Art & Culture
In photos: Royal Docks Weekender at the EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG London Jazz Festival drew in huge crowds during the summer’s Join the Docks, and the Royal Docks winter weekend programme proved to be just as popular. We were delighted to welcome back this international celebration of jazz, renowned for showcasing the best emerging and established artists.
Hundreds of people turned out to see the talented performers do their thing, to discover new bands and enjoy old favourites. From world-renowned collective Steamdown and Newham favourites Urban Flames performing to packed-out crowds, to DJs Erica McKoy and Born Cheating spinning up a storm on the decks.
Great international festivals such as the EFG London Jazz Festival show that London is open to creativity and to people from across the world.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
Venues all over the Royal Docks created the ideal setting for this special festival-within-a-festival. The Good Hotel, Silver Building, Compressor House and The Crystal became the backdrop for brilliant performances.
The performers were fantastic, but the real hit of the weekend might well have been the interactive music workshops. The children couldn’t wait to join in the fun and the music got all of the little ones boogie-ing. Even the babies had a bit of a shake-about.
We even managed to squeeze some art into the programme with some special collage workshops. The weekend was non-stop fun and we were delighted to see so many smiling faces at the events.
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