Jul 30 2012

Showtime in Harrow – August 2, 2012

Harrow’s streets will come alive this summer as a festival of free outdoor music and arts events to celebrate the Olympics with a feast of amazing performances will hit the town centre this August

“Showtime”, a free music festival, will showcase 15 music acts and street entertainment from 12pm until 6pm on Thursday 2nd August in Harrow Town Centre. Brought together as part of the Cultural Olympiad, “Showtime” will bring to life squares, parks and town centres in all 33 boroughs. Events will showcase all the best UK and international performance work from the Outdoor Arts Sector, including high quality artistic animations, events, installations and interventions across live performance, film and visual arts.

Showtime for Harrow brings a music stage to St John’s Road (opposite Debenhams), offering a taste of many different styles of music from Steel Pans, MC’s, Latin Jazz, Urban Pop, Indian Classical, African Drumming and Swing.

Along St Ann’s Road and in St George’s Shopping centre will be an array of both UK and International Street Performers including “Kazzum” an interactive theatre show, “Osadia”, combining street theatre, hairdressing and art and “RASPO” a steel pan orchestra.

“The Bureau of Silly Ideas” will put on a comedic show with their amazing street theatre and stunts where they fly through the air and “Chapeau Manique” will entertain the crowds with a performance featuring an array of crazy origami hats.

Councillor David Perry, Portfolio holder for Cultural and Community Services said: “I am excited to see Harrow Town centre transformed into a giant stage for all of these wonderful performances. The Olympics isn’t just about sport, it’s about bringing people and communities together, and I’m delighted that Harrow is uniting to create the unique energy and excitement surrounding the Olympic city. There is a genuine interest and excitement about London 2012 here and Harrow Council is committed to creating an Olympic legacy in our borough.”

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