The City Wakes - A Tribute to Syd Barrett
On December 5, the first public performance of The City Wakes
project, a tribute to Pink Floyd founding member, Syd Barrett, will
be held at the Centre at St Paul's in Cambridge.
The City Wakes is a multi-media arts project, produced by Escape
Artists, in association with community groups in and around
Cambridge, as a tribute to the Cambridge-born painter, musician and
founder member of Pink Floyd.
The performance will be a `work in progress' towards the staging of
a professional multi-media production in 2008 to feature new
versions of many Syd Barrett penned Pink Floyd classic songs,
including `Bike', `See Emily Play' and `Arnold Layne'.
Rosemary Breen (nee Barrett) helped launch the City Wakes by making a donation to the project from the Syd Barrett Trust. Rosemary set up the Trust, with money raised from the auction of Syd’s belongings, to assist disadvantaged people in gaining access to the arts.
"I am thrilled to be involved in this project.
Syd, my brother, was someone for whom creativity was as necessary as breathing. His music and painting were such an integral part of his being, that without them he couldn’t function.
Because I recognise how important music and painting were to Syd, I want to help other people, who can benefit in the same way from the arts as he did, by providing opportunities for active involvement in the creative process. Syd would be really pleased to know that money raised from the auction of his things was being used for this purpose.
I hope that you will join me in supporting this project. It goes beyond simply supporting a small number of disadvantaged people – it’s about improving the quality of life for everyone…
It’s what Syd would have wanted."
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