Cabaret Mechanical Theatre - Spring Workshops


Cabaret Mechanical Theatre are bringing a collection of their inspiring contemporary automata to The House of Fairy Tales magical warehouse this spring. All are invited to get making mechanical toys with Fire the Inventor's exciting programme of workshops for children, adults and families. 

Mechanical Art Workshop – Thursday 10 April, 2pm – 4pm

Suitable for children (younger ones will need adult help).

Cost: £15 per participant, including materials.

Mechanical Stick Puppet – Tuesday 15 April, 2pm – 4pm 

Suitable for children (younger ones will need adult help).

Cost: £15 per participant, including materials.

Turn Old Boxes into Moving Animals – Wednesday 16 April, 2pm – 4pm 

Suitable for family groups. This workshop requires some basic talent for making things, so could be a shared family effort. The workshop will be restricted to five family groups.

Cost: £20 per family group

Adult Experimental Automata Workshop – Saturday 3 May, 10am – 4pm

Adults only.

Cost: £95. Includes tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits and cake


Limited tickets are available, book online here.

For more information on workshops, visit Fire The Inventor's website here. 

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Kickstarter Campaign - Canning Town Arts Circus

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Fantastic sponsors...

We would like to thank our fantastic sponsors Victorinox for enabling us to construct our new website and develop our radical new children's online playper The HoFT Examiner which will be launched in 2014 with a unique new mythology for the forests in partnership with the Forestry Commission

Also thanks to our benevolent hosts Cathedral Group for enabling us to have such an amazing HQ in Canning Town for 2013 and beyond. With their continued support we look forward to innovative and exciting research projects within Newham.




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