Thursday 13 September 2018, 6.30pm – 7.15pm

The #Artskickers Urban Symphony, brought young aspiring performers from the East London boroughs, accompanied by London’s pop up ‘Street Orchestra’, on tour to six East London locations on one special day earlier this year. We were overwhelmed and moved by the energy, talent and positivity of the young performers when they entertained a packed audience at the Garden.

You can see a selection of photos of the Urban Symphony and read more about the #Artskickers on our blog.

We are delighted that the young performers and Street Orchestra will return to perform the Urban Symphony on the evening of the #Artskickers Awards, Thursday 13 September, for everyone to enjoy. The performance will take place outside the Garden in front of the Peace Mural from 6.30pm – 7.15pm and everyone is welcome.  We hope you can come along to cheer them on and help celebrate these brilliant young #artskickers of East London!

The awards ceremony is for an invited audience of #Artskickers nominees. The Garden will close at 5pm that evening so that we can prepare to host this celebration of all their hard work! We will be open again, as normal, at 11am on Friday 14 September. 

Friday 14 September 2018

Double Bass Dan and his musical friends will be away from the Garden on Friday 14 September. They will be back for their regular wonderful weekly  ‘Family Friday’ for children and toddlers at 11.30am, Friday 21 September. There is no entrance fee for Family Fridays but Dan operates a ‘pay what you can’ so that he can pay for all the musicians.


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