CLoSer: Film Screening: The New Babylon

Classical music comes out of the concert hall yet again with the new season of CLoSer, our series with City of London Sinfonia. Beginning on Wednesday 23 October, with a performance of Shostakovich’s score alongside a screening of the silent film The New Babylon. Made in 1929, the film looks back to  the Paris Commune (otherwise…

Intern Diaries: Leanne

It’s the penultimate day of my internship and I’ve finally found the time to write the ominous Intern Diary. I’ll do my best to avoid all clichés while describing my time in the Brushfield Street office, but it’ll be difficult as phrases such as ‘time flew by’ and ‘it was an incredible learning experience’, definitely…

World Listening Day in Spitalfields

Thursday 18 July is World Listening Day and we’re celebrating by sharing some recordings of Spitalfields that we’ve collected over the past few years. Spitalfields Speaks is our ongoing sonic exploration of East London consisting of your audio clips and aural memories of the local area. You can download maps showing where recordings have been made…

Intern Diaries: Zoë

For the last six months I’ve been the Learning & Participation Intern at Spitalfields Music. Tucked alongside the Festivals team you might have seen me typing fastidiously at my desk, or spotted me scuttling around Tower Hamlets on the way to our many and varied projects in schools and community centres, often carrying all manner…