8 year old music fan Daniel Rea is set to experience every child's dream - a trolley dash in a toy shop, picking up prizes of all shapes and sizes. The talented youngster entered the annual Children's Classic Concerts' costume competition, sponsored by A1 Toys, at their Ghost Train concert, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Usher Hall, Edinburgh over the Halloween weekend in 2017.
Daniel attended the concert dressed as Lord Garmadon from The LEGO Ninjago Movie. His home-made cardboard creation with hand-painted details seriously wowed the expert panel of judges - Danielle Durieu from the costume department at Scottish Opera and Karen McGrady-Parker, Associate Director at Scottish Youth Theatre. Daniel beat off all the competition from Children's Classic Concerts' audiences in both Glasgow and Edinburgh to win the top prize, much to his delight. Dr Alexis Rea, Daniel's Mum, said on hearing the news, "thank you so much. He will be ecstatic when he finds out. Probably won't sleep tonight!"
Children's Classic Concerts' popular presenters Owen Gunnell and Olly Cox will be there to cheer Daniel on, kick-starting proceedings in style with an enthusiastic drum roll.
The trolley dash comes amongst a flurry of activity for CCC, beginning with Gypsy Jazz, a brand-new concert featuring award-winning Scottish songstress and fiddler, Seonaid Aitken and her band Rose Room. This interactive introduction to jazz will have families literally dancing in the aisles - it starts off in Govanhill, and tours to Peebles and Banchory.
Owen and Olly then visit Additional Support Needs schools in Glasgow and Edinburgh to perform an engaging programme as part of a wider music transition project, supporting pupils as they move from primary to secondary education.
Finally, they take CCC's Tartan Tales concert to the Caird Hall, delighting the Dundee audience with a musical celebration of Scottish story-telling.
The trolley dash will take place at 5:30pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at A1 Toys store at the Silverburn Shopping Centre, Barrhead Rd, Glasgow G53 6QR