Borough’s venues to host over 1400 young artists

Pic: Roger Blackwell

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.

Other events include the Digital Band at the Albany from March 14-30, which allows users to create and combine songs online; a live dance showcase at the Broadway theatre on March 14; and Live Voices at the broadway on March 16, with various borough choirs and vocal groups.

Join in with participatory Indian music group Gamelan at the Horniman Museum on March 18, head over to Sydenham School on March 20 and 22 for Songfest, or visit Coinsborough College on March 28 for Live Fabulosity, where Lewisham’s school ensembles will play with the London Symphony Orchestra.

For the full schedule, click here, and to get involved follow @LEWISHAMLIVE on Twitter or ‘like’ them on Facebook .


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