The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to perform in Wembley Park and joins with local artists and performing groups for Wemba’s Dream, a festival performance of music, dance, poetry and carnival arts that celebrates the unique and diverse communities of Brent.
Featuring new music by contemporary composer Dani Howard, join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahogany Carnival Arts, spoken word group WordUp, the Sujata Banerjee Dance Company and singer-harpist Aoife O’Dea for a free performances in Wembley Park this September.
When Wemba first journeyed to settle on the hill that would be named Wemba’s Lea (or Wembley), it was just the first of multitudes of journeys from people across the world to the heart of Brent.
No matter who we are, we all take our own journeys that shape our lives in ways we could never expect: from beginnings of hope and anticipation, to the emotional highs and lows of joy, sadness and self-discovery, and the new perspectives we find that change how we see the world. Celebrate the resilience of those who cross oceans and continents to find a place to call home in their journeys of struggle, overcoming barriers, finding freedom and telling their stories through art.
Banner artwork: Sian Bliss
We are grateful to Louise and Philip Keller for their generous support for Dani Howard's composition for 'Wemba's Dream: Join the Journey'.