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Dangoor Plaza bandstand

Performer outside the V&A museum

Event schedule details

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June


Event location details

Dangoor Plaza

Imperial College London

Join us throughout the day with performances from Royal College of Music Students, London-based performers as well as some opportunities to hear from Imperial College's Grantham Institute researchers discussing all things climate related.

Programme: Saturday 18 June

12.00-12.45: Flutes & Frets

12.45-12.55: Dr Charlotte Vrinten talk: Eating well for the planet and you

13.15-14.00: Mariachi Las Adelitos

14.00-14.10: Chef Mike Knowlden talk: Sustainable wine

14.30-15.15: Trio Manoche

15.15-15.25: Chef & Gardener Sara Booth talk: Growing sustainable fruit and veg

15.45-16.30: Royal College of Music: BONE-AFIDE (Trombone Quartet)

16.30-16.40: Masters students Mia and Rayyan talk: Encouraging kids to eat plant-based foods

17.00-17.45: Trio Manoche

Programme: Sunday 19 June

12.00-12.45: Royal College of Music: Fourtitude Tuba Quartet

12.45-12.55: Sally Musungu talk: Food security

13.15-14.00: Akola Tambo

14.00-14.10: Combination Dance workshop

14.30-15.15: Big Smoke Family

15.15-15.25: Helen Sharman and Imperial College London students talk

15.45-16.15: Akola Tambo

16.30-16.40: Dr Tilly Collins talk: Insects as a source of dietary protein

16.45-17.45: Big Smoke Family

More details

Flutes & Frets
The Flutes & Frets Duo is a unique ensemble specialising in a wide scope of repertoire ranging from medieval all the way through to contemporary. Their aim is to play all types of music on the instruments for which they were originally composed.

Mariachi Las Adelitos
The ‘Adelitas’ were brave Mexican women who took to arms in the Mexican revolution either accompanying their husbands or rebelling against the many injustices of the time. Formed in London in 2013 this unique band was born out of the desire to shatter stereotypes within this traditionally male-dominated genre. A seven- piece band originally from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, and the U.K they are the only female Mariachi band in Europe.

Trio Manoche
Trio Manouche are probably the UK’s best-loved gypsy swing ensemble, playing music it’s impossible not to love with infectious energy, virtuosity and joy. Trio Manouche’s set brings together the core repertoire of gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt with the band’s own foot-tapping arrangements of trad swing greats such as Nat King Cole, and bandleader Simon Harris’s highly acclaimed original material.

Royal College of Music: BONE-AFIDE (Trombone Quartet)
BONE-AFIDE is an emerging chamber ensemble made up of some of the UK’s leading young trombonists. The group strives to showcase the versatility of the Trombone, performing works from all genres and periods with the aim of defying stereotypes surrounding the instrument.

Royal College of Music: Fourtitude Tuba Quartet
Fourtitude Tuba Quartet are a London based ensemble of current RCM students. They perform a wide range of repertoire from baroque to modern day and aim to show the versatility of the tuba.

Big Smoke Family
The Big Smoke Family are purveyors of voodoo funk - a unique mix of punchy horns, heavy street beats, chants, samples and scratching. They follow in the footsteps of modern funk bands such as Galactic and Trombone Shorty, and draw inspiration from Mardi Gras Indians, James Brown, The New Master sounds, The Herbaliser and Eddie Bo.

Akola Tambo
AKOLÁ TAMBÓ, with its trance-inducing bullerengue, presents a blaze of traditional Afro-Colombian beats that will take you on a journey to reconnect to the root. A high dose of drums, dance and mantra-like chants gives birth to this ancestral ritual in which everyone is invited to take part, unify their voices and become one.

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Family with under 7s
  • Performance
Performer outside the V&A museum