Corra Sound’s Caroline Page and Liz Franklin-Kitchen are bringing Peru’s most infamous export to your homes this Sunday afternoon from a socially acceptable distance.
For Paddington fans (children and grown ups alike), it's a must! Have your marmalade sandwiches and instruments at the ready on Sunday 21st June at 3pm. We hope you can join us and tune in to Facebook Live for this world premiere of a very special Paddington Bear performance!
Find out more about the big event from Liz below....
Shortly before COVID-19, Caroline and I were scheduled to perform 'Paddington Bear’s First Concert' at a local primary school. As lockdown began and our concert was postponed, the fact that the arts sector was about to face its worst economic hit in UK history began to dawn. With public spaces closed we realised we needed to find new ways to reach audiences.
Almost immediately, Caroline launched a wonderful website (Harmony’s Music Club) full of creative resources for children to connect with music. At the same time, I began exploring possibilities around live-streaming. We put our heads together and Paddington was re-invented…
This Sunday, at 3pm, we will bring you an interactive, live-streamed concert, from our
respective homes in Esher and Guildford, with illustrations provided by children from
around the world. We've provided this video tutorial on making your own percussion
instruments out of ordinary household objects so that you can join in with sound effects too!
What's more, Paddington 'giants' Stephen Fry, Hugh Bonneville and others have generously promoted us on Twitter and Facebook boosting our reach to over 53k views!
You can watch us live here. While the concert is free, you can always show your appreciation by donating through PayPal or by buying us a marmalade sandwich. 50% of any donations received will go to UNICEF, supporting children around the world during the pandemic.”