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Events and workshops for tots and teens at Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House

The Hill of the O’Neill & Ranfurly House have a whole host of exciting workshops and shows for young people across February and March.

From group crafts, to music lessons; Mother’s Day bath bomb-making to family shark shows!

We have included some information on four upcoming events:

8 week Guitar Course with James Mulligan 13 years +

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but never had the time? Now is your chance. In this specifically designed 8 week guitar workshop for beginners and intermediates you’ll learn all the basics and more….

With downloadable online materials and video tutorials that go hand in hand with each week’s lesson, it’s now never been easier to learn the guitar and play your favourite songs.

In this 8-week course, tutor James Mulligan will teach you:

  • The 7 most popular chords in pop music for you to learn 1000s of songs…
  • How to play barre chords properly to learn more demanding songs of your choice.
  • How to develop strumming and picking techniques based on your ability.
  • How to improve on chord changes within songs: this is the key skill to know when learning the guitar successfully.
  • Learn songs of your choice that suit your level.

*You must have an acoustic guitar to register for this workshop.

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The Family Shark Show

See us bring to life the story behind the hit song ‘Baby Shark’.

Venture into the deep blue sea and join Baby on the adventure of a life-time. Come and help, Mummy and Daddy prepare Baby for the first day of school, with lots of exhilarating crowd interaction.

Enjoy with excitement, as Baby meets new friends from different worlds, such as Olivia the Octopus and Tommy the Turtle.

Show support, as Baby is confronted by the school bully – Alex ‘the Angry’ Alligator and his sidekick – Sammy ‘the Silly’ Sealion.

Sing-out-loud, Happy Birthday to Baby as everyone in attendance is invited to Baby’s Birthday Party on Treasure Island. There is fun for all the family, when Miss Magiclegs – the school teacher announces the upcoming talent concert – The Fish Factor.

Join-in and sing, alongside – the Super-Star-Fish band as they sing a very special song given to them by Grandma and Grandpa. Will they be victorious? Secure your seats today and find out! This production is perfect for families with small children aged, 1 – 8.

Please note this show is a professional production with an original script and contains the following favourite – children’s classics… This is the Way, We Brush Our Teeth The Wheels on the Bus Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Once I Caught A Fish Alive The More We Get Together Sticks and Stones If You’re Happy and You Know It I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside Happy Birthday Five Little Ducks Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star The ABC Song The Shark Song Please remain in your seats, for a very special encore presentation of the Shark song, with all members of the Shark Family!

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The Art of Hand Embroidery “In your own words” 14+ yrs

Have you always wanted to learn embroidery or maybe just brush up on long forgotten embroidery stitches? Embroidery has been created for hundreds of years to embellish clothing or household linens, or simply as decorative pieces. It is a way to create ‘pictures’ with a needle and thread. As well as looking decorative, embroidery is a brilliant way to relax and de-stress.

The best part of this design is that you are able to personalise the design by inserting and stitching your own chosen saying/quote, or even just stitching your name/year. As the pattern says – ‘In your own words’. It is your personal choice on what you insert in the centre of the design. The pattern even has a list of sayings for you to choose from if you need any suggestions on what to stitch.

The finished design is framed in the embroidery hoop that you use to stitch your design, so framing is easy and quick to sort, making this an ideal gift for someone.

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Mother’s Day Cupcake Bath Bomb Workshop 5+ yrs

Bath Fizz and Melt invites a parent/grandparent or carer to join this fun workshop to create your very own Cupcake Bath Bomb.

A beautiful way to spend some time together, appreciate each other’s company and mark one of the most special days of the year. You will make a fizzy, lilac base before using the secret recipe frosting to pipe a fluffy cupcake swirl using an actual piping bag and nozzle.

Imagination is required as you decorate your masterpiece with an array of pretty toppings and sprinkles of your choice. Your finished product will be placed in a pretty cupcake case with a polka dot ribbon and carried home in a protective dome.

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