Tiny Tweeties tap into musical talent at Frankie & the Heartstrings Sunderland shop

Chris and Rachael hair or Tiny Tweeties hosted a music workshop for the under 5's at Pop Rec. Lrd, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, on Saturday.
Chris and Rachael hair or Tiny Tweeties hosted a music workshop for the under 5's at Pop Rec. Lrd, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, on Saturday.
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PINT-SIZED pop stars tuned into a workshop which taps into their musical talent.

Pop Recs Ltd hosted the first in a series of monthly Tiny Tweeties workshops to give parents and kids the chance to explore their musical creativity together.

It was the latest event to be held at the former Tourist Information Office in Fawcett Street, which was transformed into a record shop, gallery and music space by Sunderland five-piece Frankie & the Heartstrings. Since opening last month, it has hosted free gigs featuring Edwyn Collins and Badly Drawn Boy among others; become a platform for local art and has become a popular independent coffee retailer.

Drummer Dave Harper said: “We had a really good turn out for the session.

“It was particularly great to see so many dads there getting involved.

“It’s a really creative workshop and it was great to see the space that we’ve got being used by so many people. It shows that Pop Recs isn’t just for one type of person, it’s for all age groups.”

The next Tiny Tweeties workshop, which is based on the early years curriculum, is due to take place on August 10.

Dave added: “The session proved so popular that we may look at doing it fortnightly.”

The next free music gig at Pop Recs Ltd is Death Row Radio, on Saturday from 7.30pm.