"The Sky is Full of Gold" is a specially curated performance and film to celebrate the opening of Fellowship Square with locally co-created dance, music, water and aerobatics. Inspired by William Morris poem "Fair Weather and Foul", the project reflects on difficult times but looks ahead to inspiration and hope.
Louai Alhenawi - flute, Roskar Nasan - oud, Mamadou Sarr - djembe, Matt Ashton - electronic music soundtrack, Lewis Young - electronic music soundtrack, Emma Smith - violinist; composer & arranger of all strings, Sam Jones - electronics, keys, bass, production, recording, Ramachandran Manikandan - nathaswaram, Merujan Sharma Ravichandran - miruthangam, Pitchaiappah Gnanavarathan - flute, Kandiah Sithamparanathan - tabla & morsing, Koheesh Surenthiran - thavil, Stefan Srinavilns - gatam.
London Community Gospel Choir
Rebecca Thomas - Choir Director, Adrian Blake, Annette Bowen, Connie Morton-Young, Ennis Langdon, Jenny La Touche, Keshia Smith, Marcia McEachron, Mary Ogunnaike, Miyah McEachron, Patrick Reis, Simone Brown, Vanessa Samafu, Bazil Meade MBE - Founder & Director, Leonne Meade - Creative & Musical Director, Anthony Williams - Managing Director.
With thanks to Music Halls Project, the London Syrian Ensemble, the Waltham Forest Tamil Sangam-Raagaas Music Group and the London Community Gospel Choir.
Heliosphere aerobatics (Dream Engine)
Steve Edgar - Director, Amy Panter - Aerialist, Siobhan Johnstone - Aerialist, Sean Phillips - Technician, Graham Rees - Technician, Gabe Edgar - Technician.
Creative Producer / Director: Ben Lloyd-Evans
Film Director: Scott Imren, Technical Manager: Martin Brown, Camera Operator: Seth Finegold, Sean Russell, Paige Cantrell, Richard Stegmann, Drone Pilot: Steve Peters, Drone Camera Operator: Will Roth.
Connor Hopkins - water engineer / designer, David Moseley - designer, water / lighting.
With thanks to OCMIS, Countryside Properties and ISG Limited.
Poetry by William Morris.
Gold flag bearers (council staff members):
With thanks to Sba Shaikh of Mehraj Art and William Morris Gallery.
Toby Roads, William Giffin, Jamie Segust, Jane Sherry, Gemma Hearsum, Daniel Gosbee, Simon Capper, Mariam Shams, Lauren James, Sumrah Hussain, Greer Ndefo, Celeste Melanie Klinger, Alisha Gill, Henna Ilyas, Lewis Chapman, Katy Thompson, Trish Robson, Claire Turner, Jamie Branch, Katie Feeley, Fern Edwards, Alan Imber, Lorraine Samuels, Peter Hunt, Will Haydon, Stuart Torres-Catmur, Alex Ross, Bisi Oyekanmi, Maeve O'Reilly, Juliet Owen, Sharon Hanooman, Joy Thorpe, Cordelia Cornelius, Jane Brueseke, Carly Brown, Sabina Rethdawala, Marion Kent, Janet Caddick, Perminder Purewal, Shireen Shaikh, Jabeen Ashraf, Deborah Wild, Sonia Malcolm, Rebecca Smith.