Top Tips to Recreate BMW Classics at Home

The BMW Classics concert in Trafalgar Square is one of our favourite moments of the year. Sadly we can't perform in the Square this year, but we are broadcasting 2019's concert live on Sunday 7 June at 3pm (BST). Why not make your own Trafalgar Square experience at home with these top tips... 


1. Watch the concert outside

Take your phone to a park, your laptop into the garden, or just throw the window wide open. The unpredictable elements are half the fun of BMW Classics!

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2. Get the bunting up

There is nothing like a bit of bunting to give a space a festival atmosphere, so why not get the kids involved to create some decorations? 
> Follow these instructions and give it a go

3. Can you lay your hands on some lions?

Trafalgar Square is famously home to four huge lions – and they are right up in the thick of it during BMW Classics!

Why not grab your nearest soft-toy lion (or willing pet cat) to sit in their place? Or you could draw or paint a lion or even fold your own from origami.
> Follow these instructions to make your own origami lion

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4. Find a faux fountain

Trafalgar Square wouldn’t be the same without the fountain! So get yourself near a water feature: a lake, pond or just a paddling pool...

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5. Get the snacks in.

Our matinee concert is the perfect time to enjoy a little snack, and there is something about a picnic: it's always fun, whether in the back garden or further afield.
Principal Tuba Ben Thomson has been busy making some LSO themed gingerbread cookies. I wonder if you can guess who the famous conductor with marshmallow hair is?!
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Or, for something savoury, why not take your inspiration from this BBC Good Food guide to the 'Perfect Picnic'?
> Read the BBC Good Food Guide to a Perfect Picnic


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Join us on YouTube on Sunday 7 June at 3pm BST,  as we broadcast last year's BMW Classics concert recorded in June 2019 at Trafalgar Square.
Head to lso.co.uk/alwaysplaying for more details.

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