Wednesday 1 January 2014
Family fun at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Start off the new year with some family fun at St Martin-in-the-Fields. With its Trafalgar Square location, welcoming atmosphere and value for money food, shopping and events, St Martin-in-the-Fields is the ideal family venue during the school holidays and all year round.
Mini Maestro Family Concerts
The Mini Maestro family concerts are a fantastic way to introduce children from 4-12 years to classical music. London Musical Arts uses creativity, storytelling and games to convey this magnificent art-form. These concerts take place throughout the year and feature hands-on exploration of some of the most popular classical music. There are opportunities for sitting in the orchestra, conducting, beating the drums and clapping, game playing and singing along. As well as a chance to hear the instruments up-close, as the friendly musicians go ‘walkabout’ in the audience. It’s a journey of discovery, imagination and inspiration: creative, educational and fun.
The next Mini Maestro concert takes place on Saturday 25 January at 4.30pm. Take a whirlwind tour of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the musicians creating the sounds of barking dogs, chattering birds, raging storms and all the glories of nature. While on Saturday 22 February at 4.30pm come and explore Mozart’s emotionally-charged Symphony N0 40. Mini Maestro tickets priced £8.50 for adults and £6.50 for under 16s are available from the box office – online at www.smitf.org and telephone 020 7766 1100.
’What a beautiful and informal way to introduce children (and adults!) to music.’
An Audience Member
The Café in the Crypt
Whether in central London for a Mini Maestro concert, brass rubbing or another special event, enjoy good value, freshly prepared food at the award-winning, Café in the Crypt. We use the highest quality and freshest ingredients as well as fair-trade and organic products that are sourced from local and UK based suppliers. Menus change daily but always include our scrumptious afternoon tea for £5.95 and on Fridays don’t miss ethically-sourced fish and hand-cut chips.
In addition to its family friendly food, the Café in the Crypt has baby changing facilities and plenty of space between tables for buggies.
Café in the Crypt Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8.00am-8.00pm (Café open to Jazz ticket holders only from 6.30pm on Wednesdays; Thursday-Saturday 8.00am-9.00pm and Sunday 11.00am-6.00pm.
Brass Rubbing and Shopping in the Crypt
If you are looking for some traditional and creative fun why not try your hand at brass rubbing at St Martin’s? Choose from a selection of replica brasses including medieval knights in armour, fire-breathing dragons and beautifully adorned ladies waiting to be rescued. The brasses are available in varying degrees of difficulty and the St Martin’s team will help you make your selection and get started on creating your own unique work of art. Brass rubbing takes place daily with prices starting at £4.50. While the children are busy creating their masterpieces, parents can discover the Shop featuring a delightful range of gifts, music, books and souvenirs.
Shop and Brass Rubbing Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10.00am-7.00pm, Thursday-Saturday 10.00am-9.00pm and Sunday 12noon –6.00pm. Last brass rubbing takes place one hour before the Shop closes.
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