Live music on the streets of South Norwood

 

South Norwood will be taken over by two days of live music and pop-up events when The Streets festival rolls into SE25 this weekend.

The series of free events takes place on 21 and 22 November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Highlights include Basement Jaxx and Disclosure singer Brendan Reilly, South African trio The Soil, jazz band Smitty’s Big Four and singer-bassist Alan Hampton.

They will be performing in Station Road, at Yeha Noha Café and in Stanley Halls.

There will also be a procession along the high street by Croydon-based drum band Kinetika Bloco and a jazz artist performing as part of the launch of a new fortnightly street market in Station Road.

The Streets, organised by events producer Serious, aims to reignite the energy and identity of high streets, by coupling commercial priorities with cultural activity and staging dynamic, spectacular performances whilst stimulating local participation and discovery.

As well as Croydon, it takes place in five other outer London boroughs.

The weekend of events follows the South Norwood launch of The Streets in July, which featured percussionist Ben Walsh playing eight drums on a giant wheel and local band Da Groove Station.

“Bringing The Streets to South Norwood is a great way of using our district centres to add to Croydon’s cultural offer, and shows that we are committed to delivering throughout the borough and not just in the town centre.

“The Streets is a great way of bringing life to our high streets through live performance, which we were given a preview of at the launch in July.

“This two-day programme of events features a diverse range of acts and performers which will provide fantastic entertainment for the community.”

Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning

For more information visit www.thestreets.london

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