We had tea with the Gruffalo (Kirklees Concert Season) in Huddersfield Town Hall.

5 Nov

I took Evie (aged 5) to a lovely concert in Huddersfield Town Hall last Sunday afternoon. I jumped at the chance when I was offered complimentary tickets with a view to writing a review.


We ventured into the ‘deep dark wood (with the little mouse) to see the acclaimed animated film The Gruffalo and the successor film The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The concert was part of the Kirklees Concert Season and combined the two Gruffalo films on a big screen with the Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra’s rendition of the Rene Aubrey’s music score.


The children and all the audience too watched the films with familiar anticipation as the little mouse outsmarted the hungry animals and the Gruffalo, as we listened to the original dialogue of the films with live music.

Evie loved it and so did I. It was completely different watching the films with a large audience and live music. It brought a great warmth to it and the murmerings of the children who knew the rhyme echoed through the hall.

We were also treated to various orchestra members playing the sounds for us which would signify each animal.

I googled ‘Classical Music’ and came up with ‘serious music following long established priciples’ .  We have renditions of lots of classical music around us in films, adverts and tv and this excellent concert was a great introduction to the delights of a live orchestral music for younger family members and friends who should now know that ‘Classical Music’ is natural, wonderful to listen to and nothing to be afraid of.

Creative  Kirklees are presenting the Kirklees Concert Season  and it is a great chance for anyone to enjoy such great music played in a ‘hall near you’ and I highly recommend you go along and check it out for yourself.

You will find the programme of future events by following this link      Kirklees Concert Season





3 Responses to “We had tea with the Gruffalo (Kirklees Concert Season) in Huddersfield Town Hall.”

  1. mekslibrarian November 9, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    My Mam reads to a group of kindergarden children every Wednesday, and they all love the Gruffalo books. Your description made it feel so real, and indeed, so different to watch the films in a large audience and the music played live!

  2. middleagedcred November 9, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Sounds a lot of fun.

    • eviesgran November 9, 2014 at 9:08 am #

      Thank you for commenting. Yes it was fun and totally different to our usual outings.

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