Sweet Thames performance & final celebration event with Ewan Wardrop

Kennedy Hall, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY

Saturday 3rd June, 2023. Doors open 6:30pm with a 7pm start.

This fun-filled performance event draws on the twenty-five recently collected oral history interviews for the Sweet Thames project hosted by Star Creative Heritage, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by EFDSS and ten London Folk Clubs. Sweet Thames’ aim was to research, preserve and share the heritage of London folk clubs from their origins in the 1950s, and this performance is a way to interpret and share the findings. The project exhibition will be available to view at the event too.

The evening will take the shape of a regular club night with floor-singers followed by the guest act – delivered by the multi-talented Ewan Wardrop – actor, dancer and musical comedian. Ewan has immersed himself in the interview recordings and transcriptions to create this one-man one hour musical and theatrical show. Expect something folky, familiar, but altogether different.

This is a free event thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund and booking is essential.

The show should be over by 10:30pm

There will also be three preview performances in folk clubs across London. To attend one of these evenings follow the links for information:

Saturday 20th May 2023, 8pm. Cellar Upstairs at the King and Queen, 1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 6DL: http://www.cellarupstairs.org.uk

Sunday 21st May 2023, 7:30pm. Walthamstow Folk Club at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 58 Hoe Street, London, E17 4SA: https://www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk

Monday 22nd May 2023, 8pm. Croydon Folk Club at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BD: https://croydonfolkclub.org.uk

Image: Ewan Wardrop by Sam Pharoah

This event has been made possible with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the English Folk Dance and Song Society.