The Forum presents:

Festival of Hope 2019

Sussex Syrian trio + Bashir Al Gamar + The Blue Orchid Bouquet + Ukelear Fallout + The River Flows + Kung Fu Slipper

The Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Free entry, donations welcome
Entry Requirements: ALL AGES

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A day of music, events, food and celebration, organised by Tunbridge Wells Welcomes Refugees.

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Line Up

Link here for Jamal and Alaa, 2/3 of the trio: The trio played at Tunbridge Wells Mela 2019.

Bashir Al Gamar was born in Sudan, he came to England in 1993, after being imprisoned for his poem 'Patience on a beach' Since then he has lived in Brighton.

The Blue Orchid Bouquet is a 3 piece band originating from Tunbridge Wells. They began creating music together in 2018 and have been performing ever since. Most notably, they played a stable show at The Forum in February of 2019 and took part in 2019's UNFEST, where they delivered a mixture of originals and classic covers, such as Talking Head's Psycho Killer. To get in contact or follow them for updates, they are available on Instagram @blueorchidbouquet

Ukelear Fallout’s a six-piece band, that combines harmonies and a mix of instruments (guitar, mandolin, ukulele, trumpet) to play in our own distinctive style, based on Americana. We’re a group of friends who enjoy performing together and have done so at many festivals, events and venues, including the Tunbridge Wells Mela and the Maidstone Community Mela world music festivals; the Black Deer Americana festival; Tunbridge Wells’ Local & Live, Folkal & Live and Unfest festivals, the Forum and many local pubs.

The River Flows

With improvisation at it's core, Kung Fu Slipper play an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, Afrobeat & more, infused with exciting rhythmic & melodic ideas - niiice! Facebook & Twitter @KungFuSlipper

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