A bumper summer festival of special events featuring live music, yoga, food markets – plus beer and blues– is coming to Brentford, whose riverside community is one of west London’s best-kept secrets.
Newly launched, The Brentford Project will bring together a host of the area’s biggest, brightest and most creative people for a series of events on its historic waterfront.
Kicking off with a launch event on June 1, one-off Saturdays in July and August will include live performances from the likes of Michael Rice, who this year will be representing the UK at the Eurovision song contest, singer with soul, Luke Burr, and electronic dance sensation, DJ Krystal Roxx. Visitors will also enjoy the delicious fresh produce from Brentford’s new bakery and restaurant, Rye by the Water.
The Beats of Brentford on the debut event on June 1 will also feature music sessions with Brentford Musical Museum, pizza-making workshops, and market food from Duke of London.
The following week a Beer and Blues event will take place at Rye by the Water with a chance to sample some of west London’s finest craft beers served against a backdrop of blues by Brentford’s very own Robert Hokum.
On June 11 visitors can join a start-up masterclass with local entrepreneur Merlin McCormack, the man behind Duke of London who will share his knowledge, tips and tricks for building a successful business.
Looking ahead to July 6, Zen in the City will feature yoga and mindfulness classes with RJ Mind Body while on Saturday August 31, the ‘makers of Brentford’ will be coming together for a showcase of the best arts and crafts the area has to offer, with creative workshops and an art exhibition curated by local artist groups.
Finally, in mid-August, the Changing Face of Brentford will peel back the layers of the area’s rich history revealing some fascinating insights with the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society with a private dinner hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Rye by the Water.
The Brentford Project heralds Ballymore’s redevelopment of the yards and lanes connecting the high street to the waterfront that will bring a lively mix of restaurants, bars and retail to complement the new residential quarter.
Visit www.thebrentfordproject.com/events for more information or to book your place.