Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Hijack Children's Festival 2014 - Brighton & Hove

We're SUPER DUPER excited about this awesome family event springing up in Brighton and Hove between Saturday 12th – Monday 21st April. If your looking for fresh, fun and cool kids events over the Easter Holidays this is perfect for you!!
Hijack Children's Festival puts Brighton and Hove into the hands of children and families. Taking over venues, libraries and Jubilee Square. Hijack is full of interactive and innovative events created by fantastic artists, especially for 2-11 year olds (and their adults). With tons to choose from over 10 days, experience something a little different during this Easter holidays!
We've really enjoyed working with Emily and the Hijack team producing the design for the festival and just like the events themselves you'll spot posters and mini programmes all over town :o)
Heres a run down of some of the exciting things to go, see and do during the festival this month:
Sat 12 – Mon 21 | Jubilee Square & selected community libraries



ProstoRo┼ż want to know what Brighton and Hove’s children wish for their city. With hand crafted maps of our different communities housed in five libraries, throughout the festival you are invited to place your wish for a particular place on the map. Maybe you desire for more trees to climb, or perhaps a place in your park for open air gigs, you might just like to see your community centre used in a different way? 

Over Easter weekend a giant textured map will unfold in Jubilee Square where each wish, and new ones added by passers by, will be displayed, beautifully illustrating the aspirations of the children who took part.
 

This is a  FREE event for  3-11 Year olds so be sure to pop by Jubilee Square and the other community libraries during the festival. For more details click here.

Mon 14 & Tues 15  |  10am & 2pm (5-7yrs) / 11.30am & 3.30pm (8-11yrs)  |  KOMEDIA


Step into Mr Watt’s metal world and see his flying machine, his mechanical universe and his cardigan of doom! Does his crab’s bicycle work, could his Jack Russell juggle, and did he escape from the runaway train? In these workshops metal artist Jon Mills brings his e-book characters to life with demonstrations, sparks and hot metal! Read about Mr Watt’s adventures see into his dreams and then sit back and watch as the next catastrophe unfolds! Why not peek into his world beforehand at mrwatt.biz



Don't miss Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal and book your tickets here.

Sat 12  |  2pm  |  KOMEDIA


The Sundae Club’s house band The Swing Ninja’s return for a very special gig especially for the swinging kids of Brighton. Featuring the best selection of toe tapping, hip waving, leg kicking tunes, this afternoon of top tunes will get Hijack Children’s Festival off to a magnificent start.


Don't miss this very special event by The Swing Ninjas and book your tickets here.
Fri 18 & Sat 19  |  11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4pm  |  KOMEDIA


It's you and your friends, in one room, and Ground Control is asking for your help. Here’s the situation: at some point, we’re going to start living on new planets, and it’s up to you to come up with some ideas about how that’s going to work. Technology is placed into your hands, and you’re going to have to get creative.

If you had to start from scratch, how would you decide on the name, the laws, the national anthem? What do you love, what’s important to you, and what is everyone going to wear?


Get involved and book your tickets here.

Thurs 17 & Fri 18 April  |  7pm  |  25mins | World Premier! LIVE in your home :o)


You are tucked up in bed, or snuggled together on your sofa along with other families scattered across the city, whilst critically acclaimed company Fevered Sleep broadcast their beautiful film for 3-5 years into your home at bedtime. Brilliant is about the deep emotions, the magical imaginings and the secret games that are conjured when the lights go out, when it’s time to go to bed.



Sun 13  |  2pm  |  KOMEDIA




Get your first taste of a gig with the energetic-noise-punk duo The Downing Street Years, playing drums/guitar and vocals; they keep each show unique, raw and unpredictable. Support from the lo-fi dream pop project No Middle Name.






Weds 16  |  2pm  |  Dukes at Komedia

Rewind back to the 1920’s with a rare opportunity to see three black and white films by the renowned Buster Keaton; Sherlock Junior, The Goat and Cops, with live piano accompaniment by leading silent film musician Stephen Horne. Dress up in your best 1920’s outfit for this special Hijack screening. 


Get your tickets here to see Buster in this special screening.

Tues 8 April at 5.30pm / Wed 9 April 11am & 2pm  |  Brighton Dome Concert Hall

As a pre-festival event and direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before. Dare to get up close and personal with cute baby dinos and teeth-gnashing giants. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem!



Dinosaur Zoo Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Ticket Office 
and online here.



Hijack Festival is going to be an exciting 10 days full of fun and activities for local families during the Easter Holidays!! Be sure to book any of the above MUST- SEE events ASAP to avoid missing out!

For further information check out the Hijack Blog here

And for all bookings go to the KOMEDIA website
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