13 May 2019
This summer, a new cultural and community initiative will be coming to west London: The Brentford Project, conceived to celebrate the creative diversity of the town and establish it as a platform for the arts, live music and food. The Brentford Project, by Ballymore, will celebrate the very best of Brentford, bringing together a host of the area’s biggest, brightest and most creative people for a series of events on the waterfront.
Kicking off with a launch event on Saturday 1st June and continued into July and August, The Brentford Project will host three not-to-be-missed Saturdays of live music and performances, free interactive classes and workshops, and eclectic range of food and drinks.
During each Saturday session, visitors will enjoy live performances from TV-famed talent including Donel, runner up on The Voice, and 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, will also be on hand to keep you entertained.
The summer series will be hosted at Brentford’s newest waterfront space - at the end of Catherine Wheel Road where the river meets the canal – which incorporates an expansive events space alongside information centre and newly-opened bakery and restaurant, Rye by the Water.
This is the latest venture from Ben Rand, former Head Chef of SW4 favourite, The Dairy, and Janine Edwards, previously the head pastry chef at Little Bread Pedlar. Rye by the Water is supported by esteemed Irish chef and restaurateur, Robin Gill. Ben’s produce-led approach and Janine’s expertise in artisan baking will culminate in a simple yet refined offering where less is more.
The expert bakers at Rye by the Water will also be hosting regular bread and pizza making classes on specified Saturdays throughout June, July and August. The restaurant will be a key venue for The Brentford Project and play host to a trio of additional evening events including beer tasting & blues with local musician, Robert Hokum, and a fascinating look into Brentford’s rich history with the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society.
Also taking centre stage will be neighbour of The Brentford Project, Merlin McCormack, local entrepreneur and the man behind Duke of London, ready to showcase an impressive selection of classic cars.
Looking ahead, on 6th July, visitors will enjoy a day of zen, with a variety of yoga sessions and wellness talks, while on Saturday 31st August, 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.
The Brentford Project marks the first step in establishing a new town centre for Brentford, reconnecting the high street to the waterfront and beyond, alongside new homes, retail, commercial, cultural and community spaces.
For further information on The Brentford Project and to view the full series of events, please visit: www.thebrentfordproject.com. Register in advance on the website to guarantee your place at workshops and classes, and sign-up for further perks.
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About The Brentford Project:
The Brentford Project is a new cultural initiative by Ballymore, conceived to celebrate the creative diversity of the town and establish it as a bold platform for the arts, live music and food. An inclusive place that showcases and promotes the enjoyment of being on the waterfront, with an appreciation for culture and community. More than this, The Brentford Project is the first step towards establishing a new town centre, that will re-imagine the yards and lanes connecting the high street to the waterfront, with a unique dining, entertainment, residential and retail scene. A place that brings people together. A place to be inspired by. A place to enjoy life.