January 2018: Music Events for Children

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Watching live music is a magical experience for young children. It is mesmerising to see musicians playing, singers singing, and dancers dancing. Live performance is inspiring and exciting, teaching children about different ways to move and learn. Furthermore, it can be used to encourage all forms of interaction, and spark your child’s imagination in ways you didn’t know were possible. Many orchestras, theatres, and town halls have music events for children. These are more relaxed performances, which allow children the chance to join in. Here are some of the most interesting music events for children in January 2018 – book your tickets now!

Nationwide Music Events 

Hush-a-Bye

Until 18th February, Nationwide

http://www.oilycart.org.uk/early_years/current/

Suitable for: Babies and toddlers aged 6 months – 2 years, young children aged 3 – 5 years, young people aged 3 – 8 years (The show is presented in 3 versions)

Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree-top, when the wind blows the cradle will rock…Nestle among branches and meet the neighbours in Oily Cart’s immersive tree-top world. The leafy canopy is home to some of the creatures you might expect, and one you definitely won’t – a tiny baby! How did the infant get up there? Who is looking after them? And how can we help? Experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a woodland wonderland, the audience must explore to find answers. Hush-A-Bye is an interactive, multi-sensory production for the very young, with live music, puppets and an enchanting environment.

Teletubbies Live

17th November 2017 – 6th September 2018, Nationwide

http://teletubbieslive.com

Suitable for: Children aged 1 – 4 years I can’t believe Teletubbies are embarking on their first ever live tour! I remember these guys from when I was little – their success has been huge. Children love their bright colours, simple language, and silly antics, and this will be a fab first show for little ones. It promises lots of well known features from the television show, as well as some new songs to captivate young kiddies.

Mess Around Ltd. – Mess Around Party

Throughout January, Nationwide www.messarounduk.com

Suitable for: Children aged 6 months – 5 years

These Mess Around parties are absolutely brilliant! We attended a Mess Around rave a few months ago, and it one of the most original and fun things we have done with J. In June we enjoyed the Mess Around Despicable Me party, which was about all things yellow! This month, they have a classic Mess Around Party for you to enjoy. Kids will be able to enjoy their famous painting wall, gloop, sand, rainbow spaghetti, and lots more. They can squelch, pour, mix and splat until their hearts are content. There is lots of mess involved – but none of the tidying up. Book onto one of these events – you won’t regret it.

London Music Events

Sleepy Head

Until 4th February, Little Angel Theatre

Sleepyhead

Suitable for: Children aged 2-5 years

It’s been a long day for Dad and he can hardly keep his eyes open. All he wants is for Baby to go to sleep so he can catch up on a little shut-eye too. Dad’s usually got some tricks up his sleeve to help send Baby off to the Land of Nod. But tonight, Baby has other ideas…As soon as Dad’s out of the way, Baby gets his hands on the magic top hat, and when his friend Rabbit shows up the fun and games really begin! Mix in some magic, a pinch of circus and a large dollop of silliness and you have the recipe for a little adventure with a lot of laughs!

Dick Whittington 

9th December – 14th January, London Palladium

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Suitable for: Children aged 5 years +

Pantomime returns to the London Palladium with an enchanting new production of Dick Whittington staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the team behind Cinderella at the London Palladium. Join Dick Whittington (Charlie Stemp) on his daring journey through the streets of London aided by The Spirit Of The Bells (Julian Clary) as they face off against his dastardly nemesis, Queen Rat (Elaine Paige).

 

A World Inside A Book: Gruffalos, Dragons, and Other Creatures

Until September 2018, Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford

http://www.discover.org.uk/exhibitions/

Suitable for: Children aged 0 – 8 years

This is the UK’s first immersive experience showcasing the wonderful works of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It looks to be such a magical exhibition, as a storyteller invites you to sit down and cosy up with Charlie Cook, as he settles to read his favourite book. Children will be taken on a journey through some of the best-loved characters, including the Gruffalo, Zog, and the Highway Rat! The Discover Children’s Story Centre is a fantastic place to visit with children. It beautifully captivates the innocence of childhood, and encourages them to explore the world of children’s literature. We visited their Dr Seuss exhibition a few months ago: http://musicalmum.com/discover-childrens-story-centre/

Midlands Events

Stick Man

2nd – 12th January,  Town Hall, Birmingham

https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/stick-man-1

Suitable for: Children aged 2-5 years

Who doesn’t love the Stick Man? Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation returns for the Christmas period! Touching, funny and utterly original, this award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.

Cinderella

2nd – 28th January, Birmingham Hippodrome

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/cinderella-2/

Suitable for: Children and adults aged 5 years +

J is a little too young to go, but Luke and I have been to watch the Birmingham panto lots over the past few years. It’s always very impressive, very funny, and full of atmosphere! This year there is an all-star cast, including Beverley Knight in the role of the Fairy Godmother. Cinderella features all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime: a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy. The clock is ticking…book your tickets to the ball today!

Hartbeeps

9th January, Royal Star and Garter Homes, Solihull

https://www.facebook.com/events/330727480740695/

Suitable for: Toddlers

Hartbeeps will be running a FREE 45 minute Hartbeeps session in this wonderful home, with an invitation to all residents at the facility to come along and be a part of our sound journey.Tea, coffee, squash and snacks will be available after the session, along with the chance to chat to residents. The residents will not pick up your babies and will only interact if you give permission to do so or take them over to where they will be sitting around the room. Come and give our ex-service men and women a look at the magic that is Hartbeeps and the wonderment that are your beautiful children. 

 

 

Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:16:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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