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Family Concerts

The NCEM now programmes family friendly concerts and invites you to join us with family and friends

The Chimpanzees of Happytown
NCEM Sunday 26 March | 11.30am and 1.30pm
Presented by Music in the Round Music by Paul Rissmann
Book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Adults £10.00 (£5.00 young people)
£25.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)
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The much-loved story of Chutney the Chimp is brought to life through brilliant live music and colourfully projected illustrations, presented by narrator Polly Ives and Ensemble 360. Full of songs and actions so that everyone can join in! Learn the songs and have fun in advance with free videos and downloads at

Fantasia 2000 -
NCEM Sunday 30 April | 11.30am
Fantasia 2000 (USA/1999/U)
Suitable for 7-11 Year Olds
Adults £5.00 (£3.00 young people)
£12.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)
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This updated Disney classic film sets animation against great music, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Carnival of the Animals and Rhapsody in Blue. It retains the original 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', featuring Mickey Mouse. Each section is introduced by an American showbiz character

Bim, Bang, Boing!
NCEM Sunday 4 June | 11.30am
Suitable for 3-7 Year Olds
Adults £7.00 (£5.00 young people)
£20.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)
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Gary Hammond, former percussionist with the Beautiful South, entertains with a huge variety of percussion instruments, including Waterphone, vibratone, buzz bow, airpipes and bird whistles from all corners of the world. From groove to soundscape with instruments you may never have seen, come along and enter this amazing sound world!

Jazz for Toddlers
NCEM Sunday 25 June | 11.30am
Suitable 2-5 Year Olds
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Dave Kane bassist and Oliver Dover saxophone
Adults £7.00 (£5.00 young people)
£20.00 (2 adults and 2 young people

Join Dr Zapp and Dr Zamm, magical musical scientists from the future! Expect a playful and friendly atmosphere jam-packed with lots of music and movement, proving you are never too young to love jazz.