October Half Term Family Fun!

Gibson Brands Interactive Studio Open Sessions: 2 pm – 3pm, every day

Open Sessions – Come on down to the British Music Experience where we will be hosting our October Half-Term Open Sessions. Meet our Visitor Experience Musicians who are on hand every day from 2 – 3 pm in the Gibson Brands Interactive instrument studio. The Open Sessions are designed to make music accessible whether you’re a beginner or advanced you can have a go at playing an instrument and unleash your inner musician.

Suitable for all ages

Dougie’s Mini Music Makers

We will be dedicating a space in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio to under-fives. The section will include percussion and rhythm instruments so your tots can dance to the beat of their own rhythm.

Suitable for under fives

Family trail: All day

Come along to the British Music Experience and take part in our free Family Trail. Meet Dougie Floyd and his gang of musical mates, explore the exhibition following clues and completing puzzles along the way. Complete the Trail and receive a certificate making you a British Music Explorer.

Suitable for 4 -11-year olds

Get Crafty with Frankie

From Dougie Floyd to Frankie Feathers, who’s your favourite character from the British Music Experience troupe? This October Half-Term, design an outfit for your favourite character for a chance of winning a British Music Experience family ticket.

Suitable for all ages

Film Night: 26th October 6.30 pm

Come join us after hours this Halloween for Film Night at the Museum where we will be showing the cult classic Donnie Darko. The film boasts an impressive soundtrack from Echo and the Bunnymen and Tears for Fears.

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness - or will the world really end

Our Star Café will be serving cinema style snacks and drinks (including alcoholic beverages).

Certificate 15

Doors at 6pm

Film Start 6.30pm

Drumming Masterclass

David Kelly is a session drummer and drum educator.

He has appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, BBC Radio One Live Lounge and have toured extensively and played major festivals all over the UK, USA and Europe. His drumming has been featured on recordings with Dan Croll and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

In this two-hour masterclass David will go through the development of different drumming styles throughout British music history. From pre-pop rhythms, the populisation of swung rhythms, to the progressive rock movement within the 70's, ending in the present day looking at how the current drumming landscape is a mix of the varying styles throughout the decades.

David will end with a hands-on practical session where participants will get the chance to try out some of the techniques discussed on the drum kits provided.

25th Oct

Doors 6.00pm

Start 6.30pm

Tickets: £5

Get your tickets here