As part of the first national family arts festival taking place in the October half-term holidays, Birmingham's Town Hall, Symphony Hall, and Symphony Hall Cafe are celebrating with family-focused activities full of shows, workshops, and mostly free entertainment.
Supersonic Kids Gig featuring Richard Dawson 26th October 2pm
Singer, storyteller and serial belly laugher, Richard Dawson introduces families to the wonders of experimental music with his playful guitar style, soaring voice and original songs from lost stories and peoples histories.
I'm attending this particular event with my family because my nephew loves music, and with a title like 'Supersonic', I know he won't need convincing to come.
The Three Billy Pigs 29th October 12.45pm and 3.30pm
Blending The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff with incredibly crafted puppets, light-hearted storytelling, live music and a little bit of eco-awareness for good measure, enjoy a couple of fairy tale classics with an unexpected twist.
I loved The Three Little Pigs story as a child, here's hoping the modern, inverted twist is just as captivating as the original stories.
Macamu 28th October 1.30pm Macamu combine puppetry and music with a number of musical instruments for a varied, and exciting show for kids.
Musical Picnic: Midweek Explorer The new mid-week breather with jazz singer Sara Colman promises to be a fun morning for all. Sara Colman is the established jazz artist, who is on board for educating children about music.
We all know an event is even more enjoyable if you haven't had to spend any money. I'm just hoping my nephew is as excited as I am about the prospect of a free gig.