The story of BBC Children’s broadcasting; past, present and future.
Sat 19 July – Sun 12 October
As of Saturday 19th July The Lowry will be hosting an exhibition all about the story of BBC Children’s broadcasting: past, present and future. Bill & Ben, Muffin the Mule, Andy Pandy, Teletubbies, Crackerjack, Newsround, Blue Peter… our childhoods have been definedby the broadcasts we first encountered as children.This major exhibition explores the story of over 90 years of BBC Children’s broadcasting, from 1922, when the BBC launched Children’s Hour, right up to the present multi-media moment.
Fun, engaging, interactive, and full of famous presenters past and present, Here’s one we made earlier will reflect shifting perceptions of children in society, from toddlers who were asked to ‘sit comfortably’ in front of the family wireless, to today’s children who take centre stage on air and online.
Sun 3 August
Direct from CITV, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family.
Joining the nations favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty’s TV partner Richard Cadell – who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! But knowing Sooty, Richard will probably have his hands full!
Want to say hello to the cheeky yellow bear? There’s also a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show. Don’t miss this spectacular mix of magic, music and mess, that’s guaranteed to provide plenty of giggles for Sooty Fans old and new!
Wed 3 September – Sun 7 September
Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks
Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own!