Kids Gig: Pokko & The Drum Parade/Workshop

Sat 20th April 2024
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How Brave Is The Wren present…
Pokko & The Drum Parade/Workshop
In partnership with Supersonic Kids Gig and as part of The Heath Bookshop Literature & Music festival
Sat 20th April – Sun 21st April 2024
Venue Address:
How Brave Is The Wren, 4 York Rd, King’s Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RZ


“The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her the drum…”
It’s a thought that has crossed the minds of many a parent! And it will be our starting point as we set off to make a right old racket in celebration of The Heath Bookshop’s inaugural Literature & Music festival, jumping in with both feet providing drums, tambourines, costumes and performance rights to a lovely bunch of animals ..ahem.. we mean children, to create a fitting procession / performance inspired by Matthew Forsythe’s fantastic book Pokko & The Drum.
P.s we promise there will be no eating of band members.

Here’s how to get involved:

Pokko & The Drum Workshop Sat 20th April 11.30am – 4.30pm
The day will be divided into 3 sections of storytelling, music and costume creation, it will be delivered by artists Sarah Hamilton Baker, Ben Sadler & Jenny Moore and will take place at Kings Heath Library.
Location: Kings Heath Library, B14 7SW.
Cost: £30 per child for a full day of workshops
Suitable for children aged 8+
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Pokko & The Drum Drop in workshop Sat 20th April 11am – 4pm
Location: How Brave Is The Wren bookshop
Free / 11am-4pm
Be part of the supporting cast by coming along to our drop in workshop and create a shaker to help us make a noise at the parade on Sunday.
No need to book just turn up

Pokko & The Drum Parade Sunday 21st April 2pm
Location: How Brave Is The Wren bookshop
Free / 2pm
Come along and witness our version of Pokko & The Drum and help us to make a right racket in and around York Road. If you create a shaker at our drop in workshop make sure to bring it along, the performance will be led by our Pokko & The Drum troop of young creatives and will last approx 20-30 mins (although we don’t really know as its not been made yet!)
No need to book just turn up

More info about How Brave Is The Wren

This event is part of ‘The Heath Bookshop Literature and Music Festival‘ which is supported using public funding by National Lottery through Arts Council England” Click HERE for the full festival programme.

Pokko & The Drum Parade is presented in association with “Supersonic Kids Gigs” created by the UK’s premiere experimental music festival, Supersonic Kids Gigs are designed for families as a way of introducing children to experimental music – BIG sounds for little people!