Family Day is coming up soon and if you’re looking for things to do with the….well family, you might want to check this out.
It’s the Big Bang Festival, a fun-filled two-day children’s music festival offering free and low cost concerts, sound installations and events for the whole family February 17th and 18th at the National Arts Centre.
The Big Bang is one of the most successful children’s festivals in Europe, and Ottawa is the first city in North America to bring this innovative arts program to life.
For two full days, the NAC will transform its public spaces into adventurous musical labyrinths where children will experience colorful musical programs. From the performance halls to the new public spaces to the backstage area, spectators in the National Capital Region can explore the building’s nooks and crannies while enjoying a host of activities and extraordinary artistic offerings.
“Watch a concert led by Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra as a puppeteer works her shadow theatre magic to the music, or listen to a lively fanfare before bouncing around on big yellow cushions that make sound. No matter the mood or energy level, there will certainly be something for everyone at this incredibly innovative festival,” says festival Programming Advisor Genevieve Cimon, Director of Music Education and Community Engagement, at the National Arts Centre.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, with an amazing lineup featuring more than 80 artists and performers, parents and children aged 5 to 12 will never be short of things to do!
Source and Photo Credit: Press Release