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…

Jazz at the English Restaurant

After a busy Monday at work I was very pleased to be heading across the road to The English Restaurant for their regular Jazz Night. The atmosphere inside the newly refurbished restaurant was lovely; the dark wooden panelling and low, but not too low, lighting gave it a very cosy yet sophisticated feel, there was…

Intern Diaries: Caroline

Learning & Participation intern, Caroline updates us on what she’s been up to over the last month: The second half of the Winter Festival flew by at the beginning of January with, amongst other things, a fantastic performance by Paul Agnew in which he interspersed recitative with interesting and anecdotal commentary. Then there was the…

Winter Festival Highlights

As we head in to the New Year, Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us the highlights of the remaining Winter Festival concerts. In the New Year we have two more wonderful Monteverdi concerts as well as Paul Agnew’s exploration of Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond on Thursday 6 January. This event explores the idea…

Summer Festival 2010

Our Summer Festival ran from 11-26 June with over 65% of audience members making their first visit to the Festival and over 10,000 people attending!! That’s a record! We had a fantastic time, and we hope those who attended did also. Here are a few photos of our favourite festival moments and events: If you attended any of…

It’s time to throw out the guide-book and open your ears….

The Summer Festival may be over but there is still plenty of exploring to be done through Spitalfields Speaks, our free, downloadable sonic guides. Working with artists Marcia Farquhar and Duncan Chapman, five local residents have created their own individual sound pieces that provide unique perspectives into the area, revealing the connections and locations that…