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All the latest happenings at Sands End Arts & Community Centre can be found here – check back regularly for updates.

Forest School

1 month ago

Storytime at SEACC

1 month ago

Sands End Sunday Jazz Cafe with Sherry Jazz Ensemble

1 month ago

Welcome to the May edition of Sherry Music’s Sunday Jazz Cafe. 

Our talented lineup of musicians will create an experience that will leave you tapping your feet, whilst the The Walnut Tree Cafe provides the perfect cozy and intimate ambiance.

Whether you’re a jazz enthusiast or simply looking for a delightful way to spend your Sunday afternoon, gather your friends and family, and join us for an afternoon filled with soulful tunes, cultural delights, and good company.

Free event, drop in.

Donations for the musicians are appreciated.

Live (next to) the Apollo at SEACC

1 month ago

A Celebration of Nat King Cole

2 months ago

Advance tickets: £7 and booked through Eventbrite

Tickets on the door: £10 online or in person

Pianist and singer Hugo Jennings will be leading a celebration of the music of Nat King Cole at the Sands End Arts & Community Centre on Sunday 12th May. He will be joined by some of the finest musicians in London to present a varied programme from different eras of the career of one of jazz’s foremost names.

Hugo first led a concert of this type in a special sold out evening at the World Heart Beat Concert Hall in Embassy Gardens as part of the 2023 Battersea Jazz Festival, of which he is the founder and director.

Part of this programme will feature repertoire mainly from Nat King Cole’s original trio with Oscar Moore and Wesley Prince, with whom he had some of his earliest hits in the 1940s for the Excelsior and Capitol record labels. As well as his fame as a singer, Cole was one of the truly great jazz pianists of the 20th century, and many of his and Oscar Moore’s compositions are some of the most underrated pieces of music in the jazz repertoire. The band will also feature some of the most famous hits from later on in his career, including arrangements of some of his albums with big bands and full orchestras.

Hugo Jennings is a jazz and classical musician based in South London. Inspired by many great pianists, singers, and instrumentalists of the bebop and swing idioms, he has performed at a variety of venues in London including The Clapham Grand, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, The Junction, Hampstead Jazz Club, Battersea Power Station, and many more. As well as being the founder and director of the highly successful Battersea Jazz Festival, he has been the conductor of Social London Orchestra since May 2022 and the conductor of South London Jazz Orchestra since January 2024.

Malombo Musical Association presents Healing Our Broken Village

3 months ago

Malombo Musical Association presents

Healing Our Broken Village – tackling health inequalities in black communities

This event aims to not only celebrate cultural music but also address pressing issues within our community, particularly concerning health inequalities that disproportionately impact the black community.

Highlights:

Cultural music showcase

Health and wellbeing promotion: information sessions and resources

Plenary sessions

  1. Mobilizing communities for change: advocating for structural reform in mental health services.
  2. Building bridges: bridging the digital divide for equitable access to health, social care and the digital economy.
  3. Amplifying grassroots voices: shaping the future of social prescribing for children and young people, mental health promotion and youth engagement.

For more information or to sign up, contact Pinky on:

pinky_miles@msn.com

info@malombo.org

Social London Orchestra

3 months ago

Join the Social London Orchestra for a free afternoon of music this spring! Conducted by Hugo Jennings, we will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Janitzio by Revueltas, and the Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian.

Tickets are free but limited, so register early to secure your spot and join us in the Main Hall at SEACC. Tickets can be booked from the Social London Orchestra website. 

 

About Social  London Orchestra

Social London Orchestra is a unique orchestra based in London that is dedicated to giving Londoners the opportunity to play music in a fun and exciting environment. All of our concerts are free and open to the public, making classical music more accessible to everyone. We strive to create a safe space for all musicians, regardless of experience level, to come together and make amazing music. Whether you still play regularly or your instrument needs dusting off, everyone is welcome to join us.

Sands End Sunday Jazz Cafe with Sherry Jazz Ensemble

3 months ago

Welcome to the April  edition of Sherry Music’s Sunday Jazz Cafe. 

Our talented lineup of musicians will create an experience that will leave you tapping your feet, whilst the The Walnut Tree Cafe provides the perfect cozy and intimate ambiance.

Whether you’re a jazz enthusiast or simply looking for a delightful way to spend your Sunday afternoon, gather your friends and family, and join us for an afternoon filled with soulful tunes, cultural delights, and good company.

Free event, drop in.

Donations for the musicians are appreciated.

Fulham Social Hub Launch

3 months ago

Sherry Music Academy Spring Classical Music Showcase

3 months ago