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End of Summer Family Space Jam - Escape to Freight Island

End of Summer Family Space Jam - Escape to Freight Island



Saturday 18th September 2021

10am-12pm

Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

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Information: THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT END OF SUMMER SPACE JAM
Let's take it intergalactic๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€

We are mega excited to be back at Escape to Freight Island following on from our sell out show with Dub Smuggler & MC Kwasi. Playhouse's favourite line up Veba & Lil'Fee returns for a b2b set expect Electronica & Disco for your dancefloor stomp.

VEBA (Rae & Christian, Fat City, Groove Armada, HOMOBLOC & La Discotheque) Manchester music scene queen and one of Manchester's greatest soul singers & DJs.
Lil’ Fee (The Whip, Flex) has enjoyed an international music career as the drummer in slick, dance-rock outfit, The Whip.

ELECTRON - A walkabout unlike any other with multiple lights, strobes and inbuilt lasers on his suit. Playhouse's ROBOT is lost on an unfamiliar planet searching for a new source of energy until he discovered something extraordinary - that we call, music...!
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Activities 
Square Pegs - Blast off from Escape to Freight Island and let your imagination soar high with Square Pegs. They’ll encourage you to get creative and make your very own jet pack out of recycled mixed media.

The Conker Crew - Nature and Science collide as our imaginations run wild with some martian mini-beast making, the creation of your very own solar system and even the weaving of your own star to guide you on our Scavenger Space Quest. And if the cosmos is just too chaotic, you can always seek solace at the Conker Crew Creative Station where sensory-fuelled free play meets exploratory experimentation.

Bloom Baby Classes - Award winning baby/toddler development classes, highly interactive, musical & multi sensory space out (safe area for 0-4 years old ONLY).

Adults - £6 + bf
Kids - £6 + bf
Under 2's - £2 + bf (Extra activities aimed at 0-4 years old)

Terms & Conditions
All ticket parties MUST arrive together as a condition of entry, adults without children will not be admitted we implement a strict door policy to ensure safe guarding of our younger crowd!

Please remember that you remain 100% responsible for your children at all times.

Please do not leave alcoholic drinks unattended.

Music will be set to the recommended levels for little ears, child-safe club lighting, no strobe lighting used.

The venue will be busy with limited seating, we advise parents of young babies to wear a sling particularly on the dance-floor.

This event is aimed at 0-8 year olds (activities are for this age range) however older children are welcome to attend.

Photography / Video - There will be a photographer at the event, some shots will be used for publicity. Please inform a member of staff on arrival if you do not want your little ones to be photographed.

Please no running or rowdy behaviour.

If you would like to contact the organiser of this event, please email carlieashcroft@gmail.com


Art by Lynsey Vera ❤️ 


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Carnival Family Mashup - Escape to Freight Island

Carnival Family Mashup - Escape to Freight Island



Sunday 15th August 2021

10am-12pm

Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

Information: The Playhouse Project Carnival Family Mash Up with Dub Smugglers & King of the mic MC Kwasi.
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THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT returns to Escape to Freight Island on 15th August 10am - 12pm for a full on Carnival inspired family friendly Mash Up in the Ticket hall. With restrictions lifted we can finally party hard and it's been way too long..!

Dub Smugglers Sound System a bunch of sound geeks that create sound system inspired music to play on their hand built sound systems. They release their music on their own record label and DJ all over the UK and Europe.

Hosted by MC KWASI aka the Smile Factory (MR Scruff, AIM, Friends & Family, Fat City) will be bringing all the feels, good vibes and messages of love to our dance-floor.
Expect to hear Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, Roots & Jungle sounds with child safe bass.
Soul Siblings Dance will be onstage delivering feel good & follow the leader dance routines with percussion and drums.
With special guests

Steel Bass Bands are joining us for the event finale bringing a taste of the Caribbean and full on carnival vibes.
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Follow the Dancer with Soul Siblings
Cool crafts from Paper-Town
Steel Bass Bands sessions
Dance floor activities
Percussion & drums
Face painting
Walkabouts
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A Celebration of Dance with Disco Mum's

A Celebration of Dance with Disco Mum's


Festival Square Family Rave Manchester
Sunday 18th July 2021

12pm-2pm

Festival Square, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

FREE ENTRY

Information: 
DJ’s & Activities
Disco Mums
Paper Town Crafts
Center Stage Academy of Dance
Hosted by MC Kwasi


Disco Mums ( Red Laser Disco, Back to Basics, Festival No.6, Huey 54)
Expect to hear anything from Soul ,House, Techno, Disco, Boogie, Reggae, Italo, Pop.....no barriers, no
restrictions, just proper good times. Disco Mums are an all-female Manchester based DJ collective of seasoned clubbers (now proudparents) who are still out, still on it &...still playing records. Influenced by the scene in Manchester over the past 20 years, their roots are in nights like Electric Chair, Aficionado, Friends & Family, Homoelectric and Bugged Out. They've been partying hard and collecting music for more than 15 years, and in the past few years they've been having the time of their lives flexing their vinyl record collections as Disco Mums.

MC Kwasi
KWASI - aka Smile Machine (Mr Scruff, AIM, Friends & Family, Fat City) Mr Scruffs mic man of choice KWASI Manchester's original Master of Ceremonies will be bringing good vibes and messages of love to our dance-floor a true Manchester legend.

Center Stage Academy of Dance
Center Stage teaches a range of disciplines to all ages & abilities. Street, Modern, Jazz, Latin, Ballet.
Center Stages young dance crew will be wowing the crowd with a showcase performance with an urban
twist. Busting moves to the freshest sounds to inspire creativity into the minds of our younger crowd.
We keep the crew dancing by providing top Manchester DJ's, performers, club lighting, visuals, soft play area, bubble machines, Papertown crafts, play dough tables, inflatables, dance floor activities and giant balloons.


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Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival


Sunday 4th July 2021

12pm-2pm

FREE ENTRY

Festival Square, Cathedral Gardens

Information: THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT established in 2016 is a daytime clubbing experience for the whole family, aimed at parents that miss their dancing days.

Planting positive seeds and vibes into the next generation of music lovers in our city. Organised by a crew of seasoned clubbers and DJ's from the Manchester scene that are now parents. We are delighted with the opportunity to be involved in Manchester's most prestigious arts event, Manchester International Festival. The Playhouse Project are producing two events as part of this year’s programme at Festival Square, Cathedral Gardens.

DJ’s & Activities
12-1pm: DJ Lil'Fee - Paper Town Crafts
1-2pm: VEBA - Round The Twist
Hosted by MC Kwasi

MC Kwasi
MC KWASI - aka the Smile Machine (Mr Scruff, AIM, Friends & Family, Fat City).
Mr Scruff’s mic-man of choice, KWASI, Manchester's original Master of Ceremonies will be bringing goodvibes and messages of love to our dancefloor - a true Manchester legend!!

VEBA
Manchester music scene doyenne, VEBA (Rae & Christian, Fat City, Groove Armada & La Discotheque), is one of Manchester's greatest soul singers. VEBA provided her unique vocal skills on several tracks for Grand Central records, most famously “Spellbound”, one of the most iconic soul tunes ever to be produced in Manchester, released in 1996. VEBA's soulful, gospel tones have also appeared on a number of Groove Armada tunes. Expect big beats and a slick DJ set of Electronica and Disco.


Lil'Fee
DJ Lil’ Fee, aka Fiona Daniel (The Whip, Flex) has enjoyed an international music career as the drummer in slick, dance-rock outfit, The Whip. Lil' Fee's DJ sets are finely crafted, rhythmic-roller-
coasters, full of sonic energy for your dancefloor stomp. After agreeing to work with us back in 201,7 Lil' Fee was our first well known headliner and has been instrumental in the successful launch of Playhouse Project events over the last few years. As a parent herself, Fee understands the concept of having fun with the kids and certainly knows how to bring the party.
Expect soulful House & Disco.

Round The Twist Arts
Round the Twists arts deliver children's interactive arts workshops with a focus on performing arts and
storytelling. Join Sal in character for an energetic and inspiring fusion of interactive storytelling and
performance through role play and soundscape.

Paper Town Crafts
Paper Town hosts pop up children's craft events around the North West and designs craft kits to make
crafting with kids easy, fun and faff free. Paper Town will be bringing all their creative, bright and fun
crafts along so the children at the event can get creating and making Dream-catchers whilst at their
tables.
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Escape to Freight Island Free Family Brunch

Escape to Freight Island Free Family Brunch


Sunday 27th June 2021

11am-1pm

Escape to Freight Island, Manchester, M1 2PZ

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Information: Book a table and join us on Sunday 27th June 11am - 1pm at Escape to Freight Island in the Ticket Hall for a FREE family Sunday Brunch.

What to expect -
⚡ A very special DJ show
⚡ Dance crew & circus acts
⚡ Free Craft packs
⚡ Walk about performers
⚡ Table top activities
⚡ Kids films

Plus a huge variety of food and drink for all your brunch/lunch needs.
DJ and Producer METRODOME will be joining us and creating a vibe with a very exclusive DJ show. We are MEGA excited to welcome Metrodome, expect all genres & styles for this very special DJ set.
Best described as a prodigious talent who’s been DJ'ing in clubs since he was 8 years old, people say he’s able to play any instrument put in front of him. Metrodome is a hugely experienced producer and DJ who has been a key part of Manchester's music scene, he has produced for and performed with, a huge array of artists including IAMDDB, LEVELZ, Blah Records, The Mouse Outfit, Zed Bias, Red Laser Records and worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and MTV.

THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT is a daytime clubbing experience for the whole family, Aimed at parents that miss their dancing days. Planting positive seeds and vibes into the next generation of music lovers in our city. Organised by a crew of seasoned clubbers and DJ's from the Manchester scene that are now parents.
Bookings are now OPEN (select standard indoor seating pre booking essential) we are expecting high demand, don't miss out!
A MAGICAL DESTINATION OF FOOD, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT UNLIKE ANYWHERE ELSE.

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Due to restrictions we have scaled back original plans and this event will now be seated and socially distanced (masks are required unless you are seated or exempt).

๐Ÿ“Œ Event Safety
Parents remain 100% responsible for their children whilst at the venue!
Please do not leave alcoholic drinks unattended.
Music will be set to the recommended levels for little ears.
This event is aimed at 0-8 year old's (activities are for this age range) however older children are welcome to attend.

Buggy park available, come without if possible.
Expect child-safe club lighting, no strobe lighting used.
Please no running or rowdy behaviour.
Photography / Video - There will be a photographer at the event, some shots will be used for publicity. Please inform a member of staff on arrival if you do not want your little ones to be photographed.
If you would like to contact us please email - carlieashcroft@gmail.com

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Mothers Day Family Rave with Disco Mums & MC Kwasi - The Refuge

Mothers Day Family Rave with Disco Mums & MC Kwasi - The Refuge


Sunday 22nd March 2020

2pm-4pm

The Refuge, Manchester

Tickets: Adults £5 Kids £4 Family Ticket ( 2 adults & up to 3 kids) £20 Babies (under 18 months) £1.
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About: 

CALLING ALL MANCHESTER FAMILY RAVE CREW..! #TAKEYOMAMARAVIN

Following on from the success of our sell out party with VEBA X Lil' Fee & MC Kwasi. THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT returns to The Refuge to celebrate Mothers day with Disco Mums ( MIF, Red Laser Disco, Back to Basics, Electric Elephant, Festival No.6, Huey 54).  Plus MC KWASI,  Mr Scruff's mic man of choice (AIM, Rae & Christian, Friends and Family, So Flute, Dub Smugglers & Mungo's HiFi).

Expect to hear anything from Soul ,House, Techno, Disco, Boogie, Reggae, Italo, Pop…..no barriers, no restrictions, just proper good times. Plus a few surprises when Manchester legend MC KWASI gets on he mic, bringing good vibes to the dance-floor.

Disco Mums are an all female Manchester based DJ collective of seasoned clubbers (now proud parents) who are still out, still on it &...still playing records.

Influenced by the scene in Manchester over the past 20 years, their roots are in nights like Electric Chair, Aficionado, Friends & Family, Homoelectric and Bugged Out. They've been partying hard and collecting music for more than 15 years, and in the past few years they've been having the time of their lives flexing their vinyl record collections as Disco Mums.

discomums.co.uk

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THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT is an exclusive family rave experience. Organised by a crew of ex-ravers and DJs who are now parents. We keep the crew dancing by providing top DJs, dancers, club lighting, visuals, bubble machines, inflatables, dancefloor activities and giant balloons. Chill out activities - themed craft tables, play dough areas, chill out zone, book corner, face painting & glitter bar, funky cake stall.
The basement bar will be open selling adults and kids drinks. Plus the restaurant in the public bar, will be serving food throughout the day.

The Playhouse x
(we knew the score)

๐Ÿ“Œ Extra Information

  • This event is aimed at 0-8 year old's (activities are for this age range)  however older children are welcome to attend.
  • Please remember that you remain 100% responsible for your children at all times.
  • Limited space for buggies and no buggies inside the rave, please come without where possible.
  • Please do not leave alcoholic drinks unattended.
  • Adults must be accompanied by a child to enter this event.
  • Safety - The venue will be busy with a limited amount of seating. We advise parents of young babies to wear a sling particularly on the dance-floor. 
  • Music will be set to the recommended levels for little ears.
  • Expect child-safe club lighting, no strobe lighting used.
  • Please no running or rowdy behavior (this includes parents) ;)
  • Photography / Video - There will be a photographer at the event, some shots will be used for publicity. Please inform a member of staff on arrival if you do not want your little ones to be photographed.
If you would like to contact the organiser of this event, please email -
 theplayhouseprojectfamilyrave@gmail.com
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