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Creative Encounters with Spitalfields Music

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Spitalfields Music is extremely proud to announce the launch of our new creative residencies in care homes. Workshops for Creative Encounters (formerly Endless Imagination) will begin in Aspen Court in January 2019, and ultimately expand to three Tower Hamlets care homes. Following the success of the Living Arts pilot projects, … Continue reading “Creative Encounters with Spitalfields Music”

In Conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

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As the world’s most popular album listening event, Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. The classic album listening concept was started in 2010 by radio host, DJ and journalist Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. She founded Classic Album … Continue reading “In Conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy”

Spitalfields Music announces new project working with people living with dementia

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An elderly gentleman was sat, seemingly disconnected from the Living Arts session taking place around him. He was wearing a bright red jumper which one of the creative team noticed. When they said “I like your red jumper”, the gentleman responded, “it isn’t red, it’s campion”. This interaction surprised the … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music announces new project working with people living with dementia”

In Conversation with Christopher Mayo

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Christopher Mayo is a Toronto-based composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic music. His music is characterised by its distinctive rhythmic language and diverse and eclectic inspirations. Christopher’s works have been commissioned and performed by leading ensembles worldwide, and now, he is bringing his work Beast to London for its … Continue reading “In Conversation with Christopher Mayo”

The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green: East End History with Daniella King

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When someone hears the name the “Blind Beggar”, generally one thing comes to mind, and that is the pub in Whitechapel in which East End Gangster Ronnie Kray murdered George Cornell in 1966. However, by walking through the streets of Bethnal Green, you will discover the original story of the … Continue reading “The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green: East End History with Daniella King”

In Conversation with Nicole Lizée

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Called a “brilliant musical scientist” and lauded for “creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination”, award-winning composer and video artist Nicole Lizée joins Spitalfields Music on Wednesday 5 December at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The Riot Ensemble perform the UK premiere of her Black Midi for chamber ensemble in … Continue reading “In Conversation with Nicole Lizée”

Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1

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Best known as a founding member of Arcade Fire, musician Richard Reed Parry is one of Spitalfields Music Festival’s featured composers. His latest release, the album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1, sees him depart from the sounds of Arcade Fire into some eclectic, delicate and beautiful songwriting. He draws … Continue reading “Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1”

Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!

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Are you a young person aged 11+? Do you enjoy making music and meeting new people? Soundbox is an all-ability inclusive music collective that brings together disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 11+ from East London and beyond to make and create music using a mixture of traditional instruments, music technology … Continue reading “Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!”