When: Thursday 30 April 2020, midday to 4pm
Where: St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham St, London EC2V 7BX
Hosted in the stunning Wren church of St Anne and St Agnes, this event, by the Heritage Crafts Association as part of London Craft Week, will be a celebration of the craft behind some of the most beautiful sounds.
Most handmade musical instrument crafts are now classified as endangered on the Heritage Crafts Association Red List of Endangered Crafts, including flute making, piano making, brass instrument making, percussion instrument making, Northumbrian pipe making, woodwind instrument making and harp making.
This free drop-in event will include both demonstrations of the knowledge and skills behind these heritage crafts, and the music and performance itself.
‘Performing arts’ and ‘traditional craftsmanship’ are two of the five domains recognised by the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible heritage includes the forms of culture that can be recorded but can’t be touched or stored in physical form, including song, music and skills, and can only be experienced through someone giving expression to them.
We still have some places available for demonstrators at this event. If you are interested please email Mary.