Chester Summer Music Festival, Family Creativity Day

Date: Saturday 04th July 2009 10:30

Venue: The University of Chester, Chester

A fun day when all members of the family can get creative! The day runs from 10.30am – 3.00pm. The aim of our Family Creativity Day is for families to spend time together, working creatively to produce an afternoon performance. The day will centre around thestories and adventuresof the mythical hunter-warrior of Irish mythology and giant, Fionn MacCooill. When each family arrives at 10.30am they will be allocated to one of three groups and working on a rotation basis each group experiences three workshops.

  • The first workshop is a percussion workshop when everyone can have a go on our principal percussionist’s huge range of percussion, including sleigh bells, gongs, timpani, drums, wind chimes, exotic African and Asian instruments and lots more!
  • The second workshop is craft based and children and parents make props, scenery, and costumes for the final performance
  • The third workshop is with a storyteller and is drama based – everyone gets involved with bringing the script to life and acting out the story.

The three groups come together at the end for a final performance on the stage. The day is most suitable for children between the ages of 7 and 11 although this is very flexible. Children must be accompanied by an adult, who will also have the opportunity to take an active role in the day’s activities! There is a short break for lunch and you can invite non participating family members along to the final performance.This is an action packed day. There will be a break for lunch but we advise you to bring food and snacks with you so you don’t miss a thing by popping out!

Booking Information

Ticket Prices – £5 adults, £3 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Telephone Chester Festivals box office on 0845 241 7868

This event is part of the Northwest-wide Songs of the Earth Project,supported by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation