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2021 COLOURSCAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL
on Clapham Common

Sept 11th to 19th - EUROPE'S MOST UNUSUAL ARTS FESTIVAL

Eye Music Trust presents its flagship Colourscape Festival on Clapham Common in our new 70-chamber Festival Two Colourscape

Colourscape opens at 12 noon on weekends and concerts take place on weekends from 12.30 to 4.30pm. PLUS on Thursday Sept 16th we open all day for an extra "Quiet" day at reduced admission. On other weekdays we present colour and music workshops with public openings at 12 to 1pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR WE WLL BE RUNNING ON-LINE TICKET BOOKING TO ENABLE COVID-SAFETY.

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Saturday 11 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - Richard Durrant (guitars) with special guests Brian Gulland (bassoons, crumhorns & organ) and Stephen Hiscock (percussion including Bicyclatter and Berimbau)Richard, Brian and Stephen will perform extracts from Richard’s Cycling Music (for guitar, bicycles and sequencers) and premiere their new work “Triangulations" for Berimbau, Contra bassoon and guitars. Richard will also perform his own solo guitar music alongside unaccompanied Bach played on ukulele and guitar.

Sunday 12 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm Gamelan Kembang Kirang perform throughout the day. Gongs, chimes and other instruments of Bali ring throughout Colourscape. Includes some contemporary music by Gamelan player and composer Nye Parry.

Thursday 16th September

Colourscape open to the public 12 to 5pm for a special "Quiet" day without music - reduced price entrance

Monday 13 to Friday 17th September

Colourscape open to the public lunchtimes 12 to 1pm only - reduced price entrance

Saturday 18 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - OUR 2020 COMMISSION BY SYLVIA HALLETT receives its first performance - musicians, dancers, unusual costumes

Sunday 19 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - AT SEA – a composition by Clare Salaman for trumpets marine, other strange and ancient instruments and electronics (our 2021 commission)The trumpet marine, or tromba marina, is a musical instrument long associated with the sea. It is two metres tall, has one long, thick playing string which is bowed, and it is designed to sound like a trumpet. Visitors will encounter an array of extraordinary musical instruments as the ensemble explore the Trumpet Marine’s long association with the sea.

LOCATION: The festival site is on Clapham Common near the Windmill pub. Nearest access Rookery Road.

TIMES:12 to 5pm weekends; 12 to 1pm weekdays; 10am to 3pm Thursday 16th Sept

ADMISSION: WEEKENDS: Adult - £10; Child - £5; Family £28

MONDAY TO FRIDAY LUNCHTIMES - Adult £5; - Child £2; Family £13

THURSDAY QUIET DAY - Adult £7; Child £4; Family £20.00

COLOURSCAPE IS FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Eye Music Trust gratefully acknowledges support from the Arts Council of England and City Bridge Trust