Music, theatre, film, art and more in Washington this spring

Theater highlights begin with the already sold out Me, Elizabeth; a solo show on Elizabeth I with Rebecca Vaughan on March 17.

Wednesday, March 30 sees Melanie Gall’s Stitch in Time: a knitting cabaret. Members of the public are invited to bring their knitting or crocheting for an afternoon of lost knitting songs from both world wars.

With original songs by Paul Smith of Maximo Park, Luca Rutherford Hold on, let it go is May 5. May 26 has a change of pace when aerial artists Uncaged Aerial perform Girls, girls, girls. The three performers drew on their personal experience and asked themselves “What does it feel like to be a woman? “.

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With original songs by Paul Smith of Maximo Park, Hold On, Let Go by Luca Rutherford is at the Arts Center Washington on May 5.

Musical highlights include BBC Radio Young Folk Award nominee Amelia Coburn. Support comes from singer-songwriter Dean Parker and their show will take place on Friday, April 1.

A way home by Christina Castling is Thursday, June 9. The play is rooted in the stories and memories of a 25 year fight for the survival of the villages of County Durham.

Family shows include The boy and the seahorse April 14; “a magical, family-friendly show exploring our marine heritage with original music from Northumbria.” Another is Hedge June 25 and The secret garden June 15.

Visual arts highlights include the Sunderland Indie Double exhibition, from 12 April to 28 May. The Foyer du Théâtre exhibitionfrom June 1 to July 2, features Washington artist Valerie Teasdale and will be followed by The state of my heartan exhibition of works by Karen Hughes who uses art to cope with the grief of losing her sister.

The Hedge Family Show is Saturday, June 25

Featured films include Emma, Little woman, 23 rides and The Queen with Helen Mirren. The spring months also offer activity workshops such as creative writing, arts and crafts, ukulele and yoga sessions.

Audience Development Manager Matt Blyth said: “We believe our spring program has something for everyone; theatre, music, exhibition, films and entertainment for families.

“Don’t forget that we also have a weekly program of classes and lessons for all ages, including art, drama and dance.”

Aerial artists Uncaged Aerial perform Girls, Girls, Girls on May 26.

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