Come and Play! is two days of amazing music making for anyone of any age at the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
If you have ever wanted to play a musical instrument, on 6th and 7th November, you can bring you family and friends as you all try the trumpet, discover the drums or play the piano and fill the Barbican with sound!
Here is what’s going on for each day:
Sat 6 Nov
The Barbican is offering you and your family to come Have A Go with their music instrument workshops. If you have ever wanted to try Folk, Classical or even Rock, go and take part in one of their many music workshops.
Why just play instruments when you can make your own? Drop in and join renowned architects Jonathan Pugh and Douglas Murphy in Percussion Buffet and assemble your own set of drums. Why not make a whole orchestra and take part in the String Making and Wind Making too!
Also, don’t miss the music making installation in the Barbican Foyers, Play Me, designed by musician and artist Jo Green.
With so much to discover make sure you leave plenty of time to experience it all. Don’t rush home – instead finish off your day of creativity and head to the Barbican Hall for Play-A-Long. Watch trained musicians play along to silent film You’re Damn Tootin, then play-a-long yourself – you could even use the instrument you’ve made!
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Sun 7 Nov
Whether you’re aged 8 or 80, bring your family and friends and take part in musical workshops and begin a musical journey. Become a member of the Scratch Ensemble, led by the Urban Folk Quartet – no music reading required!
Release your inner Rock God with their Rock Band workshop; give in to the rhythm with their Percussion Beats workshop or belt out a tune with Sing – any ability welcome.
It’s never too late to be the next Mozart, whatever age and whatever experience, they have experts to help you in I wish I could play the Piano…
Don’t just end your musical discovery there; they’ll be offering advice throughout the weekend on how to continue your new found passion for you and your family.