English Magic UK Tour

The UK tour of the English Magic exhibition started at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow on the 18th January to 30th March. It then moved onto the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery from the 12th April and will finish there on the 21st September. The final leg of the tour will be at the Turner Contemporary in Margate starting on the 11th October until 11th January 2015. The Melodians have already played at the first 2 legs (see photos below) and will also be playing at the opening of the exhibition in Margate. Also see the Projects page and links to read about the exciting performance that will be taking place in Margate on October 11th which will include a unique collaboration between the Big Sing Choir, based at the Turner, and the Melodians Steel Orchestra.

William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow Thursday 6th March

The Melodians played on the 6th March during the first leg of the English Magic tour.  Whilst there Jeremy Deller presented the Jeremy Deller trophy to Cheynne for the Melodians ‘Most Improved Player’.  This is a new award which had to be delayed from the Christmas concert but this was an ideal opportunity for it to be presented.

The Melodians played on the 6th March during the first leg of the English Magic tour. Whilst there Jeremy Deller presented the Jeremy Deller trophy to Cheynne for the Melodians ‘Most Improved Player’. This is a new award which had to be delayed from the Christmas concert but this was an ideal opportunity for it to be presented.

 Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Melodians were a key part of the opening of the 2nd leg of the English Magic tour which took place in Bristol at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in Queen’s Road.

The Melodians were a key part of the opening of the 2nd leg of the English Magic tour which took place in Bristol at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in Queen’s Road.

The Mayor, Jeremy Deller, the British Council and other special guests were invited to a concert on the 9th April for the official opening of the exhibition.  The exhibition continues until the 21st September when it moves on to Margate for the last leg of the tour.

The Mayor, Jeremy Deller, the British Council and other special guests were invited to a concert on the 9th April for the official opening of the exhibition. The exhibition continues until the 21st September when it moves on to Margate for the last leg of the tour.

 

Some of the younger members of the orchestra were able to take part in this performance.

Some of the younger members of the orchestra were able to take part in this performance.