Take the family to a concert that you can all enjoy. The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Barbican Centre on the 27th October, and there will be far more than music to keep everyone interested.
Between 10.30am-1pm there will be a pre-concert workshop, in which you will be able to compose your own music with help of members from the orchestra. You will also get to make props to take in to the concert with you.
Then at 1.15pm-2.15pm there will be free activities in the foyer for children, and the younger children can play in the creche between 2pm-4pm, while the concert is on. Places are limited, so you should book by calling 020 7638 8891.
The concert itself focuses on the theme of witches, and will include music from fables, folklore, and films. To start proceedings, Danse Macabre - Dance of Death - by French composer, Camille Saint-SaŽns, anticipates the coming of Halloween. According to medieval allegories, Death appears every midnight on Halloween to call forth the dead.
Second will be a musical interpretation of Baba Yaga, a Slavic folktale about a monstrous crone who lives in a chicken-legged hut.
This will be followed by Symphonie Fantastique, The Noonday Witch, and Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Tickets for the workshop are £5 per person, while the concert is £5 for children and £10 for adults.