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 … Continue reading “Jazz at the English Restaurant”
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 … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Caroline”
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. … Continue reading “Winter Festival Highlights”
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: … Continue reading “Summer Festival 2010”
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 … Continue reading “It’s time to throw out the guide-book and open your ears….”
In February 2010 Vital Arts and Spitalfields Music worked together to bring live music to families and new born babies on the maternity ward at the Royal London Hospital. The musicians performed and taught a selection of lullabies from around the world. With the help of willing families they also wrote simple songs in Arabic, Bengali, Somali and English.