Open Mic Night

Mark Twain said, ‘Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.’ We encounter fear in all different forms. What is it about facing an audience, standing up on stage, behind a mic that triggers a sense of fear in most people? To be honest, I don’t know. But what I do…

Spooky stories, scary cupboards, and inspiring strangers – Bernadette Russell in conversation

White Rabbit is an alternative performance group which uses the stage, installation, films, music and sound to create exciting storytelling events. They will be spooking Spitalfields at their upcoming Are you sitting comfortably? event at our Winter Festival. We chatted with Bernadette Russell, co-founder of White Rabbit to discuss scary cupboards, the importance of stories…

Intern Diary: Niharika explores Spitalfields

We recently had an internal event during which students from the Royal Academy of Music performed at various historic locations in Spitalfields. I worked on the programme book for that event, and got to find out loads about historic Spitalfields! Did you know that some buildings date back to the 1700s and are still standing?…