UFO invited to play at No 10 Downing Street for Windrush Reception!!
This month were thrilled to be invited to put together an ensemble steelband to play at the garden party of No.10 Downing Street on Windrush Day! We squeezed in as many players as we could within a small staging footprint in No.10’s beautiful garden – we aimed to create a compact band with […]
UFO PROJECT REVIEW 2017 – Our Gigs, workshops, collaborations and fun!
Thanks to the Arts Council of England and RBKC Arts, UFO Steelband was able to create and deliver an exciting new project for summer 2017 /autumn 2018. “PAN UNITED” was exactly that… the project provided unlimited opportunities to create new arrangements, invent new collaborations, run workshops, realise and develop new ideas, […]
UFO and the Grenfell tragedy “Children Creating Community at Carnival”
UFO GRENFELL PROJECT – CREATING ART WITH CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS AFFECTED BY THE TRAGEDY by Fiona Back in June we were hoping that our Arts Council funding application might be successful, and we were dreaming up potential designs for our truck, hoping to be able to stage the band at 2017 Notting Hill Carnival and […]
Congrats Nathaniel! Music Scholar of the Month!
Nathaniel from Ealing Music Service is the Mayor’s Music Fund April Scholar of the Month. Nathaniel, who began his scholarship in 2015 is a highly creative individual who plays the steel pans – a pannist! However, he can also play the recorder and ukulele as well as a variety of percussion instruments demonstrating his dexterity […]
“Everyone needs a steelpram!”
I knew my son’s old buggy would come in handy one day! My new method of getting my pan to practice on the bus, since I sold my car! Where there’s a will, there’s a way…. Carol xxx Save Save Save Save
UFO PILOTS – RUNNNG THE CLASS FOR BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED PARTICIPANTS
The class is now in its second year and is going from strength to strength. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England we were able to ‘pilot the Pilots project’ and cover the access costs for our summer project, then a grant from RBKC Arts enabled the Pilots to develop a set and […]