Banjo on the Banjo Screening

Excited to finally be able to share a short video of Banjo on the Banjo, next Saturday 14th August between 12 – 4pm at Sydney Russell School in Becontree as part of the Becontree Forever Weekender.

It will be showing alongside some brilliant artists’ works – more info below.

I will also be streaming BotB on LT TV on the same day, during the same time frame for those that can’t make it. www.livingtogether.org.uk/tv

Banjo: a round ended pedestrian cul-de-sac native to the Becontree Estate.

BANJO ON THE BANJO was a musical performance located in various banjos across the Becontree Estate culminating in Parsloes Park in August 2019 as part of Living Together. Twenty-one residents of Becontree learned to play the banjo with musician and teacher Ed Hicks and were then joined by a group of more experienced players to perform a new piece of music that responded to the banjos of Becontree and the estate itself. This new film shares the process and performance.

🎥🎥 Create London are excited to premiere three new film works that have been made to mark the centenary of the Becontree Estate. 🎥🎥

Launching next Saturday 14 August, the films will play on a loop from midday to 4pm @sydneyrussellschool_official in Becontree.

(1) ‘Visions of Paradise’
Shezad Dawood, 2021

(2) ‘Banjo on the Banjo’
Verity-Jane Keefe, 2021

(3) ‘We Don’t Know Where We Are In The Drama’
Abbas Zahedi, Raised Voices & Michalis, 2021

All the films are courtesy the artists, commissioned by Create London and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and form part of Becontree Forever.

Alongside these works, we’ll also be screening (4) Larry Achiampong’s ‘The Expulsion’ (2019).