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BBC commissions Lighthouse Young Writer Evie’s script

Evie Wright, who has been a regular at Lighthouse Young Writers groups since their launch in 2018, has won a BBC commission for her audio piece Anchor. The 17-year-old student will now work with producers in the development and mentoring and hopes to have a working script ready within the next six weeks.  “It combines spoken word and monologue to capture…

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Virtual Field Trips for Kids!

Virtual tours for kids to museums and other attractions We have a whole section dedicated to helping you and your little ones get through this uncertain time. Please visit: Poole Families Coping with COVID-19 for Local Shops Delivering Groceries To Your Door, Virtual Classes and Groups and New Family Support in Poole. *** Did you…

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102 Things To Do With Kids At Home

Simple ideas for kids of all ages   Most of us have made it through a full week at home after the Covid-19 schools’ closure. Well done us! But as fantastic as mums and dads are, we are still just humans; and it’s likely you’ve now run out of things to do at home to…

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Poole Mumbler’S Spanish Challenge!

Easy words in Spanish for children Have you decided to learn a new skill while staying at home with the kids? It is likely the schools will be closed for a few weeks – some news outlets have reported it could be up to 12 weeks – so not surprisingly parents all over the country are…

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Gardening With Children

Fun gardening activities for kids of all ages The weather has finally improved and it looks like the sun will continue to shine for the first week the kids will be at home, following the Covid-19 schools’ closure in England. A quick look at Social Media forums shows parents all over the country are looking…

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Ticket holders donating to Lighthouse during shutdown

Generous ticket holders have donated hundreds of pounds to Lighthouse since Poole’s centre for the arts closed its doors on Tuesday afternoon in line with the latest advice on COVID-19. As efforts continue to reschedule dates ticket holders to shows such as BalletBoyz and English Touring Opera’s productions of Cosi Fan Tutte and Giulio Cesare…

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How to deal with Covid-19 anxiety as a parent

From a personal experience Today has been a very emotional day for many parents in the UK. The schools have closed indefinitely, except for children who qualify to remain in school, either because one* of their parents is considered a ‘key worker’ – you can find the official list here – or when they meet…

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Local Community Support in Poole during the Covid-19 outbreak

Community support groups currently available  *For official support, please visit BCP Council’s website here. At a time when frankly most of us are feeling lost and confused, I’ve found a glimpse of hope in all the amazing people who’ve jumped into action to volunteer and offer support to anyone who needs it. There have been…

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Keeping Toddlers Busy At Home

20 Activities to keep active toddlers occupied and busy at home Although most schools and nurseries are still going as normal as per the latest advice, many parents are choosing to keep toddlers and preschoolers at home. Everyone’s circumstances are different, and it’s up to each family to decide what works best for them. But…

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Lighthouse closes for four weeks in line with current COVID-19 advice

Lighthouse will be closed from 5.30 pm today, Tuesday 17 March, until Tuesday 14 April. After the Government announced yesterday that social distancing is now required and that people should avoid public buildings including theatres, we have taken the very difficult decision that we must be socially responsible and close Lighthouse for all public events…

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