The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus Europe), the premier state-of-the-art mobile production facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages, is about to launch a summer tour across five European cities kicking off with Come Together Amsterdam on June 29 at the popular performing arts theater, Melkweg. The event includes tours of the Lennon Bus Europe studios, hands-on experiences with the latest technology and curriculum, performances, giveaways and a panel discussion on the future of technology, education and the arts.
“Over the last few years the Lennon Buses have created residencies designed to engage communities in creative activities, and working together with our partners at Neutrik, OWC, SAE, Genelec, Popsport and Melkweg, the plan is to develop Come Together Amsterdam as an annual event,” said Brian Rothschild, co-founder and executive director of Lennon Bus. “It is also exciting to see the curriculum and work of the Lennon Bus continue to widen its global reach.”
On Friday, June 29, the Lennon Bus will be parked outside Melkweg and open to the public from 13:00 until 15:30. On-board producer/engineers will conduct tours of the studios and be given an exclusive look at the latest in music, audio, video and broadcast technologies. Visitors will also learn how the Lennon Bus crew works with students to write, record and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries and live multi-camera productions.
From 15:30 to 17:00, the Lennon Bus will host presentations and special performances in the Melkweg Cinema Room. Attendees will receive a sneak peek at the new Lennon Bus curriculum which uses John and Yoko’s life and music to engage students in conversations and activities around the topics of peace, empathy, activism, immigration and more. In addition, a panel discussion titled “Imagine: The Future of Technology, Education and the Arts” will be moderated by Rothschild. Panelists include Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of OWC; Christian Söhnel, Head of Marketing of Neutrik; Dave Clarke, International Producer/DJ; Thomas Lund, Senior Technologist for Genelec, Fons van den Berg, Apple Distinguished Educator and Pietro Rossi, SAE Audio Engineer and former Lennon Bus crew member. Those interested in attending Come Together Amsterdam must RSVP to Jaime Walden (firstname.lastname@example.org) to participate. Admission will be granted on a first come, first served basis.