Originally inspired by the architecture and history of St Lukes Church Shoreditch, The Hawk’s Tale was commissioned by London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery programme.
The Hawk’s Tale brought to life the history of the building and the golden dragon who rests on the roof of the church. Since then we’ve developed The Hawks Tale to launch a series of interactive classical concerts for families with young children.
Families are able to participate in a series of workshops leading up to the concert – atmospheric composition using instruments and percussion, visiting the cave of the Queen of the night-watch beetles to learn a ‘March” and meeting a Dragon Caller who teaches you how to call a dragon if you ever need the help of one!
Wrap around art activities such as building a giant hawk’s nest and making beetle headdresses are offered as drop in activities. By the time the concert begins, children are adorned with beetle headdresses and ready to march and call a dragon as part of the concert. Narrators, alongside a six-piece orchestra including a harp, bring the story alive through story, music and interactive characters and costume.
Notes for venues:
Age guidance: 3 – 8 years
Workshop: 30 minutes long
Length of concert: 45 minutes
TDLP can provide anything from one man storytellers to full interactive custom written productions.
To book the Hawk’s Tale or for more information contact:
Sally-Anne Donaldson, Director firstname.lastname@example.org – 07817 176018