Platform at the Museum - Spitalfields Music Festival 2018

V&A Museum of Childhood
Festivals, Drama, Dance and Performance
Thursday 6th December 2018 (17:30-18:30)

Thursday 6 December 2018

Join us for a much-loved annual event at the festival, in partnership with THAMES. As part of Spitalfields Music’s award-winning, year-round Learning and Participation programme, festival artists will be working with young people from Tower Hamlets through the Autumn term to create new music, inspired by the architecture and design of the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. 

The museum was built in 1872 and is a colossal iron structure, with a round-arched red brick exterior inspired by contemporary German architecture. Perhaps most striking is the fish scale pattern marble floor, laid by female inmates of Woking Gaol and the murals in the north and south exterior walls. 

Audiences are invited to move around the space, however chairs will be available 

The programme also features Soundbox Creative Ensemble, our all-ability inclusive music collective that brings together disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 16–25 from East London to make and create music using a mixture of traditional instruments, music technology and singing. 

Delivered in partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES). Soundbox Creative Ensemble is delivered in partnership by Spitalfields Music, THAMES, Drake Music, and LSO Discovery. 

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Please note darkness and flashing lights will be used during this performance. For more information, phone 020 7377 0287.