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Music festival for kids a capital idea, says mayor

PUBLISHED: 10:59 09 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:30 25 August 2010

YOUNGSTERS are invited to take part in a two-day music festival across the capital.

YOUNGSTERS are invited to take part in a two-day music festival across the capital.

Rhythm of London, which is being organised by the Greater London Authority (GLA), will take place on Friday, July 10 for two days.

Local schools will stage recitals and live performances on the Friday, but all types of music and musical activity are welcome in any location - not just on school premises.

Young people of any ability are being encouraged to have a go.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "Schools have a vital role to play and there are endless possibilities for your school to get involved in Rhythm of London. For example, playing music during assembly, jamming at lunch-time, busking during break, or a public show after school, it's up to you.

"Perform in the playground, have a concert in the canteen, join forces with neighbouring schools to create a massed orchestra, involve teachers, parent, governors, offer 'Have a Go' workshops run by students who already play for those who don't - this is a magnificent chance to participate in one of the greatest assets of London life, music."

For more information on how to get involved visit www.london.gov.uk/rhythmoflondon.

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