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Caterpillar Arts and Drama


  • Lower Hall Emmanuel Church Parish Centre

  • Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, M20 6TR

  • 0161 8822292

  • robert55graham@gmail.com

  • 11-May-15 to 11-May-20

  • Tue, 7pm-9pm, term time only

  • 9 years to Teenagers

Caterpillar is an arts and drama group for kids and was formed in 1998.
We prepare our annual shows through improvising around Bible stories. The Shows, which we produce in July, involve original drama, films, dance and songs.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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  • BridgeUSA

    04-Jul-2014 Report

    My son loves Caterpillars he looks forward to attending weekly. His confidence and speech has greatly improved. I recommend it to anyone one with kids weather they are aspiring actors or just need a boost in self esteem.

  • lyra41

    03-Sep-2013 Report

    My daughter went to Caterpillar for several years and it developed her confidence in a good way, as she was very shy until fairly recently.

    She was encouraged to write scripts as well as act and dance, and now she is heading to University to do English and Creative Writing, so it must have helped!

    I thoroughly recommend Caterpillar to other families, the feeling of community and the dedication of the team leading it were both great.

  • CarolynJones

    04-Jul-2013 Report

    I would fully endorse the review above. Our son really enjoys the weekly Caterpillar sessions. As well as being Christian based,Caterpillar provides an opportunity to meet other children from outside of school and to feel part of a community. The children have lots of fun, take part in many varied activities and,in particular,love preparing for the yearly productions.I think Caterpillar also impacts hugely in enabling the children to grow in confidence.I would strongly recommend it!

  • RachelGraham

    28-May-2013 Report

    Over the years, all three of my children have been part of Caterpillar. My youngest has recently joined and my eldest, who is now 18, was part of the group between the ages of 8 and 16. I would heartily recommend it.

    They have learned teamwork, exercised their imaginations and grown hugely in confidence. As a Christian, perhaps the greatest virtue of Caterpillar for me is that each year children get to spend two terms looking at a book of the Bible, week by week. The primary purpose of this is to use the stories there as a stimulus for their drama improvisations, but of course a secondary benefit is that they get immersed in stories of faith and learn what that means.

    During their time at Caterpillar, my children improvised dramas that were turned into scripts by experienced, practising writers; acted, danced and sang in the annual productions; performed in theatres and at festivals; appeared in professionally edited films; recorded songs in a studio and put out a CD. They also had fun and enjoyed being part of a little community. For all of the above reasons, I would recommend Caterpillar to anyone.

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