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Todd in the Hole Festival
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FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Musicale

Musicale is celebrating 45 years of holiday courses this summer!

We are thrilled to be running two weeks’ of fun musical activities 25th-29th July and 1st-5th August in Harpenden.

Week one is full of orchestras, wind bands and ensembles for all ages and stages. This year our group leaders are from the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Music College, a BBC Young Musician of the Year and professional musicians from the top British orchestras, supported by students from the London music conservatoires. Each day also has non-musical, team-building activities to support their development as young musicians. Ages 8-18 years, grades 1-Diploma.

Week two is musicals week. This year is Matilda! Children who play an instrument can join the orchestra to play music from all the musicals and those who love to sing can this year learn songs from Matilda to perform at the end of the week. Some children love to do both! Ages 8-18 years, grades 1-Diploma.

We run Step up to Music for 5-7year olds during both weeks. This year we have an Eco theme which will be the base for all the musical games, songs and compositions that the children will take part in over the course of the week. Children are introduced to the instruments of the orchestra and have an exciting week of music-making that culminates in a concert for their families.

Venue: Katherine Warington School, Harpenden

Time: 9.30am-3.30pm

Needed: Packed lunch, great attitude, an orchestral instrument for week one.

Book online: www.musicale.co.uk

FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Todd in the Hole Festival

Todd in the Hole: a family-friendly festival near Hitchin

After the disappointment of having to postpone for the last two years, Todd in the Hole Festival is looking forward to finally opening its gates again this July.

If you're not familiar with the festival, then check out my review from when I went to the last weekend in 2019 here.

The Todd Team have been working hard to bring a stellar line up to this year's festival including The Killerz, Amy Winehouse – A Tribute, Wham George Michael Tribute, UK Fleetwood Mac, Rick Parfitt Jnr &RPJ Band, Wrong Jovi, Mused, Dave Pearce, Pat Sharp, plus loads more. 

Ending the weekend in style on the Main Stage will be the legendary Martin Kemp and his Back to the 80’s DJ Set.

Keeping the kids entertained from 11.00 – 18.00 on Saturday and Sunday will be a host of activities in a brand-new Kids Arena hosted by Gordan Craig Panto favourite Aidan O’Neill. Acts include Imajica Theatre, Tiny T’s Storytelling and puppets, Showtime Circus, DW Soccer, Sandy Art, a vintage fairground, a giant sandpit, performances from Stagecoach plus loads more.

‘After missing out on staging the festival at the last-minute last year we want to make sure that 2022 is our best year yet with something for everyone. We can’t wait to enjoy fantastic music over a weekend to remember with our Todd festivalgoers and their families.’ David Nye, Festival Co-Founder. 

A dedicated family camping space with hot showers, posh loos and great coffee make this the perfect first festival experience for little ones.

To buy day or weekend tickets please visit www.toddinthehole.co.uk and don't forget to use code TODD20 for 20% off Adult Sunday Day Tickets.

Feature

Is your little one starting Reception this September?

If your child is starting Reception this September, and your head is spinning with what you need to know and do, then make sure you read my latest article.

My eldest started school last September, so I’ve collated all my advice, along with that of the other mums at our school (all hail the School Mums WhatsApp group!)

Read the full article here.

Please share with any friends who have children starting Reception this September.

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