What Next? #17 Krissie Nicholson of the East End Trades Guild

In today’s What Next? podcast, co-founder of the East End Trades Guild Krissie Nicholson asks ‘What next for independent businesses in the local area?’ Click play below to listen to Krissie’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 website and…

Songs of the weavers

  Spitalfields is known for its vibrant history of weaving, and tonight Associate Artist Arun Ghosh will be teaching us songs and tunes inspired by the industries which have flourished in the area. Bring your instruments, noise makers and voices and join in with the music-making! For a preview of tonight’s tunes, see the lyrics below from…

What Next? #4: Naseem Khan

In today’s What Next? podcast, community activist and writer Naseem Khan asks “What next for the arts in a place of change?” Click play below to listen to Naseem’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 website and on iTunes from 8.30am.…

Behind the music: Handel’s Messiah

Written in 1741, Messiah has become one of Handel’s most well-known works, yet despite its enduring popularity, there are many lesser-known facts behind the music. Before its performance by The English Concert at our Winter Festival, take a closer look at one of the greatest baroque oratorios in British history. When it was first performed…

Spitalfields Speaks returns

Spitalfields Speaks is making a return! A couple of years ago we worked with five extraordinary local characters, who along with sound artist Duncan Chapman created five very different downloadable audio works which offered unique alternative perspectives into the East End of London that we love. I’m excited to announce that it’s time for Spitalfields Speaks…