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Crazy but True invite

Published Monday, 05 March 2018

An invitation for children aged 8-11 to become 'experts' in a unique interactive event at Coventry Central Library as part of Shop Front Festival.

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Saturday 24th March, 3.00pm - 6.30pm

"The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years."
"You can't kill yourself by holding your breath."
"Butterflies taste with their feet."

Children have an insatiable curiosity and hunger for facts - the kind so amazing, it’s hard to believe they're true. In the interactive installation CRAZY BUT TRUE by Ant Hampton, children between the ages of 8 and 11 form a rolling panel of ‘experts’. A text is whispered to them via headsets. They repeat what they hear, as they hear it. What comes across to the audience seems like a slow-motion internet, hyper-linking from hilarious LOLs to a picture of a darker world that, as adults, we are faced with on a daily basis, and for which we are often collectively responsible.

An open invitation to children aged 8-11

We are looking for children aged 8 to 11 who would like to take part in this unusual and fun experience!

No rehearsal is required, and it is fine if any child wants to watch some of the event before deciding whether to have a go. If they do have a go, they’re performing for around 12 minutes. Children can go more than once if there are spaces, but must be accompanied by an adult for the event.

CRAZY BUT TRUE is part of the first ever edition of Shop Front Festival, a new arts festival for Coventry. There will be FREE performances, exhibitions and opportunities to play in spaces and places around the city centre on Friday 23rd. and Saturday 24th March.

To book your slot, please contact:

Kerry Harvey - Tel 07914 356230 Email

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