Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visits Kilburn

ICMP staff and students met Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Duchess of Cornwall as she visited Brent, the 2020 London Borough City of Culture (LBOC).

After ICMP’s home borough was announced as the LBOC, we've worked closely with the team behind the initiative over the past year to ensure our students are part of the many events taking place to celebrate the area’s rich, diverse and creative culture. 


On 19th February, the ICMP team was invited to meet Camilla, HRH Duchess of Cornwall, who was visiting the borough and specifically the incredible team of staff, volunteers and organisations all contributing to the 2020 London Borough of Culture.


One of our very own members Terri Cash was recently appointed a Community Adviser to the LBOC team. Student Acquisition and Events Manager at ICMP, Terri has been a lifelong resident in Brent and was present to meet her royal highness. 


She said: “Kilburn is my hometown, my family emigrated here in the 1950s and we are still here, so to receive the opportunity to represent both ICMP and my own community is an honour. Community’s can build and shape who you are so to share this with Her Royal Highness was a great experience. There’s so much music history and talent right on our doorstep waiting to be showcased and celebrated.”

As an established music school located in the heart of Kilburn, ICMP was the obvious choice to provide music for the event at the Granville Centre in South Kilburn. Second-year BA Songwriting student Sha Supangan, aka crazylittleasian, was selected for the gig and performed a stunning live vocals DJ set for the Duchess. 


Sha, who moved to London from the Philippines to develop her unique brand of electronic music, commented: 

It was so heartwarming to have been a part of Brent 2020 and DJ/Sing with the other performers - and of course, having the opportunity to meet and play in front of Duchess Camilla and see her grooving to my set was an amazing experience. Granville has soul! I'll always remember this!"

London Borough of Culture events and celebrations continue throughout the year, including a mile-long street party celebrating the Kilburn High Road on 11th July. 

ICMP will, of course, play a musical role within this event and our students will have the unique opportunity to play in front of the 15,000 visitors expected to attend. 

Find out more about Brent, the London Borough of Culture 2020. 

ICMP students: details of how to apply to play at the Street Party will be released shortly.

Open Day: 14th March 2020

Join us at our upcoming Open Day and find out why hundreds of students choose ICMP each year. You'll meet our tutors, tour our fantastic facilities and find out how ICMP can support your aspirations.   

We'll also be running free 'How to succeed at an audition' workshops

These workshops will be run by acclaimed musical director and ICMP tutor Jon Shone. Jon has auditioned close to 500 young musicians for small projects to life-changing stadium world tours. He's seen every mistake and error made, from overconfidence to under preparation. In this short and engaging presentation, Jon will equip you with some insightful and empowering information that will enable you to not only handle your audition like a pro but also ensure that you always succeed.

We look forward to seeing you in March.

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