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Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band

appearing at

Regents Park Bandstand

London, City of London

Sunday 1st of September 2019

12:30 - 14:30

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Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band

Genre

Live Performance
Brass Band

Description

We’re a London based group offering a wide range of music. From traditional brass band and classical, to pop covers and TV themes, we play it all – and of course it wouldn’t be a brass band without the occasional march!

Although only founded in 2017, the band has over 20 members and rehearses weekly, with regular social trips and gigs. We’re a friendly bunch and always open to new players coming along, so get in touch.

Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band is available to hire for events big and small. Please contact us for more details.

Regents Park Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

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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,

England,

NW1 4NT.

ToiletsAccessible ToiletDisabled AccessFamily FriendlyDog FriendlyCafe NearbyIcecream Kiosk / Van

Free Admission

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