The NLCE brought an exciting world of musical stories to Hull’s Big Malarkey Festival in June 2019! Enthusiastic children of all ages were taken along a very special musical journey: the first programme opened with Opus Number Zoo, brought to life with the narration and acting of the performers; this was followed by a fun (but slightly scary!) performance of Peter and the Wolf, wonderfully narrated by the talented Victoria Newlyn, and closing with a breathtaking Flight of the Bumble Bee. For the second performance, the NLCE were joined by pianist Martin Butler in an engaging rendition of Dirty Beasts, performed alongside a BSL interpreter. The ensemble brought music, fun and creativity to the festival, and the performances were well attended, as well as very much enjoyed—and not only by the little ones!