To celebrate the release of her children’s charity single ‘Kids Wish for the World’, Beatie Wolfe will be hosting The Wish Festival, a day of fun, excitement and brunch for all the family at the flagship Whole Foods Market Kensington. With an exclusive performance of Kids Wish For The World, an array of interactive arts, games & tech activities, its own wishing well and special brunch menus, The Wish Festival is a brilliant way to kick off your half-term holidays and help to raise money for NSPCC’s ChildLine and War Child.
Tickets for The Wish Festival, which takes place on the 15th February between 10am – 12pm, are available now from www.BeatieWolfe.com and are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for children. All proceeds go to the listed charities.
‘Kids Wish for the World’ is a re-recording of one of Beatie’s original songs ‘Wish’ and this new version features children from all over the UK singing their very own wish for the world following a competition on new children’s social media platform PopJam. In just two days, the competition received 20,000 responses. and from those 20,000,Beatie chose ten finalists to record their wishes as part of the single and star in the music video which is out now and featured here on Really Kid Friendly.
The Wish Festival will see a number of amazing and interactive themed areas including PopJam TV that will also be featuring iPad armed celebrities including: Michael Acton Smith aka Mr Moshi, SparkyMark (the scientist), BFF (the editor), WhatWhat (the designer)…plus more celebrities to be announced. Or visit the Whole Foods Craft Zone and try your hand at the selfie sketch competition with the winning entries displayed on the store walls – or the interactive Tech Zone featuring Beatie’s ‘World’s First’ 3D Palm Top video and coding tutorials. Or learn to play a different kind of musical instrument by visiting the Roots Rhythms area where Beatie’s Pack will teach you how to turn vegetables like butternut squash, marrows and pumpkins into great percussive tools!
And if all that isn’t enough, Whole Foods’ food court will be putting on special brunch menus including their delicious breakfast burritos, waffles, fresh juices and much more!
The whole event will be hosted by Fun Kids Radio DJs, who will be playing music throughout the day, roving reporting and interviewing Beatie from the stage.
Also TODAY February 12th at the Apple store on Regent’s Street, Britain’s leading web entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith and Beatie Wolfe talk to Monocle’s Culture Editor about the charity single and the growing world of social media for children – supporting War Child and NSPCC.
Tickets for the Wish Festival with B eatie and Friends are available now from www.BeatieWolfe.com
About Beatie Wolfe
Beatie is a London based singer-songwriter whose album 8ight was the ‘World’s First’ 3D Interactive Album App as well as receiving high accolades from press including GQ, Wired & Monocle. Beatie has played a number of London venues including Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Marquee Club & Jazz Club and presented keynote speeches at tech conferences, includin g CeBIT’s ‘Leading Women in Tech’, Wired’s Creative Salon and Chevening House. She was the first artist to tour Apple’s global theatres.
PopJam is the latest venture from Michael Acton Smith, which launched this summer. A hugely creative and collaborative community, the App is currently available in US with a US launch planned for 2015.
About NSPCC’s ChildLine
ChildLine is a service which is provided by the NSPCC. ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Children can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email. For information on donating, volunteering or working with ChildLine please visit the NSPCC website.
About War Child
War Child believes one thing: Children are the innocent victims of war and there is no excuse for their lives to be torn apart by it. War Child proves you can protect children and young people from the brutal effects of conflict and help rebuild their lives. Today War Child are on the ground in some of the worst conflict-affected places in the world, providing support that changes lives, including in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Uganda and Syria. War Child gives children the security, care, education and skills they need to build a better future for themselves.