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Paws on the Moors - outdoor theatre

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Monday 23 April 2007

23 April 2007

Paws on the Moors - outdoor theatre

Derby University’s Graduate Theatre Company will be performing Moors for the Future’s 'Paws on the Moors' LIVE throughout May at various venues around the Peak District.

The light-hearted 30-minute outdoor play for all the family follows the adventures of six dogs and highlights the delights and dangers of taking 'mans best friend' on the moors. Performances start at 11am, 2pm and 4pm at the following venues. Entry is free.

Saturday 5th May - Dovestone Reservoir near Oldham

Sunday 6th May - Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Derwent Valley

Monday 7th - Longshaw Estate and Padley Gorge near Grindleford

Saturday 12th - Spring Gardens, Buxton

Sunday 13th - The Moorland Centre, Edale and Grindsbook Meadow, Edale

Saturday 19th - Chatsworth House, near Bakewell

Sunday 20th - Hollin Bank - Stanage

Sunday 27th - Crowden car park, A628 near Glossop

The Moors for the Future Partnership has organised the performances as part of its ‘Paws on the Moors’ initiative, which also includes a downloadable ‘dog blog’ podcast and information on dog friendly places in the Peak District.

Dan Boys, Moor Care Project Officer says “We have been working closely with the Kennel Club to promote responsible dog ownership in a fun and positive way and we hope this play will illustrate how dog owners can behave responsibly and get the most out of their visit to the moors. We would ask owners to keep their dogs on a short 2 metre lead from now until the 31st July when rare moorland birds are nesting on the ground and sheep are lambing”

Moors for the Future is a partner organisation, based in Edale, carrying out a £4.7m restoration of the Peak District moorland and blanket bog. Peat bogs in Britain store more carbon than all the forests in the UK and France.

Please consider travelling by public transport to our events where possible. See www.traveline.org.uk to plan your journey.

This is an archived press release

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