Virtual panyard

Welcome to Metronomes Virtual Panyard!

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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 every week it is proving more 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.

Curators and managerMeet the curators

Our Virtual Panyard is curated by Cherelle Braithwaite and Naythan Francis, and managed by Eversley “Breeze” Mills.

We have put together a programme of activities while our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens is temporarily closed. Our programme on Instagram and Facebook includes:

Steelpan Live Jamming

Sunday Children’s Reading Club

The Metronomes Sessions (DJ sets with soca, calypso and steelpan music, African drumming, poetry readings and much more).

There’s also a fortnightly Pancast (podcast).

All our activities will be produced while strictly following the government’s stay at home/lockdown guidance.

 

Our Virtual Panyard programme

We’re experimenting with various ideas at the moment, 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. We want YOUR ideas! Send us an email.

Steelpan Live Jamming!

Wednesdays and Fridays 7.30pm

 “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

This now a regular feature on our Instagram accountalso available on our Facebook profile.

Sunday Children’s Reading Club

Every Sunday: 2.30pm

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 every week it is proving more popular.

 

The Metronomes Sessions

Thursdays evenings

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

The Metronomes Pancast!

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

Episode 1: 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.

You’ll be able to listen here on our website, but also on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud and Alexa. We’ll make all the details available here very soon.

We’ll be talking steelpan and community news. 

Metronomes is a family, and we are coming together to support each other at this difficult time.

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Updated
Friday 29 May 2020

 

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.