The Streets is back with world-class music near you
The Streets, a project celebrating local high streets around London, is back this November, bringing world-class music to Tooting, Ilford, South Norwood, Kingston-upon-Thames and Leyton.
This autumn’s events are part of EFG London Jazz Festival’s Festival on the Move and will take place over two weekends packed with workshops, parades and pop-up events: 13-14 November and 20-22 November.
THE IDEA BEHIND THE STREETS
Live music and event producer, Serious, has been working with several London boroughs – Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Greenwich, Croydon, Wandsworth, Richmond upon Thames and Kingston upon Thames – on The Streets, which launched over the summer. The aim of the project is to bring back pride in local high streets of London’s outer boroughs. High streets have long been the epicentre of local communities; a space which is saturated in local heritage and should be harnessed as hubs of social, cultural and artistic identities. The Streets hopes to reignite the energy and identity of high streets through dynamic programmes designed to showcase local streetscapes.
By encouraging local residents, businesses and visitors to join in, The Streets aims to unlock the potential of high streets and bring back the vibrancy that London’s high streets have been so well-known for.
Over the two weekends of the EFG London Jazz Festival, local high streets involved in the project will be filled with artists from all around the world performing right on your doorstep. Some of the locally-grown highlights include the MOBO Award-winning, South East London born saxophonist Nathaniel Facey, the leading British jazz singer Juliet Kelly and party bringers Kansas Smitty’s with their mash up of jazz genres.
Some of the international artists include the globally-acclaimed South African trio The Soil, the multi-talented Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale, and the explosive tech-jazz trio from Brooklyn, Moon Hooch.
The full programme of The Streets in each of the local high streets can be found on the Streets website.
What: The Streets
Where: In various local high streets across several London boroughs
When: 13-14 November and 20-22 November