Workshops & Activities

Gong Babies

Part of Gamelan

Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies.

On the island of Java, many children experience the beautiful sounds of the gamelan, (Javanese percussion orchestra) as babes in arms.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself and baby in the meditative and mesmerising chimes of the gamelan while meeting other new parents.

No previous musical experience is required, just a willingness to take off your shoes, sit on the floor with baby in lap and have fun.

In 1987, Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan. This was a remarkable gift from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of the UK as a gesture of friendship.

As is the case with many important gamelan ensembles, ours was named 'Kyai Lebdha Jiwa' or 'The Venerable Spirit of Perfection'.

Dates & times

8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
  • January 2019

    • Mon 21 January 2019
      • 2:00 pm
        unavailable
  • February 2019

    • Mon 4 February 2019
      • 2:00 pm
        unavailable
  • March 2019

  • May 2019

  • June 2019

  • July 2019

where

Royal Festival Hall
Gamelan Room, Level 1

Pricing

£5
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£5

need to know

Age recommendation
For babies aged 0 – 6 months (non-crawling babies).

Ticketing
£5 for baby and accompanying adult.

Access information
For visitors with prams, buggies and wheelchairs, or requiring step-free access to Gamelan Room, please go to the Welcome Desk, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, where our Visitor Experience Team are happy to assist you.