Bewonderment Machine
By A Bird in the Hand Theatre

The Bewonderment Machine Is an artist-built cycle-powered carousel, a kinetic public sculpture and a magical journey for small children.

Visually, this is a quirky dreamscape, combining found objects, puppetry, machinery and music. With riding space for up to 10, this is also a miniature theatrical flight of the imagination, empowering the very young to care, to be curious and to believe in their own strength.

The Bewonderment Machine is a joyful call to re-wild our imaginations and a celebration of the creatures that are increasingly losing their familiar place in our children’s lives and in their language. 

“This is a beautiful artistic carousel, that celebrates nature and encourages children to look around them with fresh eyes. Audiences visited time and time again as they were enchanted by the woodland animals and the characters that animated the experience….this it everything that outdoor arts for young children should be”



Gallery Oldham
12pm – 3pm