Relaxation Concerts: 21st March | Polly Ives (Cello, Gong & Sansula)

Polly Ives
  • Monday 21 March
    10.00 – 10.45am
  • 11.30am - 12.15pm
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Polly Ives (cello and gong bath) performs for pre-crawling babies and their grown-ups.

Enjoy a concert of classical, folk, world, popular music and nursery rhymes performed by inspirational professional musicians. Relax, listen, sleep, enjoy some sensory fun with your babies. Concerts aim to revitalise and entertain grown-ups as well as give your babies a new magical musical experience. Sensory elements include sound, sight, touch, including bubbles, scarves, feathers and simple baby massage techniques for you to explore with your little one at your own pace.

All of Polly’s work is centred around a lifelong love of playing music alongside other people. Since the age of 4, she has played musical instruments and sung alongside family and friends. Polly has performed with Simply Strings Trio for around 15 years at weddings, corporate events, gigs, care homes and children’s concerts. She has also performed with Escafeld String Quartet, Woodfield String Quartet and ELO Experience. She performed on the BBC's TV special of Billionaire Boy by David Walliams alongside Bryn Terfel, and on Channel 5’s Celebrity Carols at Christmas alongside Aled Jones and Military Wives. She has performed with the English Philharmonic Orchestra, South Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra and alongside Richard Hawley, Julian Jones and Vanessa Mae.


Adults £10.50, babies free (booking fees apply). When booking your ticket, please state the number of free children's spaces you require. Refunds are available up to 7 before the event.

We’re delighted to be partnering with the University of Leeds who will be helping us to evaluate the impact of Concerteenies’ Relaxation Concerts. We will be looking for adults to take part who are willing to attend our next series of performances and to take part in the data collection (this may involve being included in observations, completing some questionnaires or talking to a member of the research team).

As a result of this partnership, we’re able to offer a 25% discount on 5 adult tickets per concert. We encourage you to attend all six concerts and take part in the research, but this is not obligatory. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please email Karen Burland ( stating how many tickets you would like and which dates and times you would like to attend by the 4th of February and names will be selected randomly by 11th February! We will then send you the discount code to use when booking your tickets.


  • We have Covid-19 secure procedures in place - visit our website to read the complete risk assessment. Please don't arrive more than 5 minutes before your concert. Wearing a face mask is encouraged. No equipment is shared and rigorous cleaning takes place between concerts.
  • No need to print your tickets, just show your QR code on the door.
  • There are limited spaces in the car park or on-street parking.
  • Feel bring your own blanket and pillow.
  • Buggies can be left in the entrance area and we encourage you to put coats and bags to 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 (Cello, Gong and Sansula)

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