Global Villages, the popular free music workshops for 8-13 year olds, returns to North Yorkshire over February half term, thanks to the support of Arts Council England.

The day-long workshops are delivered by the energetic and multi-talented duo, Vocal Global, and offer children a musical journey around the world; with vocals, ethnic beat box, and lyrics in Hebrew, English and Creole.

Workshops will be held in Spofforth, Pateley Bridge and Ripon, and will culminate in a performance open to the public to showcase the children’s new skills to family and friends.

Global Villages is delivered by Harrogate International Festivals as part of its year-round HIF+ outreach and engagement programme.

Vocal Global are DavidX who plays violin, guitar and is an amazing beat-boxer, and singer-songwriter, Noga Ritter. Their music crosses borders and cultures and carries a strong message of cultural celebration.

Brian O’Regan, Music Festivals Manager at Harrogate International Festivals, said:  “Global Villages workshops are fantastically popular thanks to the unique opportunity to learn hands-on from exciting international artists. It’s fun, inspiring and offers something quite different and eye-opening. Places are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.”

Young people will need to bring a packed lunch with them, and breaks and lunchtime will be supervised.

Downloadable booking forms are available as part of the booking process on our What’s On page here or contact Charlotte at the Festival office for more details on: 01423 562 303, email: charlotte@harrogate-festival.org.uk

Workshop Venues and Dates:

Wednesday 22 February, 10am – 3pm, Spofforth Long Memorial Hall; public performance 2.30pm.

Thursday 23 February, 10am-3pm, Methodist Church, Pateley Bridge; public performance 2.30pm.

Friday 24 February, 10am – 3pm, Ripon Community House; public performance 2.30pm.