BLACKWOOD Miners’ Institute hosts a show that promises to be a wonderful interactive performance for babies and toddlers.

The Reservation has live music, a mysterious soundscape, and the natural objects it brings to life include an old tree that sits in the centre of the theatre.

With a chance for children to look, play, and feel the objects, it is said to guaranteed to be a fantastic experience and a truly memorable show for young audiences.

It comes to town on Monday, March 19 with performances at 11am and 1.30pm.

Tickets cost £3 per child with adults coming in for free.

The age guidance is 18 months and over with the show lasting 45 minutes.

You can book tickets online at www.blackwoodminersinstitute.

com or call the box office on 01495 227206.

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Mandela story brought to stage FOLLOWING its sell-out debut performances at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre in 2009, Cape Town Opera return with the highly anticipated European premiere of Mandela Trilogy, pictured, plus the acclaimed Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

The Mandela Trilogy comes to the centre on June 20 and 21.

It’s a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela and dramatises key periods of his extraordinary life in different musical styles, including traditional Xhosa songs and jazz melodies.

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess will be performed on June 23 and 24.

The story is relocated to the depression-ravaged townships of Soweto and contains some of the most stirring and ever-lasting songs including Summertime, I Got Plenty Of Nuttin’, It Ain’t Necessarily So and I Loves You Porgy.

For tickets and further information you can visit the Wales Millennium Centre website at or call the box office on 02920 636464.