Grandad Anansi at Z-Arts

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Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Grandad Anansi at Z-arts
Image courtesy of Z-arts

Grandad Anansi at Z-arts, Manchester, 29 September 2022, from £9.00 - Book now

Grandad Anansi at Z-arts is one of the many productions making up the incredible season of autumn events at Z-arts. Running from Thursday 29 September to Saturday 1 October, this unique performance is aimed at young people aged 4-9, but appealing with its gentle humour and emotion to children and adults alike. Written by the award-winning children’s author Elayne Ogbeta, Grandad Anansi tells an inspiring and heartwarming story of family, love, being brave, and letting go.

There’s nothing that Abi and her Grandad enjoy more than being out in the garden together amongst the beautiful budding flowers and the variety of delicious vegetables. While gardening, they have developed an unbreakable grandfather and granddaughter bond, digging up and re-planting their memories, telling each other mystical Anansi folktales and sharing their deepest secrets.

But Grandad, who is as clever and cheeky as the cunning Anansi legend, has a secret of his own he is struggling to tell Abi. He is planning to return to his much-loved homeland, Jamaica. Can Grandad work up the courage to tell his beloved granddaughter that he wishes to return to the other side of the world?

Expect an exciting, intergenerational adventure in Grandad Anansi, jam-packed with humour, emotion, togetherness and fantastic live music, as Abi and Grandad find themselves embarking on a journey they never expected.

Grandad Anansi is a Half Moon and Z-arts co-production, and will be touring venues across the UK in celebration of Black History Month this autumn.

The performance is 40 minutes long. Book your tickets for Grandad Anansi at Z-arts by clicking on the link below.

Grandad Anansi at Z-arts, Manchester

29 September 2022 6:30 pm
From £9.00

Dates and Times

  • 30 September 2022 6:30 pm
  • 1 October 2022 2:00 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit

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