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. When people are purchasing a ticket for a concert, they may choose to ‘buy one, donate one’ so they can share the experience. Over the past two Festivals, No Strings Attached has provided tickets for over 100 people to come to our Festival for the first time, for many, the first time they’ve experienced live classical music.

Along with residents of Tower Hamlets, we invite staff, clients and participants from our local community organisations. Audiences have come to us through the Sundial Centre, Providence Row, Cardboard Citizens, Crisis and Futureversity among others.

Thomas, a client of Crisis homelessness centre, came to some of our Winter Festival performances and wrote the following about his experience:

 I was delighted to receive complimentary tickets to attend some of the concerts along with other members from Crisis. I really enjoyed the instrumental and choral recitals from ensembles from different countries. Before Christmas a few of us attended the Icelandic Song Book which I really enjoyed, there was a great atmosphere which was inspiring. I was also fortunate to attend Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond in January. This again was wonderful – it made me feel happy to hear this music. In sincere thankfulness I look forward to the summer festival.

If you are a resident in Tower Hamlets and would like to take up the offer of free tickets, please send an email to:
nostringsattached@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk
or call us on 020 7377 0287. If you need help deciding which concert to attend, we’ll talk you through the festival programme to find out what you might like and we’l keep you updated with other activities and opportunities to get involved in our work. Alternatively, if you are a local charitable organisation and would like to find out about getting some free tickets for your staff, participants and clients, please do get in touch.

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