Air Guitar Tuition!!
The latest recommendation from Grow Liverpool- Air Guitar Tuition!
No we haven’t lost our mind, or been the victim of some scam. We are however, advocating attendance at Mr Page’s Air Guitar class, one part of the Funny Looking Kids event that guarantees to have the whole audience on their feet! If you’re lucky enough you might meet Mr Page at one of the Funny Looking Kids events but if not have a look at the clip below.
Funny Looking Kids was founded by Gav Cross, dad of two. As we all know dads are notoriously unfunny, so imagine Gav’s surprise when his kids were the convincing factor to set up this increasingly popular event. They not only encouraged the venture but now support the event by bringing along friends, volunteering in the show and acting as official photographers. Either Gav has invested in some serious bribery or he might just actually be genuinely funny. My money is on the latter as the Funny Looking Kids event is growing a steady and loyal audience of kids and parents who return time and time again to meet new characters and participate in the latest challenges.
Funny Looking Kids is a grown up comedy event for children, but mum and dad are as likely to be entertained as the younger audience. I use the word ‘event’ as the content is varied and this most definitely isn’t your usual ‘sit down and take it in’ kind of show. Gav describes it as a theatrical cabaret of alternative comedy, Think Vic & Bob sharing a bag of chips with The Mighty Boosh, whilst watching Horrible Histories on VHS!
It’s unlikely you’ll stay in your seat and even less likely that you’ll remain quiet. Noise is encouraged (in all the right places) and kids are encouraged to, well, be kids. That’s not to say there aren’t rules, it is taken very seriously that all audience members abide by the strict code of conduct- No swears, No peanuts, No uniform and Bring jokes. If you or your child cannot commit to these rules then this event isn’t for you.
Grow Liverpool are always keen to find the ‘other’ benefits of each activity we write about and so I couldn’t let this post go by without reminding you all why it’s so important to laugh. Giggles, chuckles, chortles, grins, smiles, belly laughs, snorts and shoulder shakers. There is nothing more satisfying than the feeling of laughing uncontrollably. We’ve all heard the saying, laughter is the best medicine, well that might just be true. It is said to relax our bodies, reduce stress, boost our immune system, improve our mood and even help us to live longer. Laughter triggers our bodies to release those yummy endorphins that make us feel good and who could ask more than that from a family activity.
When we have our babies one of the first things we celebrate is their first smile or giggle (even if really all it is is the satisfied face of filling a nappy). We tickle them, make funny noises and pull the strangest faces we can muster, all in pursuit of that lovely laugh. But what happens as they get a little older, when our jokes go from funny to embarrassing (dad) jokes. How do we guarantee the giggle then? Leave it to Gav and the Funny Looking cast, their range of sketches, characters and interactive games are sure to find the funny bone of even the most serious seven year old!
The company suggest that the event is best suited to 7+ but also state that, ‘a 5 year old laughed so hard they fell off their chair’ so we’ll leave that one up to you!
To book your tickets for one of the dates below visit- http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3729
Sat 17 Nov / 2:30pm – 4pm
Sat 16 Feb 2019 / 2:30pm – 4pm
Sat 16 Mar / 2:30pm – 4pm
Sat 13 Apr / 2:30pm – 4pm
Sat 18 May / 2:30pm – 4pm
Sat 15 Jun / 2:30pm – 4pm
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