2012 Events and performances:
October to December:
The Magic of Making Music - a community music-making project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All, comprising music-making workshops, jam sessions, instrument-making, and a children's concert (as below). Workshop photos on this page.
Children's Winter Concert, Hoxton Hall, London - see report and photos here.
Spitalfields Festival, Winter Market fundraising event for Crisis - details and photos here.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, City of London
A special performance for the EBRD's staff and their guests, and other visitors, in which everyone was roused out of their seats and dancing for most of the show. Performing with the LGO were violinist Ricardo Marek Czureja and guitatist Benjamin Czureja from the Romany Diamonds, members of Tatcho Drom, and dancer Zaneta Carna.
A video made by the EBRD can be seen here: www.ebrd.com/pages/news/media/video.shtml
and also on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ERke8JM4Y
Balkanika Britannika, Union Chapel - see report and photos here.
Celebrating Sanctuary, South Bank - see report and photos here.
Shaw Theatre, Central London - see report and photos here.
London Gypsy Orchestra's Music Discovery Day at Cecil Sharp House , Camden, London - see report and photos here.
Harrow Dance Festival
The LGO Gypsy Dance group, with members of the orchestra, performed as part of this all-day world dance event in Harrow Town Centre, with enthusiastic audiences undeterred by the rain!
Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford - see report and photos here.