Music

The Big Red Comes to Town!

Watch out for the Big Red as it tours the Borough on Saturday 2nd to kick start the 5th HF ArtsFest! Hosting a programme of exhibitions, children's shows and entertainment from Sunday 3rd to Wed 6th on Shepherd's Bush Green, Thu 7th to Sat 9th in Bishop's Park and on Sun 10th in Ravenscourt Park for the Unity Day Celebration.
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2nd-10th June 2018
Hammersmith & Fulham
Free

Uthink PDP Pop up arts centre

Uthink PDP believe in making art and creativity accessible for all and using it as an effective tool to support community development. We are delighted to be involved in our first HF Arts Festival. http://uthinkpdp.org.uk/ is a charity whose aim is to engage people with the arts. We have a pop up space on Hammersmith Embankment where we run courses, workshops, exhibitions.
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Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 June 2018 10 am - 8 pm
Riverside Building
FREE

Cos Chapman

Uthinkpdp is a charity providing affordable studio space, workshops and exhibitions for artists. They have a pop up at Riverside on the embankment and have curated an exhibition for the Arts Fest. My contribution is part of that.
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Friday 8 June 6.30 - 10.30pm
Riverside Building
Free

FLOOR 2 - EXHIBITION

Curator Martin Lau has invited a dozen artists from various disciplines to respond to a huge unused office space on Floor 2 of the Riverside Building for Uthink PDP. Works include an office overgrown with plant life, sculptural ghosts of past workers, sound installation, photography, and a video game exploring archaeology and memory. The space will also host a number of performance events. See link for timings and updates.
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Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 June 10am - 6pm
Riverside Building
Free

Ravi Shankar Memorial Music Festival

Pandit Ravi Shankar, KBE was one of the best-known proponents of sitar in the 20th century and influenced many musicians throughout the world. Honouring his memory with a two-day celebration of hindustani music, we would have Pandit Partha Bose (Sitar), Hemang Mehta (Hindustani Vocal) and Rajkumar Mishra (Tabla) in performance.
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Saturday 2 June 6 PM - 8 PM Sunday 3 June 6 PM - 8 PM
The Bhavan
£10; £7.50

Youth Drum Workshop

St Alban's Fulham Youth is hosting a drum workshop. During the afternoon, young people will have the opportunity learn simple rhythms and play together as a group. Hands on fun experience…clapping, stomping, and learning how to play djembes drums. This is a workshop for all abilities, so no previous drums experience needed. Young People ages 8-18yrs Free
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Sunday 3 June 2-3.30pm
St Alban's Fulham, Church
Free

Arts & Entertainment Afternoon

Following last year's success, this very popular community event celebrates local artists with a programme of music, dance, circus, fun and games for young and old at the Hammersmith Town Hall from 2-5pm on Sunday 3rd June. As we are keen to invite more community groups to enjoy this FREE event (afternoon tea included), please contact clck on line below or Email Sam info@hf-artsfest.com to arrange tickets.
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Sunday 3 June 2 - 5pm
Hammersmith Town Hall
Free

Basement Door Music Afternoon

At The Basement Door our vision is to see young people empowered and facilitated through learning and performance to enhance their employability within their local community. The wider picture is to see the community come together to support our work with young people and to put us in a position where we can plant similar projects in other areas. Artists performing: Maisie Johnson, Jade Thornton, Belle O'Hagen, Giacomo, Isabella di Manno, Joanna Leila, Mimi De Andrade, Natasha Kirk. In-between each act-Jonathan Richardson
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Sunday 3 June 2.30 - 6.30pm
Riverside Building
Free

Sarah Munro at Bush Hall

21 year old singer song writer Sarah Munro play Bush Hall “There’s some raw talent here! Expecting big things from her in the future” – Jamie Cullum
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Sunday 3 June 7.30pm
Bush Hall
£16.50

GosepelbeacH & The Hanging Stars

The second album from GospelbeacH continues to deftly honor the grand tradition of West Coast rock and roll. This time around it's more 70's FM rock than 60's AM gold, more cosmo than country with a theme of timeless love.
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Monday 4 June 7.30pm
Bush Hall
£17.60

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’Paxton + Special Guests

Although still in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you haven’t heard of. Yet. Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now.
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Tuesday 5 June 7.30pm
Bush Hall
£21.45

Adult Education's Showcase of Performing Arts

"Showcasing the talent from many of our performing arts classes. There will be an opportunity for the audience to join in (no pressure!). We will have music, dance and a short production."
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Wednesday 6 June 6pm - 8pm
Macbeth Centre
FREE

KT6 Vocal Group

​We are a small but perfectly formed new vocal group based in Surbiton, KT6. For us it's all about the vocals. We sing unaccompanied - a capella.
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Wednesday 6 June 8-9pm
Riverside Building
Free

Gate Custard

PART OF THE JOY OF MUSIC EVENING Gate Custard is a showcase of the talents of the musicians and singers of the Gate, an arts centre for adults with learning disabilities in Shepherds Bush London. Incorporating original songs in the genres of hip-hop, rock, experimental, reggae and much more, Gate Custard will take you on a journey of expression including songs covering subjects as diverse as shooting donkeys, liking Pavarotti and finding love. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for All Ages www.yarrowhousing.org.uk/beyond_care.asp?mainmenu=5&parent=1
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Friday 8th June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

The Uniquez E-Unique

PART OF THE JOY OF MUSIC EVENING The Uniquez will be performing a number of songs written and recorded by E-Unique’s young artists as well as well-known songs. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for All Ages www.e-uniqueonline.com
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Friday 8 June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

This New Ground The Magic Sparks Choir

PART OF THE JOY OF MUSIC EVENING. This New Ground is an ambitious initiative to elevate the artistic talents of people with learning disabilities based in Hammersmith and Fulham. The TNG's Magic Sparks choir for adults with learning disabilities is run in partnership with Bishop Creighton House. For this one off extravaganza the choir will be singing a set of uplifting pop classics, a couple of guilty pleasures, and one of our very own original songs. This is sure to be a joyful event celebrating inclusion within the arts and the rich diversity of human experience. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for All Ages. www.thisnewground.com
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Friday 8 June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

Rockin' the Community - CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances this event has had to be cancelled. They will try and put this on later this year.
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Saturday 9 June 3 PM - 7 PM
All Saints Fulham

Music And Movement

Bring your babies along to our drop-in sessions in Shepherd's Bush. Musical play, songs and dance activities delightfully engage babies and their loved adults. Enjoy live instruments, colourful resources and skilfully woven activities. 9:45am for 1 - 2 years old; 10:30am for 2 - 3 years old; 11:30am for 6 weeks to 1 years.
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Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th June 9.45am - 12.05pm
The Music House For Children
£8

Westfield London

Once again HF ArtsFest is taking over the Westfield Presents stage to showcase an exciting mix of local music and dance acts.
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Saturday 9 June 12 - 6pm
Westfield London
Free

Fulham Symphony Orchestra at Westfield

Fulham Symphony Orchestra is an amateur orchestra with a distinguished history dating back to 1958. Initially the Fulham Municipal Orchestra under the sponsorship of LBHF, it became independent in the 1990s and currently performs principally in Hammersmith Town Hall and St John’s Smith Square. The orchestra has gained a reputation for performing imaginative programmes with exciting results. It has a long standing association with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and has been broadcast on Radio 3. The orchestra is proud of its role in the local community, is a partner organisation of the Tri-Borough Music Hub and this is it’s third year of participation in H&F ArtsFest. This year it will be performing at Westfield. In addition, the orchestra has a concert on 16th June at Hammersmith Town Hall performing Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 3 and Nielson, Symphony No. 3.
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Saturday 9 June 3pm
Westfield London
Free

For the Curiously Minded...

Following the success of last year’s Hammersmith and Fulham ArtsFest Finale, hosts Anjan Saha and Nina Joshi Ramsey return with a rare opportunity to be up close and personal with a stellar array of guests across disciplines. Listen in as they explore mind-altering blind spots, challenges, and hopes around access to being in the Arts, as faced by Artists - perspectives range across finances, identity, location, disability, age, class, gender, art form, subject matter, culture, society, etc. Ask questions, share your thoughts, and have some ‘Aha’ moments The evening will be interspersed with live music, showcase performances and comedy, for a winning Festival Finale! Expect, at times, irreverent, humorous and philosophical searches for deeper and maybe brutal truths, and possibly even solutions to unseen challenges. This event continues a series of hothouse thinking towards better community cohesion. Join us at the Bush Theatre Garden before and after the event, to engage with the activities and discussion topics and meet people from across the H&F Arts Festival.
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Saturday 9 June 6.30 - 10.30pm
Bush Theatre
£10 Adult (£6.50 Conc.)

Celtic Caribbean Crossings

The internationally acclaimed Caribbean, Jazz and Guyanese musician, Keith Waithe, will take to the stage with the innovative and gifted Irish musician Jacqueline Hynes, both of whom are phenomenal flute players and multi instrumentalists. Together, they will gather a whole host of Irish and Afro- Caribbean musicians, to bring you a night of the most amazing Afro-Celtic Music Fusion!! Waithe, (currently the ‘Distinguished Visiting Artist of Guyana,’) will bring his award winning band ‘The Marcusi Players’ and Jacquelyn Hynes will bring some of the finest musicians on the Irish trad, folk and world music circuits; including Chris O Malley, (from The London Lasses;) Steph West, (Paraorchestra;) guitarist Sarah Mooney and Tunisian percussionist, Zinga Rabhi. This night promises to be one of the best Foot Stomping Christmas extravaganzas in London town!!!
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Saturday 9 June Doors 7.30pm
Irish Cultural Centre
Tickets £12.00./ £10.00 concs

The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange

Since the band was first unleashed on an uncomprehending public in 1975, Strange has been a Zelig-like figure whose presence has been felt in every corner of London’s cultural life. He founded the hugely influential mixed-media Cabaret Futura in 1980, and has subsequently worked as a musician, writer and actor.
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Saturday 9 June 7.30pm
Bush Hall
£22

Unity Day

We are delighted to announce that HF ArtsFest will be programming the 3rd Unity Day Celebration this year in Ravenscourt Park on Sunday 10th June from 12pm-6.30pm with a mix of music, dance, circus and interactive events for all the family. Local community groups can also promote their work by booking one of the Free stalls so, please email Sam if you are interested info@hf-artsfest.com
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Sunday 10 June 12 - 6.30pm
Ravenscourt Park
Free

Mangrove Steelband

The very popular Mangrove Steelband will be entertaining the crowds at the Unity Day Celebration on Sunday 10th June 12.00--5.00 p.m.
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Sunday 10 June 12 - 5pm
Ravenscourt Park
Free

The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2018 Competition Showcase

SONG ACADEMY YOUNG SONGWRITER 2018 LIVE SHOWCASE SUNDAY 10 JUNE, 2-5PM, @ WESTFIELD W12 Come and watch the next generation of songwriters aged 8-18! Be inspired & entertained. Free Event. 2018 competition judges include Tom Odell, Guy Chambers & Imelda May www.songacademy.co.uk *Entry deadline for the Young Songwriter 2018 Competition is the 8th April
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SUNDAY 10 JUNE, 2-5PM
Westfield Square
FREE