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Family fun festival heads to Stratford

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 August 2015

Bollywood Brass Band

Bollywood Brass Band

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Head East to enjoy a weekend filled with music, dance, theatre, and various circus performances at an upcoming festival.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is inviting families to take part in the Go East Fest this weekend.

Visitors will be able to enjoy acrobatic and world-class aerial performances as well as having the opportunity to take part in musical workshops.

The festival will open with an exciting opera performance from the Hackney based Arcola Theatre.

Performers will be adding a unique twist to the show through the use of puppets alongside opera singers.

The Newham Music Trust will also be taking part in the two-day event with a presentation of Taste the Music - a one-off project, which will give visitors the chance to take part in various free music taster workshops.

The project, commissioned by commissioned by London Legacy Development Corporation’s Local Programme, will feature performances from the Bollywood Brass Band, The Jazz Warriors International, Barbican Drum Works and Steel Pans with Inspire Works.

Anna Godsiff, London Legacy Development Corporation’s Local Programme Manager, said: “I’m so excited to be bringing Newham Music Trust to the Park; their work with young people is so inspiring and totally fits with our key priorities of enabling and connecting young and local people to the Park.

“We are also really fortunate to welcome some of NMT’s key hub partners as well; Bollywood Brass Band; Barbican Drum Works; The Warriors International and InspireWorks who’ll be offering workshops over the whole weekend.”

The trust is also inviting youngsters from across the capital to join Barbican Drum Works for samba-style drumming, The Jazz Warriors International for improvisational vocal sessions, InspireWorks for steel pans and Bollywood Brass Band for Indian inspired dhol drumming and percussion.

Tickets are free but must be booked online in advance at newhammusic.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information on the festival visit queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/goeastfest


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