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!

Featuring

FRIDAY 29 JUNE

Brigitte Aphrodite featuring Quiet Boy

Love Letter Live Music Set
Love letters is a show that explores the age-old theme of love. With live music from the Lyric Hammersmith’s Evolution Festival 2018.

Guilty Pleasures
A musical event that allows you to indulge in your musical guilty pleasures in pure abandon. From Backstreet Boys to Beyonce, Katy Perry vs Taylor Swift, this event promises to be unique immersive and unashamedly unapologetic.

 

 

SATURDAY 30 JUNE

 

How it Ended presents – The Little Gardener
An outdoor, interactive adventure for all little gardeners aged 2+ Performed inside a greenhouse, containing a real-life garden, the event tells 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
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.

ZooNation performance
Groundbreaking storytellers using original music and dance to inspire the next generation of theatregoers and makers.

Rampaging Rhinoceros
A big puppet 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 that creates pandemonium!

How To Fail At Being Perfect
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! C.EO. Peter Pan and his fierce assistant Tinkerbell train the perfect lease children for every occasion.

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?
A Young Lyric Production.

 

SATURDAY – ALL DAY –

 

PUPPETS WITH GUTS MASK MAKING WORKSHOP
Rhinoceros mask making workshop: A drop-in rhino mask making workshop performance, in which scalable numbers of participants construct and individualise high-quality cardboard rhino masks, to create the biggest crash of cardboard rhinoceros ever! Come recolour your inner rhinoceros. WARNING! You may have to take home your very own cardboard #RAMPAGINGRHINOCEROS mask.

Creation Station
Join us for some arts and crafts in the Square!
Facepainting

 

SUNDAY 01 JULY

 

Stop, Drop and Yoga
Breathe, move, challenge your mind’s perception of what you can do. Join us for some yoga in the Square.

FRAME Rave
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 a session of non-stop cardio. You will LOVE IT.

The Extraordinary Journey of Human Beings, Energy and Happiness – Paul Allen talk
An inspirational multimedia presentation by Paul Allen from the Centre of Alternative Technology with a specially composed soundtrack performed live by pianist Lola Perrin. Paul 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?

Figs in Wigs
Figs in Wigs exist in the nooks and crannies of live art, theatre, comedy and cabaret. But for Lyrics Fest we’ll be doing what we’re worst at – dancing. Aficionados of deadpan dance routines, we have been throwing up shapes ever since we first discovered we had limbs (back in 2010). Eight years on and we’ve finally mastered the art of dancing like nobody’s watching too closely. But don’t let the trainers fool you, we’re definitely untrained.

Things I Know To Be True screening
Screening of the powerful stage play which 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.

Artizani presents – Bees! 

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 29 JUNE

5.00pm
Love Letters

5.30pm
Comedy

6.30pm
Guilty Pleasures DJ set

SATURDAY 30 JUNE

11.00am
Family Disco (DanceWest)

11.00am
The Little Gardener

12.00pm
The Little Gardener

1.00pm
Puppets with Guts workshop (durational)

1.30pm
ZooNation performance

3.00pm
Rhinoceros Run

4.00pm
The Little Gardener

5.00pm
How To Fail at Being Perfect

7.00pm
How To Fail at Being Perfect

SUNDAY 1 JULY

11.00am
Stop Drop and Yoga

12.15pm
FRAME RAVE

1.00pm
The Extraordinary Story of Human Beings, Energy and Happiness – Paul Allen talk

4.00pm
Figs in Wigs

5.00pm
Artizani presents –  Bees!

7.00pm
Things I Know To Be True screening