Forest City Fusion Festival – Saturday
On August 19th from 2-11 pm, visit Covent Garden Market for the Simple Reflections for Artists Festival. Experience cultural expressions by 20+ musical and dance acts, such as salsa, reggae, rock, folk, belly dancing and more. Visual artists will paint live and display their work. Market vendors will sell delicious and diverse food and drinks.
2023 is the 5th year of the festival, which is designed as an opportunity for Londoners to discover and build connections with neighbours who have deep cultural roots and have come from all over the world to make London their home.
“With the designation of London as Canada’s first UNESCO City of Music, it is time to recognize and celebrate the incredible talent in our community. The Simple Reflections Festival at Covent Garden Market removes barriers for emerging artists, including young people, who are the future of our local art and culture scene” – Simple Reflections for Artists Founder Dario Novoa.
Each performer at the festival is a member of the Simple Reflections for Artists Collective, which was created to remove barriers for up-and-coming local artists to showcase their talents. Members of the Collective range from high-profile global musicians to visual and performing artists who have developed their skills in Canada. Many members of the Collective were nominated for the Forest City London Music Awards (FCLMA) this year, including the Collective Founder, Dario Novoa.
“Simple Reflections has quickly become a vital event for our community. It brings people together and offers a snapshot into the world of many London artists. At the same time, it stitches together multiple arts disciplines.” Mario Circelli, Founder and Chair of the FCLMA.
Thank you to the Digital Creative Arts Centre, the London Music Awards, Covent Garden Market and Downtown London for sponsoring this event. Thank you as well to every artist, dancer, musician and volunteer who makes Simple Reflections for Artists possible.