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Stradella: Is That A Pasta Dish?

Trying to find out truth about Alessandro Stradella’s life is like playing a game of Chinese Whispers. Every book or website you read has a different story, each more outlandish than the last. But real or not, it’s a good read (clearly, we aren’t the only ones to think so, as Stradella’s life was used…

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The making of Moon Man

In this year’s Winter Festival, we’re presenting Sound Explorers, a new show created specially for 5–7s. It’s based on the much-loved story of the Moon Man, who one days leaves his twinkling seat to explore the world below. Ahead of the festival we caught up with presenter Isabelle Adams to find out more about it. What…

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The Five Best Dinner Parties of All Time

In anticipation of the dinner party of the year hosted by pop-up dining geniuses Disappearing Dining Club as part of our Winter Festival, we take a look at the best dinner parties of all time. Dinner parties have been around since the dawn of time, though perhaps the dawn of wine would be more appropriate in…

Festival First: The Marian Consort

Festival Firsts: The Marian Consort

This year we’re welcoming festival newcomers The Marian Consort to our Winter Festival. We’ve caught up with Rory McCleery, their founder and director to find out more about the group and what to expect when they come to Spitalfields this December. Find out more about their performance >> You’re coming to Spitalfields for the first time this…

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What do you get if you mix parsnips and a viol consort?

Root vegetables don’t normally feature in our concerts. To be honest, nor does anything you’re likely to find in the fruit and veg aisle. We like to mix things up a bit though, and this Winter we’re joined by Fretwork to explore ‘the cries of London’ mixing market sales patter with music for viols. This…

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Ten things you need to hear at this year’s Winter Festival

We’ve just unveiled this year’s Winter Festival programme. You can explore more on our website to check out what’s coming up in East London this December, but to get you started, we’ve picked ten must-see events that are coming to Spitalfields this Winter. Festival debuts from the brightest stars: B’Rock, The Riot Ensemble, Les Arts Florissants,…