Day 14 – Friday, 23 March
Creating Art Inspired by the Garden
Taking the garden as inspiration we will explore artists who have been inspired by gardens such as Monet, Matisse and Maria Sybilla Merian. There will be demonstrations and practical exercises inspired by these artists, we will work in the garden using creativity, abstraction and poetry as inspiration. From this we will be creating abstract drawings and paintings inspired by the senses through smell and tactile interactions with plants. Materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own materials if they want to use something special. This course will be taught by local artist and teacher, Joanna McCormick. Places are limited,
www.nxgtrust.org and click on the Eventbrite button on the right-hand side of the home page.
FREE, but please book
OASIS: Empowering Discussion around Mental Health
Everyone is welcome to attend our two events at the festival. On the 14th, a collaborative workshop focusing on self-care and compassion. Create a wellbeing toolkit of what keeps you well and what do if you need support; to keep and share with others in your life. On 21st/23rd, a dynamic panel discussion with a particular focus on psychotic experiences, mental health and seeking help. OASIS is a health service who work with young people in South London with unusual experiences. We want this to be a safe and inclusive space for everyone to feel able to share and speak without judgement. We are really friendly and will be available after these events to answer any questions if you wanted to speak privately.
Edmund Waller School Orchestra, Alumni and Friends
We are proud to present an eclectic evening of music making with the stupendous Edmund Waller Orchestra. Our 60 piece band of merry young musicians who meet every Tuesday. Now approaching our 10th anniversary we are performing Finlandia by Sibelius, Julushka, a Russian folk tune, and music from the film Chariots of Fire. Our older members will play movements from St. Paul’s Suite by Holst and a Tango, Por Una Cabeza. The evening will be curated and directed by the winner of Classic FM’s Teacher of the Year, Una Birtchnell.
7:30-8:30pm £5 (£3)
(Doors open at 7:00pm)
The Collective – Local Record Label Error 343 & Friends
Come listen to the collective which includes record Label Error 343, The Vintage Group, Blakie & Cellar Door amongst others talk about how they are forging their way into the music industry. From the DIY route and the infamous Shed Studio hear all about the label and its first Album Release, to touring and Music Video making and the sheer dedication and determination to follow their creative passion. This event will include visuals and headphone listening on three channels, as well as a chance to get those burning questions answered.
Sing Your Heart Out with La La Piano Bar
La La Piano Bar is a New York style pop-up piano bar hosted by David Roper from 4 Poofs and a Piano and the voluptuous Lady La La. They bring together a fantastic line-up of celebrity, West End and a host of local talented singers. The event is an experiential show based on ‘New York piano bar meets Berlin’s cabaret clubs’ with vocal indulgence from some amazing singers with inclusive sing-alongs and audience requests, and appeals to all ages.
La La Piano Bar has taken its magic up and down the country from Leeds to Manchester, Brighton and even to Barcelona to a large international show. They have also played at various festivals such as Brighton Fringe, Brockley Max, Telegraph Hill, Pie Eyed festivals and entertained large crowds. Book early to avoid disappointment and be prepared to sing all night!
8:00-11:00pm £12 (£8)
(Doors open at 7:30pm)
Punk Rock Karaoke – A Five and Kicking
Back again, but this time at The Five Bells, punk vagabonds My Midlife Crisis provide the adrenalin charged accompaniment for any budding delinquent troubadours. Join our Punk Rock Karaoke page on Facebook to view latest news and choose your song in advance of the night. See you down the front!
(Venue until 2:00am)