Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sohie Ellis Bextor, Persil at Camp Bestival





Well not one to name drop but this weekend while at Camp Bestival I was having a chat with Sophie Ellis Bextor, don't you know?
 The musical mum was launching a summer of ‘Getting Messy with Music’  with Persil at Camp Bestival.


Persil are encouraging families to come together this summer to make some noise and get messy with music. 




To kick this off, the first ever ‘Mosh and Wash’ stand was launched on Saturday 28th July at Camp Bestival in Dorset. 








So while the kids were getting very messy with paint and wowing the crowds with their musical talent as you can see, Persil were taking care of the washing for the Mums!  A very famous singer happy to help.

Within moments I could sense that this is a campaign that is very important to Sophie. She said that she believed that children all love music, and want to make sound, that as parents we can encourage them, even if it was banging saucepans with wooden spoons. Sophie said that Camp Bestival was the ideal place for children to have fun in a musical setting, its friendly peaceful atmosphere is a great place for families. 


I asked about her three boys, while not divulging personal conversation, she did say her children loved music the same as all children and that they were actually with her at Camp Bestival so the family could have a wander around and have fun. 


She asked me about my children and we discussed their love of listening to music, Paige playing the guitar and her boyfriend who is a musician too, Sophie said she first got into music, the idea of performing it anyway at 16 years old and when the band split, Sophie aged 20 was hooked and knew it was what she always wanted to do. 




She had few words of advice for Ricky, she said "Hold onto the way you want your music to go, don't let anybody get in the way, but you will find, if they do it just gives you more determination!"


We talked for a good while about children, bringing them up and as someone who has always thought she was really nice, I was overwhelmed by just how truly lovely she is.




As for the Persil team well they valiantly washed and played, the band accompanied the children as they sang and the whole tent was singing, dancing and rocking out. Its such a fabulous campaign and I was very honoured to be a part of it.



People can be in with a chance of winning their very own festival and other prizes by simply uploading their rockstar videos and photos at www.facebook.com/persiluk

The main prize is pretty special and a lovely lady I met will be part of it. Sophie said that Persil will be recreating the stand on the winners street and she will be there to perform with them.

WOW!!

Disclosure : Persil paid for my camp Bestival tickets, accommodation and travel expenses, I was not paid to write this blog post and all opinions are my own.

13 comments:

  1. Great idea! Our kids are spoilt because we are both musicians, so we have a house full of instruments! But I agree with Sophie- a spoon and a saucepan is also great fun!

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    1. Sounds cool, what do you play/sing Sonya. I missed out on any real activities as a child, I tried to encourage mine and they have many talents and have followed most of what they wanted too. Paige is just getting into playing due to her boyfriend, I am really happy about this, even if its not always tuneful!

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    2. I play squeezebox and bass guitar, other half plays guitar, bass and drums. We even have a drum kit up on the lounge- the baby loves hitting stuff!! Good luck to your daughter- bought me so much pleasure and lots of great experiences over the years!

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    4. Ooh noisy times, sounds cool, great to have that shared love too. Thank you I will tell her x

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  2. Great review, thank you. I always thought she seemed nice, you just seem to get this idea about people even if you haven't me them.

    As a child I loved music & played lots of instruments from the recorder (descant & treble) though to the violin & cello, via the guitar & piano. I always wanted to learn to play the saxaphone I think its a great sound & a very sexy insturment, but never had the chance & now sadly the lungs aren't up to it! I love music of all kinds from heavy metal to opera & brass bands.

    I think I get it from my Dad, he was an accomplished pianist, but never did anything about it, but you could sing him a tune & he'd play it, same as my step father too.

    Loving the fact that Persil are trying to get children interested in music, all my kids have a wide taste, not sure how music is taught in schools anymore, but I know we had to pay for our childrens musical intrument lessons, so I'm assuming its still the same, which is a shame as not everyone can afford to do that & some great future musician might not fulfill their potential.

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    1. Wow thanks for your reply you had a great musical childhood by the sounds of it, gald you carried it on for your children. I too love what Persil are doing, has to be the friendliest most fun campaign I've seen.

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  3. That sounds great. She is a lovely lady and so sickeningly pretty too!! Looks like you had a fab time, i really want to take my littlies to a festival.

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    1. She is really lovely and stunning up close. I hope you do get to take them to a festival soon. Recommend Camp Bestival or Cornbury.

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  4. How beautiful is she. Singing was my childhood hobby and I really hope my children are musical too

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    1. Ahh Esther, I wish I had a decent voice, maybe your children need to have a go on the Persil website.

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  5. Ooh you lucky thing meeting such a lovely down-to-earth lady, she always seems very nice.

    My daughter has a huge love for music and has been playing the flute for several years. Unfortunately her school don't teach the flute so we have to pay for private lessons which sadly we have had to stop now that money is tight since I was diagnosed with cancer. I think, like a lot of hobbies, music lessons are out of reach for a lot of families as they are so expensive, as are the instruments which is such a shame for the children who would love to learn.

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    1. Thanks, I agree, its very expensive. Music should be accessible to all children. Think of all that talent that is missed because families cannot afford to pay for lessons. That's why this was such a great campaign.

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