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Junk Instruments: Newham Half Term

17th February 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You’re invited to Junk Instruments!

About this event

Whilst music festivals might be on hold, that doesn’t mean live music has to be! Bring music to your home and join the iOi’s junk orchestra. Together we’ll discover how to make amazing and unusual sounds, and host you’re very own live performance. This is an activity for all the family to get involved, whether you’re figuring out how loud your voice can be or are a veteran bass player, you can get involved.

This session is for children, young people and families living in Newham

What will happen in this session?

In this session, we will experiment with different ways of making sounds and music together using our voices, bodies and objects from around the house.

Session Structure

  1. Warm up: We’ll share some musical inspiration using everyday object.
  2. Sound jam using our voices: How can we make noises using our voices and bodies?
  3. Creating your own junk instruments using everyday objects
  4. Showcase your creations in our junk orchestra. We will also share some ways you can continue developing your musical exploration.

You will need:

  • A large piece of paper or cardboard
  • Things from your house that you think could make a good noise (e.g rubber bands, empty water bottles, pots and pans, lentils)

When is the session?

This session is from 10:00 – 11:30 on Wednesday 17th February. There will be up to 75 participants at each session. We’re happy for you to drop in and out of when you can!

How much does the session cost?

This is a funded programme making it free to participate however you must be living in Newham.

How do I join the session?

If you would like to take part in this session, please book here and we will send you a booking confirmation shortly to confirm your place, a resource pack and instructions for how to join. If you have any queries, please email DDL@ioi.london or call us on 07585009726.

If this is your first time joining an online workshop and you need some help, then give us a call before you join in early. We will also open the room half an hour before so we can help you get settled in.

If anyone has neurodivergent needs, then we will ask for further details when you sign up. We may contact you before the workshop to help your childr(ren) get the most out of the session.

Can I still get involved if I can’t join this session?

If you can’t join this session, we have a resource pack that you can download after the session has taken place. We also have a pre-recorded video that you can watch, so you can catch up in your own time. You will still need to sign up to access the content.

Who are the Institute of Imagination?

The Institute of Imagination is a charity creating space to re-imagine our world, together. Our goal is to spark imaginations everywhere and encourage creative learning through our events, training, partnerships and research.

We run activities for children and young people, families, schools, adults and educators in a variety of locations across London and beyond.


17th February 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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