Bad Ass Brass get the crowd boogying at creative:space in Milton Keynes!


On Sunday 28 September, The Stables Milton Keynes was transformed into a hubbub of crafts, music and fun-filled activities thanks to our creative:space event, a regular favourite at the venue since 2009. Children with disabilities and their families were entertained by creative:space regular Derek Paravicini – a musical savant who is blind and has severe learning difficulties – who took song requests from the audience including classics by ABBA and everyone’s favourite Let It Go from Frozen. He then performed with UK jazz band Bad Ass Brass, who got children and adults alike grooving to their funky tunes!

“Everyone seemed to get involved and lost themselves for an hour in music and dance”. Parent

creative:space is a fun, interactive music event specifically designed to enable disabled children and their families to enjoy creative activities in a safe, relaxed environment. Alongside live music there are arts and craft activities to enjoy at seated tables. In Milton Keynes, children (and adults!) decorated crown masks with sequins, stickers, feathers and their own hand-drawn designs with encouragement from our own workshop leader John Webb. There was also a chance to get ‘hands on’ as members of Bad Ass Brass passed around their instruments for children to feel and try out themselves!

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“It was great to see the band walking the floor and intermingling with the audience. Everyone was very good and getting down to the children’s level both mentally and physically. It was wonderfully inclusive of all the young people and adults, regardless of ability”. Parent

The next creative:space takes place on Sunday 30 November at Henry Wood Hall, London, SE1. Book your tickets now.

“The whole day was perfect – we loved it!” Parent

See what happens at creative:space in this short video.