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What is No Strings Attached?

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No Strings Attached is a free ticket scheme that aims to encourage local people who’ve never been to one of our concerts before to try something new, for free, with no obligations. What sets this scheme apart from others is that all the tickets are funded by other audience members. … Continue reading “What is No Strings Attached?”

Intern Diaries: I guess it’s time to say goodbye

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So here we are, at the point which five months ago looked so far away but has arrived more quickly than a speeding kangaroo. (Happy Australia Day!) My final few weeks at Spitalfields Music has seen the wrapping up of the brilliant 2010 Winter Festival, with some truly amazing performances … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: I guess it’s time to say goodbye”

A Volunteer’s View

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As a newcomer to Spitalfields Music, I was a little nervous but all of the staff and volunteers were very welcoming. Being a festival steward involved a variety of tasks each night. I welcomed people outside the church, sold programmes and showed people to their seats. There were some pretty … Continue reading “A Volunteer’s View”

The Winter Festival draws to a close…

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Tonight we have the last two concerts of our Winter Festival. A fantastic double bill beginning with the wonderful EXAUDI in what will be a stunning rendition of Monteverdi’s Third Book of Madrigals at 6.30 pm followed by Retrospect Ensemble with a programme of Italian instrumental music exploring the styles … Continue reading “The Winter Festival draws to a close…”

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

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For our final instalment of the Spitalfields Music staff’s picks from the Winter Festival and the rest of cultural London, we have Marketing & Communications Intern, Michael sharing his favourite forthcoming events. The concert I’m most looking forward to this festival is Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond (6 January) being given … Continue reading “Best of the Fest (and the Rest)”

Winter Festival Highlights

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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”

Intern Diaries: Michael’s Winter Festival week

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And with around 150 participants taking their final bow at Fables – A Film Opera, the first part of the Winter Festival drew to a close. (Well sort of; there were of course lots of things to do such as tidy up, and battle with the weather). The Festival week … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Michael’s Winter Festival week”

Intern Diaries: Caroline’s Festival experience

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As Learning & Participation Intern, the first part of the Winter Festival, for me, was focused on the L&P events. The week began with the daily staff briefing and all the abbreviations on the fat schedule suddenly became identifiable people! The mood of the office changed slightly as passing ships … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Caroline’s Festival experience”

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

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The next installment of our regular feature Best of the Fest (and the Rest) and this week it’s the turn of Cathy Birch, Programme Manager: Learning & Participation With a fantastic first week of the Winter Festival nearly at its end I’m already looking forward to what’s coming up in January … Continue reading “Best of the Fest (and the Rest)”

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

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The next installment of our regular feature Best of the Fest (and the Rest) and this week it’s the turn of Marketing Assistant, Rebecca Steel. The Festival event I can’t wait to see is EXAUDI‘s concert on Friday 7 January. I have seen them perform contemporary music several times and … Continue reading “Best of the Fest (and the Rest)”