For the Community
We firmly believe in the power of creativity and we want to improve and enhance the life of our community through involvement in arts, heritage, and culture.
So we actively create projects and activities that allow our community to get involved in the Festival – whether that’s as a performer in the park or by bringing the Festival out to them with our partners!
We are fundraising for the 2019 Festival and by donating to the Festival you will help make these very special projects that reach out to those who often get left behind happen.
We need to raise £68,000 by 31 March 2019 – please do help if you can by donating what you can afford here.
Special projects for 2019:
This is Why We Dance!
We want to fund dance workshops for young people that will be led by choreographer who trained the volunteer dancers for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony at Anerley Town Hall. We also want to support young musicians to perform on our stage at the Village Green.
Your Festival – please help us fund arts activities for our young people – 70 donations of £100 will fund this project
Sing with Soul
We want to fund singing workshops for The Hive again this year – a support group for those with mental health issues, at St John the Evangelist Church. This would also include a the opportunity to perform with the London Mozart Players.
Your Festival – Please help us fund these workshops and performance – 100 donations of £20 will fund this project
Concerts in local care homes by London Mozart Players
We want to continue making the Festival accessible to older people who are not mobile enough to visit in person and enjoy what the event has to offer. The amazing London Mozart Players will perform in three local care homes in the Crystal Palace area with your help.
Your Festival – Please help us fund these concerts – 23 donations of £20 will fund this project
Art & Mind
We want to invite older people from the Kingswood Estate to visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and to use proven mindfulness techniques to experience the gallery collection and to create their own art work, inspired by the visits. We also want to exhibit their work at the 2019 Festival and deliver more activities such as a workshop, a film showing and a talk about the benefits of practising mindfulness through art.
Your Festival – Please help us bring the benefits of mindfulness to this year’s Festival – 68 donations of £50 will fund this project
The Three Little Pigs by London Mozart Players
We want to continue making the Festival accessible to families without the pressure of trying to keep the children quiet and for free. Two concerts based on the much-loved fairytale, The Three Little Pigs would be performed by the London Mozart Players for low income families and their children with your help.
Your Festival – Please help us bring the experience of classical music to young children and their parents – 57 donations of £30 will fund this project