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Looping the Loop 10th Festival

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13 April 2018

Looping the Loop
From Dad Dancing and a baby disco, to a journey into one’s own identity, this inclusive festival is packed with a programme of events to excite, inspire and entertain audiences.

The line-up includes nationally touring dance, critically acclaimed theatre and mesmerising family experiences, and all of them right on your doorstep.

The festival kicks off on Thursday May 3rd with a fundraising event at the cosy and lively Tom Thumb Theatre Bar in Margate where, to celebrate Looping the Loop’s 10th festival and those who have supported them on their journey so far, there will be talks and performances from local talent and stars of the festival.

For families, Dad Dancing mixes dance, music and true stories from Thanet’s own Dads, Daughters and Sons who reclaim fatherly grooves alongside the professional cast in this heart-warming show.  With two performances available, Saturday May 5, at 7pm & Sunday May 6, at 2.30pm both at the Taylor Hall in the impressive grounds of St Lawrence College, you'll be wanting to snap up the ‘bring a buddy’ ticket deal on this show!

Suzy Humphries, Producer at Looping the Loop, said: "Our tenth festival is our best yet. Award-winning theatre performances alongside Thanet's own community cast taking centre-stage in a brilliant, moving performance opportunity - I can’t wait to kick it all off with a cocktail at the Tom Thumb Theatre Bar - Thanet’s most bohemian bolthole!”

Little ones and their not-so- grown-ups can enjoy the squishiest interactive show around, plus a baby disco and playtime at the end, in Sponge on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 (various times) at Looping the Loop favourite; Cliftonville Community Centre.

On May Day Looping the Loop takes over St Georges Hall in Ramsgate for Magical Mayhem where you can join it’s street theatre team Nearly Normal’s gang of triplets as they throw their very own birthday party. There’ll be party games, party food, party people, arts, crafts, jelly, the odd temper tantrum and of course the perfect end to a party, a magical show by Thanet’s own Tom Adams entitled “My Dad the Magician” about his dad who through circumstance became a real life kid’s entertainer.

For full festival event information, and to book tickets, please visit