Ilkeston - Local Music Live
w/e 20 March 2022
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490
After a much reduced programme
and at times non-existent programme because of the pandemic,
the Erewash Museum opened its doors again to the general public
for its first major event in two years and invited everyone to
enjoy "Local Music Live" on March 18th and 19th.
Friday's event was aimed mainly at children with workshops all
day long but did included a numbsr of organ like tubes arranged
in a circle just beyond the entrance gates that could be struck
with mallets to produce sound. This was called the "Bell
Orchestra" (left above) but on Saturday the event had over
spilled to the Shop Mobility building and car park and steel
drums provided another opportunity for visitors to try their
hand at making music.
This page from the programme
is a good introduction to the event.
On Saturday, volunteers from the Everyone Eats charity were
distributing free picnic lunches that were greatly appreciated
A Craft Fair had been set up on the car park and that too proved
popular with visitors to the event.
Just inside the museum entrance, the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct
had a stall with fund raising momentoes and there was also an
exhibition showing the work that has gone into the restoration
of the viaduct which has recently opened to the public as a walk
and cycle way.
Performances were staged all day in a large marquee on the lawn
at the museum and this page from the programme shows the running
order. We were there for a number of the performances in the
middle of the day but with apologies to those that we missed,
below are a few images of several of the acts.
Breaston Ukulele Players.
Daniel Vadolia. guitarist.
Sing West Hallam.
The Studio Players.
Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir.
Deep Down Brass.
This short video has clips of some the sbove performers.