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…

Less than a week to go!

Our Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us a selection of the treats on offer at this year’s Winter Festival. This is my first Festival with Spitalfields Music, and I could not be more excited. Our Executive Director, Abigail Pogson, has just had a baby, and I have stepped into her shoes; being here…

60 Seconds With…Matt Peacock

Today we have the next installation of our feature ’60 Seconds with…’! Over  the coming weeks we will be posting quick and quirky interviews with the people behind the music at the Winter Festival. There’s no hard and fast rule with what we ask – most questions come from members of the team – though…

What Makes a Great Fable?

What do you think makes a great fable? We asked a whole host of people involved in Fables – A Film Opera (composers, directors, workshop leaders and members of our team) exactly that! This is what they said… Discover more videos on our YouTube channel!

Fables – A Launch Party

The Winter Festival is drawing ever nearer, and one particular milestone was the official launch of our collaboration with Streetwise Opera, Fables – A Film Opera. From a brisk walk through the cold, the Spitalfields Music staff arrived at Toynbee Hall to catch the end of a typically animated Streetwise participant rehearsal. Sadly, we weren’t…