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join director John Young and designer Jess Curtis as they take to the stage to talk about what it’s like creating a show at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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Pre-drinks in the Tepee
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

Enjoy a free drink on us and an enchanting acoustic performance inside the magical setting of the tepee before the performance of Romeo and Juliet.

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On Stage How to Be Amazingly Happy!
Garret Theatre

A big hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy as our heroine searches for joy, identity and belonging.

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On Stage Poetry Performance – Open Mic
Garret Theatre

This event is an opportunity to share with an audience something you have created in response to your thoughts and feelings around your story.

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Activities Writing Workshop with Betty Doyle
Garret Bar

Take part in an informal writing workshop with poet Betty Doyle. Betty will take you through some writing techniques and creative exercises to help with the writing process.

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Cinema Glyndebourne: La bohème (12A – TBC)

2hrs 20 | In La bohème, Puccini elevates ordinary people to the level of the extraordinary, the tragic, the timeless – transformed by a score that has seduced generations of audiences.

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On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Men’s Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Yvonne John.

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On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Afternoon Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Kirstie Higgins.

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On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Morning Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Victoria Firth.

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