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For the Community

We want to offer people in our community a sense of support, connection and a way to create meaning in their lives.

The positive effects of the arts on well-being is well known and proven.

So we don’t just put on a fabulous park party we also actively fundraise to reach the people in our community who don’t get to come to the Festival events or may not think the Festival is for them!

With the money we raise we deliver fun creative activities that build confidence and self esteem.

Please help us reach more people who need the arts in their lives by donating what you can afford here.

In 2019:

  • We ran dance workshops for local young people led by an amazing choreographer Temujin Gill, who trained the volunteer dancers for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. These young people then performed at our free park event in front of their friends and families and thousand of appreciative Festival visitors!
  • We produced singing workshops for people who are socially isolated at St John the Evangelist Church. They then performed with the London Mozart Players during Festival Week – “Katie has motivated us all sing here in a caring and sociable space. I wish we could have more like this.”
  •  The amazing London Mozart Players performed in three local care homes in the Crystal Palace area as part of our work to reach people who cannot access the Festival.
  • We invited people from the Kingswood Estate to visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery to use mindfulness techniques to create their own art work, inspired by the visits. Their work was then exhibited at our Talks Tent – “It was fun, relaxing and my sort of thing, and been here for the whole six weeks – will be missed!! It was awesome!! Thank you we should do it again. Looking forward to putting the banner together for the Crystal Palace Festival.”
  • Two free concerts based on the much-loved fairytale, The Three Little Pigs were performed by the London Mozart Players for local families and their children.

We are now developing more projects to reach the under-represented and under-served people in our community with exciting creative opportunities in 2020 so if you would like to help us in this important work please donate what ever you can afford.

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