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60 Seconds With… Tomasz Pokrzywinski

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This summer we are pleased to be welcoming Polish baroque orchestra, Arte dei Suonatori. As they prepare for their London debut here in Spitalfields, we caught up with Principal Cellist, Tomasz  Pokrzywinski, for this week’s 60 Seconds With… What’s the most played track from your MP3 player/CD collection? There is … Continue reading “60 Seconds With… Tomasz Pokrzywinski”

Cherry Trees Performance!

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Cherry Trees School and Spitalfields Music have been working in partnership for over 10 years, of which for the last four I have been lucky enough to be part of the team of workshop leaders and apprentices delivering the project. My colleague Zoe Palmer commented to me that “…Cherry Trees reminded … Continue reading “Cherry Trees Performance!”

Artist Focus: Fifth Quadrant and Dal’Ouna

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London based classical music collective, Fifth Quadrant, formed in 2009 and have since then endeavoured to explore and redefine classical collaborative music making. Having previously worked with artists of widely varying backgrounds and nationalities, Fifth Quadrant’s latest project sees them team up with Palestinian group, Dal’Ouna, to combine Eastern and … Continue reading “Artist Focus: Fifth Quadrant and Dal’Ouna”

Jazz at the English Restaurant

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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”

Intern Diaries: My time as an L&P intern!

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31 March is here and what do Papa Haydn, Rene Descartes, Diaghilev and Al Gore have in common? Birthday cake! For me though, it is the end of my six-month internship.  I cannot believe how the time has flown since my arrival at the end of September. I’ve seen the … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: My time as an L&P intern!”

Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?

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It’s been more than 2 weeks since I joined the lovely Spitalfields Music team, so it was about time to invite you get a glimpse of Spitalfields Music through my looking-glass. Ready? As I don’t like silent blog posting, this time the soundtrack playing in my mind is a French … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?”

My Favourite Place: Uju

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It’s time for more revelations from our staff about where they  love to spend their time in Spitalfields. This week Finance Director,  and chocoholic, Uju, tells us about her favourite place. I’m still relatively new to Spitalfields Music and the area, so I haven’t had enough time to explore Spitalfields properly, … Continue reading “My Favourite Place: Uju”

My Favourite Place: Michael

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It’s time for more weird and wonderful local gems from members of the Spitalfields Music team. Sharing their favourite place this week is Marketing & Communications Intern, Michael. Micha is a small food-counter in Old Spitalfields Market, on the Lamb Street side. It offers a variety of fresh Mediterranean style … Continue reading “My Favourite Place: Michael”

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”