Panto’s great treasure hunt

Treasure hunt
Treasure hunt

A very special treasure hunt is taking place this December to celebrate Queens Park Arts Centre’s Christmas show, Dick Whittington and his Cat.

Artist Pippa North has created three decorative ‘WanderHouse’ figures of characters from the play – Dick, his cat Tommy and Fairy Bow Bells, which will be boxed and hidden around in the town centre during the weekend of December 15.

Keep your eyes open – clues will be given on the centre’s Facebook page.

The WanderHouse is a unique handcrafted mobile arts & crafts resource, developed by Pippa during a 2013 research and development residency at Queens Park Arts Centre, funded by the Arts Council and a national trust.

It contains objects of beauty and curiosity, created by members and artists in collaboration with Pippa, and will be used both as a resource and an inspiration during the centre’s outreach programme.

Pippa said: “Building on the success and interest shown at our WanderHouse exhibition, and prior to our exciting outreach projects, we are sharing some of the magic that is created at Queens Park.

“These tiny recycled figures with their ‘treasure’ represent all that is fun, generous and imaginatinve about Queens Park Arts Centre’s WanderHouse.”

The competition officially launches on December 15 and is open to all children.

The winners can claim their prize – which includes family tickets to see this year’s panto and free places on Pippa’s holiday workshops – by bringing the WanderHouse figure they have found to Queens Park Arts Centre.

For full details on the competition and more information on Dick Whittington and his Cat visit or call 01296 424332