What do you get if you cross two music loving, primary teaching, singer songwriting, music lovers? ROCKTOPUS!
Rocktopus is an interactive, live music experience for children which will entertain, educate and inspire. With their quality tunes there’s no doubt that adults and children alike will enjoy their rock mash-up songwriting.
Now in it’s fourth year Colston Hall’s Hoo-Ha! festival is an annual weekend of fun for all the family packed full of music, dancing, workshops and fantastical performances.
The first festival in 2015 saw hundreds of young people take over Colston Hall’s foyer spaces for a host of free events as Ready Sheddy Disgo taught the coolest kids disco moves, Conductive Music made musical instruments out of vegetables, and Cardboard City let young creative imaginations construct beautiful works of art with nothing but cardboard and glue. Meanwhile Kid Carpet, Schlomo, Mark Grist and Tim Clare filled The Lantern with music, poetry and fun for the festival’s ticketed shows.
Brian the bookworm slid into Colston Hall’s foyer in 2016 for readings of all your favourite children’s books through the weekend. The British Sinfonietta took us on a very special Bear Hunt, Bakehouse Factory led us through the jungle to meet Marvel the Elephant and other Wild Things, we got our skates on for the BUMP Family Rollerdisco and both parents and young-uns alike showed off their moves to Junior Jungle Rave!
Our Hoo-Ha! 2017 festival was the biggest yet as we celebrated Colston Hall’s anniversary with Colston Hall’s Nifty 150 Birthday Bash with Andy Day and DJ Cheeba . Legends of children’s TV Dick and Dom kick off the weekend with their madcap show while Bristol Zoo walked down the hill to visit with some colourful characters and cretaceous creatures to present Dino School. We revelled in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, relaxed to some beautiful classical music for babies and toddlers with the Lilliput Concerts and flew into outer space with our free Explorer Dome Inflatable Planetarium.
Now as Colston Hall undergoes it’s ambitious transformation, Hoo-Ha has expanded our of the foyer and across the city into The Folk House on Park Street and beyond.