The Southbank Sinfonia present their Family Concert at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 19 May 2019.
Step into a musical time machine and explore 400 years of music in 45 minutes. This fun filled musical event is aimed at children between the ages of 5-11 and there's the opportunity to meet the players in the foyer afterwards and try out some of the instruments.
Kinetica Bloco are raising funds to take their unique and inspiring music to New Orleans. The range of talent to be heard at this gig is not to be missed. Tickets at Kinetica Bloco
Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
Last year Southwark as a borough took part in Make Music Day for the first time with some wonderful events. This year we want to continue to build our celebration & include even more people so get the date in your diaries!
Our main events will this year focus around libraries with events inside & outside Peckham Library, Canada Water Library & Dulwich Library. Download the expression of interest form and get involved in this brilliant international celebration of music.
Looking forward to the sights and sounds of our annual Percussion Festival. Primary & Secondary schools will showcase their considerable talent at 5pm Thursday 31st January, Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall. It's free, see you there!
We have an exciting couple of weeks lined up with 3 special days of free performances at London's Southbank Centre.
First up on Tuesday 30th January is UkeFest with primary school children from across the borough performing a selection of songs on the Clore Ballroom floor with top UK ukulele band Koasound. The free fun kicks off at 1pm.
On Wednesday 31st January we are hosting our 2nd Schools Orchestral day with orchestras from 3 Southwark secondary schools and young musicians from a range of our primaries. There'll be 300 players working with conductor Scott Stroman and you can enjoy the results from the Clore Ballroom floor in our free concert from 5pm.
Last but definitely not least, Monday 5th February sees the return of the much loved Southwark Music Service Percussion Festival. Primary and secondary school musicians from across Southwark will join to showcase their work with our tutors. It's on the Clore Ballroom floor and the free fun starts at 5pm. Phew!
Southwark Pioneers - London Borough of Culture
Southwark is bidding to be the London Borough of Culture - Cultural organisations across the borough are coming together to be part of this bid and part of the programme for a spectacular year of cultural activities promoting creative pioneers and cultural access.
Organisations and individuals such as Sir Mark Rylance, Jenny Éclair, France Morris, Copeland Park, Central School of Ballet, London Bubble, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Unicorn Theatre, and many more are all putting their name to the bid, developing ideas and asking others to pledge their support.
The bid will build unexpected allegiances to create radical ideas that connect people no matter who you are or what your experience is. Be part of this amazing opportunity to shine a spotlight on the talent and flair of our young residents.
Find out more at Southwark Pioneers
Southwark Music Service and LCCM are delighted to welcome back All About The Band. An exciting FREE opportunity for young musicians in Southwark to work with industry professionals in series of workshops focusing on performance technique and training. Whatever your style this is a chance not to be missed.
Bloco Lates is a session that takes place fortnightly at the Royal Festival Hall to encourage younger Kinetica Bloco participants to engage in various genres of music. With the aim to inspire upcoming musicians and dancers, each session is led by a slightly older generation of Kinetika participants.
Through these sessions we hope to expose participants to various genres of music and styles of dance. This ranges from Jazz (contemporary and traditional), Hip Hop, Electronics, Afrobeat(s) and many more. With each session following a specific theme, we hope to encourage participants to learn new style of music and dance whilst inspiring new styles and approaches created by young musicians.
Please note this event is Free and is open to all!
28th February - Masterclass https://www.facebook.com/events/1180442992073098/
14th March – https://www.facebook.com/events/201257037018662/
28th March - https://www.facebook.com/events/1724799031164805/
On Monday 30/01/17, primary and secondary schools from across the borough came together at the Southbank Centre to share and make music together under the expert guidance of SYO conductor Scott Stroman. It was a fantastic day of music and the young people of Southwark were inspirational.
Denise Barber, Head of Southwark Music Service
Southwark Music Service
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