Tiddly Prom 2014

Hello there!  The summer term is coming to a close, and here at Arts Active we have a jam-packed summer ahead of us!  We’ve got a schedule full of exciting opportunities and events for all ages and interests! 

 For Younger Children:

 The Tiddly Prom – Saturday 19 July – Saturday 26 July, 10.30am

Join Bert on his allotment as we find out how his garden grows through the seasons with silly songs, terrific tunes, special magic & mayhem.  A real musical treat designed for the under 5s and the grown ups they look after!

Cherry Pie’s pre-school music workshop – Monday 21 July, 12.30pm & 2.00pm

Come and join Tiddly Prom’s Cherry Pie in a fun and informal introduction to music that you and your child can enjoy together. The session encourages your child’s natural love and enjoyment of music.  Suitable for children ages 1-5

Trom Prom Tiddly – Tuesday 22 July, 4.15pm

Trombone workshops for 5 – 7 year olds.  Using special small P-bone trombones and with the expert guidance of trombonist and teacher Jo Hirst this is guaranteed to be a lip tingling half hour of fun.

 Blodyn & Tatws – Wednesday 23 July, 1pm

A colourful Cat duo bring their stories and adventures and to life with an interactive and bilingual Story telling session from LaLaLa Productions. This event is for 5-7 yr olds and their families 

For Dancers

Dawns Haf (Summer Dance School) – 4 – 9 August

A weeklong contemporary dance course offering 14-24 year olds the chance to work alongside professional performers and choreographers, develop technique and create a brand new piece of dance for performance at the New Theatre.  To book, contact Bryony Harris: 02920 878572 / bharris@cardiff.gov.uk

 Youth Showcases

Festival of Folk Youth Showcase – Sunday 20 July, 3pm

As part of St David Hall’s Festival of Folk on Sunday 20 July, come to Lefel 1 and watch a selection of talented young folk enthusiasts!

 Bach to Front – Wednesday 23 July 3.30pm

Bach to Front is a feast of old and new, and celebrates the ‘mash-up’.  From Bach to Billy Joel, see choral and a cappella music like you’ve never before from young operatic ensemble, Indomitable Productions. 

 Innocence and Experience – Friday 25 July 3.30pm

Innocence and Experience is an emotional and honest piece of puppetry theatre.  Coupled with voice and oboe, the production is based around Vaughan-Williams’ song-cycle Ten Blake Songs, and provides a brief but powerful look into the lives of two people and their place in the world. 

 Into the Woods – Wednesday 23 July – Saturday 26 July, 7.15pm

The young and talented Unknown Theatre Company presents a new magical musical adventure. Steven Sondheim’s Into The Woods is a tantalising tangle of traditional fairy tales including favourites Cinderella, Jack, The Witch, The Wolf, Rapunzel and Little Red Ridinghood.

 For Music Makers

A Taste of Gamelan – Saturday 19 July

 13:30 – 15:00 – Gamelan taster workshop
Bring the whole family to enjoy our beautiful bronze Javanese percussion instruments and learn to play a traditional piece. Suitable for all levels of experience. 

 15:15 – 16:45 – Art workshop – Javanese shadow puppetry
Hands on art workshop. Suitable for all ages, everyone in the family can create their own Javanese shadow puppets inspired by the Gamelan and the music that accompanies a shadow play.

 17:00 – 18:30 – Singing workshop – Sing-along-a-gamelan
Fancy learning something a little different? Why not come along and dabble in learning some traditional, and slightly less traditional, Javanese songs.  Suitable for the whole family. 

 19:00 – 20:00 – A taste of gamelan informal concert

After all the hard work there will be an informal performance sharing music and artwork from the day’s workshops. Those who took part in the workshops will be invited to perform as well as Cardiff and Bristol Gamelan groups performing Javanese gamelan music.

 Uke Can Do It – Monday 21 July, 3.30pm

Come and have a go at learning and performing with this cheeky little instrument. No experience necessary, and we’ll provide the ukulele.  Suitable for ages 7 and upwards. Under 11 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

 Raspberry Sliders trombone taster workshop – Tuesday 22 July, 4.15pm

Putting the raspberry to good use your 8-11 year old can have a go at the trombone with this fun introductory workshop. Using special small P-bone trombones and with the expert guidance of trombonist and teacher Jo Hirst this is guaranteed to be lip tingling fun.

 Music Mix – 28 July – 1 August

This summer, young musicians will take part in MusicMix, a 5 day music making course for 13-18 year olds, where participants compose and create their own music in any style and with any instrument.

To take part in the course please complete the online application form: www.artsactive.org.uk/musicmix or contact Arts Active on 02920878570/artsactive@cardiff.gov.uk

SURELY there will be something amongst this delectable smorgasbord that has piqued your interest! 

Unless otherwise specified, you can book any of them online at stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or call St David’s Hall box office on 029 2087 8444. 

If you’d like any more information about any of the workshops or shows offered, or would simply like to say hello, then give us a call on 02920 878570 or email us at artsactive@cardiff.gov.uk

 Best wishes,

 The Arts Active Team