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Meeting our Elf Mascot

Published on Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Can you guess what I am? I am an Elf! Yes! Elf! Not many of you will have ever met or even seen an Elf before, well that’s because we are very good at hiding and we live in lots of faraway magical places where not many people go. We love to hide and fit in the smallest of places. I enjoy hiding in trees and finding the cosiest spots in the leaves but Elves have lots of energy and love to dance! I am always moving, jumping, tapping, twisting and turning.

I am going on a new adventure to meet new friends and find the perfect name – that’s right I’ve never had a name before! I am an Elf without a name! Isn’t it strange? That’s why I’ve joined the Northern Ballet team. I’ve heard they are creating a show all about Elves called Elves & the Shoemaker which is very exciting and they have said I can come along to different events to meet new friends and to ask people what name they think would suit me best! What an adventure!

This weekend I went on my very first trip to Hunslet. It is a long way to travel for an Elf with such little legs but The Hunslet Club were having their Family Gala Day and we were invited to come along to join the fun and tell people about the ballet, Elves & the Shoemaker.

What an exciting day it was! The sun was shining and there was so much to do and see. We had burgers, went on the bouncy castle and got to see lots of boys and girls dancing. I even tried a few moves out myself.

The best part of the day was meeting lots of nice children who suggested some really good names for me. They even came and made Elf hats with us. They were all very colour and magical – perfect for little Elves! It was a great day but I was very tired from dancing and making crafts with children all day…

The adventure doesn’t stop there as we will have lots more fun events coming up!

We will be heading to Temple Newsam on Thursday 31 July to join Breeze on Tour and the mini-Breeze events at Cardinal Square, Beeston on 15 August and Seacroft Village Green on 22 August. We will have games, crafts and will be asking more children to think of exciting Elf names for me.

It is going to be magical!


The views expressed in blogs are those of the author and not necessarily of Northern Ballet.

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Bradford Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000
Newcastle Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
Woking New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Manchester Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Nottingham Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Hull New Theatre
01482 300 300
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7607
Stoke Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649
Bromley Churchill Theatre
08448 717 620
Richmond Theatre
0844 871 7651
Leicester Curve Theatre
0116 242 3595
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
01902 429212
Liverpool Playhouse
0151 709 4776
Blackpool the Grand Theatre
01253 290190
Doncaster Cast
01302 303 959
London Linbury Studio Theatre at Royal Opera House
020 7304 4000
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Southampton Mayflower
02380 711811
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Theatre
01484 430528
Stirling MacRobert Theatre
01786 466666
Barrow-in-Furness The Forum
01229 820000
Harrogate Theatre
01423 502 116
Lancaster The Dukes Theatre
01524 598500
Peterborough Key Theatre
01733 207239
Durham Gala Theatre
0300 026 6600
Berwick The Maltings Theatre
01289 330 999
Barnsley Civic
01226 327000
Goole Junction
01405 763 652
Bridlington The Spa
01262 678258
Middlesbrough Theatre
01642 81 51 81
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
0113 220 8008
Leeds Hunslet Club
0113 220 8008
Leeds The Riley Theatre - NSCD
0113 220 8008

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