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…

Musical Rumpus at Rich Mix London 6 & 7 June 2014
Image : James Berry Photography

In Pictures: Summer Festival 2014

Our Summer Festival 2014 ended just over a month ago, so we look back at some of our favourite moments from this years events. Enjoy! If you came to our Summer Festival, let us know what you thought – comment below or email us on


What Next? #2: Munira Mirza

In today’s What Next? podcast, Deputy Mayor for Culture & Education, Munira Mirza asks What Next for the arts, culture and creative industries in London? Click play below to listen to Munira’s thoughts (or if you’re viewing this on email, head over to the blog to hear the podcast): We’ll be releasing podcasts each day throughout the Summer Festival available here, our…

Toddling around the East End

In a change to my traditional morning commute, on Wednesday last week I found myself heading deep into London’s East End to visit the Altmore Children’s Centre in Newham for the penultimate performance of our Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest tour. As a member of the Development team, it is both inspiring…

Intern Diaries: Bethan

I can hardly believe it has been almost three months since I joined the team as Marketing and Box Office Intern. It feels like yesterday I was walking into the office a bit nervous and wobbly-kneed to have my office induction with Office Manager Helen. Now I feel like a fully-fledged member of the team!…