The inHounslow Summer of Culture is coming up and it’s a great time to get involved in all the musical activities that are happening in Hounslow this summer.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Bus
This event will involve a bus which tours around the Feltham and Chiswick area with rock and roll performed by the open mic host and songwriter, Edwin Addis and other members of the Musicians Network.
The bus will travel the length of the borough, from Chiswick to Feltham and back, giving a larger proportion of Hounslow residents the chance to enjoy the live music, compared to performing in one static venue. The bus will stop at suitable locations in the borough – more details coming soon – but will be dependent on health and safety and parking restrictions.
This event is set to take place in July.
More details on this event will be available soon.
Jubilee Open Mic event at the Gunnersbury Museum
On the 3rd of June, Songwriter Edwin Addis will be hosting an open mic for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend. Songs from the beginning of Queen Elizabeth’s reign will be played at the open mic along with performances from other eras of music.
What great songs do you know or remember from 70 years ago?
Bring your instruments, singing voices or poetry and take centre stage in our beautiful Rothschilds Rooms for a Jubilee special Open Mic Night.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to perform. Book early to avoid disappointment because slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Attendance is free for children aged 5-11 to attend.
The Industrial Revelation music festival event at the Steam Museum
The exhibition will consist of eight to ten, fantastic, (largely) wooden sculptures, created by sculptor Derek Pearce. It will have a fun ‘treasure trail’ element for all the family (old and young) and should also inspire from an art and music point of view, via the QR codes linked to environmental themed music and poetry content, written and performed by Derek himself.
It should all be an inspiring, engaging and interactive time, inclusive to all, through music, lighting and art. Local environmental charities and Hounslow Council’s Environment and Climate department will be invited to inspire visitors to take further steps towards leading more sustainable lives.
This small festival welcomes people of all ages and while the exhibition and art workshops are also suitable for all age groups, the evening concert will be more appropriate for ages 14 and above.
Art workshops at the event will be run by experienced, local artist and art teacher, Sangeeta. It will be ‘hands on’ and allow participants to express their deeper thoughts and feelings on the environmental theme.
The main event will be a day long and the exhibition will go on for at least a month. The festival is expected to happen on either Saturday, 8th or Sunday 9th October (depending on the fixtures at Brentford community stadium to avoid a football match day).
The evening concert will feature three acts, including the “Kindred Spirit Band” of singer, song-writer and guitarist, Elaine Samuels. Elaine writes many compelling, environmental songs, which she performs with her experienced and acclaimed, progressive folk rock band. The band has featured at prestigious venues, like theatres, clubs like the Cavern Club (Liverpool) and festivals, like Cambridge Rock Festival.They have been described as one of the best folk rock acts in the UK.
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