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A different kind of duck race

Published on Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Hello again! Last week I left my friends at the duck pond and joined Northern Ballet at the John Charles Centre for Sport for another Breeze on tour event.

Now, I'm not very good at sports (except for swimming, of course) so it was very exciting to be at a big sport centre and have a go at running on a real running track! Luckily Sophie didn't get any photos of me running as I can be a little ungainly and waddly, but here I am relaxing in the stands afterwards. [pic below]

The weather wasn't very good on Wednesday though actually I like it when it rains! I love splashing about in the puddles but I don't think you people do as we didn't see many people. But Thursday was great, the sun was out and we had a lovely day. Lots of children had a go at duck-and-spoon races and I enjoyed a huge amount of cuddles from the little ones. My favourite bit of the day was when one of the children took me on the inflatable Twister game – I've never played it before and it was great fun.

Me looking on from the stadium!

This week we are going to Kirkstall Abbey on Wednesday and Thursday, which is very exciting. I often swim up the river which runs alongside the Abbey so it will be great to spend a few days there. Why don't you come along and join us - we'll be there from 12 - 5pm on both days and it's free to attend!

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Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Newcastle, Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
London, Sadler's Wells
020 7863 8000
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Goole, Junction
01405 763 652
Hull Truck Theatre
01482 323638
Barnsley Civic
01226 327000
Harrogate Theatre
01423 502 116
Lancaster, The Dukes Theatre
01524 598500
Barrow-in-Furness, The Forum
01229 820000
Leicester, Curve Theatre
0116 242 3595
Blackpool, the Grand Theatre
01253 290190
Berwick, The Maltings Theatre
01289 330 999
Whitby Pavilion
01947 458899
Bradford, Kala Sangam
01274 303340
Newcastle, Dance City
Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre
01484 430528
Liverpool Playhouse
0151 709 4776
Hexham Queen's Hall
01434 652477
Middlesbrough Theatre
01642 81 51 81
Leeds, Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
0113 220 8008
Leeds, The Riley Theatre - NSCD
0113 220 8008
Hunslet Club, Leeds
0113 220 8008
Leeds, Yeadon Town Hall
0113 220 8008

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