Herne Hill Music Festival is crowdfunding for its 2019 Ruskin bi-centenary musical!

In this bi-centenary year of Herne Hill resident John Ruskin, Herne Hill Music Festival hopes to include a musical based on Ruskin’s only play in its programme. Composer Paul Ayres plans to turn The King of the Golden River by Ruskin into a musical to be performed by St Saviour’s Primary School. However, we need to pay a fee to a professional composer like Paul, and there other costs of the production as well. We have had generous support from the Herne Hill Society and our other business sponsors, but we are still short of £350.

The People's Piano on ITN News

Doc film maker Maureen Ni Fiann & pianist Anthony Bastian appeared on ITN News London yesterday to discuss efforts to fund a documentary film about the Herne Hill Piano and the idea of more permanent street pianos in cities to help people be friendlier in public spaces. This project is in its final hours on Kickstarter! Big countdown now so please donate if you haven't and otherwise share the news! As Giles Gibson who has long championed all things to do with Herne Hill community (and appears in Maureen's first short film) says in the ITN clip: "We didn't have a heart to Herne Hill at all. So a lot of work's gone on to try and have somewhere we can the centre, a heart, somewhere we can call home." That's what the piano means and is a big part of, so please help take it further!

See the ITN clip fullscreen at - or watch it small below!



Volunteers needed Brixton Splash August 3rd, crowfunder in place

Volunteers needed for stewarding at the Brixton Splash August 3rd. Good opportunity to support the local festival and volunteers have access to work experience and training in event management, music production, professional stewarding. You need to be 18+ and available 10am-8pm on the day. History of the Splash, schedule, and more on volunteer drive and its £20K BuzzBnk crowdfunder at 

Phone: 07707 514 408





HHMF's Britten Opera Fundraiser - can you help?

Herne Hill Music Festival's crowdfunding campaign is underway to source an additional £1000 to help pay for staging of Benjamin Britten's opera, 'Noye's Fludde' (1957) in October. The Festival has a grant but needs to raise more money equal to the same amount! You can donate through gogetfunding or through the Festival website at This is a community opera based on the story of Noah’s Ark and on a 15th-century mystery play. It remains one of Britten's most engaging works as he wrote it for amateurs, especially children, in order to enjoy planning, rehearsing, performing and generally making music together.

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