Rhythm of London Festival Week

Saturday 16 – Saturday 23 April 2011

Rhythm of London puts a spotlight on the wealth of London’s young musical talent and highlights the Mayor of London’s aim to strengthen and promote music education in the capital. 

Events included:

Busking Underground
Selected Tube stations on 16 April

This competition is now closed. 70 Buskers have been selected and will be playing across eight sites on the London Underground Saturday 16 April 12pm - 7pm. Their performances from the day will be filmed and uploaded to this site where the public can vote for their favorite Busker. (Online voting competition will begin early May, look out for details).

Rhythm of London at The Scoop 
More London, SE1 2AA 19, 20, 21 April 12.30–2pm

The Scoop at More London.

Date: Wed 20 April & Thu 21 April

The sun shone and people came in their hundreds to eat their lunch and listen to chart toppers Roll Deep, plus Sway and Namzonia.  The urban music acts contrasted wonderfully with the close harmony sound of the Bishop Thomas Grant School Barbershop Group, swing classics from Bexley Little Big Band and the popular tunes played by the Hounslow Music Service Brass Quintet.

Access All Areas
Wednesday 20 April, City Hall

Rhythm of London, in partnership with Small Green Shoots, held an exclusive music industry seminar for young people (aged 16–25) passionate about music.

The seminar will include industry panels and a performance by one of London’s hottest new acts.  Industry specialists will give young Londoners an insider’s view of the many careers and opportunities in the live music capital of the world.

Book a place at Access All Areas now

St George’s Day Concert, Trafalgar Square
Saturday 23 April from 12.30pm

The Mayor’s annual St George’s Day Concert featured young performers, Busking Underground winners 2010 and a celebration of musical theatre featuring West End stars.

‘I’m with the band’ Workshop 

Saturday 9 April – Friday 22 April, noon-3pm

A family workshop at the British Music Experience where you could show you really are ‘with the band’.

Find out more on the British Music Experience website

Thames Clippers will also provide each of our winners with a River Roamer pass, so you can travel in style to the O2’s North Greenwich pier.

Tickets will be valid Saturday 9 April - Friday 22 April 9am - 9pm

Find out more on the Thames Clippers website

If you are not our lucky winner, you can still join in the fun.  Entrance to museum and workshop £10 for adults, £6 for children.   Goodybag £2, badges and flyers FREE 

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