Shoreditch Festival 2009, produced by Shoreditch Trust, is an annual highlight of the East London cultural calendar and part of CREATE 09 – a celebration of art, culture, festivals and performance in the five host boroughs for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This year’s exciting weekend programme of cultural activities, events and performances is completely free for all ages and takes place in the newly renovated Shoreditch Park.
Highlights include World in Motion Day – a large scale creative collaboration between Shoreditch Trust, the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School, the return of the Shoreditch Festival Parade, an eclectic musical line up of amazing acts on the main stage, Around the Word in Shoreditch literature tent, Proms in Shoreditch Park with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a spectacular firework finale.
Friday 17 July
PROMS IN SHOREDITCH PARK WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & FIREWORKS
6.30–9.30pm – Shoreditch Park Main Stage
6.30pm – Picnic area & food stalls open
7.30pm – Concert starts
8.20pm – Interval
9.30pm – Concert finish & fireworks
Food, love and music … the greatest earthly delights together in a wonderful free outdoor orchestral programme. The evening starts with a specially commissioned New Work played by Haggerston School, the Bigga Bloco and Turkish ensemble led by Cahit Baylav backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and ends with a spectacular firework display.
Saturday 18 July
The Shoreditch Festival Parade opens Saturday’s celebrations at midday with a mobile garden of delights through the streets of Shoreditch then, it’s back down to Shoreditch Park for live music, dog show, puppet shows, bouldering competitions, dance, stalls, poetry, film and much more — all from 1pm.
SHOREDITCH FESTIVAL PARADE
12 NOON (STARTING & ENDING IN SHOREDITCH PARK)
The Parade opens the day’s celebrations! Presented by LIFT and Emergency Exit Arts, join a mobile garden of delights accompanied by dazzling carnival costumes and a fifteen-foot tall mechanical gardener throughout the streets of Shoreditch.
* 1:30pm London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s Community Choir
* 2:05pm Forty Thieves Orkestar
* 3:00pm Baby Charles
* 3:55pm Prince Fatty
* 4:55pm Latin Dub Sound System
* 5:50pm Twilight Players
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
SHOREDITCH SPA hosts an Art of Relaxation Zone with peaceful activities and free workshops.
Drop into ANDERSON’S for some traditional afternoon tea.
Look out for PAPER PEOPLE as KAZZUM presents an interactive street art performance for children.
Buy your local Hackney honey, take part in planting workshops, visit the animal farm and learn about the art of bee keeping. Meet some of LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE’s puppets, demonstrated by professional puppeteers and make your own puppet.
WORLD IN MOTION DAY IN SHOREDITCH PARK
The Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School collaborate with Shoreditch Trust to bring WORLD IN MOTION to Shoreditch Festival for a day created by young people for all people, featuring live music, dance and film.
Sunday 19 July
MAIN STAGE SHOREDITCH PARK
1pm EBONESSENCE DANCE
street dance spectacular
1.30pm WORLD IN MOTION DRUMMERS
a collaboration between Pulse, Morpeth School; iCan, Stoke Newington School and RegaL from EGA School
2pm GRAND UNION YOUTH ORCHESTRA
world music from this renowned orchestra
3pm BOY BLUE ENTERTAINMENT
the cream of UK Hip-Hop dance talent including clips from the hit stage show Pied Piper — A Hip-Hop Dance Revolution
4pm JH COLLECTIVE
locally grown funk outfit
4.30pm FREE PEACE
up and coming band breaking into the festival circuit
5.15pm LAZY HABITS
a full eight piece live band of beats, rhymes and brass
6.15pm MOLEQUE DE RUA
closes the day with a procession for everyone and a high energy set mixing traditional Brazillian music with rock and hip-hop
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
MAKE IT & SHAKE IT workshops with Moleque de Rua, an art project from the DITCH DAY DO and the HACKNEY BUILDING EXPLORATORY, dance performances, IMMEDIATE THEATRE, who will be appearing across the Festival site and THE LION CLUB FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, with sparring demos.
Meanwhile, on the big screen THE PEOPLE SPEAK will be hosting an interactive performance in which the audience make the decisions, the final of Hackney’s first primary spelling bee, and a selection of shorts from the best of current film work chosen by a panel of young people from SKYWAY.
Wednesday 22 July
SHOREDITCH GAMES IN SHOREDITCH PARK
A multi-sports event where hundreds of young people can try a whole range of exciting sports including softball, football, goal ball, basketball, cycling, rowing and much more. Create a team to compete for the prestigious Shoreditch Games 2009 Trophy.
Friends & Family Welcome
To take part please contact: [email protected] or register with your local Shoreditch youth group.
Alternatively, simply drop in on the day to try your hand at different sports.
Free Britannia Leisure Centre Swim Vouchers for all those taking part!
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