Come and join the Rainbow Stripes in the magnificent Spiegel tent for a live music workshop for the under 5â€™s and their families. The theme will be â€˜Rainbowâ€™ for this one off session, so wear your favourite rainbow clothes. The award winning Rainbow Stripes music sessions are unique, owing to the live music, have all round developmental benefits for children, and enjoyable for all involved. Loved in Nottingham for the last 16 years, come and join the fun!
Â£4.40 (inc. booking fee) for children aged 3 months to 5 years - accompanying adults free
- Market Square
Old Market Square Nottingham
- Known for their wild and decadent ambiance, Spiegeltents are exquisite pop-up venues that suit an eclectic performance programme.
Literally translated as â€˜mirror tentâ€™, Spiegeltents were originally built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The magnificent round tent is made of dark wood with intricately carved panels, stained glass windows, bevelled mirrors and an impressive draped ceiling. The boothed seating that lines the edges makes way for a grand dance floor with an in-built stage where performers such as Marlene Dietrech famously sung â€˜Falling in Love Againâ€™ in a Spiegeltent in Paris in the 1930â€™s.
Nottinghamâ€™s traditional Goose Fair would see folk travel from far and wide to celebrate the end of harvest and pick up a Goose (or two) which were driven annually across the fens from Norfolk. Whilst as far as we know Spiegeltents were never hosted at the Goose Fair of old, entertainment was a significant feature of the event, both in the ale houses around Old Market Square and surrounding streets and in freak shows across the fair, where you could have expected to see literally anything from The smallest child in the world to The Yorkshire Giant Brothers, despite usually being an elaborate illusion from enterprising showmen.
The Salon Perdu is one of a handful of the unique and legendary tents left in the world today; it has spent its life travelling the world from New York to Sydney, and since 2015 annually to Nottingham, as a small part of the Goose Fair returns to its spiritual home of Old Market Square.
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