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Spitalfields Music Festival 2018: In Review

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This year’s festival has come to a close, and after 9 days of breathtaking music, incredible performers, unique venues and wonderful audiences, we look back on the Spitalfields Music Festival 2018. Our programme examined quintessentially English music, from the likes of Byrd, Tallis, Purcell and Joy Division, emanating the beautiful … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music Festival 2018: In Review”

In Conversation with Anna Meredith

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Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her sound is frequently described as ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-defying’ and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock – or as The Guardian described it “majestic bangers”. Her music has been … Continue reading “In Conversation with Anna Meredith”

“Byrd is a combination of head and heart…”

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The Tower of London is one of England’s most striking landmarks, with its impressive and foreboding structure symbolising everything that Medieval England stood for: power, grandeur and strength. Originally the home of royalty and most famously a prison until 1952 (holding captive such historical figures as Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane … Continue reading ““Byrd is a combination of head and heart…””

In review: our 40th anniversary Summer Festival

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This year’s Summer Festival came to a close with eight nights of immersive circus and music in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, bringing together world-class artists and local performers for an ethereal journey through the underworld. We’re please to share some photo festival highlights of our favourite moments with you. We also … Continue reading “In review: our 40th anniversary Summer Festival”

Express Yourself: how arts festivals help cities get creative

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On Wednesday 25 February from 2.00pm, as part of BBC Get Creative #FestivalsLondon – some of the capital’s leading arts festivals – are running a live web discussion on festivals how they can help cities express creativity. #FestivalsLondon is a partnership of five London festival-producing organisations: Dance Umbrella, Greenwich+Docklands International … Continue reading “Express Yourself: how arts festivals help cities get creative”