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Barnes Concert Band

appearing at

Regents Park Bandstand

London, City of London

15:00 - 17:00

Barnes Concert Band

Genre

Wind Band

Description

Barnes Concert Band is a symphonic wind band based in south west London, which rehearses in Twickenham. We have some 40 wind, brass and percussion players and our Music Director is Alan Goodall.

Our mission is to entertain our audiences with a mixture of challenging symphonic wind music and familiar bandstand favourites. The band was founded over 30 years ago and is a registered charity.

Regents Park Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

Description

The bandstand in The Regent's Park is located on Holme Green, between the boating lake and Inner Circle. It was moved from Richmond Park to The Regent's Park in the 1970s.

The Regent’s Park combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds. It has excellent sports facilities, and contains central London’s largest outdoor sports area.

Walk through the elegant flowerbeds in the Avenue Gardens, see more than 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens, or hire a rowing boat and join the ducks on the boating lake. Visit the Open Air Theatre and London Zoo, then take a stroll up Primrose Hill for excellent views of the London skyline.

The park also provides a warm welcome for wildlife. It has a large wetland area and is home to around 100 species of wild bird and a breeding population of hedgehogs.

In 1982, the bandstand was the target of a terrorist attack. The IRA bombed the bandstand on 20th July 1982, killing seven soldiers and injuring 24 others during a concert by the band of the Royal Green Jackets. The bandstand is sometimes called the "Memorial Bandstand" in memory of the dead soldiers. There is a plaque that commemorates the seven bandsmen who were killed.

Two years after the bombing, the composer George Lloyd wrote Royal Parks For Brass Band, the second movement of which, In Memoriam is dedicated to the bandsmen who died. The piece still features in many band repertoires.

Regents Park,

London, City of London,

NW1 4NT,

Disabled AccessChild FriendlyDog FriendlyPublic ToiletsDisabled ToiletsCafe NearbyIcecream Van / Kiosk

Seating Available Very Limited Seating, Bring your own deckchair.

Admission Fee: Free

Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.

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