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Fantastic THAMES Celebration concert last night! Great to see so many groups of young musicians from across Tower Hamlets including Drum Works And the Tower Hamlets Youth Orchestra. Well done to all the tutors and musicians!

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Coffee Morning (and AGM 2018)

Calling all parents, carers and THAMES friends members! Please join us for coffee and cakes on 30 June 2018 at around 9.15 (shortly after drop-off time) in the staff room at Saint Paul’s Way Trust School. This will be another … Continue reading

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Contemporary Bands

One of the highlights of many SMC end of term concerts is performance by the Contemporary Bands and Blues Band, as they deliver a repertoire of classic Rock and Blues numbers that gets many a foot tapping in the audience. … Continue reading

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Fundraising success!

THAMES friends applied for a grant to help support the Soundbox project, with a successful outcome!  The Charles S French Charitable Trust liked our application, and has approved a grand of £1000! This will fund a Pastoral Care Worker who will … Continue reading

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Donations to THAMES friends

THAMES friends, and the young musicians it supports, has benefited from two very generous donations recently. The first, an anonymous donation for £1000 earlier in the year will allow us to commit to supporting projects where professional musicians will visit … Continue reading

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SMC Winter Concert

Another great concert! And another excellent performance by the SMC Big Band – in a programme packed with lots of other excellent performances. Great stuff – well done and thanks to all of the SMC musicians and tutors.

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Soundbox is an all-ability, inclusive music project involving Drake Music (, Spitalfields Music (, The London Symphony Orchestra ( and THAMES ( Young disabled and non-disabled musicians from East London will work together at the Saturday Music Centre, creating new … Continue reading

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THAMES friends AGM 2017

Dear THAMES friends members, This year, THAMES friends Annual General Meeting will be on 24 June starting at 9.15 (for a 9.30 start), and should be finished before 11.00. You are all welcome – the meeting will be in the … Continue reading

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Fundraising successes!

THAMES friends (Tf) have been collaborating with a number of partners to raise funds during 2014/15. The Canary Wharf Group continue to support us. They donated £1,000 in December 2014. More recently THAMES friends Trustees submitted another application for funding … Continue reading

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THAMES friends AGM

Annual General Meeting – The THAMES friends AGM will be on Saturday 27th June 2015 at Paper & Cup Café, 83 St Paul’s Way, London, E3 4AJ, 9:30am – 11:00 am. As members of THAMES friends, all parents and carers of THAMES … Continue reading

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