The Story of the Willow Tree

Half Term Family Day at Stratford Circus

This Half Term, celebrate Chinese new year with a musical journey to the Far East. The Story of the Willow Tree brings a full day of family activities to Stratford Circus on the 13th of February.

The Story of The Willow Tree is part of an original concert series created by Tea Dance For Little People in collaboration with the V&A.  A day designed to encourage you all to engage with each other and the space around you in new and memorable ways.  The tale of The Willow Pattern will unfold as families participate in fun activities to tell the story that inspired blue and white patterned china.

Live the story through the music, song, dragon dancing and treasure hunting with workshops throughout the morning to enhance the experience.

Willow Tree Workshops

Music making – create soundscapes inspired by eastern music and instruments

Dance of the Bluebirds – learn movement and lyrics to sing and dance along with the concert

Visual Arts – make your very own Willow Pattern plate or cup

The Story of The Willow Tree Concert

The day will finish with a beautiful and interactive concert telling the story of the Mandarin and his quest to find his long-lost daughter.

Come and explore this immersive world of sound fusing classical and Eastern Music traditions.

*Win Tickets to The Willow Tree Family Day

Tower Hamlets Mums and Stratford Circus have teamed up to offer one lucky family 4 tickets to see the concert and attend a workshop.

To enter, simply Email Candace@towerhamletsmums.com with “The Willow Tree” in the email header by noon on the 8th of February.

Terms and Conditions: 

The prize is for 4 entries to the Story of the Willow Tree concert and 2 entries to the workshops (adults attend workshops for free). The competition will close on the 8th of February and the winner will be notified. By entering the competition you will be added to the THMs newsletter database. You can opt out any time and your data will never be shared with any third parties.

Further Information

Date: 13th February 2018

Willow Workshops: 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Performance: 2:30-3:15


The Story of the Willow Tree concert plus one workshop – £15 per child
The Story of the Willow Tree concert plus two workshop – £18 per child
The Story of the Willow Tree concert plus three workshops – £20 per child

Adults don’t need a ticket for workshops, but will for the concert. Just add your tickets to the basket and your savings will appear automatically.

Location: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX


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