In August 2018 our Future Towns artist Sadie Hennessy presented a space-age pop-up karaoke event in Bedford’s Riverside Square, as part of The Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra Fringe. Inspired by The Philarmonia‘s presentation of Holst’s The Planets Suite, the artist invited members of the public to take five minutes out and have some fun with karaoke. Space age costumes and props were on hand. People of all ages took part, singing songs about stars and space. The most popular song was Space Oddity by David Bowie. Of course.
The Virtual Orchestra is a digital symphony orchestra, powered by the Philharmonia Orchestra and ran from July 2 to August 10 2018 at Riverside Square, Bedford.