Throughout August Cahoots NI have been on the road with one of our favourite and most important projects : Magic Menu.
We have been working closely with NI Cancer Fund for Children, NI Children‘s Hospice and the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children to serve up a menu of magical theatre in the respite centres and homes of some very special families across Northern Ireland.
Now in its sixth year, Magic Menu features two magical performers who delve into a fun filled three course menu that has various options for each course. The children and their families can choose as many options as they like – ranging from Summer Soup, to The Educated Duck, to Marshmallow Surprise, all from the only menu in the world where you don’t actually have to eat anything! The Magic Menu format allows for a lot of flexibility as each visit can last anywhere from five minutes up to one hour depending on the individual circumstances.
The project aim is to distract attention from the routine of medical treatment and to give everyone something to look forward to, to talk and laugh about, and to remember afterwards.
With just a few days left of the project, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that shared a little magic with us.
Magic Menu would not be possible without the generosity of our funders and supporters. We would like to offer a huge thanks to Belfast Harbour, Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland, Ulster Garden Villages Limited, St Anne’s Cathedral, Souter Charitable Trust, Enkalon Foundation and The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust for their support for this valued project.
As always, we would like to extend our thanks to our Principal Funder, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and the Garfield Weston Foundation for their continued invaluable support.