Learn how to jump over the moon with Slung Low

With our fourth College term just beginning, we’ve all been working hard at Slung Low HQ and are very much looking forward to seeing you here at the club, for a pint, a soda, a college course, a play or even an alien adventure!

On Saturday (19 October 2019) we will be hosting our bi-annual How To Festival, How To Jump Over The Moon! A fun filled day for all the family here at The Holbeck, a community club that welcomes everyone.

We’ll start the day at 11am with a fab & friendly music workshop for 3–7 year olds and their families. Hosted by The Neptunes, a trio of local musicians who we spotted earlier this year at The Holbeck Gala. As well as being an awesome band, Gina, Livvy and Kez love to create a nurturing music experience with children and young people. During this workshop they will guide you through singing in harmony and getting some beats going with some basic percussion.

At 1pm Goblin, acclaimed theatre company who make shows for young people and families will be here with their unmissable musical delight; Hey Diddle Diddle. A hilarious adventure filled with music and puppetry, for ages 3+. Ever wondered how a cow jumped over the moon? Or why the dish ran away with the spoon? With original songs played live on stage, brilliant puppetry and lots of laughter, this new show is a wild and musical celebration about the importance of imagination.

Shortly after that at 2.15pm you’re invited to go on an adventure with Manic Chord in their new 80’s inspired extra-terrestrial experience: The Unknown. Amber, a tech savvy teen and her rather more traditional grandmother Dawn, are onto something supernatural. With fellow members of the Society for Speculation, can the daring duo get to the bottom of these gravitational goings on?

After journeying through The Unknown you are invited to join Manic Chord for some Alien Antics where you’ll be given the tools you need to create your own alien adventure. In this workshop you will play games, create characters and tell stories that are totally out of this world. Alien Antics begins at 4pm and is aimed at children who are 7+ and their families.

We’d love you to come down and take part in one or more of these activities, or even better stay for the whole day! We’ll put on some sandwiches for lunch at 12noon and at 5pm we’ll all come together for a big family friendly pop concert by The Neptunes! Everything is You Pay What You Decide after you take part.

There are many brilliant events coming up soon from a wild Cabaret to a Boxing Day quiz and joining our mailing list is the best way to find out about them first. But here’s one for our South Leeds Life readers, drum roll please….

We will be making our first Leeds People’s Theatre short film in January. James Phillips has written a short film called The Good Book. It’s set in Holbeck and filmed entirely in Leeds. It’s set in the near future when the country has been divided by political extremism and is bubbling on the edge of civil war. The cast is going to be made up of over 100 people from Leeds and a handful of invited performers from elsewhere. We’d love you to be a part of it. Sign up online here: www.slunglow.org/shortfilm

And finally, we will be hosting our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 14 December so please save the date and get in touch if you would like to host a stall for free.

Please visit our website www.slunglow.org to book onto any of the activities for our How To Festival, sign up to our short film, join our mailing list or to book a stall at our Christmas Fayre.

We are based at The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Leeds, LS11 9QX and you can call us on (0113) 226 0808.


This post was written by Sally Proctor

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