July 9, 2008

Artistic Weekend for Children at Lincoln Castle

Junk music, face painting and circus acts: children at Lincoln Castle enjoyed a feast of artistic inspiration this weekend.

From Samba bands to teenage rock acts, children from dozens of schools attended the Lincoln Castle Arts Celebration.

Music development agency soundLINCS provided one of the most popular attractions - a sound sculpture made from everyday household objects.

Geoff Gammon, from soundLINCS, said: "We have been using household items and it shows everything can make different sounds.

"The junk percussion shows how to get different sounds out of different things.

"It has been a very important event. We have had grandparents going around with grandchildren and the grandparents have been coming across and getting involved. It tends to cross all age groups."

Steve Lowndes, head of music at William Lovell school, near Boston, said the four members of the school's rock academy enjoyed playing the event. The group had the opportunity to play two songs, including Blink-182's 1999 hit, All The Small Things.

"Today has given a chance to showcase the talent we have," he said. "Next year we hope we can give a bit more. The children involved loved it. They had a great big audience, made lots of noise and they thought it was great."

For more on this event, including reactions from the children, see Monday's Echo.

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