A special City Roots Family Day with free attractions including craft workshops, face-painting, storytelling, sessions from Cambridge Folk Club and Black Fen Folk Club, a performance from Muntu Valdo and fun walkabout characters.
Family Fun Day details announced
Tuesday 13 February 2018
City Roots Craft workshop with Emma Hardy
Drop in session - 12noon - 5pm
Get creative with scrap materials to make your own unique Kilt Pin Broach or craft a magical Star Wand out of willow. Drop in at any time throughout the session, no need to book. Suitable for all but the really small; Children must be supervised by an Adult.
Storytelling with Alex Ultradish
12.25 - 12.40pm, 1.30 - 2pm & 4.15 - 4.45pm
Alex Ultradish is a storyteller, MC, word weaver & expert talker, she is as unique as her name. Alex will make you feel as comfortable as your favourite arm chair, make you laugh like a friend who knows you too well and maybe even make you cry. (Disclaimer crying is an infrequent reaction to listening to Alex tell stories) Listeners from nine weeks old to nine hundred years old are enthralled by her. Entrenched in tradition intrigued by the future she will take you to places you may never have imagined. All you need is your magic carpet and she will provide the rest. Think pirates with sat navs, queens that disco dance after too much Dubonet, talking cats and fairies Disney would never recognise. This is the world of the Ultradish, go on, step in.
Family Ukulele Workshop with Michael Davidson - This workshop is fully booked
2.20 - 3.45pm
The workshop will be run by Michael Davidson, Head of Rock, Family and Community Music, Hertfordshire Music Service. This workshop is suitable for children age 7+.
Tickets for this must be booked in advance - click here for more information.
Folk Club Session with Cambridge Folk Club
12noon - 12.45pm
Mythopoeic are a duo of talented young folk musicians from Cambridge who write and arrange their own material, sing in harmony, and between them, play a variety of instruments.
Pat Crilly and Greg Camburn perform a high energy set of a mixture of selected covers, blues and original and traditional material.
Folk Club Session with Black Fen Folk Club
1.10 - 2.10pm
Barbara Wibbleman with Quentin Rea: Barbara sings haunting traditional Gaelic songs and whatever she fancies in English and other languages. Accompanying her on the guitar is Quentin Rea, who plays regularly with the Cambridge Contra Band.
Martin Baxter with 'Alternative Arrangements': Americana, Oldtime and Bluegrass songs with guitar and mandolin. Martin also crafts his own songs which wistfully reflect these traditions.
2.20 - 3.45pm
Muntu Valdo plays what has been dubbed "Sawa blues", so named because he hails from the Sawa community of Cameroon's coastal region.
Family Ceilidh with Frog on a Bike
4.05 - 5.30pm
Frog on a Bike are a popular band in their native Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. They make a big fun sound that's guaranteed to have you up and dancing.
Please note: All times are subject to change.