Proms 2022
29 Aug 2021, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2021 Family Prom

Prom 32
Family Prom
19:00 Sun 29 Aug 2021 Royal Albert Hall
This Prom is all about animal magic as author Michael Morpurgo joins the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and starry musical friends for a special family performance of Saint-Saëns’s ‘zoological fantasy’, The Carnival of the Animals.
This Prom is all about animal magic as author Michael Morpurgo joins the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and starry musical friends for a special family performance of Saint-Saëns’s ‘zoological fantasy’, The Carnival of the Animals.

Programme

      • Revel(20 mins)BBC commission: world premiere. With narration by Lemn Sissay
      • The Carnival of the Animals(39 mins)with new narration by Michael Morpurgo

Performers

About This Event

It’s a BBC Proms carnival and everyone’s invited! Join author Michael Morpourgo, poet Lemn Sissay, the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and starry musical friends for this special Family Prom. Explore the sounds and rhythms of the Manchester Caribbean Carnival with brand new music by Daniel Kidane and narration by Sissay, before delving into the world of your imagination with Saint-Saëns’s much-loved suite The Carnival of the Animals. This musical menagerie packed with braying donkeys, energetic kangaroos, a serene swan and an aquarium of glinting fish gets a fresh update in witty new poems by Morpurgo.

Join the carnival and come dressed as your favourite animal; you could choose an animal from The Carnival of the Animals or swim, hop or fly off in another direction. To help you get started, check out our animal mask making activity hosted by Ricky Martin (CBBC’s Art Ninja) and don’t forget to Upload pictures of your creations for the chance to be featured on our Carnival Celebration online showcase!

There will be no interval

This concert is also being performed at 2.30pm

This performance will be British Sign Language-interpreted by Angie Newman. If you require good visibility of the signer, please choose the BSL stall seats online when selecting your tickets, or call the Access Information line on 020 7070 4410* (9.00am–9.00pm daily).
* Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. All calls may be recorded and monitored for training and quality-control purposes.

Broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 29 August with highlights on BBC Two Saturday 4 September

All customers aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. Under 5s, including babes in arms, are welcome to attend. Children aged 2 and over will require their own ticket.

Image: Kanneh-Masons © Jake Turner

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