Kids Take Over is back

17 Mar 2021

Kids Take Over is back

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of the first school term? And you know what that means…time to start planning how to keep the kids entertained in the school holidays!

So, you’ll be happy to hear that the always popular Kids Take Over is back in April. As you’ve come to expect, there’s a great program of low-cost workshop and activities for kids from 5-14yrs. But this is year there’s a twist; the kids taking part in the workshops will all find themselves performing on the day of the Justine Clarke concert!

HOTA Producer Rachael Edwards told us a little more about what to expect at Kids take Over this April:

‘Kids Take Over this year is really exciting. The program is packed with workshops where kids can learn from artists and industry professionals. And while they’re all about having fun, they’ll also be creating a performance for our kids festival on Sun 18 April.’

‘We’re really excited that the amazing Justine Clarke, supported by Lucas Proudfoot, will be performing on our Outdoor Stage that day and we’ve planned a whole day of activities and performances around the concert featuring the kids from the workshops.’

No matter which Kids Take Over workshop the kids attend, and there are plenty to choose from, they’ll find themselves front and centre on Sun 18 taking part in roving performances or performing at our Lawn Bar or even on the main stage!

Rachael continued:

‘The kids involved in the Electrified Music Workshop will learn techniques and riffs that they’ll perform on the main stage before Lucas Proudfoot performs, and the kids from DJ Skool will entertain the crowds with their party playlist that they created with a help from DJ Fletcher.

‘In the Street Theatre Workshops the kids will be split into two groups and will become mini Disruptors in Residence on the day. The first group will work on circus skills, things like juggling and maybe even having a go at riding a unicycle! The second group will focus more on acting and will workshop ideas with Edward Sarroff to create their own performance piece. These mini Disruptors will then perform street theatre style at the festival, weaving their way through the crowds.

‘The Mini Buskers will learn all about performing live from indie-pop star Ella Fence and will provide live music and entertainment in our Lawn Bar after the concert. And our Mini Chefs will work with HOTA Pastry Chef Sharon to create an enormous, mega-monster cookie that will be the inspiration for cookies that you’ll be able to enjoy on the day of the concert.’

On the day there will also be free pop up activities around the precinct and you’ll want to grab a special passport to record your adventures. And with market stalls from our Mini Marketeers, live music and food in out Lawn Bar after the concert and a very special kids version of Stories in the Key of GC in the Basement there are plenty of reasons not to rush home.

With limited Kids Take Over workshop places you’ll need to sign up quick, and make sure you add this whole day of family fun into your calendar.

Check out the Kids Take Over workshops here.