Disco lights go on early doors for the Lucky Dip Disco: a daytime dance-a-thon to feature (!) mellow infants, pop crazed kids, self invented party games, light refreshments, day-glowers and bubble blowers, all hosted by Mr Manic aka sonic researcher, turntablist and award winning conceptual artist Janek Schaefer.
Children, toddlers and adults (if parents and guardians want to join in) can all get involved in this afternoon knees-up, featuring stacks of up-to-date Pop Hits plus retro vinyl classics. A cafe will be open to escape to, for those needing a breather!
Janek is passionate about sharing the whole history of dancing music for all age groups: 00s Top Pop, 90s electronic dance, 80s Retro Pop, 70s Epic Disco, 60s Classics, 50s Rock’n’Roll, 40s Jive, 30s Beebop, 20s Charleston.
For the last few years Janek has been hosting kids disco shows to great acclaim. With a surefire sense of fun he becomes Mr Manic for a couple of hours and children from 0 to 10 years old are treated to a mobile disco set up like no other. Digital 21st Century pop chart music mingles with well-worn vinyl records from his collection. Janek makes it even more interactive by letting the audience pick and play the records themselves and devising all kind of games and improvised merriment.
Qu has hosted him at The Croft and Spike Island before: for the Lucky Dip the welcoming Easton Community Centre felt perfect.
The children get to take part in choosing, handling and playing the vinyl, a wonderful way to connect with the music. Janek is super playful with audio and so sound toys, singing, musical pass the parcel & musical statues, dance with scarves, blow up microphones & air guitars all get thrown into this sweet mix-up. He promises never to play the Birdy Song or Agadoo, but old-style Hokey Cokey and the Conga are great fun in his experience.
Tickets in advance AND on the door
The first of a series of Qu music events for the young at heart