THEATR Clwyd hosted a fun-filled family arts event over the weekend.

Family Arts Weekend featured ten live shows and workshops in dance, drama, animation, singing and creative play for children of all ages to start the summer holidays with a bang.

There were cinema screenings of The Incredibles 2, as well as The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and Welsh Cartoons, 45 minutes of S4C animation for kids including Teifi, Gelert and SuperTed.

Art and Play included Manga Art Animation, a workshop on how to draw Japanese art for 8 year olds and upwards and, for 6 years and upwards, Below The Waves Animation, a workshop on 2D and stop-motion animation which included design and storyboard processes, creating scenes, filming and editing.

Welsh language storytelling featured the traditional Norwegian tale Y Trol Cas, re-told in Welsh.

Cymraig Y Blant For Kids also featured Stori a Chan, story and rhymetime for babies and children, suitable for both non-Welsh speaking parents and fluent speakers.

There was also live music and puppetry in Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, based on the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

For the younger children, there was A Square World, the story of three friends and what happens when an unexpected change leaves one of them left out in the cold and The Doodle Dance Show, a playful, interactive puppetry show.

The Adventures of Pom is a visual tale of Greek myth Persephone with music, images and puppetry.

Other events for 0 – 4 years included The Adventures of Pom, a visual tale of Greek myth Persephone with music, images and puppetry. There was also Shhh, The Elves Are Very Shy, presented by Elf-ologist Fay Greenwood who brought two of her tiny friends and You’ve Got Dragons, a musical, highly visual production about one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons.

Malcolm and the Story-drivers brought with them a special VW campervan to the theatre for a live story-making adventure. Inside, young audience members were invited on an adventure to solve puzzles, play games and think creatively as they were guided through a narrative journey. Using 967 building blocks, children built their own creations.

Children over 7 enjoyed The Origin of Species, an acclaimed musical comedy about how Charles Darwin discovered the secrets of evolution and why it took him over 20 years before he decided to publish his remarkable theory.

There was music in the main bar supplied by Welsh National Opera’s Hansel and Gretel, an opera done in 30 minutes with audience participation.