Concerts for Schools - Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space

Published on 01/05/2017

Music in the Round invites your EY / KS1 setting to take part in a brilliant music project in autumn 2017. Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives have become firm favourites with children aged 3 – 7 years with brilliant newly commissioned pieces of music by Children’s Composer in Residence Paul Rissmann. Recent successes include Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom, The Chimpanzees of Happytown and Stan and Mabel.

Following on from the popular Stan and Mabel, Music in the Round are commissioning both the new music by Paul Rissmann and a new story and illustrations by Jason Chapman.

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 1.30-3pm or 4.30–6pm
Teachers’ INSET session
The Adelphi Room, Crucible Theatre
This session for ALL teachers and staff involved in the project, led by narrator Polly Ives, will provide training, audio and visual resources, and practical support in how to incorporate Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space into your nursery or school’s curriculum. Learn the songs, explore cross-curricular activities for everyday use in the classroom, and develop your skills and confidence in making music.

A registration fee of £60 (inc. VAT) entitles you to resources and places at the INSET for as many colleagues as you wish to bring.

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November, 10.45am or 1.30pm
Schools’ Concerts: Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space
The Crucible Theatre
Join Stan, Mabel and hundreds of children and teachers from across the city as a group of animals’ set off on an adventure to find a space of their own.
With lots of audience participation and image projections from the story, this concert is an ideal way to engage young audiences in top-quality music-making alongside professional musicians and to embed music in children’s everyday learning.

Tickets: children £3.50 / accompanying staff FREE          

Funded by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, Sheffield City Council, Arts Council England

Also available: an optional in-school workshop with Polly Ives, concert presenter
An interactive music session providing musical fun for both staff and pupils. These sessions can be tailored to your needs and can cater for as many children as you require
£84 for an hour, 12th and 19th October (booked on a first come, first served basis)

To book for this project, please contact: or 0114 281 4660