Friday 17 January 2020

RISE- Free Borough of Culture Outdoor Event, Olympic Way, Wembley SATURDAY 7pm



On Saturday 18 January celebrate the launch of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture 2020 at RISE – a spectacular outdoor show featuring a community cast of hundreds hosted by Wembley Park as Principal Partner, free for all to attend.

Starting at 7pm, the show will bring together theatre, dance and music to tell the story of Brent through a mass-participatory performance choreographed by Southpaw Dance Company. It will take place on a five storey-high stage against the backdrop of Brent’s iconic Wembley Stadium on Wembley Park’s transformed Olympic Way, illuminated by colourful projections and set to an incredible soundtrack of music and spoken word.

Brent is the UK’s most diverse borough – a borough of cultures. RISE will tell the story of how this corner of North West London travelled from the margins to impact culture in Britain through its music, activism, and rebellious spirit. The show follows a group of friends from Brent as they reflect on its history and identity across generations.

Over 300 people have been recruited from schools, dance clubs, and community groups across Brent to take part in the performance, learning the choreography from professional dancers from the borough.

The show will close with an explosive ending and a live performance by Brent-born artist General Levy. Boxpark Wembley will host an afterparty with street food vendors, bars, live music performances and DJs.
Let us know you're attending via our Facebook event.

Saturday 18 January 2020
Performance at 7pm
Olympic Way, Wembley Park

A Southpaw Dance Company Production commissioned by Metroland Culture.
Principal Partner Wembley Park.

RISE x Brent 2020 Boxpark Afterparty
Boxpark Wembley host the official afterparty for RISE, come along from 8pm to take advantage of 20+ delicious food vendors, three bars and loads of free entertainment including live performances and DJs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not free, as it cost taxpayers over a £million