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Part of DIASPORA! Festival

Riding the Rhythm Rails - Choo Choo

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A group of children playing with balloons

All aboard the train to join Raph Clarkson (trombone), Riaan Vosloo (double bass) and Xolani Mbatha (vocals) for a clickity clack of an adventure through the South African mountains.

Together we’ll join in South African song, create percussive train sound worlds and race along the tracks to our destination. This musical adventure is packed with music, dancing and train-terrific play.

Part of DIASPORA! Festival

Presented by Bristol Beacon and BOPF

Age guidance: For children under 5 and their grown ups, with older siblings welcome.

Workshop 1:

Doors: 10:15
Start time: 10:30 (45 mins)
Finish: 11:15

Workshop 2:

Start time: 11:45 (45 mins)
Finish: 12:30

All timings are approximate and subject to change


Adult ticket: £5.45 incl. booking fee

Child ticket (2+): £3.27 incl. booking fee

Children under 2: Free


Music for Everyone

This workshop is one of the many ways you can get involved and help us make space for music!

To find out more visit our Music for Everyone page.

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About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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