The Lyric Fest is a fun packed summer festival, featuring music, theatre, dance, family activities and more. The event takes place at Lyric Square in Hammersmith on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July 2019

Huge karaoke session coming to Lyric Square on 19 July

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Image captionThe two-day event is centred on the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Lyric Square

Make sure you’re in good voice! A mass karaoke session – to which everyone in Hammersmith & Fulham is invited – is one of the highlights of this year’s free Lyric Fest.

Now in its fourth year, the two-day event centred on the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, features a Friday evening of community singalong in Lyric Square on 19 July, with the band Ultimate Anthems providing the music.

Hits from the 80s, 90s and Noughties will be featured, to sing and dance to, and the only thing you need to bring along is enthusiasm.

The evening warms up with live acoustic music from Kal Lavelle, plus DJs and a barbecue, on the Lyric’s roof garden from 6pm before the action transfers down to the square below, from 7.30-10.30pm.

Then on Saturday 20 July, there’s a gathering for families and younger children, with theatre, music and storytelling for junior fun-seekers at the Lyric’s family day.

Entry is free, all ages are welcome, and the fun runs from 11am-4pm.

As well as face-painting and giant board games, there will be beatboxing, pop-up children’s theatre performances, arts and crafts stalls, a baby rave and storytelling sessions. There will also be a barbecue in the square.

Organised by the Lyric, in conjunction with Hammersmith BID, the Lyric Fest also includes bee tours… accompanied visits to meet the bees in the three hives on the theatre’s roof.

Around 180,000 Buckfast bees call the theatre’s roof home, and the free tours are limited to eight visitors at a time (with some climbing stairs and walking involved).

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