This Thursday sees the talented young people of Hackney take to the stage of the Hackney Empire, which is celebrating the incredible musical talents of the area’s youth.
The night will see over 300 of Hackney’s young people showing their exceptional gift for music. The performers are all from the borough’s primary, secondary and special schools, featuring students who have excelled at school and borough-wide ensembles.
This year the gala has a special twist and will incorporate the Mayor’s Musical Awards. These awards come from a fund established by three-time elected mayor, Jules Pipe. He established this fund to help support aspiring young musicians to develop their skills and fall further in love with music. On the night, there’ll be three categories: Pupil Award, Instrument Fund for Ensemble Development; and Award for Excellence in Music Education Practice.
London Living is especially excited about this event because Get Living London, who own and manage the private rental apartments East Village, have sponsored one of the local young musicians as part of their role in supporting the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians. Set up in 2011, The Mayor’s Music Fund is a registered charity that supports our capital’s young musicians, especially those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The fund works across every London borough to help children and young people who show musical talent to progress. Patrons include Boris Johnson, Jools Holland OBE, and Lord Lloyd-Webber. The fund gets no funding by City Hall, the Greater London Authority, or from the Mayor’s Office, so is dependent on donations made by companies such as Get Living London.
Come down on Thursday and see what organisations like the Mayor’s Musical Awards and the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians can help achieve.