(From left: singers Nick Gunnery and Nancay Uyanneh; Freya Hellier on accordion and guitarist Les Back)

Hello it’s been a while for news we know.  We’ve had our heads down with summer evaluations, fundraising and plans for 2018.  The season to be jolly is just around the corner and we are bringing a few special fundraising events to celebrate with us.

First up, is the return of our partnership with the Dolphin and A Grande Scheme on Thursday, 7 December 8pm to bring us some festive folk and get us all in the mood.  A Grande Scheme perform regularly in London venues and folk clubs and their music includes original songs alongside obscure folk classics from both sides of the Atlantic featuring singers, Nick Gunner and Nancay Uyanneh, Freya Hellier on accordion and guitarist, Les Back.  FREE event donations very welcome.

Second in, we are very excited to announce our community choir collaborationFestive Winter Voices.  A combination of 5 choirs joining for the ultimate sing off !  Sydenham Singers, Brockley Voices, Vocal Chords, Crystal Palace Transition Town & Heart of the City singers bring us a fantastic fundraising event at Holy Trinity in Penge.  Save the date Sunday, 10 December from 5pm tickets on sale very soon.

Lastly, after this year’s successful cross-cultural event Jah Burns (our Scottish & Jamaican mash up) we will be bringing our event back for a very special Burns Night celebration live music, ceilidh, burns supper, poetry and reggae sounds.  Save the date Friday, 26 January 2018 details to follow.

As ever with grateful thanks to our main sponsors Lewisham council and Property World.
Join the conversation @sydartsfest #sydarts2017 (Source: Sydenham Arts)


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