Devonshire Square’s World Cup Festival of Cultures
14/06/2018 - 13/07/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
From 14th June to 13th July, Devonshire Square will be celebrating the Football World Cup Championship 2018 with an eclectic programme of artistic performances by world class musicians and dancers representing World Cup-participating countries from all continents.
All shows are free attendance and will take place in the atmospheric environment of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard at lunch time, from 1pm to 2pm.
The dancing performances range from acrobatic Cossack dance to authentic Argentinian tango, from Parisian Moulin Rouge’s style dance to traditional Japanese Geisha’s dance accompanied by live shamisen music.
The music programme features performances by original Peruvian pipe band Dele Titicaca, Senegalese musician Jali Fily Cissoko - a world renowned master of the 21 string West African kora – and a concert by Australian didgeridoos and djembes ensemble The Talking Trees.
The participation of England to the World Cup will be marked by an energising performance by British tribute band The Complete Madness.
Inspired by the international football tournament, the World Cup Festival of Cultures has been entirely curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team with the aim of promoting multiculturalism, diversity and inclusivity through the power of the arts.
Thursday 14th June, 1pm to 2pm: Cossack Show – Traditional Russian and Ukrainian acrobatic dance;
Friday 15th June, 1pm to 2pm: The Dele Titicaca Band – Authentic Peruvian pipe band;
Monday 18th June, 1pm to 2pm: The Complete Madness band in concert;
Thursday 21st June, 1pm to 2pm: Senegalese Kora Master Jali Fily Cissoko and his live band;
Friday 22nd June, 1pm to 2pm: The Talking Trees - Australian didgeridoos and djembes ensemble;
Thursday 28th June – 1pm to 2pm: Japaneseque – Traditional Geisha dance accompanied by live shamisen, koto and shakuhachi music;
Thursday 5th July – 1pm to 2pm - Parisian Moulin Rouge style dance by The Show Company;
Friday 13th July – 1pm to 2pm - Choreographer and dancer Raquel Greenberg, Latin UK award winner, will present a duo couples of the finest level with dazzling numbers, sharp footwork and evocative music .
All shows are open to the public and registration is not required.
Featured image: “The jump” by Leonid Afremov
8 December: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
On Saturday 8th December, from 5pm to 10pm, WeWork's Devonshire Square will be proudly launching the first edition of its very own Soul Royalty Winter Festival, a soul music live concert that will see the participation of international touring artist Zalon and his guests Jodie Abacus, Leonn, Stephanie Sounds, Gavin Holligan and Teshay Makeda, some of the finest soul, funk and R&B artists in London. The event, organised by Devonshire Square in partnership with Zalon, aims at raising awareness and funds in support of The Connection, London’s busiest homeless charity, to which Devonshire Square has also dedicated all six editions of its “Art for Love” Festival. Zalon, whose career highlights include a six-year collaboration with Amy Winehouse during her “Back to Black” tour, has enthusiastically accepted Devonshire Square’s invitation to perform in their historical Western Courtyard for the 3rd time, using his vocal talent in support of an urgent cause. On the day of the event, donation boxes will be available on site and attendees will also be able to pay a visit to Devonshire Square’s Giving Tree, a unique Christmas tree entirely adorned with red paper hearts on which wishes of those in need have been carefully transcribed, in order to give them a chance to be read and honoured by visitors. All collected gifts and donations will be delivered to The Connection charity on Christmas’ eve. The Giving Tree, created by the Devonshire Square Events Team in 2015, has helped hundreds of homeless people supported by The Connection Charity to receive a thoughtfully made gift for Christmas. Devonshire Square would like to warmly thank Zalon, his guests and everyone who will be joining them in supporting this fantastic appeal. The event is FREE attendance, however, registration via Eventbrite is required. For more information on the Devonshire Square’s Soul Royalty Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on firstname.lastname@example.org