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We want to buy a unique stage that can be erected on Kilburn High Road and used by locals to showcase their talent, gain confidence in public performance, and lift the mood of passersby. We will also be working specifically with locals who suffer from mental health problems, providing musicial tuition and mentorship until they're confident to give their own live performances on Kilburn Rewired Stage. Our unique stage design, we will help build a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere on Kilburn High Road, connecting local establishments and people from different backgrounds. We aim to de-stigmatise mental health issues and celebrate people, personal development and diversity in Brent.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It will see the high street transformed into a lively arts space, a hive of arts and entertainment where passers-by can congregate to take in a taste of the local charm and culture. It will improve business to the area as well as increase tolerance of cultural diversity in the area. It will create a welcoming environment, enhance spaces and routes, add vibrancy and generate a sense of place. The stage will offer the many fantastic musicians in Kilburn somewhere to perform free of restriction whilst promoting the music therapy groups. The busker's space creates art that reflects the cultural, social and economic state of their audience in order to engage them in a short period of time. The result is that their music has a different flavour which brings an audience together to share something through laughter and delight.
Steps to get it done:
Rewired will continue to develop , beyond the March 2017 Mayor's Fund project completion deadline, in line with Rewired's long term 3-5 year plan. The Rewired scheme is operating under the tutelage of Brent Mind's SMT and business development consultants. Eventually we hope to take the stage around London and beyond!
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