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Ranked 6th in Netmums' Top Family Concerts in the UK 2023

Performances Summer 2024

June 2024,  -  Barnes Kids' Lit Fest

Tickets: Not yet on sale

Saturday 30 June 2024 - Riverhouse Barn, Walton-upon-Thames 

Tickets: Not yet on sale

Don’t miss this wonderfully witty and entertaining performance of Paddington Bear’s First Concert now in its 3rd year.  Explore innovative sound effects in a pre-concert workshop and then put your skills straight into action when cued during this original hit family concert.   

Popular children’s narrator Alexander Campbell recounts the story of Paddington Bear’s exciting journey from Peru, life with the Browns, friendship with Mr Gruber and the sticky mess he gets into at his first concert.   With exciting opportunities to join in, thrilling music expertly executed and lots of laughs, it’s one not to miss!

If you would like to make an instrument to bring to the performance for joining in, click here to access an instrument-making pdf which outlines what instruments you could make.  Instrument making PDFs for Barnes will be provided to you via the event organisers, but in case they are not, you can use this linked PDF.  

The originality and passion of Harmony's Music Club's interactive production of Paddington Bear's First Concert saw its first performance in 2020 attract a great deal of attention - it was promoted on social media by Stephen Fry (who has recorded the work himself), Hugh Bonneville, and BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Sussex.  The concert was viewed globally over 2,000 times within 1 month and on concert day it was watched live in South Africa, Mexico, Chile, the USA, Canada and the UK!  


We look forward to welcoming you to one of our performances this summer.

Suitable for ages 3-103.

Images from Barnes Kids' Lit Fest 2023
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Images from Bookniks and the Barnes Kids' Lit Fest 2022
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Images from the Barnes Kids' Lit Fest 2021
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