Platform at the Museum
Join us for a much-loved annual event at the festival, in partnership with THAMES. As part of Spitalfields Music’s award-winning, year-round Learning and Participation programme, festival artists will be working with young people from Tower Hamlets through the Autumn term to create new music, inspired by the architecture and design of the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.
The museum was built in 1872 and is a colossal iron structure, with a round-arched red brick exterior inspired by contemporary German architecture. Perhaps most striking is the fish scale pattern marble floor, laid by female inmates of Woking Gaol and the murals in the north and south exterior walls.
Audiences are invited to move around the space, however chairs will be available
The programme also features Soundbox Creative Ensemble, our all-ability inclusive music collective that brings together disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 16-25 from East London to make and create music using a mixture of traditional instruments, music technology and singing.