Electric Umbrella and Parallel London

Could you Support Electric Umbrella at Parallel London???

For those of you that have not yet heard of Parallel London, it is THE WORLD’S FIRST FULLY INCLUSIVE FUN PUSH/RUN & FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL and is taking place at the OLYMPIC PARK on September 4th 2016!

In very exciting news, we are delighted that Electric Umbrella will be performing at 2.30pm as part of the Parallel London Festival!

As well as supporting our gig, we have 30 places available for anyone that would like to take part in the push/run challenge and raise sponsorship for Electric Umbrella!

We are extremely excited to be involved with Parallel London as the inclusive nature of the event fits in perfectly with the core values of Electric Umbrella, and we hope this will be the start of a great partnership. This new, inclusive event is designed to bring everyone together in all our glorious diversity. First-timer and experienced athlete. Young and old. Whatever your age or ability, we hope you’ll join us.

There are four distances to choose from: 10k, 5km, 1km and 100m. Run it, walk it, push it, be pushed. Anything goes.

Lets fill the Olympic Park with as much yellow as we can!!!

How to get involved

If you would like to take part in Parallel London and raise money for Electric Umbrella, please complete this Parallel London Application Form and submit it by email to mel@electricumbrella.co.uk by 22 August 2016. There are 30 places available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Entry Fees:

Entry fees are a direct contribution to Electric Umbrella and must be paid to secure your application. Entry Fees can be paid via online transfer to Electric Umbrella account number 43284043, sort code 600008.

Entry fees will be refunded for those people that raise over £100 in sponsorship for Electric Umbrella. You can raise money online via our JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/electric-umbrella

Entry fee includes a free Electric Umbrella water bottle! 

16s and Under: £16

Adults: £31

Family Tickets (Max 2 adults (17+ yrs) & 3 children (5-16 yrs)): £61

All participants who need a helping hand are invited to bring a buddy to accompany, guide or push them free of charge.

There is much more information about Parallel London at http://parallellondon.com

Umbrellafest 2016

Tickets are now on sale!

Buy your tickets HERE.


We are anticipating this to be a sell out event so please buy your tickets in advance.

£15 per person to raise funds for the running of Electric Umbrella. 6 hours of music and joy. A free burger and live music. Free car parking on site.

(Tickets for children aged 5 and under are priced at £1 and must be purchased in advance).

Full address: Roundspring Farm, Bridle Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 4JH

CakeFest 2016

Back in 2013, via a few whimsical text messages, Tom and I decided to ‘give Electric Umbrella a go’ with absolutely no funding or support…

Since then we have delivered over 200 sessions across three regular groups, held two successful club nights, toured and performed over 40 gigs including festivals, fundraisers and a Christmas pub gig and we held our very own summer festival, Umbrellafest!

We now have over 50 regular members who, between them have attended 600 hours of music sessions have performed to thousands of people!

We are delighted to say that as of February 2016, Electric Umbrella is an official charity. Since then we have spent a great deal of time reviewing what Electric Umbrella is, what our purpose is and how we want to operate.

We are incredibly privileged to now have the wonderful support of a team of trustees and a team of experts and advisors volunteering their services to enable Electric Umbrella to have an exciting and most importantly, sustainable future for our members.

We want to share our plans for the future with you all, and we want you all to be involved. This is just the beginning!

We will only be able to make this work with your support so, we will be sharing ways in which you can help us continue our work as well as celebrating how far we’ve come.

Please join us for cake, a short presentation and a song or two and help us ensure the future of Electric Umbrella is BRIGHT YELLOW!

We would like to welcome our members, friends and family, musicians, volunteers and anyone that has an interest in Electric Umbrella. Please share these details with anyone that may be interested in attending. FREE tickets HERE.

With thanks to Merchant Taylors School for hosting CakeFest and their continued support with Electric Umbrella.

Best Wishes,

Mel & Tom



The Electric Umbrella bakery would like an idea of how many cakes to produce… If you are attending please can you let us know – FREE tickets at this link…

FREE tickets HERE.

Electric Umbrella Club Night 2016

A massive thank you to each and every one of the almost 400(!) of you who attended our 4th club night – our participants and performers, the band, our wonderful volunteers and of course our fantastic audience!

It was a particularly special one for us, as it was our first event as a registered charity. Please please keep supporting us by spreading the joy of Electric Umbrella and the work that we do far and wide! We have a long road ahead of us to raise vital funds to keep the music going, but with your support we know this is possible!

Once again, the totally brilliant Stuart Bendig has managed to capture the sheer joy of Electric Umbrella with these great photos. Thank you to everyone who made it possible and we really hope you enjoy these pictures.




Latest Press Release

Following our current tour with our 60 participants performing to over 750 people, next week will be our 4th annual club night and performance extravaganza.
It will be an exceptionally special event for us as it is also a celebration of our new charity status.
We’d love some publicity, not just for the club night itself, but for the charity. If you can help with this, please get in touch. Full press release here – Electric Umbrella Press Release March 2016
Thank you!


In VERY exciting news, we are absolutely thrilled to share with you that Electric Umbrella is now a REGISTERED CHARITY!!

Please, please think of us and our JustGiving page if you intend to raise money by running a marathon, soaking in a bath of baked beans, jumping out of a plane, anything in between… or just quite simply want to make a donation.

Alternatively you can text UMBR16 £10 to 70070 to donate to Electric Umbrella and make a difference today.

The video below will give you an insight into just how valuable your donations are to Electric Umbrella.


Our FOURTH annual club night – tickets available now!

It is with great excitement we share the details of our FOURTH club night at Watersmeet!

Please get the date in your diaries, and purchase your tickets ASAP – last year was a sell out event with people being turned away on the door.

Buy your tickets over the phone by calling the Watersmeet Box Office on 01923 711063 

Buy your tickets online by visiting http://www.watersmeet.co.uk

Buy your tickets in person at one of our weekly sessions

Please note: Our participants will be allocated a performers ticket and do not need to purchase a ticket to the show. However, all parents and supporters will required to purchase a ticket. Tickets purchased over the phone or online will be subject to a booking fee.

The event is aimed at those over the age of 18 and alcohol will be on sale. Under 18s may purchase tickets to the event if accompanied by a responsible adult.

EU 2016 postcard