Virtual panyard

Welcome to Metronomes Virtual Panyard!

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Through the Virtual Panyard, we have given 43-weeks of steelpan live-streaming performances, as well as weekly readings, and regular live link-ups to Trinidad. There is nothing like Metronomes Virtual Panyard anywhere in the world.

We have now gained funding from Westway Trust to continue the Virtual Panyard until March 2021.

Panyard reopening concerts

When our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens reopens in the spring, we are going to put on a special series of concerts and events on the theme of renewal.

Thank you to the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation for giving a grant for these events from Green Shoots part of their Grenfell Community Development Fund for projects designed to bring hope and joy to the North Kensington community following the Grenfell fire. 

Virtual Panyard regular features

Thursday nights 7.30pm: The Metronomes Sessions

A variety of entertainment from people in the band. Including: DJ sets featuring, soca, calypso and steelpan music; African drumming; readings, and much more.

Available on our Instagram accountalso available on our Facebook profile.

Sunday afternoons 3.00pm: Steelpan Live Jamming

“Steelpan Live Jamming is based on how we often practice in our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens. It’s not about playing every note perfectly, it’s as much about trying out ideas, and finding new ways to express ourselves”.  ~ Cherelle

Available on our Instagram accountalso available on our Facebook profile.

Additional features

Rebab & Steel: the Moroccan string instrument combined with the steelpan

Livestreams will be available and archived on on our Instagram accountalso available on our Facebook profile. Rebab & Steel is funded by Westway Trust.

Many Cools, Much Skills

Our series of podcasts covering all aspects of the steelpan instrument, and steelpan culture will be online soon. Many Cools, Much Skills is funded by the Arts Council: A big thank you to National Lottery players for making it possible for the Arts Council to fund us.

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

Eversley did a trial pancast with Colin Huntley from The One Band (he plays in Metronomes, and who has previously played in Phase II Pan Groove and Invaders in Trinidad). 

The Pancast will be launched as a regular feature in the near future.

  

Curators and managerMeet the curators

Our Virtual Panyard is curated by Cherelle Braithwaite and Naythan Francis, and managed by Eversley “Breeze” Mills. All our activities will be produced while strictly following the government’s measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19..

 

Our Virtual Panyard programme

W continue to experiment with various ideas, so the programme below could be subject to change. It may involve more live elements like Instagram live stories, or it may involve more prerecorded elements

We will be encouraging feedback. Please talk to us on our Instagram account, also available on our Facebook profile.

Steelpan Live Jamming!

Sundays 3.00pm

“Steelpan Live Jamming is based on how we often practice in our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens. It’s not about playing every note perfectly, it’s as much about trying out ideas, and finding new ways to express ourselves”.  ~ Cherelle

Available on our Instagram accountalso available on our Facebook profile.

 

The Metronomes Sessions

Thursdays 7.30pm

A variety of entertainment from people in the band. Including: DJ sets featuring, soca, calypso and steelpan music; African drumming; readings, and much more.

 

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Updated
Thursday 21 January 2021

 

 

Metronomes is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from the Arts Council. Their Emergency Response Fund is enabling us to continue to run our Virtual Panyard, and to create new resources to develop a digital future for steelpan music.

A big THANK YOU to National Lottery players for making it possible for the Arts Council to fund us.

More than a funder, during the Covid-19 crisis Westway Trust have provided Metronomes with advice and support on a range of issues. Emergency funding has enabled us to continue to support the Metronomes family across North Kensington.