Part of Turner Sims Summer Nights, the Family Summer Day was a full day of FREE magical musical activities and events for children and grown-ups of all ages.
Families were offered the opportunity to get involved with workshops, music, craft and performances. Attendees had the option to bring a picnic to enjoy in the ground of Highfield Campus.
GROOVE SENSATIONS: A sensational sensory voyage for under 3s and their grownups. Audiences enjoyed beautiful electronic soundscapes, hard grooving funk and jazz in a magical experience for the young – and not so young.
GROOVE INTO THE WOODS: Family favourite Groove Baby presented an exciting jazz and funk-fuelled show especially for people aged 3 – 7 – and their grown-ups. Groove Into the Woods is an animated and live-action magical, musical adventure. Designed to be a midpoint between kid shows and ‘regular’ adult concerts, this show has something for everyone.
THE ENCHANTED CINEMA | SPELLS & ANIMATED JOURNEYS: Classic animated films were brought to life in this participatory live family cinema experience for ages 5 and up. Children could use cymbals, shakers, ocean drums, paper bags – and voices – to help musicians create live sound effects. The audience created their own special sound track for a rowdy party of elfin princesses and goblin princes.
Alongside these performances was a programme of drop-in workshops, including Symphonic self portraits (drawing your own orchestra), See a Song (a sensory experience inspired by music), African drummingn and the SoCo vegetable orchestra (the opportunity to create musical instruments from vegetables).
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