Who misses their old clubbing days, when life was all about going out till dawn and having fun! Now, just a trip to the 24 hour supermarket is about as close as many parents get to a night out!
But fear not as the answer is in sight!
Who’s up for a family friend rave?
For three hours this December, the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne will be transformed into a mini-festival for Mums, Dads and of course little ones, featuring credible live DJs, alongside a wealth of kids entertainment, including soft play, Lego, craft and games, with live visuals and of course a fully licensed bar… all set in a beautiful, contemporary art gallery in Eastbourne on a Sunday afternoon!
The Tot Rockin’ Beats concept was created by Dan Flanagan, who also runs Don’t Believe the Hype, (“the Magazine for Dads That Were the ‘70s and ‘80s Kids”) two years ago. 30 events later it’s proved a spectacular success story. Not only has it reignited many a tired parent’s love of a good night (afternoon!) out but, as a non-profit organisation, it’s committed to the idea of community.
As a mother of two this sounded like a great family activity, so we caught up Dan to find out more…
“It’s perfect for children of all ages! Instead of ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ we have DJs spinning hip-hop, funk and soul classics, so Mums and dads can have a glass of wine or a beer, and then hit the dancefloor with their kids.”
The National Lottery and the Arts Council have also both recognised Tot Rockin’ Beats’ potential with recent successful funding grants.
“It’s raving with a social conscience,” says Dan “That’s what hip-hop was originally about when it started in the Bronx in the 1970s – music, art, dance, community – and we stick with that idea.”
It sounds like it has all the benefits of an amazing festival, except you don’t have to camp and you don’t need to worry about paying the babysitter or getting home for bedtime! That works for me!
If you don’t want to miss out on this unique event, make sure you book your tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/totrockinbeats-we-could-be-heroes-eastbourne-tickets-50690099452
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Sunday 9th December 2018, 2-5pm
Tickets from £6 – £11 (plus booking fee)