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13th September 2019

THE HIPPODROME, BRISTOL, UNTIL SAT 23 NOV From the opening sunrise, as Rafiki (Thandazile Soni) calls the animals to Pride Rock with her breathtaking cry, to the joyous swelter of movement and colour that brings down the curtain, Disney’s latest stage production of ‘The Lion King’...

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REVIEW Cinderella, The Hippodrome, Bristol Until Sun 6 Jan

13th December 2018

After the virtual reality hi-jinks of last year’s Aladdin and some big star names in previous years, the traditional panto at the Bristol Hippodrome has set the bar higher than ever. This year’s Cinderella offers plenty of promise with television fashionista Gok Wan as, wait for it, the Fairy...

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Fright Nights

10th October 2018

With winter approaching, Tori Chubb looks at some of the history and traditions behind our modern-day celebrations of Halloween and Bonfire Night.   It’s getting darker and colder by the day, but worry not. The thrills and scares of Halloween and Guy Fawkes should keep your youngsters...

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Summer’s here and the time is right for playing in the street.

11th July 2018

Mike Gartside reports on the national growth of Playing Out, an initiative allowing neighbours to close their streets to traffic so children can discover the joy of outdoor play. Children kicking a ball, playing hopscotch or pushing a toy pram along a public street … in today’s, traffic-dominated...

Anti-Bullying Week with… Andy Day

21st October 2019

Primary Times teams up with Andy Day to support Anti-Bullying Week which is celebrated in over three quarters of schools across the country, 11th - 15th November   Andy Day is set to hit our screens in March 2020 with his new CBBC show Andy and the Band, but the children’s TV star is...

Inspire them to read and write with Cressida Cowell

23rd May 2019

Inspire them to read and write with Cressida Cowell Cressida Cowell is one of the UK’s most beloved children’s authors. She has brought us the fantastic novel series How to Train Your Dragon, which has subsequently become an award-winning DreamWorks film franchise, and now joins Primary...

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Full STEM ahead

13th September 2018

Ellen White reports on why it's vital to get children interested in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at the earliest possible age.    It's more than likely that, as a parent, you've helped your child learn to spell a particularly fiendish word or lent a hand...

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Food for thought - Avon

15th May 2018

As the government taxes sugary drinks and councils deploy a range of initiatives to tackle childhood obesity, Emily Potter explores how parents can inspire their children to eat healthily. It’s school pick up time. The kids charge into the playground, excited to be out of the classroom,...

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21st December 2017

The Bristol Hippodrome, Until Sun 7 Jan The pleasant murmur of families settling into their seats in The Hippodrome auditorium is interrupted by an explosion of lights and effects. We all pay attention with a jolt as we’re introduced to a cast of time-honoured characters who somehow span...

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REVIEW: Beauty & The Beast

20th December 2017

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol. Until Sun 14 Jan We begin deep in the forest, in the grounds of a castle inhabited by a fearsome beast, cursed to look as ugly on the outside as he is appealing on the inside. Beyond the trees live three sisters and their father, who have fallen on hard times....

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21st November 2017

Festival of Light, Longleat House Until Tue 2 Jan The road snaking down to Longleat House as you enter the estate offers a taste of the excitement in store. For those familiar with Longleat’s safari park experience, the Festival of Light extends the appeal of this world famous visitor...

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How to enter Arty Barty's art competition

7th January 2015

To enter Arty Barty's art competition and be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize, send your entries either by post or by email to the editor, Mike Gartside, before the deadline published in the magazine. By email: send high resolution jpegs (300dpi) to mike.gartside@reachplc.com  By...

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Would you like to write for Primary Times?

29th May 2014

   Primary Times Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire is looking for enthusiastic under graduates or school  leavers with an interest in journalism to carry out two to three week work placements on  the magazine. This unpaid role offers first-hand experience in a busy publishing...

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