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Salisbury Arts Centre is getting redecorated with The Magic Paintbrush in October

Springs Dance Company are bringing their new family show ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ to Salisbury Arts Centre on October 25.

Exploding with energy, surprises and giggles it retells a classic folktale, pitting an imaginative young artist against the mighty shadow of greed – with a quirky beatboxing soundtrack and colourful video design.

The company are also running a workshop between the 11am and 2pm performances where you can explore the story of The Magic Paintbrush. Workshop places are free but there is limited capacity so booking is recommended. The workshop is free with a ticket to the performance or £3 per child.\

A vibrant storytelling adventure with a quirky urban soundtrack, The Magic Paintbrush is a new dance show leaping, splattering, swirling and boogying onto stages across the UK.

The tale of a young person who is given a paintbrush that magically brings paintings to life is given a zingy new energy by choreographer Darren Ellis, whose own dance company Darren Ellis Dance is known for collaborations with companies such as Richard Alston Dance as well children’s shows including Meeting Mr Boom!

With a beatboxing-inspired soundtrack and video design accompanying four dancers, The Magic Paintbrush has been created for everyone aged 3+, and will be enjoyed by adults and children alike. 

Director Nathan Stickley said, “The Magic Paintbrush is a modern retelling of an old folk tale - a girl who is given a magic paintbrush brings joy and hope to a bleak world. We’ve created an imaginative production that keeps on inspiring both children and adults long after coming to see the show. Our audiences haven’t stopped talking about the shows’ magic and surprises.”

Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury Bedwin St, Salisbury SP1 3UT 

11am | £7.50 (£6.50 concs, £24 Family) Workshops available for 3-4 and 5-7 year olds | 01722 321744

  • Salisbury Arts Centre is getting redecorated with The Magic Paintbrush in October