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Join in fun reading-themed activities at Curve tomorrow

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

Image: Curve theatre in Leicester

POP into Curve tomorrow (Tuesday 20 August) for some free family fun with an intergalactic theme.

As part of ‘Space Chase’, the summer reading challenge, Leicester Libraries, Curve and the National Space Centre will be hosting a free funday at the theatre from 11am until 3pm, celebrating all things to do with space and storytelling.

Activities and attractions at the Curve Space Chase family day will include creative workshops, crafts, performances, a pop-up library and the Star Dome – a portable, inflatable planetarium.

The annual event is a popular fixture in the city council’s calendar of free things to do with the kids over the summer holidays. It encourages children to take part in Space Chase, by reading six books on any topic and collecting Space Chase goodies from your local library.

Cllr Kirk Master, assistant city mayor responsible for neighbourhood services, said: “Reading for pleasure over the long summer break not only benefits children’s education – it’s also a fun, free and flexible activity to beat holiday boredom, and a great habit to get into for a lifetime.”

Curve’s chief executive, Chris Stafford, and artistic director, Nikolai Foster, said: “We are delighted once again to be supporting the summer reading challenge in partnership with Leicester Libraries. Curve is a place where great stories are shared and we believe passionately in finding ways of encouraging children and young people to imagine, explore and learn through the written word. We look forward to welcoming the young and young at heart to Curve this summer.”

For more details on the summer reading challenge, visit