ECA at Simmer Down at the Royal Festival Hall

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Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) took a group of members and elders from the Friday Luncheon Club to the Royal Festival Hall’s Simmer Down. The FREE event is an afternoon party with live music provided by Tomorrow’s Warriors at The Clore Ballroom, on Level 2 of our Royal Festival Hall. ECA organised a coach to take the group to the central London venue.

The whole audience including members of many ECA members got to their feet to dance the afternoon away, to the rhythm of reggae, ska and revival music.

Each month the Royal Festival Hall celebrates diversity and immersing itself in the infectious energy of reggae music. Simmer Down is great for older adults and parents with young children, but all ages are welcome.

This free monthly series is part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to uniting communities by sparking joy through live music and positivity. Today’s Simmer Down was presented in partnership with Tomorrow’s Warriors and hopes to regularly bring together musicians and local people to the Southbank venue. Tomorrow’s Warriors is a leading talent development agency, creative producer, music educator and consultancy specialising in jazz for young people.

According to ECA Chair Oveta McInnis, “Everybody had a superb time at Simmer Down. Many of our elders forgot their walking canes and partied like teenagers. It was amazing to see them enjoy themselves with so much energy and enthusiasm.”

Click here for more information about the Simmer Down festival with further dates at The Royal Festival Hall on

  • Friday 20 October: 1.30-3.30pm
  • Friday 17 November: 1.30-3.30pm
  • Friday 15 December: 1.30-3.30pm

Here's some photographs of the event. 


Posted: September 29, 2023