Celebrating 20 years of investing in Londoners
City Bridge Trust will be celebrating its 20th year of grant-making when it takes part in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show on 14th November.
Green Candle Dance Company has choreographed dances for three of the four groups who will be representing the Trust in the parade. The Green Candle Senior Dancers, pictured above, members of Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatreperformance group for those with learning disabilities, and members of CastlehavenLine Dancers will perform on the City Bridge Trust float and in the road alongside it.
These groups epitomise the parade’s themes of inclusion and celebration, spanning an age range of 16 to 86 and are of many different ethnicities. They will be dancing an exuberant carnival dance, with fluttering blue pennants reflecting the waves of the Thames in full flow, to the joyful music of the fourth participating group, Drake Music. This charity specialises in working with adults with learning disabilities, and the group will be playing on specially designed electronic instruments. They will be using assistive music technology, mainly iPads, to play for the five sections of the performance covering the diverse styles of country, rock’n’roll, samba, dance and hip hop.
Our 44 participants’ ‘moving stage’ will be a float on a 44′ truck designed by Emergency Exit Arts. The arts company specialises in outdoor performance work and is a seasoned participant in the Lord Mayor’s Show. Our float can be easily spotted by its iconic Tower Bridge, chosen to symbolise how our charities bridge communities, and by the participants’ own screen printed decorative artwork.