Category: General

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?”

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: 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”

Winter Festival Webcast

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The Winter Festival starts today! We cornered Programme Directors Kate Wyatt (Festivals) and Clare Lovett (Learning & Participation) and asked them about what goes into programming  the Winter Festival and Learning & Participation events. Listen for a sneak preview of Winter Festival artists, Club Moxie (Aspirations programme students) and Fables – … Continue reading “Winter Festival Webcast”

Brochures in Unexpected Places…

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We asked the Spitalfields Music team to take a photo of themselves and their beloved Spitalfields Music brochure in an unexpected place. Why? We’re renowned for programming extraordinary music in unexpected places and we wanted to see how creative our team could be outside of the office . Take a look at … Continue reading “Brochures in Unexpected Places…”

Who is Monteverdi?

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With this year’s Winter Festival showcasing the works of Claudio Monteverdi, we thought it would be a good idea to give a little insight into who Monteverdi was. Danielle Sutcliffe, Box Office Manager, takes you through the man, the music, the myth. Lines drawn between periods of music are very … Continue reading “Who is Monteverdi?”

My Favourite Place: Rebecca

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Our new regular spot, featuring choice places around Spitalfields from the team. This week,  Rebecca Steel, Marketing & Box Office Assistant, shares hers: I absolutely love Thursday lunchtimes if only for the chance to browse the fascinating Antiques Market in Old Spitalfields Market. I love looking through all the random … Continue reading “My Favourite Place: Rebecca”

Fables – A Launch Party

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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 … Continue reading “Fables – A Launch Party”

Update: Opera in Pieces

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Learning & Participation Programme Director, Clare Lovett, gives us a slice of the action from the Spitalfields Music extravaganza Opera in Pieces. Back from my much needed summer holiday and incredible trip to Japan and right back to work with a bang… the first set of auditions for our new … Continue reading “Update: Opera in Pieces”

Intern Diaries: My first two weeks… Part II

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And so I arrived at Spitalfields Music on a bright sunny day towards the end of September to begin my six month Learning & Participation internship. The first week whizzed by – meeting staff, gradually learning how the organisation works and more particularly, scratching the surface of the many projects … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: My first two weeks… Part II”