Brighton Dome - The Lost and Found Orchestra

Get involved with a STOMP-ing great Christmas Competition!

Brighton Dome have teamed up with STOMP and the Argus to bring you a very special Christmas treat.

This Christmas, the junkyard comes alive as STOMP goes symphonic in a breathtaking show for all the family at Brighton Dome. Now one lucky young person (under 16) can be part of the show – all you have to do is design us a new instrument to be featured in the performance.

The Lost and Found Orchestra lands in Brighton on 20th December and runs until 29th December. With traffic cone trumpets, bellow-powered bottle blowers and drainpipe organs, this will be an extraordinary, must see performance.

We are looking for inventive, imaginative members of the community to design an innovative new STOMP instrument that will be part of this melodic extravaganza. We’re asking young people to create a hand-held instrument that they would like to see made and used in the show this Christmas.

The LFO team takes everyday objects and transforms them into weird and wonderful instruments, incorporating recycled milk bottles, whirly toys, and even traffic cones into the process! All entrants must follow the LFO practice of using everyday and recycled items for their instrument.

The winner and their family will also be invited to meet the show creators and watch the show on December 20th.

  • The winning design be brought to life by the creators of STOMP and the winner will also get to go backstage and meet the LFO cast. 
  • The judges will pick one design to win a Family Ticket for this great ‘panto alternative’. 
  • Two runners up with each win a pair of tickets to see the show.

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome and Festival, said, Designing your own instrument is a great way to get involved with Brighton Dome’s Christmas show - what an exciting opportunity for the young people of Brighton and Hove! I'm sure we will get some wonderful and imaginative ideas for a new instrument for this special show and I'm really looking forward to joining Steve and Luke in choosing the winner next month.”

STOMP creators Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell added, "The Lost and Found Orchestra relies on teamwork and community, so we were really keen to get budding musicians and inventors from Brighton involved: to extend the LFO community to the town which inspired the show."

For your chance to win this amazing prize and for full details all you have to do is grab your copy of the Argus this Friday for full details or visit The Argus from Friday