Water City Music appoints new trustee
This week, Geoff Keeys agreed to be the fourth trustee of Water City Music. Geoff, who has a degree in
law and over 30 years of board experience in the oil, engineering and financial services industries, as
well as in the public sector, joins Rose Ballantyne, Meriel Barclay and David Brilliant (click throughs
please) on the charity board.
“I have always believed that the education of young people should be far more than learning just the three
Rs, and Water City Music is totally committed to that,” says Geoff. “The charity has now established some
momentum and I am looking forward to helping move it to the next level, in terms of the number of children
and schools and cities involved.”
Festival of Arts 2016 confirmed by the Tower of London
Water City Music is thrilled to announce that the 4 th annual Water City Festival of the Arts will take place
from June 11 th – 18th 2016, in the historic grounds of the Tower of London. This year’s theme is the
Queen’s 90 th birthday celebrations.
The festival will be bigger and better than ever, with over 2,000 children from inner-city schools performing
in choirs, ukulele orchestras, samba and jazz bands and string ensembles over eight days.
‘Historic Royal Palaces is delighted to be hosting the Water City Festival at the Tower of London
again this year,” says Lucie Parkes, Learning and Engagement Manager of Historic Royal Palaces.
“We look forward to welcoming young people from across East London and beyond, to perform
music and join us in celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday’.