SMOOSH! Sonic Street Food from Paraorchestra
17th September 2021
Brought to you by Filwood Community Centre, SMOOSH! will see a 70-strong brass and wind band performing tub-thumping pop music on the move through the streets of Knowle West this September – think, Basement Jaxx meets Adele meets Tricky!
Performed by Paraorchestra, with the support of community musicians and a troop of dancers, SMOOSH! is a show that ambushes you: you’ll find it around a street corner, or outside your house when you’re taking out the bins, and find yourself curiously drawn in – until you too are dancing and singing along in magnificent communal karaoke – a ‘masseoke’!
SMOOSH!delivers some much-needed live entertainment and a street-party vibe, bringing friends and families of Knowle West together for a safe, accessible, and joyful community celebration.
SMOOSH! is a Paraorchestra production in partnership with Bristol Beacon and Filwood Community Centre.
Composed by Emma-Jean Thackray
Directed by Charles Hazlewood
Choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves with Beth Hinton-Lever
SMOOSH! Has been made possible thanks to funding from:
The Linbury Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Cultural Recovery Fund