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Swaffham: Live Music and Dance Festival for under 11s, in aid of …

Swaffham: Live Music And Dance Festival For Under 11s, In Aid Of ...Our local children really know how to love and enjoy our region s best bands and live music. Last year s music and movement event, Concerts for Kids, was a sell-out! We hear it all the time: Norfolk doesn t have enough live music events for young kids , so this year s extravaganza has a big festival feel.

Brimming with the region s brightest toe-tapping talent, our festival will inspire young children to enjoy music, dance and movement in some of the most colourful and creative ways you can imagine. Held indoors at the stunning, sustainably-driven Green Britain Centre, Swaffham, PE37 7HT on Saturday October 17th from 10-4pm; we promise to keep you invigorated and warm, with stimulating sounds, fancy footwork and lots to experience and learn at our music, dance and arts workshops.

The story-telling folk songsters Addison s Uncle will headline our main room whilst all three levels of this amazing Eco Centre will resonate with drums, dance and delight. Imaginative workshops where young children can sing, dance and experience music first-hand will fill the rooms with energy and excitement.

Smaller acoustic stages will be peppered with musical talent from across Norfolk, giving children and their parents a chance to flow freely from one experience to another.

In addition to live music we have the aural fortune to host a new addition to the Norfolk music community: Mojo Filter, aka Ben Zaven Crane, who is at the forefront of dance culture and produces music for events and festivals he programmes, ranging from Wilderness to The Secret Garden Party through to sober morning raves at Morning Glory and even dance yogathons. His expertise has been adapted especially for this event in order to host the parent and kiddy rave phenomenon we ve named Cheeky Halves we could not be more excited! This rave will also play host to a number of periphery activities around the dancefloor including: children s reflexology, yoga, meditation and fruit and veg-based smoothies to keep things fresh and raw all in keeping with a wholesome and mindful awareness of our bodies, inside and out!

No festival for kids would be complete without bubble machines, face painting, colourful decor, dizzying lights, space to dance or to just sit, observe and take it all in.

Tickets are available in advance www.professionalmusicians.org/concertsforkids/1 with all entrance ticket sales going to BBC Children in Need.

This one-off, one-day event is being co-ordinated by Helen Battelley from Music and Movement and Caroline Southard from Concerts for Kids. Helen is an Early Years Dance and Movement consultant, and has been working with young children to help them develop dance and a love of music, movement and rhythm for over 16 years and is director of www.musicandmovement.org.uk2. Helen s work frequently takes her across the globe and she was recently awarded a tender in the Middle East as EYFS Movement Consultant for BSME.

Helen is currently working towards her MA in Movement Studies.

Caroline trained to be a professional musician at the London College of Music and has since worked on the BBC Proms event development, the Royal Concert and the Festival of Saint Cecilia. She s worked at the Musicians Benevolent Fund and has also managed high profile musicians such as Steve Reich and Lesley Garrett. Caroline runs www.professionalmusicians.org3, identifying amazing musicians for a range of events.

It goes without saying that both Helen and Caroline will be providing a unique and spectacular event.

Helen and Caroline s real passion and dedication lie in children s interactive experience with music. Together they are driven by widely held insights that music impacts memory development and retrieval, positive problem solving skills and supports social interaction with improved language and mathematical ability. There!

Research is fast progressing, proving the amazing impacts interacting and experiencing music has on children. And it is of no surprise that it improves creative thinking and visual arts skills.

It s time to enjoy the development of these innate abilities in children on Saturday 17th October at 10am, Green Britain Centre. Tickets available in advance.

More info from www.professionalmusicians.org/concertsforkids/4.

All ticket sales go to Children in Need.

We are very grateful to local businesses for their generous support and sponsorship to assist with the costs of hosting this special event.


  1. ^ www.professionalmusicians.org/concertsforkids/ (www.professionalmusicians.org)
  2. ^ www.musicandmovement.org.uk (www.musicandmovement.org.uk)
  3. ^ www.professionalmusicians.org (www.professionalmusicians.org)
  4. ^ www.professionalmusicians.org/concertsforkids/ (www.professionalmusicians.org)

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