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Saturday 10th June 2017

11:00 Golden Jubilee Festival Opening & Fancy Dress Parade

11.30 Brent Jazz Orchestra featuring Beverley Stone 

12.15 Arts Ed 

13.30 Zoku 

14.00 Learn to Swim 

15.00 Ballet4life  

15.45 Dan Raza 

16.45 Creak 

Sunday 11th June 2017

10.30 Mass on the Green

12.00 Sing Gospel 

12.30 Rock Choir 

13.00 Four Day Hangover 

13.20 Strange Child 

14.00 Stagecoach Chiswick 

14.30 Harris Vianello 

15.15 Sir Peter Blake Collage Competition - Prize Draw 

15.45 Derek Paravicini 

16.30 The BATS of Ealing

Brent Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band, playing jazz from Duke Ellington and Count Basie through to contemporary work by composers such as Lenny Niehaus and Gordon Goodwin. The band has been going for over twenty years under the musical direction of Jim Barton and before him Willlie Garnett. The band is based in Chiswick, rehearsing on Wednesday nights at the Chiswick Catholic Centre and playing gigs around west London. 

East London born Beverley Stone has been immersed in popular music as long as she can remember, starting with the Great American songbook interpreted by the likes of Frank, Ella, Nat and Billie. Contemporary artists such as Carol King and Amy have also had major influences. After leaving her 9-5 job and taking on a singing engagement on the high seas, her deep love of singing and performing was discovered and her future mapped out. Since then she has travelled to many parts of the world, appeared on British television, and secured long term residencies at prestigious central London venues. Beverley has performed at some of the finest venues in the land including Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Club, Pizza Express Soho, Hideaway and The Forum and has worked with some of the country’s foremost musicians and producers. Her debut album Butterfly Rising is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon. www.beverleystone.net

ZOKU? is an American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance troupe created and directed by Maho Beaumont. Maho, a FatChanceBellyDance® certified teacher with sister studio status,taught ATS® in London from 2010 to 2015 and has recently returned to Tokyo, Japan. In March 2015 Maho named her dance school and troupe, ZOKU?(meaning troupe, tribe or family in Japanese).  The current troupe members are Laura, Nening, Shelly and Charlotte and together they teach weekly Thursday evening classes at the studio in Chiswick Theatre Arts. Beginners are welcome and more information can be obtained from zokutribalbellydance@gmail.com

Learn to Swim are an indie pop band from SW London consisting of Matt Evans and Mark Gutteridge on voice and guitar, Molly on voice and bass and Callum on drums. They write all their own songs but two of them can't swim. When told they sounded like Felt or The Go-Betweens, they had to look them up. They are currently promoting their first EP single which is available on limited edition see-through vinyl and inclusive download after the gig and locally at Banquet Records, Kingston. Getting a following both nearby and across London at live music venues and via local radio they have a sound that is tinged with lush three-part vocal harmonies but has a strong indie attitude. Legendary producer Steve Hillier says, “Great arrangements, atmospheric, different, what music should be about!” The Independent's music critic Simon Price says, “Interesting and good!” Visit us on: www.learntoswimband.tumblr.com

Ballet4life
A short entertaining demonstration of the key elements of a classical ballet barre followed by some free flowing ballet exercises. A wide range of clients will be dancing. This will be followed by a few solos from the teaching staff to showcase the diverse range of skill the teachers have and share with the clients.

Ballet4Life has been offering top quality affordable dance and dance fitness tuition to adults since 2004 in Chiswick. They have an extensive daytime dance programme at the large lovely dance studio at St. Peter’s Hall which comprises of Beginner and Improvers Ballet, Advanced Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary Dance, 50+ Ballet, 50+ Dance Fitness, Beginner Ballet Courses, and Beginner Ballet Barre. Dance and movement classes are also given under their leadership for the registered charity Move into Wellbeing®. These friendly and enjoyable classes are designed for people with Parkinson’s and other mobility restrictions. 

www.ballet4life.com

Dan Raza has established a considerable reputation on the UK singer songwriter and folk roots scene, and previously supported Joan Armatrading on her European tour. www.danraza.com

Creak was voted ‘Best Band’ in the first Rock Till You Drop awards, and they describe themselves as The Uncovers Band. With a repertoire covering classic rock and blues numbers from the '60s to the present day, they play pubs, clubs and private gigs mostly in London and the South East, but also further afield. They played a corporate gig in Vienna before Christmas and, for the third time, this May saw them headlining at the Europa Day festival in Vinnitsa, Ukraine – in an area well away from any conflict! Importantly, they like to give everything their own personal stamp, and above all they insist on having a laugh – they reckon that if they’re enjoying it, there’s a good chance you will too. Paul Rodger (lead vocals), Vladi Shlesman (guitars), Pete Blair (bass and vocals), Chris Kirwan (keyboards and vocals) and Jon Maury (drums).
www.creak-the-band.com

Stagecoach Chiswick, now in it's 16th year, has been helping young people to learn new skills and build creative courage for life through performance. The school runs every Friday and Saturday, catering for children as young as 4yrs old in Early Stages to 21yrs old in the Advanced Further Stages. stagecoach.co.uk/chiswick

Derek Paravicini is one of the most extraordinary pianists and musical entertainers of his generation. Yet he is blind, autistic and has severe learning difficulties. Dubbed ‘The Human iPod’ in the USA, Derek has a repertoire of tens of thousands of pieces – all learnt very rapidly, simply by listening to them. He first shot to fame when he was just nine years old, playing jazz with the Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London. Numerous television appearances followed, in the UK and overseas. Derek featured in the series Extraordinary People (Channel 5, UK), and on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV. He has appeared in documentaries in Japan, Germany, Australia and the USA – including three times on CBS’s prestigious ‘60 Minutes’ programme. Derek has given concerts in venues across England, in Europe and the USA; among them, Ronnie Scott's renowned jazz club, the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Phoenix, Arizona, for Mohammad Ali. He has performed twice at Buckingham Palace and in 2016 he played for the Amber Trust at Clarence House attended by The Duchess of Cornwall. Today, he is fast turning into a world-wide phenomenon. He has had several million hits on his many Youtube videos. For a glimpse into the life of Derek Paravicini see the following Youtube link.

Derek is a patron of The Amber Trust, one of the charities supported by this year’s Festival. By the age of four, he had already taught himself to play a large number of pieces on the piano, of some melodic and harmonic complexity (such as ‘Smoke Gets in your Eyes’). With no visual models to guide him, his technique was chaotic, and even his elbows would frequently be pressed into service, as he strove to reach intervals beyond the span of his tiny hands! At this time, his enormous potential was recognised by Professor Adam Ockelford, then music teacher at Linden Lodge School for the Blind in London. In due course, weekly and then daily lessons were arranged, in an extensive programme of one-to-one tuition that was to last for a decade. Painstakingly Derek acquired the foundations of technique that were necessary for him to move forward.

The BATS of Ealing were formed in 2002 by Bill, Alan, Terry and Stu (...the band name was an inspired choice...).  Over the years we have played many street parties, private parties and pub gigs. Stu moved away, to be replaced on bass by Graham.. Mel completes our sound on keys and sax. A recent highlight for us was performing at Glastonbury 2016, closing the event at the Fluffy Rock Cafe.

BJO

BJO
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Beverley Stone

Beverley Stone
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Arts Ed

Arts Ed
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ZOKU?

ZOKU?

Learn To Swim

Learn To Swim
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Ballet4Life

Ballet4Life
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Dan Raza

Dan Raza
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Creak

Creak
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The BATS of Ealing

The BATS of Ealing
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Derek Paravacini

Derek Paravacini
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