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Wemba's Dream

Saturday 11 September 2021, 11.00am
Wembley Park

Word Up


Brent Youth Theatre and Mahogany Carnival Arts


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Many moons ago, a traveller called Wemba stopped and created his home here in Wembley. He was the first of generations of dreamers who have made Brent their home.

This free, day-long, performance experience uses music, dance, spoken word and theatre to bring to life the hopes, ambitions and fantasies of the people of Brent.

The day-long, free performance experience on Saturday 11th September is part of a shared vision between Wembley Park and the RPO to establish a creative hub bringing together education, community outreach, performance, digital projects and administration in a single location. Inclusion and community engagement is at the heart of the RPO’s mission to be a truly inclusive and contemporary international orchestra for the modern age, and this new initiative is part of a long-term plan to integrate and engage with the local community by providing free and accessible quality musical experiences that are in line with Wembley Park’s cultural strategy

Local artists have collaborated with musicians from the RPO, who will soon move their home into Wembley Park.

Make your own schedule through this festival day – performances are just 15 minutes long, so you can walk from one to the other in whatever order you want.


Dreaming Well
Created by Word Up and musicians from the RPO.

Where: Retail Square, London Designer Outlet
Performance times: 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm

Poets and musicians swap shopping for dreaming and bring the aspirations of Brent residents to life in a magical, immersive performance.

Dream Feel
Created by BitterSuite, Yasmin Nicholas and musicians from the RPO.

Where: The Events Pad
Performance times: 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm

Lie back and take a dramatic nocturnal sensory adventure – Brent filmmaker Yasmin Nicholas and hypnotic music conjure up the ever-changing world of dreams.

When I Wake
Created by FUBUNATION and musicians from the RPO

Where: the Olympic Steps – Undercroft
Performance times: 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm

Brent-based dance company FUBUNATION explore sleep, nightmare and the opportunity of a new dawn with exhilarating dance and a stunning musical soundscape.

Festival of Dreams
Created by Brent Youth Theatre, Mahogany Carnival Arts, musicians from the RPO and the St Michael and All Angels Steel Pan Band

Where: SSE Arena Square
Performance times: 12.45pm, 2.15pm, 3.45pm

Young performers from Brent share a musical dream fable – of hope overcoming fear – combining spell-binding movement, music and carnival costume.

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The safety of our audiences is of paramount importance. Government guidelines and safety measures are followed at all the venues in which the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs to ensure that you are able to enjoy the performance in a safe, comfortable environment.

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