Yellow Pavilion’s Open Mic

On 18 May, the Yellow Pavilion hosted its inaugural Open Mic night, and as you can see from the accompanying photo it is safe to say that it was a success!

Over 150 people attended, and there were 10 performers across the night, including Vikesh Champaneri, who was a semi-finalist in the Voice 2015 and lives in Wembley Park. Brent Mixed Voices, a choir based at Chalkhill Community Centre also performed, as did soul/pop singer Meesha Turner who works in York House and lives locally. Ana Peralta and Charlie de Courcry, both poets, ensured the line up was varied and not focused solely on musical talents.

Performances included poets, rappers, classical pianists, singers and visual artists, and a number of audience members took to the stage without booking a slot.

Eight local volunteers planned the event in just six weeks, and there was juice provided by Wagamamas and free cake by Cream Teas at Home.

It was a fantastic evening, and there are already plans to organise another event, so if you’re keen to show off your talents, stay tuned for further information or if you are interested in volunteering then please email Michael at to discuss in more details.

Credit: Amanda Rose photography.