Try the unique instruments of Turkic music! You can learn about the history and context, and see how it’s done from a musician in the know; the brave can get their hands on the rare pieces and become a Turkish bard for a patch. Try the dutar or dombra, pluck away on a marinhur, hit the daf or get to know such key instruments as the saz, bağlama or jew’s harp.
Knot a rug!
Try your hands at the ancient art of rug-knotting, learn about the shapes patterns and context of the craft. At the end of the workshop you’ll have your very own rug to take home.
Colouring activity for kids. Learn about the legends, colour Turkmen motifs, weave a story together with Mari Nagy, felt artist.
Felt artist Mari Nagy has over 17 years of experience in showing the art and pleasure of felting to children. Hear the legends, learn about the motifs, take away your very own felt balls, jewellery or head band.
Workshops take about 30 mins and last all afternoon.
Learn from the masters of throat singing. In small groups the Tuvan musicians instruct basics and types ot the unique vocal technique for an hour. Flex your larynx and at the end of the workshop experience Huun-Huur-Tu sing.
Please sign up to take part, a valid ticket for the afternoon programmes OR evening concerts is required. Please arrive on time, as late arrivals will be turned back.
The workshop will be held in English.
Craft a clay horse, make a headress and connect to Turkic traditions. While busy, you can learn about the myths, stories and beliefs of the region.
Most suitable for children over 5-6 years, the workshop is held and facilitated by skilled trainers.
Here’s your chance to become a living Xylophone and make music with others, no training needed. With tuned pipes, lead by a conductor, you can get from simple rhythms to pop songs in a whizz.
Fun activity for all ages!
PLEASE SIGN UP TO TAKE PART, A VALID TICKET FOR THE AFTERNOON PROGRAMMES OR EVENING CONCERTS IS REQUIRED. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME, AS LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE TURNED BACK.
The ancient art of Ebru, or paper-marbling originated in Persia, and is still popular today. Floating paint is formed into unique shapes (even ox-gall is involved), then transferred to paper: each design is unique. The workshop is suitable for children of 5-6 years or older as well as grown-ups who want to try their hands at marbling.
THE PASS GIVES ACCESS TO ALL PROGRAMMES AND CONCERTS ON BOTH DAYS OF PONT FESTIVAL.
FRIDAY’S PROGRAMMES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THE CONCERTS YOU ALSO GET ACCESS TO AFTERNOON PROGRAMMES.
ALL PROGRAMMES ARE FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6.