Musical Stories - Mixed (Broomhill Festival)

Polly Ives & Louise Thomson
  • Saturday 11 June
    1.30 – 2.15pm
  • 2.45 – 3.30pm
Ticket typeCost
First Childfree
Under 1sfree
Additional Child£2.50

Louise Thomson (harp) and Polly Ives (narrator) perform Arree Chung's children's story, Mixed.

Join harpist Louise Thomson and narrator Polly Ives for a magical adaptation of Arree Chung’s children’s book, Mixed, set to music by Paul Rissmann. This event is for 0-7 year-olds and their grown-ups as part of Broomhill Festival.

The Blues, Reds and Yellows lived in harmony. However, when one of the colours proclaims they are the best, discord breaks out and the colours decide to live in different parts of the city. Then one day a Yellow befriends a Blue and they become inseparable, discovering a world of different possibilities and colours.

In this engaging experience for 0-7 year olds and their grown-ups which combines well-loved harp music with creative story-telling, Polly and Louise perform a new musical version of ‘Mixed’ based on the original book written and illustrated by Arree Chung, and published by Macmillan Publishing Group.

The exciting new music for harp is composed by Paul Rissmann as part of a new commissions project by Concerteenies thanks to an Arts Council England grant in 2021.

This new musical adaptation by composer Paul Rissmann is based on the book by Chinese American author/illustrator Arree Chung.

Sensory elements (bubbles, scarves and percussion), audience participation and vivid illustrations from the book will engage, inspire and entertain little and older audiences.


Adults £9. First child free, under 1’s free. Additional children £2.50. Refunds are available when requested over 7 days before the start of this event.


  • We want our audiences to feel safe and comfortable at our events. We continue to follow government and union recommendations on Covid-19. We are maintaining limited audience capacities and we encourage you to not arrive more than 10 minutes before your concert. You are welcome to wear a mask. We will clean / replace props and equipment between concerts where possible.
  • No need to print your tickets, just show your QR code on the door.
  • Large bags and coats should be left at the side of the room.
  • There are nappy changing facilities and feel free to breastfeed.
  • You are responsible for the safety of your own children and belongings.


Polly Ives (Narrator) and Louise Thomson (Harp)

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