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Beats & Eats at Stanley Arts; The Hiawatha Sessions

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The Beats & Eats crew brings their mini-festival vibe to Stanley Arts in memory of Croydon’s greatest composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Expect amazing live music from emerging local musicians, banging DJ sets and of course, Jerk chicken (and vegan options) out in the yard! Entry is free AND you can bring the kids!

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a Croydon resident and could be perceived as the Stormzy of his day – a hugely popular musician who, at the age of 25, was championing diversity and equality issues at the Pan-African Conference in London in 1900, and up until his death in 1912 at the age of 37.

The Hiawatha Sessions is a challenge for young people in Croydon to recreate Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s ‘Song of Hiawatha’ for a modern-day audience. Our winner and best runner-up producers will be in the running to win an Amazon voucher and the chance to perform their piece in front of a live audience at a Beats & Eats event, held at Stanley Arts in South Norwood on Friday 21st October from 6-11pm.


For more information about the competition, workshops and to download the music files, visit the Beats & Eats website here.

Doors: 6pm

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