Weʼre raising £3,000 to Support the Bromley Living Well community and its local musicians. 'BLEND' - is a new mini festival in the heart of South London.
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Please support Living Well Bromley to host its first BLEND Festival: a series of two concerts with music performed by highly accomplished yet currently unemployed professional classical musicians. This mini festival will explore the theme of 'Common Ground' and aims to bring together people in the local community, through music and shared experiences. The concerts will be free to attend but all donations are very welcome.
Living Well Bromley is a caring community which aims to be a place where people feel accepted, loved and valued. At BLEND café and choir this is shown by the way we share our creative skills and expressions. Many participants share questions, such as ‘where should I live or stay’, or ‘where could I work, make a living or make my life useful’ and ‘who is aware of what I really need right now’? Life can be tough and and it is harder to live it alone, especially now.
Since Covid forced us to go into lockdown, many professional freelance musicians and artists have found COMMON GROUND with BLEND as they have been asking the same serious questions.
As a community, we would like to host the first BLEND festival featuring Classical PopUps with local professional musicians sharing their gifts and their ‘COMMON GROUND’ with many members of the Living Well community. In a series of two events, we will also feature the written work of the members from the BLEND creative community café.
During Lockdown, local professional Violinist and Founder of Classical PopUps, Sali-Wyn Ryan has become involved with Blend at Living Well and feels passionately that the catastrophic impact of Covid-19 on the Arts needs to be fully recognised. She supports wholeheartedly the aims and values of Living Well and looks forward to participating in the first official BLEND Festival.
DATES: 20th and 21st November
VENUE: Holy Trinity, 66 Lennard Road London SE20 7LX
*** Although we hope that a small live audience will be able to attend, the concerts can be followed by a live stream. Details and links will be posted on the Living Well Bromley and Classical PopUps websites nearer the time, when relevant restrictions are clear ***
Please be generous by supporting currently unemployed professional musicians and give them the opportunity to perform at Living Well’s first BLEND festival, exploring ‘COMMON GROUND’. In this way their serious and challenging financial circumstances can be lessened, and Living Well’s BLEND café can celebrate its significant presence in the local community.
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Arnold, Annemieke, Feike and Sefiene de Jong-van Campen
Oct 16, 2020
Great initiative. Let's care for each other, meet each other and carry each other through these times.
Marieke Horjus (the Netherlands)
Oct 11, 2020
We wish you good luck with this initiative and God’s blessing!
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Sali-Wyn Ryan, On behalf of BLEND
Local Violinist, Sali-Wyn Ryan started working with the Blend Choir and Living Well community during Lockdown. She feels passionately that local musicians deserve a platform to perform and that a unity between professional talent and community spirit can co-exist.