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The Wind in the Willows performed by Toscana Strings

Hear the story, see the dance, listen to the music. Former soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet Laura Tye and award-winning string quintet Toscana Strings perform Wind in the Willows, with music by Edward Elgar.

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Can good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger help Mr Toad after one adventure too far?

Adapted from Kenneth Grahame’s children’s novel with music by Edward Elgar, this performance combines the perfect mix of enchantment and humour with the opportunity for audience participation to captivate young imaginations.

The Firs will be closed to the public so it will be a family friendly day where the property will be exclusively open for concert ticket holders only.

Toscana Strings - String quintet Toscana Strings was founded in 2002 with all members having studied at Birmingham Conservatoire. Their Stories Set To Music concerts were launched in 2018 with the aim of delivering premium quality live music in primary schools in a fun and interactive way.

Laura Tye - Laura started dancing at the age of eight at a local dance school in the United Kingdom. Taking part in various productions and youth dance performances her love of performing became undeniable. At the age of 16, she was awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Soft drink included£8.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Meeting point

The Carice Room

What to bring and wear



The Firs Visitor Centre and Carice Room where the concert is taking place is accessible on one level, with accessible toilets and accessible parking next to the Visitor Centre.

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