Bandstand Marathon at Dukes Meadows

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Local musicians will have an opportunity to take part in the largest closing cultural event of London 2012 next month (Sunday 9 September) when the Bandstand Marathon comes to Chiswick.

Musical performances held in Duke’s Meadows Bandstand, the Promenade will be one of hundreds of outdoor, community concerts taking place simultaneously across the country, making up the Bandstand Marathon.

The Big Dance bus will be stopping at Duke’s Meadow Bandstand to make you move your feet to the beats of bhangra, salsa and pop.

Try out new ways of dancing at the different workshops for all level and abilities with local organisations offering chair dancing, Garba dancing and even the tiniest of tots can get involved and boogie down in a baby salsa class.

On the day there will be an open mic area for all budding singers, poets, beat boxers and story tellers and for anyone else who wants to share their talents.

You can also take the chance to sit back and listen to local historian James Marshall about Dukes Meadow’s and ‘what might have been...?’

There will be a libraries tent for storytelling, drumming and instrument making workshops and also join in magical sing-along song shows.

If you're feeling peckish there are many food stalls and for the adults a glass of Pimm's can be enjoyed at the bar.

Bandstand Marathon is a free event for all the family.

Cllr Ruth Cadbury, Hounslow’s lead member for the Olympics, said: "The borough has a wealth of talented musicians and singers of all musical styles and tastes, and this will be a perfect occasion to put all that talent on show and to celebrate our diversity.

"It’s the culmination of a wonderful summer of celebration around sport and culture and I hope to see many of you there!"

Bandstand Marathon is part of the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week nationwide celebration from 21 June and running until 9 September 2012 bringing together artists from across the world with those from the UK.

For more details about the Bandstand Marathon visit or call 0845 456 2796


August 23, 2012