Tag Archives: Family Concert

7 Crafty Garden Activities for Kids

We’re getting in the mood for our Secrets of the Garden family concert next week! Whether it’s paper plate bugs or spider headbands there’s loads of fun crafts to bring the creepy crawlie world of the undergrowth to life…

Paper plate bugs from Vintage Umbrella

Make ladybirds, spiders and bees – simple and a chance to get really creative!


2 Spider finger puppets from Lalymom

A great way to make a toy that lasts long after craft time is over.


 3 Paper plate garden from Happy Hooligans

We love this one because it’s so messy, creative and fun!


4 Egg carton daffodils from Mr Printables

Egg cartons are a gift for crafting – and can be transformed into beautiful flowers.


5 Buzzy bee headbands from The Little Crafty Bugs Company

Another one that is fun to play with long after, these headbands are fab!


6 Clothespeg dragonflies from Crafty Morning

Googley eyes, pipe cleaners and clothes pegs – this one’s great as you can use these for all sorts of things later on, from decorating the garden to a cheeky bookmark!



7 Tissue paper ladybirds from I Heart Crafty Things

A great way to use up any scrap tissue paper!


We’ll be running crafts and activities before our concert on 18 June – definitely feeling really inspired now!


Crash Bang Wallop! Christmas Star: Pre-concert Listening!

In preparation for our family concert this Saturday, Crash Bang Wallop! Christmas Star we’ve prepared a fun festive playlist to give you a taste of the kinds of things we’ll be playing. Starring special guest Dame Felicity Lott (who, by the way, is appearing on Classic FM’s live webchat at 11am today!), there is plenty of fun festive tunes as well as carols to sing a long to!


Month in Pictures: March and April

With everything from conducting bumble bees, synaesthetic lighting, rhythmic jazz-piano, spiritual choral music and comedians reading poetry, these last couple of months have certainly been hectic for the City of London Sinfonia. We’ve had so much fun putting on our Natural / Supernatural series which began at the end of March performing in beautiful venues such as Southwark Cathedral and Christ Church Spitalfields, and we’ve even been able to fit in some regional touring and lots of education work too! Here are some of our favourite pics from the last couple of months:


 Our education team trying on animal masks ahead of our Crash Bang Wallop! Animal Antics family concert at Cadogan Hall in March!


Some snaps from our First Time Live projects in Mansfield, Thurrock and Peterborough which gives young people the chance to produce and experience a live orchestral concert for the first time! Can you spot the bumble bee conductor?


Rehearsals for our Tavener Celebration concert with the fabulous Hilliard Ensemble and Holst Singers at Southwark Cathedral. Our trumpet player obviously was so overwhelmed by the brilliant sound that he had to have a nap! 


Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time resonating through the atmospheric surroundings of Village Underground for our last CLoSer. We hope those who logged in to watch the performance via livestream enjoyed the performance too! Check out some more photos here.


 Some of our musicians got up to some exciting things in April, including being conducted by England Cricketer Stewart Broad with Opera Holland Park and performing at Dorsey & Whitney’s offices behind a view of the City!


Some pictures from a selection of our other concerts around the UK including the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Snape Maltings.


British actor and comedian John Sessions rehearsing for the final concert of our Natural / Supernatural series tonight at Cadogan Hall!


Natural / Supernatural
Thursday 1 May 2014, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Mozart –  Overture from The Magic Flute
Gwilym Simcock – On a Piece of Tapestry (London premiere)

Gwilym Simcock – Cumbrian Thaw
Beethoven – ‘Pastoral’ Symphony No. 6