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July is … Eltham Music Month

2018 July Music Month leafletsOnce again in 2018 we have a fantastic range of community led music events in Eltham this July.  Ranging from jazz, folk, classical and rock , there is music in pubs, parks , churches and the town centre and local streets. All ages are catered for .There is even a Band for Babies event !

A highlight for us at Eltham Arts is the Songs Across a Wall event in Passey Place , Eltham High St on Saturday 21st July . Local singer-songwriters will entertain us all day with the songs they have  written for the Eltham Arts Song Challenge 2018 (plus a few more!) .  It will be a great day, so come along !

Here is the programme and venues. There may be more events – that’s what happens in Eltham. Ask in the poubs for what’s on offer there. There will be some open mic, so have a go as well ! During the month we will be using social media to highlight individual events and there are ‘July is …Eltham Music Month’ leaflets around the area . Spread the word.

July is … Eltham Music Month 2018

Sun 1 July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm

Sun 1st July Live Music at the Rusty Bucket Sonny and the Harp 5.30pm

Wed 4 July Folkmob at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Sat 7th July Westmount Parade Open Day  Live Music 10amto 3pm

Sat 7th July Eltham Choral Summer Concert at Holy Trinity Church The Armed Man 7.30pm

Sun 8th July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce  3 to 5pm

Sun 8th July Live music at the Rusty Bucket 5.30pm

Mon 9th July Folk and Blues Night at Bob Hope Theatre bar 7.30-10.30pm

Wed 11th July Folkmob  at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Thu 12th July Eltham Jazz Club  Art Themen and Steve Waterman 7.30pm

Sat 14th July Band for Babies by GAMD at Eltham Park Methodist Church 11am to 12noon

Sat 14th July Queencroft Festival  Live music 12 noon to 5pm

Sun 15th July Summer Sunday Music Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce  3 to 5pm

Sunday 15th July Live Music at the Rusty Bucket Harvey Montague 6pm

Wed 18th  July  Folkmob  at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Fri 20th July Severndroog  Summer Lates  Motown 6.30-10pm

Sat 21st July Songs Across a Wall day. Eltham Arts Song Challenge 2018 Passey Place 10am-5pm

Sun 22nd July July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm

Sunday 22h July Concert in Eltham Park South. Los Dawsons   3 to 4.30pm

Sun 22nd July Jazz in the Afternoon at Eltham Palace – Maja 12 to 4pm

Sun 22 July Music at the Rusty Bucket Ruta Di & Paul Baker 5.30pm

Wed 25th  July  Folkmob  at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Thu 26 Eltham Jazz Club Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopoulos 7.30pm

Sun 29th July Eltham Park Festival at Eltham Park South. Live Music 12noon -5pm

Sun 29th July Jazz in the Afternoon at Eltham Palace 12-4pm

Sun 29th July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm

Sun 29th July Music at the Rusty Bucket Marco Buono Project 5.30pm

Check local pubs for times and other events!

Follow our Eltham Arts social media and website for more information

 

Venues 

Eltham GPO, 4 Passey Place, Eltham SE9 5DQ

Eltham Palace, Court Yard , Eltham SE9 5QE

Eltham Jazz Club at Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Rd, Eltham SE9 2PE

Eltham Park South, Glenesk Rd, Eltham SE9 1AN

Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Rd, Eltham SE9 5GT

Folkmob at Blackheath Rugby Club, Kidbrooke Lane, Eltham SE9 6TE

Holy Trinity Church , Southend Cres , Eltham SE9 2SD

Passey Place (Eltham High St), Eltham High St, Eltham SE9 5DQ

Queencroft Park , Queenscroft Rd, Eltham SE9 5EG

Rusty Bucket, Court Yard, Eltham SE9 5PR

Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill, SE18 3RT

The Long Pond, Westmount Rd, Eltham SE9 1UT

Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham SE9 6SZ

Westmount Road, Eltham, SE9

 

 

 

Eltham Music Festival

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Eltham locals and visitors have just enjoyed another great musical July! In the heart of Eltham High Street, at the newly redeveloped Passey Place, audiences turned up for the many talented musical acts making the most of this new community outdoor space.

Each Saturday, on 1, 8 and 15 July, saw local musicians, singers, choirs and dancers come together to entertain in this Royal Greenwich and Eltham Arts Music Festival, part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals season.Progr-Slanted-2017

Here are just some of the performers – how many of these fabulous acts  did you see?

MuiscFest-Collage-PerformersIt was encouraging to see our local MP Clive Efford supporting local arts events, and our wonderful police too:Efford-Police-Collage

See loads more pics, and videos too, from the Music Festival on our Facebook page.

Check out our July Music month ‘What’s On’ blog post for more exciting events this month all over Eltham.

A Library, a Gallery and a Pub scoop first-ever Eltham Arts Awards

Three community-minded contributors to the cultural life of Eltham scooped awards recently. The first-time ever Eltham Arts Awards 2016 were made at a finale celebration on 20 November marking the end of the three-week long Eltham Arts Winter Festival 2016.

We made our Awards to three local organisations for outstanding contributions to community arts. Awards were presented – by Eltham MP Clive Efford and Greenwich Arts & Culture Councillor Denise Scott-MacDonald – to St Thomas More Secondary School’s innovative SE9 Container Gallery, to the hard-working Eltham Library and also to the White Hart pub for their support and community fundraising.

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Presenting the Eltham Arts Award for the SE9 Container Gallery to Andrew Downie, the Head of Art at St Thomas More, Mr Efford said, ” As someone who has visited the SE9 Container Gallery at St Thomas More School many times and purchased a piece of art displayed there I was pleased to give the award.”

We made this Award because the SE9 Container gallery has brought art to the centre of Eltham with exhibitions of a high quality. This has also given students a chance to display their work and engage in community projects as well as providing wider artistic perspectives to the local population.

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Dedicated Eltham Library staff Paula Bellamy and Miriam Storey received their award from Councillor Denise Scott-MacDonald who paid tribute to their work saying, “I get really positive feedback wherever I go…so many people are so proud of the library and excited by the work of staff there.”  Paula Bellamy said she was, “Thrilled to bits to win. We are proud to serve wonderful Eltham!”

Alex Mayers, Co-Director of the White Hart Pub, received the award on behalf of White Hart owners Simon Hinchley-Robson & David Hinchley-Robson.  We think this that this popular Eltham-based pub was an excellent example of how local businesses and the arts can work together. The White Hart not only works closely with the Bob Hope Theatre, it provides quiz nights which support many local groups including Eltham Arts, enabling arts events to take place.

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Chuffed with the recognition, the White Hart reacted that, “From day one we always wanted to be a hub for the community… It was only when being told when receiving the award we realised how much we do. Within the time we’ve been here we are proud to have raised over £65,000 for local charities with our community supported activities. It brought tears to our eyes when these things were acknowledged and we are honoured to serve such a close knit community.”

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The unique Awards were specially-commissioned by Eltham Arts and made by Eltham glass work artist Jean Bright

The Awards were a fitting conclusion to the Eltham Arts Winter Festival this year which saw hundreds of visitors enjoy the art, live music, theatre and cultural activities which the SE9 area had to offer. The finale party and Awards Ceremony on 20 November took place at Eltham’s White Hart pub and saw singers-songwriters perform their original songs.

It was great to see so many supporters attended, including a number of local Councillors.  Clive Efford MP said, “It was a really great night. Lots of laughs and really talented musicians.” The Eltham Arts Committee were delighted once again to see such community spirit on show and for the arts to be taking centre stage in Eltham.

You can keep up to date with the latest arts & culture happenings in Eltham at:

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

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