Past Events

Old Spitalfields Market

12th May 2017

 

Hearts In Harmony and Old Spitalfields Market have joined forces and are excited to bring you:

Art Beats.

Join us for a day of fun-filled creativity in the name of a worthy cause that urges people from all walks of life to share the love they have in their hearts.

Through a collaborative effort, Hearts In Harmony and OSM aim to raise £88,888.88 for children and adults with heart disease across five charity events.

During the day the lovely people from “Kite Studios” will be holding pottery sessions. If you are interested in joining the pottery sessions please click this link to find out more 

All funds raised on the day will go to heart disease wards in hospitals and towards research. The 1st of these events celebrates the artistic and creative flair that exists within us all and is taking place on the 12th of May.

On the day talented artists will paint, sculpt, capture photography etc. and showcase their works which will be auctioned for charity following the event.

Live music will accompany the day. Visitors will have the chance to get creative as well by taking part in our hands-on pottery workshops where they will get the chance to create their own piece of art.

Hearts In Harmony is the official charity of Old Spitalfields Market in 2017.

On Friday the 12th of May, Hearts In Harmony and Old Spitalfields Market are hosting “Art Beats”. The event will start at 11am and continue throughout the day.

The aim of the partnership in 2017 is to raise a total amount of:

£88,888.88.

We will be raising the funds from hosting a total of five charity events based in the market. The May event will promote the creative industries. All funds raised on the day will go to heart disease wards in hospitals and towards research.

Art Beats by OSM

Old Spitalfields Market and Hearts In Harmony will host a live art performance and we feel all artists can achieve great exposure from the event by showcasing their work in London’s arguably most popular market and on the live streaming of the event. On the day up to 50 talented artists will paint, sculpt, capture photography etc. and showcase their works. Throughout the day, the artists will be streamed live, as they talk about their creative processes and interact with passers-by. Live music will accompany the event to add to the atmosphere. A panel of five judges will select one entered piece of art, from a final shortlist, to win the Art Beats Award, with the other shortlisted pieces being showcased at the market for the following four weeks. The judges will also select from the children’s category a winning art piece to win the Children Art Beats Award.

Video from the Previous Event with Old Spitalfields Market

Art Beats programme

11am to 8pm – artists to create their entries

12noon to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm – live performances by musicians

8pm to 9pm – judges to shortlist art pieces and to select winning art pieces

9pm – winners announced

Who can enter?

You must live, or be based, in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland

(England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Éire).

To enter the main Art Beats event, you must be 15 years of age by 1 May 2017; to enter the Children’s Art Beats event, you must be 14 years of age or younger on 1 May 2017.

How do I enter?

Please submit your CV with an introduction of up to 200 words, three pieces of your work and a website link if possible.

How much does it cost?

Registration for the event is free.

What are the deadlines?

Registration for the event starts on 1 April 2017 and ends at midnight 30 April 2017.

What can I create?

We accept the following mediums:

Paintings

Drawings

Miniature Drawings

Original Prints

Photography

Wall Hung Installations

Digital art

Moving Image

Animation

Architecture

Assemblage

Calligraphy

Graffiti

Mosaic

Sculpture

Stained glass

Tapestry

Video

Other form of art not listed above please contact us

We do not accept reproduction prints (e.g. photographic prints of paintings).

What are the size limitations?

For

Paintings

Drawings

Miniature Drawings

Original Prints

Photography

Wall Hung Installations

Digital art

Architecture

Assemblage

Calligraphy

Mosaic

Tapestry

Adult category: Max size of Artwork: Width : 153cmx Height : 153cm x Depth : 30cm

Children’s category: Max size of Artwork: Width :50cm x Height : 50cm x Depth : 30cm

For

Moving Image

Animation

Video

Max duration of Moving Image, Animation and Video:

3 minutes (180 seconds) including any credits.

Please submit your work on the event day.

For

Graffiti

Sculpture

Stained glass

Please contact us for further information.

What information is required for the work?

The theme of the work is The Heart of East End.

Please include a statement of 30 words (max) for your work. Please note that the statement must be about the work and should not include any personal details. Artists will be invited to the market one week before the event to take pictures that might be relevant for their work. Artists will need to bring their own art material and tools. Each artist will be provided with a canvas and an easel at 10.30am on the event day.

Photographers, animators and videographers will be invited to the market one week before the event to capture images, to then present their final art works on the event day.

How can the event help you?

50,000 – 60,000 footfall through the market throughout the event

live streaming of you and your work

shortlisted pieces and winning pieces showcased in Old Spitalfields Market for four weeks

shortlisted artists and winning artists to sell art works, postcards, posters etc. in Old Spitalfields Market for four weeks

inclusion of your name and/or logo on a dedicated page on heartsinharmony.co.uk

£1,000 to the winner of the Art Beats Award.

£200 to the winner of the Children Award.

How do I enter?

Please submit your CV with an introduction of up to 200 words, three pieces of your work and a website link if possible.

Please send them to:

Cinzia Moretti at

cinzia.moretti@heartsinharmony.co.uk

or

Shan Liew at

shan.liew@heartsinharmony.co.uk

Past Events

City Heart Beats at Old Spitalfields Market with Pixie Lott

Sunday 11th December 2016

 

CHARITY FESTIVAL ‘CITY HEART BEATS’ PLAYED TO 88,000 PASSERS-BY AT SPITALFIELDS MARKET

Free one-day music festival hosted by Hearts In Harmony on Sunday 11th December raised thousands of pounds in donations for GOSH.

Celebrities including singer Pixie Lott and model Oliver Cheshire turned out to support the charity and musicians.

Hearts in Harmony’s recent outdoor London music festival – City Heart Beats, on Sunday 11th December at London venue Spitalfields market, attracted a total crowd of 88,000 passers-by throughout the day, including singer Pixie Lott and model Oliver Cheshire, who stopped to support the charity and listen to the enigmatic music.

The free one-day festival hosted by the heart disease charity was held under Spitalfields’s white outdoor dome, located at Horner Square in London, near Liverpool Street Station.

The charity raised thousands of pounds in donations on the day, all of which will be sent to Great Ormond Street Hospital to help purchase a new defibrillator for sick children.

All day crowds enjoyed a variety of live music, including classical, folk, world, R&B and soul.

Electric violinist Dan Baczynski kicked off proceedings with modern songs reinvented, followed by talented pianists Gabriele Baldocci and Nathan Tinker, who took requests and impressed the crowd with their sharp improvisations.

Next followed folk fusion group Folkies Collective – the multinational four-piece Americana band boasting haunting vocals and guitars, playing their own renditions and a Dylan cover to close their set.

Solo cellist Riccardo Pes next brought classical vibes to the stage, followed by the Inner Vision Orchestra from the Baluji Music Foundation of visually impaired musicians led by Baluji Shrivastav OBE, playing world music.

Soul and R&B act Lyra then wowed onlookers with a mix of their own original material and some covers, including a particularly rhythmic rendition of Lucy Pearl’s ‘Don’t mess with my man’.

Angelic lyric soprano Natasha Day was later on stage singing Christmas carols and classical arias, accompanied by accomplished pianist David Malusà. After this, the standing audience enjoyed improvised jazz from the Arrietty Ensemble.

Finally, show-stopping vocal quartet Skye provided a finale of Christmas-inspired harmonies and popular classics, such as The Snowman, closing with Con te partirò, or Time to say goodbye.

Hearts in Harmony would like to unite anyone who wants to combine their passion for charity and love of music, art and culture, to help fight heart disease.

Tasmin Little with Orpheus Sinfonia

23rd June 2016