The Marylebone Music Festival 2016

West London Day Centre is extremely privileged and proud to be the beneficiaries of the Marylebone Music Festival, from 24-26 June 2016. With venues around the Marylebone Village including Regent Street cinema, St James Spanish Place, Marylebone Parish Church, Marlyebone Hotel, Manchester Square, and Hinde Street Methodist Church, the three-day festival of events is sure to wow any music lover. Prog Rock legend Rick Wakeman is Patron of the festival, and joint artistic directors are Sue Perkins and Meghan Cassidy. It really is set to be a fantastic weekend!

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Friday is opened by Rick Wakeman performing music he has composed specifically for children with autism. Later on that evening in St James’s Church, in the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent, the Orion Orchestra will perform Fauré's Requiem with the boy choristers from the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, conducted by Sue Perkins.

 As the weekend continues, we will celebrate the area’s history on Sunday; Marylebone’s Pleasure Gardens in the 17th and 18th centuries were the focus of a local festival of concerts and entertainments. The festival will revive the tradition almost 240 years later with a special outdoor event in Manchester Square.

Artists include Nicholas Daniel (holder of the Queen’s Medal for Music), Anne Denholm (HRH the Prince of Wales's Harpist) and internationally renowned chamber musicians Priya Mitchell, Hugo Ticciati, Meghan Cassidy, Jamie Walton, Claude Frochaux, Tom Poster, Alena Lugovkina and Anna Hashimoto.

 All proceeds go to the West London Day Centre, which provides much-needed services for street homeless people. Situated in the heart of Marylebone, WLDC sees up to 100 homeless people five mornings a week; here they can access services like our Advice and Referral service, assessments with our team of Project Workers, as well as more immediate needs such as a hot breakfast, showers, laundry and a clothing store. In 2014/2015, we supported 1,632 different homeless people. 704 of our service users saw the NHS team and 302 people were housed.

Click here for more information from the organiser and to book your tickets. We hope you will enjoy being a part of the very first Marylebone Music Festival – see you there!

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