Tomorrow (Thursday 4 May) the Blog it for Babies roadshow hits Nottingham! The very lovely Penny who blogs at The Alexander Residence, has arranged a wonderful opportunity for a group of East Midlands based bloggers to create one of the 12 large windows in EXXOPOLIS, the next Luminarium created by Architects of Air.
If you haven’t already seen a Luminarium, it is a large inflatable scutpture (actually it looks like a bouncy castle from a distance!) that you can go inside and explore! It will tour the world providing fun for families across the globe. Here is a picture of Noah exploring the Luminarium when we visited one earlier in the year.
The window will have it’s world premiere in Nottingham at the Wheee! Children’s theatre and dance festival at Lakeside Arts from 2-9th June. Wheee! culminates in a family weekend on the 9 and 10 June, with free craft, art, spontaneous performance and fun in the parkland around the arts centre, plus even more shows to choose from. Book shows now, the weekend attracted over 4,000 visitors last year!
I am very excited to be involved in this project! It will be the first regional meetup for the group and hopefully will help to create a community spirit we can build upon. Also involved are Becky, Amanda, Jen, Rosie and Ruth to name just a few East Midlands based bloggers. We are meeting at Lakeside Arts for a day of lots of cutting and sticking fun!
Mamasaurus and the Blog it for Babies team are also joining as they raise money and awareness for a health care unit for babies in Bangladesh. This will help to save lives and improve services in the country. Did you know one in 19 children do not live to see their fifth birthday in Bangladesh – a situation unimaginable in the UK. We are incredibly fortunate to have medical professionals and reliable equipment to hand when we have our babies.
If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause you can sponsor us for just £1 by texting XVRL71£1 to 70070