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Turner Sims Summer Family Day

30th June 2024

11:00 - View all performance times

Turner Sims Southampton , Building 52 University of Southampton Salisbury Road

Box Office: 023 8059 5151

Turner Sims Summer Family Day

Turner Sims' Summer Family Day is back with free workshops, music, dance and crafts in the foyer and gardens.Enjoy quality time with family and friends in Turner Sims' foyer and the beautiful gardens of Highfield Campus. With free craft activities from 11am - 4pm and performances and workshops spread throughout the day, there will be plenty to keep you entertained.Invent an Insect! Craft Workshop 11am - 4pm | All ages | Drop in all day Join paper artist Nathan Ward in the foyer and create your very own imaginary insect! Free to join and all the craft materials will be provided.Face Painting 11am - 4pm | All ages | Drop in all day Have your face painted for the occasion by one of our brilliant face painting artists.Big Bug Hunt 12pm | All ages Join us for a bug hunt around the gardens of Highfield Campus. Learn fun facts about the amazing insects crawling around among us and see how many you can tick off the list!Jham! 12pm | 2.15pm Dancers and musicians unite in Jham! - an energetic performance highlighting the rhythmic play between the ancient and the modern. Jham! features prominent musicians including a beatboxer, a classical Indian percussionist and a Karnatik vocalist alongside classical Indian dancers.Community Stage 1.30pm | 3.30pm Join us to celebrate talented young people from our city as they take to the stage with an exciting line-up of music and dance performances. FolkActive Youth Ensemble bring lots of energy with their folk tunes and Hampshire Stepping. Male youth dance company, FuzzyLogic, will perform Attention. And FuzzyClear, a company of young male dancers with autism, will perform Who Am I? exploring identity and acceptance.Puppetry and Conducting Workshop 2.15pm Ever wondered what a conductor does in front of an orchestra? How do their body movements relate to the sound the musicians are making? What aspects of the music are they trying to communicate? Join musicians from the University of Southampton, puppeteers from Dotted Line Theatre and puppet Pythagoras to explore music conducting. Supported by University of Southampton Centre for Music Education and Social Justice.Creative Beats Workshop 3.15pm | All Ages and abilities YES! Creative Beats from the Isle of Wight, specialise in interactive samba drumming and percussion workshops with an emphasis on fun and friendship! Come and join Yetta and Emma for a fully inclusive, participatory rhythm workshop. You'll be playing some rhythm games and learning some fun grooves playing boomwhackers and sound shapes.

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30 Jun 2024 - 11:00 5 hours Free Book Tickets
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