Shoreditch Festival 2011

Shoreditch Festival SHOREDITCH TRUST ANNOUNCES SHOREDITCH FESTIVAL 2011The tenth annual Shoreditch Festival takes to East London’s waterways15 to 24 July 2011Regent’s Canal and surrounding spaces Shoreditch London N1Shoreditch Festival produced by Shoreditch Trust is an annual highlight of the East London cultural calendar. In July 2011 Shoreditch Trust presents a Festival programme with support from British Waterways that celebrates the network of canals linking communities from Shoreditch and beyond through to the Olympic Park.Shoreditch Festival 2011 is free to all and takes place across towpaths green spaces basins bridges and a whole raft of unusual spaces alongside the Regent’s Canal between Shoreditch Park and Victoria Park from 15 to 24 July 2011.Shoreditch Festival looks forward to working with a wide range of partners to explore and animate the waterside with film screenings live music dance performances art commissions fashion literature and spoken word health hubs theatre shows heritage trails podcast expeditions food markets and plenty more with crafts floats and boats.Last year Shoreditch Festival 2010 was Hackney’s largest free festival working with over 65 programme partners from across the borough attracting an audience of around 30000 people and showcasing the talent of more than 400 young people aged 11 to 24. This summer the Festival will grow to a wider scale celebrating the waterways.More at: http://www.shoreditchfestival.org.uk

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    ewebber - 17 June 2011, 5:23 am

    Some highlights from the festival:

    Main Stage – 16 / 17 JulyShoreditch Festival collaborates with SAE Institute and the Barbican Centre to present some of the best live acts around including high octane \dhol ‘n’ brass” nine-piece from New York City Red Baarat storming New Orleans brass outfit Soul Rebels mixing funk soul jazz and the spirit of Mardi Gras rising indie stars Why Why Peaches folk rockers Flight Brigade London funk musicians meet Kenyan grassroots singers in Owiny Sigoma Band indie-electro dancefloor fillers The Whip. Floating Stage – 16 / 17 JulyShoreditch Trust and SAE Institute present the SAE Electronica Hub on a floating stage out in the Regent’s Canal featuring DJ sets with live accompaniment. Confirmed acts making waves this summer include Grasscut and the Towpath Café Music Festival. The Floating Cinema at Shoreditch Festival – 16 to 20 JulyThis extraordinary customised narrow boat hosts a varied and vibrant programme of free on-board screenings quirky canal tours talks and workshops. The Floating Cinema will embark on expert film history tours with screen historian Ian Christie on 16 and 17 July. From 16 to 20 July it will be moored at Waterhouse Restaurant showing onboard artists’ film screenings each evening. On the Water – 16 / 17 JulyCome aboard the Festival’s boat trips provided by Laburnum Boat Club and Islington Boat Club visit the Floating Forest the Floating Classroom hire a water taxi take part in interactive towpath workshops with Cardboard Camera Shoreditch Spa and the British Heart Foundation. Community Performance Stage – 16 / 17 JulyA stage created to showcase Shoreditch talent featuring sensational performances in a variety of styles including Samba Steel Pan Capoeira Jazz Cut A Shine thrilling street dance from Ebonessence and The Firm plus Apples and Snakes poets and spoken word artists. CREATE Programmers Present at Shoreditch Festival – 16 / 17 JulyThe CREATE Programmers a group of inspirational young people from across the Olympic host boroughs will produce a series of events as part of the Shoreditch Festival. This includes a table tennis hub workshops on filmmaking street dance and capoeira and a stunning 50m long large-scale photo exhibition along the Regent’s Canal towpath. Sing London Search Party – 23 JulySearch Party is an unusual immersive treasure hunt through East London leading to an incredible secret party. But you’ll need to find your way there… Shoreditch Bark Dog Show – 23 JulyPooches on parade compete in hotly contested categories in Shoreditch Park.”

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    ewebber - 17 June 2011, 5:27 am

    Shoreditch festival

    Info for local residents and map here

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    ewebber - 13 July 2011, 4:20 pm

    The Londonist’s preview of the festival http://londonist.com/2011/07/preview-shoreditch-festival-regents-canal-and-beyond.php

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