EX CATHEDRA | FREE Family Activities - Unending Love Weekenders
FREE Family Activities - Unending Love Weekenders



FREE Family Activities - Unending Love Weekenders

Join us on an exciting weekend of performances and workshops as part of the Unending Love weekender. We invite the whole family to drop in to any of these workshops. There is something for children of all ages, and parents/grandparents too. You do not need any prior musical experience to enjoy these sessions – just join in and have fun!

Please note that there is no booking required for this event.

Workshop timetable:

CBSO Centre - Foyer

2:15-3:15pm - Ex Cathedra
3:30-4:30pm - Ex Cathedra
4:45-5:45pm - Ex Cathedra

CBSO Centre - Concert Hall

2:45-3:20pm - Milap
3:30-4:05pm - Motherland Music
4:15-4:50pm - Milap
5:00-5:35pm - Motherland Music

Ex Cathedra

‘Spend 5 minutes with an Ex Cathedra tutor and you’ll want to sing’ (Howard Goodall CBE composer and broadcaster)
Bring your whole family to come and share traditional and family songs, singing games and lullabies, and enjoy a relaxed singing session with Ex Cathedra’s award-winning education and participation team.


An introduction to percussion and rhythms from South India with Prathap Ramachandra. With a demonstration, and the chance to learn about the patterns, drumming styles and the language of Indian rhythm.

Prathap Ramachandra is an internationally acclaimed South Indian percussionist, having taken his sounds to some of the biggest stages in the world and performed in some of the biggest festivals around the globe.

Click here to find out more information about Milap: https://www.milapfest.com/

Motherland Music

Motherland Music invite you to join fun-filled sessions exploring the music of Bollywood films. We will create our own vocal and rhythmic music inspired by this incredible art form. Everybody is welcome to join in to celebrate the beauty of Bollywood music in these exciting and joyful sessions.

Click here to find out more information about Motherland Music: https://www.motherlandmusiccic.com/


This event is part of a Creative City project generously supported by Birmingham City Council, and presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival

Unending Love Weekenders

We're very excited to present this mini festival which explores the sights and sounds of South Asian and choral infused music both in the 21st century and aspects of cross-fertilization between Indian Classical and European music from the 18th century.

Find more:

Calcutta with Ensemble Tempus Fugit - featuring Debipriya Sircar, Jonathan Mayer & Katie de la Matter (Sun 24 Apr)
The Traveller with Ex Cathedra, Britten Sinfonia & Milap (Sun 1 May).

Keeping you safe

You can find the latest information about audience safety protocols on our Keeping you safe page.

Audience and performer safety remains our top priority. If necessary we reserve the right to change our plans. If there are changes to programmes or protocols we will communicate these at the earliest opportunity.