Wait… What?! with Sinfonia Viva

22/10/2023, 2pm

Museum of Making

Silk Mill Lane off Full Street




Museum of Making at Derby Silk has undergone a £18m refurbishment and welcomed its first visitors in May 2021. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands…

Wait… What?! is a family show from Sinfonia Viva, exploring some of the biggest mysteries asked by curious children everywhere. One day Sandy realises that there are lots of things in the world that don’t make any sense – like how does the water get into our taps? And, where do clouds come from? Join in and help Sandy get to the bottom of it all.

You won’t be able to keep your attention away from this musical and visual feast. The music has been composed especially for young children by Jack Ross. He performs live, leading a quartet of Sinfonia Viva musicians, while dancer David Ogle and live illustrator Eleanor Meredith create the sights and shapes of Sandy’s world.

Wait… What? is more than just a performance. After the show you can meet the musicians, take part in family-friendly musical activities, and explore the Museum of Making’s multitude of interactive exhibits.

Every family in the audience will receive a Wait… What?! book and a code to download the music so you can relieve the performance again and again.

Why not combine this performance with a day out at the Museum of Making, and perhaps some lunch or a delicious cake at the Museum’s River Kitchen?

The music
Jack Ross – Wait… What?!

The artists
Jack Ross
Members of Sinfonia Viva
David Ogle – dancer
Eleanor Meredith – live drawing
Sarah Gatford – British Sign Language Interpreter

Suitable for children under 7yrs and their grown-ups. These special family shows are very popular – book in advance to avoid disappointment.

This show lasts for approximately one hour with family friendly activities after the performance.

The performance is supported by Rolls-Royce PLC and delivered in partnership with Derby Museums.

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