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Metronomes

An innovative steelband and unique community

Welcome

Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community based in Ladbroke Grove, West London.

We’re one of Britain’s leading steelbands.

 

bringing the Metronomes family back together

Our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens will be gradually reopening throughout September and October. As well as traditional band rehearsals and steelpan lessons, we have a range of exciting new projects for people to take part in. It will be a step-by-step process, but we are slowly bringing the Metronomes family back together.

Strictly invite only

At the moment, only people who are invited can come to the Panyard. Small rehearsal groups are meeting on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

If you have not be invited to the Panyard, you will not be allowed in. People who are invited to the Panyard must follow the safety procedures.

If you visit Meanwhile Gardens, you must continue to follow safety rules including maintaining 2-metres social distancing. There’s up-to-date details on social distancing on BBC Online News (9 July 2020).

The next steps

We will be restarting regular rehearsals, steelpan classes and other activities as soon as we are able.

Further details of the reopening will be available on this website and on our Instagram account and Facebook profile.

Safety procedures when coming to the Panyard.

Our Virtual Panyard is still going strong!

Notifications on!

For more than twelve weeks Metronomes has run the world’s only Virtual Panyard, with live steelpan performances, readings, and link-ups to Trinidad. Until the end of September we will continue to run our Virtual Panyard to support all in our community.

Up next:

2.30pm Sunday Children’s Reading Club

Watch the reading in a live story on our Instagram accountalso available on our Facebook profile.

Our first reading for children was on Sunday 12 April, and they continue to prove very popular.

Now online:

The Metronomes Pancast, a podcast hosted by Eversley “Breeze” Mills

Eversley interviews Colin Huntley from The One Band who now plays in Metronomes, and who has previously played in Phase II Pan Groove and Invaders in Trinidad.

This is our trial Pancast, so we are looking for feedback on the Pancast page.

Metronomes leaves no one behind

Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community based in Ladbroke Grove, West London. We teach and perform steelpan music, promote Caribbean heritage, and run projects to benefit local people.

Metronomes was formed in 1973 by Phil Dubique and Irvin Corridan, and is currently lead by Eversley “Breeze” Mills. Our panyard has been in Meanwhile Gardens, Ladbroke Grove, since 1989. We have over 2000 members in our extended family living in North Kensington and the surrounding area.

Metronomes plays an important role in the local Caribbean community. It brings families together, helping to reduce social isolation especially amongst the elderly and single parents.

Metronomes is especially good at involving people not involved in education or other arts activities and has a long history of working with people who have frequent contact with the criminal justice system.

A large number of young people who attend Metronomes go on to university and it has helped produce a generation of architects, athletes and doctors. However, we are resolutely focused on involving all young people, including those struggling in life. Metronomes leaves no one behind.

Woman I need your loving

by Metronomes Steel Orchestra