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Interactive children's concert to take place at Thames Chase Forest Centre this weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:00 10 May 2018

We've Got Rhythm. Picture: Malcolm Fish Photography

We've Got Rhythm. Picture: Malcolm Fish Photography

Copyright Malcolm Fish Photography

Children can dance and sing-along to music from around the world at an interactive concert especially for youngsters this weekend.

We’ve Got Rhythm will be taking place at the Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, on Saturday, May 12, where children will be entertained with the sound of music.

Member of We’ve Got Rhythm Jill Luff said: “As a singer, I passionately believe that live music is a wonderful medium for bringing the community together and improving people’s wellbeing.

“I’m a volunteer at Thames Chase Forest Centre and help to organise events within the arts and particularly musical events. Young people play a huge role at the Thames Chase community and enjoy music and drama when it is offered.

“It was a natural progression to dedicate a particular event to young people and to bring them together with older people and families to enjoy music of all different kinds.”

We’ve Got Rhythm, made up of vocalist Jill Luff, musical director Dominic Ashworth, keyboard player Mike Newington and bass player Ted Simkins, will be performing from countries such as Spain, Italy and folk songs from South America and Germany.

The group is also encouraging children to bring their grandparents as they wish to bring “the two generations together”.

Jill said: “We think having fun and using energy is great for everyone and we hope youngsters, the older generation and all families will come along and agree with us.

“Listening to live music as a change from recorded music, and videos is a fantastic experience for all.

“It brings people together and that must be a positive step.

“Young people benefit from exposure to different styles of music and they are the next generation of musicians – we hope.

“We are all grateful that Thames Chase has given the opportunity to launch this project.”

We’ve Got Rhythm will be performing the fun children’s concert at Thames Chase Forest Centre tomorrow (Sat) from 1.30pm.

Tickets cost £6 per person but prices vary depending on the number of youngsters and grandparents who attend per family.

For further information about the event, visit thameschase.org.uk

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