Upcoming Events at Round Chapel
7th - 9th June, 12pm - 7pm
A carefully curated 3 day festival delivered by a host of national and international artists, writers and illustrators. Elcaf 2019 will be celebrating its eighth edition with its largest programme of talks, workshops, screenings, and masterclasses.
Entry is Free
Inspired by Dowland’s melancholic song Flow my tears, and the heart-breaking stories of refugees which are never far from the news, Grammy nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico and Dartington Arts, commissioned poet Peter Oswald to create texts for Dowland’s instrumental Lachrimae pavans.
Between the pavans, London-based Syrian musician Rihab Azar intersperses partly improvised music for oud. The programme also includes a new work by Giles Swayne and performances by Woven Gold, a remarkable choir of refugees and asylum seekers.
Folk Dance, but not as we know it…
Fusing the vibes of a New Orleans marching band with the highland fling. The Brass Band Ceilidh mixes traditional Scottish reels, funky dance moves and a 10 piece brass band.
Probably the world's first Brass Band Ceilidh, get it while it's hot! Music from Brasstermind and Dance Callers from Cut A Shine.
12 - 3pm
£5 per human
An afternoon of fun trad dance for all the family and all ages. There will be dances for very small ones (3-5), slightly larger ones (6-8), and dances for little ones to do with their parents too.... for tiny ones there will be a soft play corner and bubbles for everyone!
Folk of the World celebrates the beauty, richness and diversity of music from refugee cultures and raises awareness of the challenges refugees and asylum seekers face in the UK.
Native Sun is a London based band consisting of bilingual rapper and refugee Mohammed Yahya, born in Mozambique, South East Africa and singer-song writer Sarina Leah born in London with Caribbean roots.