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Ebb and Flow – celebrating The Thames and Nine Elms through music

Ebb and Flow Music Project

World Heart Beat is delighted to announce its Ebb and Flow Music Project, kindly funded by Tideway, the company delivering The Thames Tideway Tunnel.

The Ebb and Flow project helped connect World Heart Beat musicians with the local Nine Elms community to celebrate the Thames and the local area through music.

The project has produced four original songs, including a music video…scroll down to find out more!

Ebb and Flow provided creative opportunities for young people aged 8-23 years by developing their communications, songwriting and performance skills. The group participated in a range of activities inspired by the river, as well as gaining experience in event and project management, filming, recording river soundscapes, producing, interviewing workers and residents, songwriting, engagement workshops and performances for local audiences.

Songwriting sessions

Songwriting sessions were hosted by Portugal-based Tammy Weiss at Battersea Barge, Natalie Oliveri for Fairbeats! Love to Learn programme (working with local refugee children) at the Katherine Low Settlement and Ava Joseph and Sian Kelly from World Heart Beat at Providence House Youth Centre.

About Tideway

Tideway is the company delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel – London’s new super sewer which will modernise London’s 150-year old sewer system and clean up one of London’s greatest natural assets.

World Heart Beat was one of five community groups in the borough to receive support for its river inspired project. The funding came from the Tideway 2021/2022 Community Grant Fund for Wandsworth.

Thank you Tideway, for helping us bring this project to life!

Ebb and Flow – 4 new songs

The project has produced 4 new songs including River, Step Inside, Tread Lightly and Go With The Flow, the soundtrack for this short film.

Tideway Ebb and Flow Project – Go with the Flow

Totally Thames Festival (1-30 September 2022)

This September sees the launch of Totally Thames Festival, on behalf of the Thames Festival Trust, celebrating the River Thames with arts events, active adventures, environmental initiatives, heritage and education programmes.

World Heart Beat is delighted to be featuring its Ebb and Flow music project, as well as The Nine Elms Sessions: The Settlers music video, which highlights the importance of the River Thames and this section of London’s South Bank as a popular destination over the centuries for Irish settlers seeking employment.

World Heart Beat uses the power of music to inspire, bring people together and make a positive impact

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