This summer, HammersmithLondon and Lyric Hammersmith will once again join forces to bring Lyric Square to life, this time with an exciting new twist.
Join us for Lyric Fest from 29 June to 1 July for a 3-day event jam packed with thrilling entertainment including music, theatre, dance, poetry and more. The Lyric will be bringing an extraordinary line up of talent to Lyric Square to celebrate the vibrant and diverse community of Hammersmith.
Everyone is welcome to get involved and best of all it’s FREE!
Friday 29 June – CLUB NIGHT
Love Letters Live Music: 5pm
Live music from the Lyric Hammersmith’s Evolution Festival 2018.
Boom Shakalaka Productions & Boundless Theatre present
Brigitte Aphrodite featuring Quiet Boy: 5.30pm
Punk, feminist showgirl, strikes again! This will be a special and one-off chance to see new material from Brigitte’s new show – Parakeet, exploring punk and empathy and how a band of exotic birds could change the world. Expect visceral lyricism, big sounds and help us shape a new movement along the way.
Guilty Pleasures DJ set: 6:30pm
Let’s face it, the 21st century is not for the fainthearted – and we all need a release.
Leave your baggage in the cloakroom and get ready to worship at the altar of mind-blowingly awesome party bangers, at the greatest pop night the world has ever seen.
Guilty Pleasures is a true one-off. Immersive, unashamedly unapologetic and includes YOU in its quest to make your big night out great again.
Saturday 30 June – FAMILY DAY
How It Ended Presents:
The Little Gardener: 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm
An outdoor, interactive adventure for all little gardeners aged 2+.
Performed inside a greenhouse, containing a real-life garden, How It Ended tell the story of a little gardener and the garden that meant everything to him. Will you help the little gardener bring his garden to life? This spellbinding show will melt your heart and get your hands dirty too!
Dance West presents: Baby Disco: 12pm
The time has come to put on your dancing shoes, take your little one by the hand and show them how it’s really done! Baby Disco is a fun and energising outdoor dance event for families. Set to the tune of upbeat and popular music, the class will get your whole family moving, shaking and twirling under the sun.
Puppets With Guts presents: Rhino mask making workshop: 12pm – 3pm
Take some time on your Saturday afternoon to make your very own Rhino mask, drop in at any time and then you can be a ‘Rampaging Rhinoceros’!
Puppets With Guts presents: Rampaging Rhinoceros: 12.45pm, 2pm and 3pm
#RAMPAGINGRHINOCEROS big puppet walkabout is a family fun, extraordinarily bizarre walkabout act of three large rhinoceros body parts including two heads and a big bum. They might have split apart because of artistic differences in our post-colonial world but that is open to interpretation. The act is engaging, beastly and strangely sculptural and creates pandemonium!
ZooNation performance: 1:30pm
Groundbreaking storytellers using original music and dance to inspire the next generation of theatregoers and makers.
Young Lyric presents: How To Fail At Being Perfect: 5pm
It is the year 2138. In London, only very busy people survive.
These people don’t have time to raise their own children. But every now and then, they feel they need a child. Where do the people of London go when the need for a child arises? They go to Neverland Enterprise!
When Wendy Darling, tired of being ignored by her own dad, decides to join Neverland Enterprise, it doesn’t turn out quite as she expected it would. It takes a lot of work to be perfect. Maybe she should join Captain Hook’s gang of pirates instead?
This is a Young Lyric Production.
Sunday 1 July – WELLBEING DAY
Stop, Drop and Yoga: 11am
Breathe, move, challenge your mind’s perception of what you can do. Please bring your own yoga mat if you’re taking part in the session.
FRAME Rave: 12pm
It’s like hitting the dance floor hard with your best mates disguised as a workout. You’ll leave dripping in sweat but totally exhilarated! Frame’s on a mission to make sweat sexy, so come and join us for 45 minutes of non-stop cardio. You will LOVE IT.
Paul Allen talk: 1pm
The Extraordinary Journey of Human Beings, Energy and Happiness
An inspirational multimedia presentation by Paul Allen from the Centre of Alternative Technology.
“If we are unable to imagine a positive future we won’t create it” Paul Allen
From the big bang to big oil, human history is deeply marked by revolutions in energy production and use. Paul Allen, from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, explains how fossil fuels, stores of ancient sunlight from 400 million years ago, transformed our civilisation. Now, we need to transform it again.
Can we reshape our society’s relationship with energy in time to curb global warming?
Artizani presents: Bees! 1.45pm, 3.30pm and 5pm
With typical panache and imagination, Artizani presents a funny and thought-provoking walkabout performance.
Devotees of the esteemed bee carry the deluxe hive with the greatest care. Once set down, the public are called to step forward: Hear the BEE! Feel the Bee! Smell the Bee! Taste the Bee! And if you dare, put your eye up to the hive and See the Bee!
Emergency Chorus presents Celebration: 2.30pm
Part theatre, part dance party, part funeral, Celebration aims to give anyone who can’t quite believe the world they live in, something to believe in.
Figs in Wigs: 4pm
Figs in Wigs exist in the nooks and crannies of live art, theatre, comedy and cabaret. But for LyricFest they’ll be doing what they’re worst at – dancing. Aficionados of deadpan dance routines, Figs in Wigs have been throwing up shapes ever since they first discovered they had limbs (back in 2010). Eight years on and they’ve finally mastered the art of dancing like nobody’s watching too closely.
Digital Theatre screening: Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell – 6.30pm
As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.
DURATION 120 MINUTES