May What’s On For Kids In Birmingham

How on earth is it May already? Once again it is time for my roundup of music-based events for children in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. At the time of writing, all of the events I have included below have ticket availability, though obviously this may well have changed by the time you read this post.

A concert hall is ready for the next performance. Imagine that this is taken just before the doors are opened to let the audience in for a wonderful evening's entertainment.
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As usual, given that we live in a big city with a fantastic array of arts organisations at our doorstep, this post is always quite long, so I have put a contents list at the top here with links to each venue and event that I cover further down. So you could have a look through all the events, or just go straight to the place or show that you are most interested in.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Home to Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Welsh National Opera, the Hippodrome is a fantastic large venue that hosts touring arts companies who put on big shows like musicals.

Welsh National Opera – The Magic Flute on 3 – 5 May at 7.15pm

Step into a land of mystery, magic and adventure. With a magic flute and a set of magic bells for protection, Tamino sets off on his quest to save Pamina from the grip of an evil enchanter, accompanied by his sidekick the endearing Bird Catcher. Along the way he encounters unforgettable characters – from the mysterious Queen of the Night to animals that can be tamed by music. But as he overcomes a series of challenges, all is not what it seems…

The Magic Flute is an opera for all ages, with a reputation for being the perfect first opera. WNO’s new production takes this enchanting fairy-tale and gives it a modern twist.  Set in a world of fantasy, feast your eyes on vibrant sets and costumes accompanied by Mozart’s sublime music and a witty story.

Sung in English, with surtitles in English

Welsh National Opera – The Magic Flute

Welsh National Opera – Blaze of Glory on 6 May at 7.30pm.

Set in a 1950s Welsh Valleys’ community, Blaze of Glory! follows the fortunes of a small group of miners who embark upon a musical escapade by reforming their Male Voice Choir to raise spirits following a mining disaster. Led by their heroic Chorus Master and supported by the strong-willed women who stand by them, the men embark on a series of adventures: they kidnap a yodeller, take part in the historic trans-Atlantic link-up with Paul Robeson and blaze a trail to the Eisteddfodau and beyond.

Blaze of Glory! celebrates the Land of Song and how community spirit can triumph over adversity. Traditional Welsh harmonies blend with the a cappella sounds of the 1950s, operetta, gospel and big band as our intrepid band of gleemen Lindy Hop their way to glory. Join our men in blazers, for a feel-good performance which will make your heart sing.

Sung in English, with surtitles in English

Welsh National Opera – Blaze of Glory

In The Night Garden Live on 8 – 10 May at various times

In the Night Garden Live is coming to Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023!

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!

You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. This show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from the amazing flying Pinky Ponk.

Now in its 14th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1.1 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,653 parents’ reviews.

Pip-pip, onk-onk!

In The Night Garden Live

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals 2023 on 13 – 14 May at 7.30pm and 2.30pm

A spectacular line-up of not just one, not two, but 10 of the world’s best professional dancers will be coming to Birmingham Hippodrome for the 2023 official Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals UK Tour.

This exhilarating show will showcase the exceptional talent of TV’s hugely popular professional dancers, performed within the wonderful world of the BBC show, with its stunning costumes and sparkling sets.

Audiences will enjoy world-class dance, stunning choreography and glamorous costumes, live and up close from 10 talented Strictly Professionals: Dianne BuswellVito CoppolaCarlos GuKaren HauerNeil JonesNikita KuzminGorka Marquez; Luba MushtukJowita Przystal; and Nancy Xu.

Directed by Strictly’s Creative Director Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals will surprise and delight audiences with dance and choreography at the highest possible standard.

Don’t miss your chance to see these much-loved dancers coming together to perform in a theatrical ensemble that will simply take your breath away.

NB This show is not for under 3s, no under 3s will be admitted to the show.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals 2023

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall is a wonderful purpose built concert hall, famous for its amazing acoustics. The Hall is part of the International Convention Centre on Centenary Square, next door to Birmingham Rep Theatre.

Sheherazade: CBSO and Kazuki Yamada on 3 May at 2.15pm


Brahms  Violin Concerto, 40 

Rimsky-Korsakov  Scheherazade, 45

hguihui Every note tells a story. Brahms wrote his Violin Concerto while on a summer holiday in the mountains, and with a soloist like Daishin Kashimoto, it’ll practically glow. And in Rimsky-Korsakov’s oriental wonderland the beautiful Scheherazade spins tales of adventure, magic and (of course) love. It’s a sonic adventure beyond the imagination: under Kazuki Yamada, it’s never sounded more colourful, more sensuous or more thrillingly alive.

Sheherazade: CBSO and Kazuki Yamada

Free Jazz Fridays: Yaatri on 5 May at 5pm

Running time  Event Start: 5pm Event End: 6:30pm (please note that these times are an approximation and may be subject to change)

Yaatri is an award winning five-piece art-rock/jazz crossover group formed in Leeds in 2018. Their blend of complex composition and ethereal soundscapes captivates the heart as well as the mind. Influenced by the momentum of the rhythms of India, immersive timbres of electronic music, and energy of rock and roll, their music has a strong sense of purpose and journey.

Free event!

Free Jazz Fridays: Yaatri

Paul Dunmall 70th Birthday Celebration on 7 May at 2pm

Paul Dunmall is without doubt one of the leading improvising saxophonists in the world, much in demand in the USA and across Europe. He was a member of the Divine Light Mission band which took him to California and to an Ashraf that worked with Alice Coltrane. 

Following that he joined Johnny Guitar Watson’s Blues Band with which he toured widely. He then returned to the UK and became a key member of the improvised music scene. He is now settled in rural Worcestershire, but plays regularly, notably in his Paul Dunmall Invites series in the Eastside Jazz Club in Birmingham Conservatoire. Paul has always encouraged and mentored young players and several of these will appear at this birthday celebration. 

There will be three groups each of which will play a 30-minute set: Group 1: Paul Dunmall, saxophones, Tom Pountney-Barnes, guitar, Sarah Farmer, violin, Richard Foote, trombone, James Owston, bass and Jim Bashford, drums. Group 2: Bruce Coates, saxophones, Trevor Lines, bass and Ed Gauden, drums. Group 3: Paul Dunmall, saxophones, Phil Gibbs, guitar, Miles Levin, drums

Paul Dunmall 70th Birthday Celebration

CBSO plays Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony on 10 May at 7.30pm


Weber  Clarinet Quintet (arranged for orchestra), 25 

Widmann  Con brio, 12 

Widmann  Three Shadow Dances, 10 

Beethoven  Symphony No. 7, 36

It’s not every day you meet a musician who’s the complete package, but Jörg Widmann – dazzling composer, inspiring conductor and clarinettist extraordinaire – is exactly that. He’s an artist with a serious sense of fun, and today he plays a delightfully operatic showpiece by Weber, conducts his own anarchic homage to Beethoven, and then throws caution to the winds in Beethoven’s very wildest symphony. Hold on to your seats…

CBSO plays Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Movie Magic with the CBSO on 13 May at 6pm


Ravel: Tzigane

Vasco Mendonça: A Box of Darkness with a Bird in its Heart

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 9 in A major, Op 47 ‘Kreutzer’

In Diana Tishchenko, critics have discovered “a genuinely distinctive, individual voice”, praising her “beauty of tone,” and “astonishing maturity”. Solo engagements with leading European orchestras, a clutch of major international awards and a widely-acclaimed debut album in 2019, put her in the top rank of violinists to watch. This recital plays to all her strengths through Ravel’s intricate gypsy Tzigane, a striking new work by Portugese composer Vasco Mendonça and the many contrasts of Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ sonata which gives both instruments a chance to shine. 

In our Sunday morning Rising Stars recitals, we’ll hear from a group of outstanding artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls. Each musician embarks on an international concert tour of halls in the ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) network and B:Music venues Symphony Hall and Town Hall have been there since the series began in 1995.

Join us in Symphony Hall’s new Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space for a delightful hour or so in the company of superb musicians, and enjoy a coffee or tea and a slice of cake into the bargain.

ECHO artist nominated by Cité de la Musique/Philharmonie de Paris and Casa da Música, Porto

Movie Magic with the CBSO

B:Classical 2022/23 & Echo Rising Stars: Diana Tischenko on 14 May at 11am


Including music from…  Star Wars • Harry Potter • The Great Escape • Back to the Future • Superman • Sunset Boulevard •The Godfather • Gladiator • James Bond • The Marvel Films and more!

The last time the CBSO staged a concert celebrating some of the very best music ever composed for films it sold out. So, guess what? They’re doing it again! This year with a whole new line-up of stunning scores handpicked by your host for the evening, presenter Tommy Pearson.

B:Classical 2022/23 & Echo Rising Stars: Diana Tischenko

B:Classical 2022/23: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra on 16 May at 7.30pm


Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3
Dvořák Symphony No 7 

This enticing concert brings together music by two great composers who know exactly how to wring every ounce of excitement from the orchestra. Dubbed ‘The Bohemian Brahms’, Dvořák’s international recognition was firmly established by the time of his Seventh Symphony. It contains some of his most beautiful tunes, characteristic rhythms and a driving momentum that brings the symphony to a thrilling close. 

Barry Douglas’s international career was sealed when he won the hugely prestigious Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. He last appeared as part of the Birmingham Classical season in 2009 so it will be a special occasion to welcome him back.

Making their first Birmingham appearance are the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Olari Elts, who succeeded Neeme Järvi as chief conductor and artistic director in 2020. They open the concert with one of their compatriot Arvo Pärt’s best-known works, his elegy on the death of Benjamin Britten whom Pärt had hoped to meet having only recently discovered his music.

B:Classical 2022/23: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Mahler’s Tenth Symphony: CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla on 18 May at 7.30pm

It was the musical equivalent of raising the Titanic. When musicologist Deryck Cooke rescued Mahler’s only-just-incomplete Tenth Symphony, he salvaged one of the landmarks of 20th century music: a huge, heartfelt mediation on the meaning of life itself. If you don’t know the Tenth Symphony, you don’t know Mahler; tonight, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla brings her own, very personal, insight and passion.

Please note, there will be no interval in this concert.

Mahler’s Tenth Symphony: CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

The Music of Lord of The Rings, Game of Thrones and Beyond on 19 May at 7.30pm

Experience epic and inspirational music from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and beyond as the worlds of TV, film and fantasy are brought to life by a full symphony orchestra and stunning choir, in this unmissable concert featuring the greatest movie music of all time.

London Concert Orchestra












The Music of Lord of The Rings, Game of Thrones and Beyond

Queen Symphonic: A Rock Orchestra Experience on 26 May at 7.30pm

Songs to include…  I Want To Break Free • Under Pressure • Radio Ga Ga • A Kind Of Magic • Crazy Little Thing Called Love • Fat Bottomed Girls • Don’t Stop Me Now • Another One Bites The Dust • Somebody To Love • Bohemian Rhapsody • Killer Queen • The Show Must Go On and more!

The CBSO gets a rock-star makeover as they join forces with incredible vocalists (from the West End hit musical We Will Rock You) and a full rock band for a night of Queen’s greatest hits. You’ll find all the best-loved songs, from their very first hit single Seven Seas Of Rhye, through to the powerful epilogue to Freddie Mercury’s legacy, The Show Must Go On. Join us for this symphonic spectacular which pays tribute to one of the UK’s greatest ever rock bands and promises to be an epic night out!

This concert will be BSL interpreted.

Queen Symphonic: A Rock Orchestra Experience

CBSO Singalong: Mozart’s Requiem on 28 May at 1.30pm and 7pm


Errollyn Wallen  Peace on Earth, 4 

Mozart  Requiem, 48

Ever wondered what it’s like to sing live at Symphony Hall with the full CBSO? Now’s your chance to find out, in this one-off performance from scratch of Mozart’s Requiem. And whether you’re an aspiring diva or have only ever sung in the shower, this is your chance to rehearse and perform under the expert guidance of the CBSO’s world-famous Chorus Director, Simon Halsey.

Rehearsals will start at 1.30pm. Full details will be sent to ticket bookers closer to the time.

CBSO Singalong: Mozart’s Requiem

Birmingham Town Hall

Symphony Hall’s sister venue, Birmingham Town Hall is just a little way down the road.

BCMG: T R E E Concert on 12 May at 6pm

The long-awaited T R E E Concert is finally here! Join us in exploring the connections between nature and humankind in an enchanting musical programme that includes the world premiere of Christian Mason’s new Sound Investment commission The Singing Tree, with text by Paul Griffiths, and the textural Concertini for ensemble by Helmut Lachenmann.

T R E E has grown from an idea into multiple activities and workshops for young musicians, extensive digital resources, artwork, real-life planted trees, and a lifelong connection with the amazing Birmingham Trees For Life, and there’s so much more we want to do.

We believe this project is as much for us as it is for our planet, join us to celebrate what we often take for granted and spread the importance of preserving our green spaces, and planting new ones.

Read more about the T R E E project.

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Michael Wendeberg Conductor

Helmut Lachenmann b. 1935, Concertini (2005) 33’

Christian Mason b. 1984, The Singing Tree (2020, 30’) World Premiere

This commission was generously funded by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, PRS Foundation, and The Radcliffe Trust.

Ticket holders will get free entry to the Pre Show

Inclusive Pre Show: B.C.M.G Next Tree 18.00

Hear pieces by Helmut Lachenmann, and Christian Mason performed by our BCMG NEXT early-career musicians. Support the generation of contemporary musicians as a starter to our T R E E Concert.


Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire join forces yearly to offer a unique training programme for music students and professional musicians looking for a career as performers of contemporary music. As part of this, our talented early career musicians perform throughout the year along with our BCMG Musicians, come and support the next generation of musicians.

BCMG: T R E E Concert

B:Classical 2022/23: An Unforgettable Evening with Sir Willard White and Brodsky Quartet on 14 May at 7.30pm

In 50 years, the Brodsky Quartet have given over 3000 concerts and released over 60 recordings, and their natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore different artistic directions is as sharp as ever. This unmissable project sees them join forces with Sir Willard White in an homage to the musical relationship and personal friendship between Frank Sinatra and the Hollywood String Quartet which led to their epoch-defining 1957 album Close to You. Jamaican-born bass Sir Willard White is one of the great all-round musical entertainers of our era, as dazzling when performing Songbook standards as he is on the stages of the world’s great opera houses. 

“We have had so much fun putting together this inspiring collection of songs (in new arrangements by Paul Cassidy) and cannot wait to share them with you,” the Quartet says. And you can certainly tell. Expect pieces from the Great American Songbook, excerpts from Porgy and Bess, traditional folk songs from both sides of the pond, Barber’s evocative Dover Beach and a selection of Sinatra numbers from the album. And by way of a curtain-raiser, the Brodskys have a couple of quartet-only pieces up their sleeve too. 

B:Classical 2022/23: An Unforgettable Evening with Sir Willard White and Brodsky Quartet

B:Classical 2022/23: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on 17 May at 7.30pm

CPE Bach Symphony in F major 

CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A major 

JC Bach Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Cello in B flat major 

Mozart Symphony No 34 in C major 

Using instruments of the period, the trailblazing Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment bring the music of the past to life in a way that’s inspiring and fresh in the 21st century. They have the perfect partners in violinist/director Riccardo Minasi, an acclaimed talent in the field of historically-informed performance, and celebrated cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. 

In music that is just 30 years apart, we see a snapshot of a changing world – a bridge between the Baroque period of Johann Sebastian Bach (father of CPE and JC) and the Classical era of Mozart. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is often cited as being on the cusp of this transition but his own individual style is to the fore in these two original and inventive works from his 30 years in Berlin. His half-brother, Johann Christian (the 18thof the Bach siblings) wrote his Sinfonia Concertante at the height of his career and was influential over a young Mozart who met and played for him in London. Finally, Mozart’s C major Symphony, his last before leaving Salzburg for the thrills of Vienna, has a real spring in its step. A bright and breezy opening movement leads to a delightfully elegant Andante and a fleet-footed tarantella that positively dances along to the end.

B:Classical 2022/23: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Lunchtime Organ Concert with Thomas Trotter on 22 May at 1pm


W Harris Flourish for an Occasion

F Mendelssohn Overture, St Paul

W T Best Concert Fantasia on ‘Men of Harlech’

F Bridge Allegretto grazioso – Andante con moto, from Six Pieces

L Rogg Partita on ‘Nun freut Euch’

R Laurin Etude Héroïque

Birmingham City Organist since 1983, Thomas Trotter is one of the world’s top-ranking virtuoso organists and was awarded the 2020 Queen’s Medal for Music. His fortnightly lunchtime concerts last around an hour and showcase the organ’s sublime delicacy and awesome power – as well as his own technical wizardry – in some of the most inventive programmes you’re ever likely hear.

Lunchtime Organ Concert with Thomas Trotter

CBSO Centre

The CBSO is a world class orchestra, right on our doorstep. They have performed all over the world, and are absolutely fantastic. The orchestra performs regularly at both the Town Hall and Symphony Hall in Birmingham and in their own home just down the road and nearer the canal, the CBSO Centre. You will see above in the listing for both Symphony Hall and Town Hall that concerts by the CBSO are being performed at those venues this month, in this section I am talking only about the concerts that will take place at the CBSO Centre.

Centre Stage: Music and Poetry on 11 May at 2pm


Programme to include… 

Purcell  Fantasia in G 

Finzi  Bagatelle for Clarinet and Quartet 

Penderecki  Clarinet Quartet: 1 Notturno 

Mozart  Mozart Clarinet Quintet: 1st movement

Centre Stage: Music and Poetry

Midland Arts Centre (MAC)

MAC is a multi-purpose venue, meaning that there is an art gallery both a separate gallery space and one around the cafe areas, workshop spaces, a theatre, a cinema, and other performance spaces. It is also located in Canon Hill Park making it a great place for a day out. It is definitely worth having a look through their website to see if there is something for you and your child(ren) to enjoy.

TDE: Tobias Delius/Paul Dunmall/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders on 17 May at 8pm

In Toby Delius and Paul Dunmall we have two of the world’s finest saxophonists who love playing together, and really drive each other on in a live setting. They will be supported by two rhythm players who are leading world figures: bass player Olie Brice and drummer Mark Sanders.  

TDE Tobias Delius/Paul Dunmall/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders

Babies Adventures in Music (BAM) on 19 May at 11am & 1.30pm

Bring your baby for a bounce with singer Sam Frankie Fox and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Rocha. This warmly interactive performance for babies, families and friends celebrates music with a host of instruments, styles, gentle movements and stimulating sounds. A mix of familiar and new music comes to each month’s sessions, building on your babies’ previous interaction and giving them more chance to learn and to grow!

Performances feature harp, diatonic accordion, a range of stringed instruments, songs in different languages and lots more.

Suitable for babies 0-18 months and their families and friends.

Performances are 30 minutes long

Babies Adventures in Music (BAM)

Your Story: BREATHE Academy Workshop with beatboxer SK Shlomo on 28 May at 3.30pm

BREATHE Academy is a pilot youth project empowering marginalised young people from across the UK to harness creativity and unite against suicide.

You can be one of the very first members of a brand new nationwide scheme called BREATHE Academy, launching in partnership with suicide helpline CALM by international beatboxing star and CALM ambassador SK Shlomo.

BREATHE Academy covers more than beatboxing: it’s about inspiring young people from diverse backgrounds, especially female/non-binary, LGBTQIA+, disabled and/or from the global majority, to be their true selves, through any creative means, with budding artists collaborating live on stage with SK Shlomo at some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals and venues, plus having their creations platformed online.

Sounds like you? Book your place below.

Your Story: BREATHE Academy Workshop with beatboxer SK Shlomo

SK Shlomo: BREATHE on 28 May at 6.30pm

Described by The Times as a “one-person music festival”, international beatboxing star SK Shlomo returns with award-winning new solo show BREATHE: a rollercoaster love-letter to the lifesaving power of beats, bass & breathing. 

With rave reviews after premiering at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall, and winning a Fringe Award at Edinburgh Festival, BREATHE is a thrilling mix of cutting-edge music tech, heartwarmingly personal storytelling, and the breathtaking virtuosity that makes SK Shlomo a main-stage festival favourite, a world-champion beatboxer, and collaborator of choice for megastar acts like Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Gorillaz.

WINNER – Spirit Of The Fringe Award 2022 for Theatre.

NOMINEE – Off West-End Award for Best Performance 2022 

WINNER – BBC Culture in Quarantine Award.

Please note this production contains distressing themes, strobe lighting, haze, loud music & close proximity.

NB: This show is for people aged 12 and older.


The orchestra is all on stage. they have tuned up and are ready to play.
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Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre is a multi-purpose arts centre based at the University off Warwick, that is actually based in Coventry rather than Warwick. It hosts music, drama, comedy, dance performances and more along with a number of different workshops and arts classes for the local community. They have recently re-opened after a very big refurbishment.

Open Mic on 11 May at 8pm

Whether you’re working on a song, writing some fresh bars or making a new beat, this is the perfect space to perform to a supportive audience and meet some like-minded souls.

The mic is open for music, spoken word and anything in between.

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the night and let us know that you’d like to get involved. 

Arrive nice and early to avoid disappointment! These sessions will be hosted by our Associate Artist Chris Mapp.

Free to just drop by between 8pm & 10pm

Open Mic

Free Jazz Fridays on 5, 12, 19 and 26 May at 5.30pm

Avoid the traffic, drop in to Benugo’s after work on a Friday and enjoy some free jazz. 

We’re delighted to present our new foyer programme of live jazz at Benugo’s Bar & Kitchen, led by The Moloney Trio.

Featuring Aaron Moloney (drums), Wayne Matthews (bass) and Keenan Ngo (piano), plus special guest musicians. 

Free to just drop in between 5.30pm & 7pm

Free Jazz Fridays

Lunchtime Concerts: Themba Mvula on 11 May at 4pm

Make the most of your lunchtimes with a fabulous performance by Baritone, Themba Mvula.

Themba Mvula is a British-Zambian baritone. He completed his training at Birmingham Conservatoire where he won the Gordon Clinton English Song Prize.

He has performed roles with companies from Opera North to the English Touring Opera.

He has also performed abroad with Dutch National Opera and at Theater an der Wien, where he played the role of ‘Frazier’ in Porgy and Bess.

Themba has worked as a soloist and member of the Olivier Award winning ensemble for English National Opera.

He has premiered in new works including the title role in Bhekizizwe by Robert Fokkens. As well as Mkhululi Mabija in a filmed production shown on the BBC and the next live tour.

He sang in recital with Roderick Williams at the Brighton Festival in 2021.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to meet and talk to the artist over a free hot drink. All ages are welcome to attend.

If you require a space for a wheelchair, please call the Music Centre on the day of the concert before 12pm on 024 7652 3799.

Lunchtime Concerts Themba Mvula

Musical Picnic on 14 May at 11am

A wonderful monthly series of original, participatory family performances continue featuring an eclectic mix of incredible musicians, musical styles, cultures, instruments and personalities.

Artists over the coming months to include, Randolph MatthewsThe Hotclub of JupiterBostin BrassBAM! Babies’ Adventures in Music (with Sam Frankie Fox & Ricardo Rocha).

Free to just drop by between 11am and 12.30pm

Musical Picnic

SK Shlomo: BREATHE on 19 May at 7.45pm

Described by The Times as a “one-person music festival”, international beatboxing star SK Shlomo returns with award-winning new solo show BREATHE: a rollercoaster love-letter to the lifesaving power of beats, bass & breathing.

With rave reviews after premiering at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall, and winning a Fringe Award at Edinburgh Festival, BREATHE is a thrilling mix of cutting-edge music tech, heartwarmingly personal storytelling.

It’s the breathtaking virtuosity that makes SK Shlomo a main-stage festival favourite, a world-champion beatboxer, and collaborator of choice for megastar acts like Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Gorillaz.

  • Winner – Spirit Of The Fringe Award 2022 for Theatre
  • Nominee – Off West-End Award for Best Performance 2022
  • Winner – BBC Culture in Quarantine Award


Family Singing Spring 2023 on 28 May at 11.30am

Join us for our popular Sunday morning hour of singing. 

Songs to get you singing, moving and dancing, with a healthy dose of creativity thrown in. Open to all ages, you just need to bring yourselves and your willingness to have lots of fun.

Free to just drop by between 11.30am and 12.30pm

Family Singing Spring 2023

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