Category Archives: Eltham

July is Eltham Music Festival Month!

What’s On in July 2017

Here’s advance notice of some exciting music events this July, Eltham’s Music Festival Month:

Sat 1 July

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Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place, Eltham High St – enjoy live music from 11-5pm.

Summer concert ‘Requiem’  by Eltham Choral at Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm

Sun 2 July

Summer Sunday Music at Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm – a Parksfest event

Sat 8 July  

Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place  – enjoy live music from 11-5pm

Queenscroft Party in The Park 12-5pm –  a Parksfest event

Sun 9 July 

Concert in Eltham Park South 3 to 4.30pm – a Parksfest event

Thu 13 July 

Eltham Jazz Club at Eltham Warren Golf Club  8 to 10.30pm

Sat 15 July 

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Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place  – live music from 11-5pm

Sun 16 July  

Greenwich World Cultural Festival  by Greenwich Dance Eltham Palace  12.30-5pm

Summer Sunday Music 3 to 5pm at Well Hall Pleasaunce – a Parksfest event

Concert in Eltham Park South 3 to 4.30pm  – Greenwich Concert Band – a Parksfest event

Wed 19 July

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FolkMob Special Night at Blackheath Rugby Club at Well Hall Drums and Percussion hosted by Nathan Persad 8 .15-10.30pm.

Sun 23 July

Lazy Jazz Sunday at Eltham Palace from 12 to 40m  Hannah Northedge – Jazz Trio

Concert in Eltham Park South 3 to 4.30pm  – Los Dawsons a Parksfest event

 

Thu 27 July 

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Eltham Jazz Club at Eltham Warren Golf Club 8-10.30pm

Sun 30 July  

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Lazy Jazz Sundays  at Eltham Palace 12-4pm Planet Maja

Summer Sunday Music at Well Hall Pleasaunce 3-5pm  – a Parksfest event

Eltham Park Festival – a fantastic community event. Live music and fun 12- 5pm at Eltham Park South. Family fun!


There may be more!   Check with our Eltham pubs for music events all month

Look out for leaflets on individual events.

Eltham Arts will keep posting on Twitter @ElthamArts and Facebook, and the programme for the Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place will be on this website.

More information on events:

Eltham Palace  www.english-heritage.org.uk Twitter: @ElthamPalace

Eltham Jazz Club  www.facebook.com/Elthamjazzclub1

Eltham Choral  www.elthamchoral.org.uk Twitter: @ElthamChoral

Eltham Folkmob  www.folkmobonline.co.uk Twitter: @FolkMob

Parksfest  www.parksfest.org

Eltham Park Festival 2017 Twitter: @ElthamParkFest

The Eltham Arts Winter Festival is over!

Last Sunday we celebrated the end of three exhilarating weeks of Festival art, music, theatre and much more. We had so much Festival fun and hope you did too! We were pleased with the comments we received from visitors some of whom said they didn’t realise we had so much going on in SE9. You can follow the action as it unfolded on our Festival Facebook page and on Twitter.

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Just a few of our Festival events – how many do you recognise?

Many friends, supporters and musicians gathered in the White Hart on Sunday 20 November to mark the end of the Festival with singer-songwriters performing in a Song Challenge and to congratulate the winners of the Eltham Arts Awards.

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Festival Finale: L-R Susan Turner, Dave Kenningham, Zahira al-Zahira, Keith Ferris, Gaynor Wingham

For their outstanding contributions to community arts, our Awards were presented – by Eltham MP Clive Efford and Greenwich Councillor Denise Scott-Macdonald – to St Thomas More secondary School’s innovative SE9 Container Gallery, to the community-minded Eltham Library and also to the White Hart itself for their support and community fundraising.

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Eltham Library scoops Eltham Arts award: Paula Bellamy, Clive Efford MP, Miriam Storey

We want to thank all the many artists, community groups and organisers who took part in the Festival and made it a great success! Thank you too to all the supporters who turned up to events and to those who promoted it. We’re taking stock now (and sorting our photos and videos!) but if you still have festival-fever you can always explore the films on our You Tube channel as well.

Our Festival may have drawn to an end but there’s still plenty of creativity around Eltham for you to enjoy especially in the coming festive season. And of course, we’ll be back with more creative enticements soon! Keep in touch and watch this space!

The Festival is in full swing!

The party has truly started! We’re in Week Two of the fabulous Eltham Arts Winter Festival which runs to 20 November. How many of the creative community events have you been to?

The community kicked off the Festival in style at a lively opening event in Passey Place on 29 October. We overcame the roadworks and enjoyed the Mayor opening the proceedings, the ebullient Make a Noise Choir and Hulviz‘s Peter Pan cast aswell as a host of musicians including the Pytchwood folk duo. There’s a reminder of this and just some the other events which took place in Week One in our one minute highlights film:youtube-front-snipThere’s still plenty more events to go.  Join us for more inspiring community art, music, theatre, walks and talks up until 20 November.

We’d also love to see you at our Festival Finale celebration on 20 November at the White Hart, from 7.30pm, with entertainment from singer/songwriters from our Festival Song Challenge. We’ll also be making Eltham Arts Awards to recognise some special people and places in our community.

See our special Festival page here for full listings, or our Festival Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.

Thank you to all the great artists, musicians, organisers and venues who are doing a great job!

As ever, we are grateful for support from Greenwich Visitor, our free community newspaper. Pick up the November issue from around Eltham – including Sainsbury’s and the Eltham Leisure Centre – for full printed listings and interesting articles about the events and artists involved.gv-bothfrontpages-snip

Countdown to Eltham Arts Winter Festival!

It’s almost here – are you ready? Our Arts Festival kicks off this weekend. Three weeks of live music, arts, drama and fun all over the SE9 area. progsnipslantedIt all starts this Saturday 29 October from 11am to 3pm with a pirate-themed Festival Opening Day in Eltham’s Passey Place. Bring your little, or big (!), pirates! There’ll be live music, crafts and kids activities. The cast of Bob Hope’s Peter Pan will even be visiting – come along and have a photograph with them!

Visit our special Festival page to download the full programme and venues and also details of our special Arts Trail.

Pick up October’s Greenwich Visitor  (special supplement p8 onwards)- free in local outlets including Sainsbury’s and the Eltham Centre – to read articles about the Festival and get the full printed programme.

Come and support our great community – see you there!

Sparkling launch for Eltham CD!

A few heads are a bit sore today after yesterday’s buzzing launch party for our CD ’Aspects of Winter – The Eltham Collection’.  We celebrated our talented local musicians at a packed event with the vibrant artistic backdrop of Eltham’s Capital Art Gallery in the Well Hall Parade. There was wine, music and song on offer, along with a chance to mingle and meet the musicians.IMG_5884

Lots of you generously bought the remarkable CD of folk and blues-inspired songs in a collection of original compositions performed by musicians who had first got together during the Winter Song Challenge of last November’s Eltham Arts Winter Festival. You can read more about all the artists and the CD project here.

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While we chatted, sipped and snacked, we were also treated to some wonderful ‘unplugged’ impromptu performances by:

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Pytchwood (Zahira Al-Zahira & Dave Kenningham
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The Gillies (Susan Turner & Mark Evans)
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Keith Ferris
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Tony Clarke
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Stephen Brayne
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Eltham AllStars!

DSC_0854Lots of the Eltham Arts team were there –  here’s Treasurer John Wingham saying a few word of thanks to everybody – the wonderful musicians, Capital Art Gallery owners Carl and Michelle, the Eltham Arts team and above all, Chair Gaynor Wingham who co-ordinated this project which has been many months in the making!

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Keith Ferris & Gaynor Wingham

We’ll be announcing details shortly of the local outlets where you can buy the CD, £8. Or email us now (elthamarts@aol.co.uk) and we’ll keep in touch with you about it! In the meantime you can watch our short film here on the making of the CD, featuring all of the artists including some who couldn’t make the launch.

We were so pleased to see so many of you there yesterday. Do let us know in the comments below if you were there and about your ‘best bits!

(n.b thanks to Natasha W for many of these photos!)

Remember to keep checking us out for the latest via:

Twitter: @ElthamArts
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElthamArt
YouTube: Eltham Arts YouTube Channel