Paddle Round The Pier 2021

Subject to confirmation (COVID-19)
Harp Academy children of all ages and levels of progress are invited to play on the Kids’ Stage for an hour at the Paddle Round The Pier festival on Hove Lawns, on Saturday 3rd July 2021 (time to be confirmed, but usually lunchtime). This is a great opportunity to end our harmonica year by tooting on stage to the public and enjoying the great activities in the PRTP festival arena.

PRTP 2015 7Entry is free for children, so bring your family and friends, and help us make a whopping noise! We will rendezvous by the Peace Statue at (time to be confirmed) on Hove Lawns and our dress code is Star Wars! There’ll be plenty of opportunity to play the pieces you’ve learnt at school and you can let us know your favourite ones when you register.

We would also encourage everyone to learn our finale piece, When The Saints Go Marching In, at homeYou’ll find the learning page for this under the KS! and KS2 menu music libraries above, along with other songs we like to play. We will be taking photos of the event for use on the Harp Academy website, so lots of big smiles!

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If you would like to join us, please register now by clicking the Golden Harmonica to the right. Simply complete your contact details, select PRTP and enter the piece(s) you would like to play in the text box at the bottom of the form, then submit. We will add you to our register and reconfirm all the arrangements a little bit closer to the time.

A fun day out for everyone!
PRTP really is a fabulous event with rides, stalls, activities and live music for all the family. And best of all, entry for children is totally FREE! All children receive an ID tag on entry. It takes place on Hove Sea Front and, besides the water born events on the beach and the sporting attractions in the festival arena, PRTP supports music and performing arts of all kinds. There is a live music stage for adult bands and a performers’ stage for younger artists and activities. The performers’ stage is adjacent to the Peace Statue on Hove Lawns. Register now, keep a note of our date in your diary, grab your shades and come on down! More information is available at

Filming & Photography
We will be taking representative video footage and some still photography of this event for future publicity purposes. Any such publicity material will be for Harp Academy purposes only and will not be shared with, or sold to, any third parties. We will assume from your participation and attendance that you are happy for us to do so. If this is not the case, please contact our Managing Director, Richard Taylor.

I just wanted to thank you for organising the Paddle Round The Pier event; Edith loved taking part in the harmonica performance.We stayed next to the stage for the rest of the day and both Edith and her sister Nell enjoyed watching, or taking part in, all of the subsequent performances on stage! It was our first time at the festival (despite living in Brighton & Hove for the last fifteen years). We’ll be going every year now!”
Parent of Aldrington Primary