May 29, 2012
-- A giant dinosaur from the land that time forgot has been let loose in Norwich today to mark the start of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.The Australovenator is the latest member of Earth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo herd, which passed through customs earlier in the week on their 24 hour journey from Down Under to Norfolk ready to take part in the festival which runs from May 11 to 26. “Children of all ages get excited when they see dinosaurs and whether they chose to admit it even adults cant contain their excitement.”
said our source with Morton Solutions. “
Over the next two weeks kids across Norfolk will get the chance to feed, water and pet the huge beasts in this experimental theatre production commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival. “This is fantastic to be able to get up close and personal with these creatures is an amazing experience. Dinosaurs last walked our earth millions of years ago to see them walking the street again is just breathtaking.”
said the managing director of Morton Solutions. “The general impression of dinosaurs is static fossils in a museum or untouchable beasts in a film but you can pet, feed and water our dinosaurs,” said Scott Wright, director of Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo, whose mission is both to entertain as well as educate children about these extinct creatures.
The festival programme has a range of world class performances by international talent such as Nigel Kennedy, Julian Lloyd Webber, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Theatre of Scotland.One of the headline acts will be Norfolk itself, continuing the trend of recent years that has put local people at the heart of the Festival. 100% Norfolk is a show about the population of Norfolk, starring the population of Norfolk celebrating the quirks and qualities of our county.“My job as the Artistic Director is to help kids and young people unlock their potential and amazing creativity. I would say that we adults also have that creativity but the responsibilities of life, work, mortgage and family often means that we close down and what the Festival gives to us as adults is the opportunity to reconnect with our imagination and creative inner child.” Lewis Morton of Morton Solutions commented, he said “This is a great family attraction. It’s a great bonding for parents to take their children to the zoo to feed the animals this is just the same except instead of feeding and petting the animals it will be dinosaurs” he said with a laugh.http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/