We’re delighted to announce the return of Junior Jam this spring – our jam-packed music sessions for children aged 4-8!
Following a successful run in autumn 2018, Junior Jam will return to the Children’s Library at Manchester Central Library. Sessions will continue to be free so that more children and families from right across the city can take part.
For the first sessions of 2019, Junior Jam will be led by special guests Noisy Toys – who deliver workshops, events and interactive installations connecting science and music together in new ways, including creating amazing instruments out of old computers that people have thrown away.
Katie, Ben, Ali, Delia and Abel aka Kabantu – an ensemble of award-winning musicians and music educators known for their infectious rhythms and beautiful melodies from around the globe – will also be back to lead multiple sessions.
With an exciting theme each month – from Space Travel to Loop the Loop – Junior Jam is a perfect opportunity for children to develop their musical skills in a fun, friendly and accessible way.
Places are limited (20 children per session) so sign up in advance to secure your spot.
Spring 2019 dates and themes
Sat 26 Jan – Make Some Noise
Come and try out the laser slinky, the robotic duck and the bass buzz as we experiment with strange sounds using instruments made from electronic junk. Led by Noisy Toys.
Sat 23 Feb – Space Travel
Adventure into the far-flung corners of the universe and imagine what kind of music and creatures you might find there! Led by Kabantu.
Sat 30 Mar – Loop the Loop
Compose your own song with all of your favourite sounds using a loop pedal (a machine which repeats the music for you). Led by Kabantu.
Delivered in partnership with Manchester Central Library and supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. The project is made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.