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Babies set to take over City Hall for all day rave

26 Mar 2018
City Hall will host a rave with a difference next month as babies descend on Belfast’s most iconic building for a unique dance and music event, hosted by the Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister.

The Baby Rave for 0-4 year-olds will take place on Sunday 22 April and there will be four free sessions for babies and toddlers and their parents/carers.

“I’m really excited that City Hall will be hosting this fantastic event for families,” said Councillor McAllister.

“This is going to be a really fun event and I’m so pleased that we are opening up City Hall to this very young audience who will get to experience something really exciting in very different surroundings than what they’re probably used to.”

The Baby Rave is being delivered by Young at Art Events – a social economy enterprise agency for Young at Art, one of Northern Ireland’s leading children’s not-for-profit companies.

Eibhlín de Barra, Director at Young at Art said: “This promises to be a really special event in the beautiful surroundings of Belfast City Hall. Young at Art is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and we’re proud to be part of the fabric of Belfast.

“We’ve held baby raves in venues all over the world in the last 13 years, and we’re delighted to bring this event to some of Belfast’s youngest citizens.”

Parents and tots are encouraged to get down to the beats and dance with their baby or toddler to uplifting dance music whilst enjoying colourful, visual projections and exploring a range of sensory toys.

The event follows a series of play sessions for parents and tots, hosted by the Lord Mayor at City Hall during her term in office.

Councillor McAllister added: “I want to make City Hall open and welcoming to as many people as possible, especially families. As a mum myself, I realise the importance of getting together with other parents and carers who are on the same journey, supporting each other through the highs and lows of parenthood.

“I have really enjoyed the play sessions we’ve had at City Hall along with my little boy Finn, and we are both looking forward to the baby rave and meeting other mums, dads and little ones.”

Tickets for the event are free and can be booked online via the Young at Art website www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/baby-rave-city-hall

There will be four sessions: 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. Each session will last one hour. Tickets will be for one adult and one child with the option of selecting tickets for an additional adult and additional child.

For more info visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events
Baby rave at City Hall