Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Borough’s venues to host over 1400 young artists

Borough’s venues to host over 1400 young artists:

Pic: Lewisham live

A festival will see over 1400 performers descend on Lewisham in a celebration of the borough’s dance and musical talent. Blackheath Halls, the Broadway Theatre and the Albany will play host to an eclectic mix of genres and styles showcasing the skills of fledgling musicians. In a borough with the highest rate of youth unemployment in the country, the festival’s organisers claim it will provide a welcome opportunity.

Rose Ballantyne, Education and Community Officer at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music & Arts said:”‘This is a wonderful example of how a hub of arts organisations can work together to improve and promote musical opportunities for young people.”

Events will include a live ‘digital band’, a dance showcase and live on stage music throughout the month, starting on March 13 at the Blackheath Halls. To get involved, click here, follow @LEWISHAMLIVE on Twitter, or ‘like’ them on Facebook .

Below is a schedule for the month:

13 Mar – 7pm  Live at the Halls
Blackheath Halls
A diverse array of music from brass to rock and samba to swing from Lewisham’s young musicians.

14 March – 30 March  Digital band
The Albany Centre and Theatre
Create an online song with other young musicians and upload it to the Albany website.

14 March – 7pm  Live Dance Showcase
Broadway Theatre
Inspiring dance performances with in styles including urban, street, jazz and disco.

16 March – 7pm  Live Voices
Broadway Theatre
Young choirs and vocal groups from the borough perform a mix of songs, old and new, from around the world.

18 March -2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm  Gamelan
Horniman Museum
Join the Gamelan ensemble and make music from Indonesia – just kick off your shoes, get down on the floor and take part.

20 & 22 March - 6pm  Songfest
Sydenham Girls School
Children from Lewisham primary schools and their local secondary school join together for an evening of lively singing.

22 March – 8pm  Live on Stage
Blackheath Halls
Young musicians have programmed and will star in this fantastic concert.

27 March – 7pm  Live Winds
Deptford Town Hall
Wind and brass ensembles from Lewisham Music Service performing their own range of music.

28 March – 6pm  Live Fabulosity
Conisborough College
Lewisham Music Service’s Fabulosity string and wind ensembles from primary schools perform with the London Symphony Orchestra.

29 March - 6pm  Tune Up
Sedgehill School
Primary school children will join with musicians from Sedgehill School to play a specially composed piece.

30 March -7.30pm  UNCOVER Music Company
The Albany Centre and Theatre
A concert featuring emerging artists from the local music scene who have been working with the Albany.

Posted from EastLondonLines

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