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Kings Place, London, Programme for October 2022.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The programme will include the London Piano Festival, which will incorporate a performance from the New York based jazz pianist Vijay Iyer.

We have received the following press release;


Kings Place in October

 

The London Piano Festival returns plus a weekend of the complete Shostakovich Quartets and world premieres from Naomi Pinnock, Joanna Marsh and Shruthi Rajasekar


The London Piano Festival returns for the seventh year, featuring Dame Imogen Cooper in a Schubertiade, Tamara Stefanovich, Vijay Iyer and more [6-9 Oct]


The Brodsky Quartet mark their 50th anniversary with a special Shostakovich weekend [29-30 Oct]


Voices Unwrapped continues with performances by classical and folk artists including The Unthanks, Riot Ensemble, Gesualdo Six and Kings Place resident orchestra Aurora


Riot Ensemble perform world premieres by Naomi Pinnock and Andres Nuño de Buen [14 Oct] and The Gesualdo Six present the world premiere of Da pacem Domine by Shruthi Rajasekar


Luminate series continues with immersive performances by electronic music producer and singer-songwriter Tony Njoku and Mercury Prize-nominated artist William Doyle
VOICES UNWRAPPED | CLASSICAL, CONTEMPORARY, FOLK
Kings Place’s year-long series of cross-genre events, Voices Unwrapped, continues in October and celebrates the power of the voice and the joy of singing together. The series has brought together performances from a variety of genres throughout 2022 and this month puts a particular spotlight on contemporary classical and folk programmes.

 

The Carice Singers and conductor George Parris celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams with a performance of his iconic choral work, the Mass in G minor alongside music by his pupils and friends including female composers such as Ina Boyle, Elizabeth Maconchy and Imogen Holst, all of whom he was known to support during his lifetime [12 Oct].

 

Riot Ensemble present Anna Korsun’s otherworldly Ulenflucht, sung and played from the Hall One gallery (14 Oct), and David Del Tredici’s rarely-performed Szygy plus new works by Naomi Pinnock and Mexican composer Andres Nuño de Buen. Another world premiere is performed by vocal consort The Gesualdo Six who will present Da pacem Domine by Shruthi Rajasekar as part of the group’s programme exploring the influence and legacy of Josquin [20 Oct].


Resident orchestra Aurora join tenor Nicholas Mulroy for a vibrant programme that explores the connection between popular Latin American songs and master works of the European Baroque. The programme has been specially curated by Mulroy for Voices Unwrapped and features works by Silvio Rodriguez, Mercedes Sosa, Monteverdi and more [23 Oct].


Folk artists performing in the Voices Unwrapped series include The Rheingans Sisters [8 Oct], The Unthanks - a Mercury Music Prize nominated English folk group -who will make their Kings Place debut to mark the release of their new album Sorrows Away [15 Oct] - and Staran, a Scottish folk group who will perform a specially curated programme of new and old Gaelic songs. Staran have been chosen by Artist-in-Focus Julie Fowlis as part of her curations for Voices Unwrapped, and the group will be joined by acclaimed vocalist Kim Carnie [28 Oct].


Gareth Malone joins a panel of leading singing coaches for a special Choir Leaders Workshop, part of Voices Unwrapped, aimed at supporting choir leaders of community choirs to take their work to the next level [2 Oct].

 


CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL


The London Piano Festival returns for its seventh year with four days of classical and jazz piano performances. Performing at the Festival for the first time are leading soloist Tamara Stefanovich, jazz sensation Vijay Iyer and rising star Dominic Degavino, in addition to Dame Imogen Cooper, Patron of the festival since 2016, who leads a Schubertiade with pianist friends. Returning artists include Noriko Ogawa and Paul Roberts, as well as the Festival’s Artistic Directors Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen [6-9 Oct].


The Brodsky Quartet mark their 50th anniversary with a special celebratory weekend which sees them present the full cycle of Shostakovich’s string quartets. Each of the seven concerts will feature a performance of two or three quartets alongside a brief introduction by Elizabeth Wilson, an expert in Shostakovich’s life and music. In addition, the weekend will also feature a lecture by musicologist Marina Frolova-Walker who will explore the context behind the complete Shostakovich quartets [29-30 Oct].


The United Strings of Europe and members of Gandini Juggling perform Apollo Resurrected, a re-staging of Stravinsky’s ballet ‘Apollo and his Muses’, created by theatrical director Bill Barclay. The hour-long show will also include music by Peteris Vasks and a new commission by British composer Joanna Marsh [28 Oct].


Kings Place’s classical programming continues through a series of London Chamber Music Sundays events in October, featuring the prize-winning Linos Piano Trio who perform CPE Bach, Ravel and Brahms [2 Oct], the Carducci Quartet bring a recital of Haydn and Beethoven before being joined by British composer Kate Whitley for a performance of her new Piano Quintet [9 Oct], and Royal Opera House Concertmaster Sergey Levitin is joined by friends and colleagues to perform piano trios and quartets by Haydn, Schumann and Paul Lacombe [16 Oct].

 

 

CONTEMPORARY, FOLK AND JAZZ HIGHLIGHTS


Continuing the venue’s boundary-breaking Luminate series is British-Nigerian electronic music producer and singer-songwriter Tony Njoku who will showcase new material alongside a full band ensemble, immersing the audience in his experimentation [7 Oct]. Mercury Prize-nominated artist William Doyle will perform a special ambient performance celebrating his forthcoming vinyl release of Slowly Arranged: 2016-2019 [27 Oct].


Multi-instrumentalists Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, a folk duo from Scotland, will perform a live set at Kings Place [27 Oct] and jazz/folk artist Laura Jurd takes to the stage to play tracks from her new album alongside her brass-fuelled Big Friendly party band [5 Oct].

 


SPOKEN WORD AND FAMILY EVENTS


In addition to the venue’s music programming, Kings Place regularly presents spoken word, comedy and podcast events throughout the year. In October, audiences can enjoy Sit Down Poetry with writer, poet, TV and film producer Henry Normal [13 Oct] as well as an evening of haunting ghost stories told by storytellers Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson from the Crick Crack Club [29 Oct]. Kings Place regular Steve Richards returns with Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics, reflecting on the twists and turns of British politics [26 Oct]. Award-winning folk duo Megson present an entertaining 45-minute concert for children aged 0-8 [16 Oct].

 


ABOUT KINGS PLACE
Kings Place is an open, multi-arts venue, presenting an adventurous and critically-acclaimed programme, with words and music at its heart. Every year we curate a series of festivals to engage a breadth of different communities. We are a place where many audiences belong, a place where people connect with their passion and no-one is lost in the crowd.
Kings Place was developed from a generous act of philanthropy. Driven by a belief that arts and culture are a fundamental part of a thriving city – our work is as vibrant as our location in King’s Cross. We are independently-funded and generate income through ticket sales and the staging of world-class conferences and events.
We are rooted in partnership and have developed a collaborative community of resident partners and artistic associates. By opening our doors, people and creativity can flourish. We provide stages for artists, space for local communities and young musicians, share our home with partners, and offer audiences unforgettable, shared experiences.


We are Kings Place, the cultural pulse of King’s Cross.
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk


CLASSICAL | CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL  

 

Sun 2 Oct | Hall One 6pm
LINOS PIANO TRIO
London Chamber Music Sundays
CPE Bach Sonata for keyboard and strings in E flat, Wq. 89/4
Ravel Piano Trio
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op. 8
          Konrad Elias-Trostmann violin
          Vladimir Waltham cello  
          Prach Boondiskulchok piano
The prize-winning Linos Piano Trio perform Ravel’s hauntingly beautiful trio, perfectly preludised by the delicately expressive writing of CPE Bach’s Sonata for piano and strings. Their programme ends with the B major trio by Brahms, one of his most popular and arguably most ambitious piano trios.
£14.50 – £29.50; £5 for students; 25% discount for LCMS Friends


Thu 6 Oct | Hall One 7.30pm
TAMARA STEFANOVICH
MESSIAEN, RAMEAU & BACH
London Piano Festival | Master Series
Visionary pianist Tamara Stefanovich opens this year’s festival with a programme exploring form and freedom. Beginning with Bach’s Aria Variata (BWV 989) interweaving the birdsong-inspired pieces of Messiaen and Rameau, and ending with Messaien’s mesmerising Canteyodjaya.
£16.50 – £39.50; £8.50 Under-30s


Fri 7 Oct | Hall One 7.30pm
TWO PIANO GALA
SCHUBERTIADE
London Piano Festival
Imogen Cooper, a doyenne among Schubert players, has been a guiding influence for generations of pianists. For this concert she will be joined by rising star Dominic Degavino, and Festival co-founders Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, all of whom have benefitted directly from her unique insights.
£19.50 – £44.50; £8.50 Under-30s


Sat 8 Oct | Hall One 2pm
NORIKO OGAWA & KATYA APEKISHEVA
DEBUSSY & SHOSTAKOVICH
London Piano Festival
Composers have always been fascinated by the idea of preludes, a sense of musical openings and departures. London Piano Festival co-founder Katya Apekisheva plays Shostakovich’s complete set of preludes, and internationally renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa performs Debussy’s Book I of 24 Préludes.
£20; £8.50 Under-30s


Sat 8 Oct | Hall One 8pm
VIJAY IYER
London Piano Festival
Vijay Iyer has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific, shape-shifting presence in twenty-first-century music. He received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Grammy nomination, and was voted  Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. Vijay makes his debut at the London Piano Festival, in a rare solo performance.
£20 – £30; £8.50 Under-30s


Sun 9 Oct | Hall One 11.30am
PAUL ROBERTS & CHARLES OWEN
FRANZ LISZT: AN EXPLORATION
London Piano Festival
In this lecture-recital, Paul Roberts launches his new book, Reading Franz Liszt – an exploration of the literary inspiration behind Liszt’s greatest piano works; and London Piano Festival co-founder Charles Owen focuses on the visionary music springing from Liszt’s intense identification with Biblical texts.
£20; £8.50 Under-30s


Sun 9 Oct | Hall One 6pm
CARDUCCI QUARTET WITH KATE WHITLEY
London Chamber Music Sundays
Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op. 33, No. 2, The Joke
Kate Whitley Piano Quintet
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op. 127
Haydn’s ‘Joke’ quartet is so named because of various things in its last movement, doubtless designed to amuse its commissioner the Grand Duke of Russia. Beethoven’s Op. 127 quartet is famous for very different reasons, as the first of the final set of ‘late quartets’ that took the medium to new levels of ambition and expression.  As a wonderful contrast to these works, the British composer Kate Whitley joins the quartet on the piano in a performance of her Piano Quintet.
£14.50 – £29.50; £5 for students; 25% discount for LCMS Friends


Wed 12 Oct | Hall One 7.30pm
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Voices Unwrapped
Ralph Vaughan Williams O vos omnes, Silence and Music, Mass in G minor
Ina Boyle Hymn
Hugo Alfvén Aftonen (The Evening)
Elizabeth Maconchy A Hymn to God the Father
Imogen Holst A Hymne to Christ
Gustav Holst This have I done for my true love
The Carice Singers |  George Parris conductor
A night to celebrate the enduring legacy of Ralph Vaughan Williams. With his most iconic choral work at its heart, the radiant Mass in G minor, this sequence from The Carice Singers interweaves his music with that of his pupils and friends. His support of female composers such as Ina Boyle, Elizabeth Maconchy and Imogen Holst shines a light on the radical outlook of a man mistaken for a conservative.
£18.50 – £26.50


Fri 14 Oct | Hall One 8pm
RIOT ENSEMBLE
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
Voices Unwrapped
Anna Korsun Ulenflucht
Andres Nuño de Buen new work
David Del Tredici Szygy
Naomi Pinnock new work
This concert opens at twilight: Riot Ensemble has split apart and reformed above the audience. From the balcony come the birdcalls, noisemakers and singing voices of Anna Korsun’s Ulenflucht. Riot then descend to the stage for David del Tredici’s ground-breaking Szygy and a world premiere from Naomi Pinnock.
£15 – £20; £8.50 Under-30s


Sun 16 Oct | Hall One 11.30am
ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
Bach, the Universe and Everything
Bach, the Universe and Everything returns for a season of cosmic journeys pairing JS Bach’s cantatas with science. Dr Stuart Clark explores the changing understanding of the universe in Bach’s time alongside a performance of ‘Herr Christ, der einige Gottessohn’ (BWV 96).
£19.50; £8.50 Under-30s


Sun 16 Oct | Hall One 6pm
SERGEY LEVITIN & FRIENDS
London Chamber Music Sundays
Haydn Piano Trio in G, Hob. XV:25, Gypsy Rondo
Paul Lacombe Piano Trio No. 2 in E, Op. 90
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 47
Sergey Levitin violin |  Rachel Roberts viola
David Cohen cello |  Victor Sangiorgio piano
A concert with distinguished musicians and orchestral principals – Sergey Levitin (Konzertmeister of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House) and David Cohen (principal cellist of the LSO) – in a programme culminating in Schumann’s powerful and dramatic Piano Quartet.
£14.50 – £29.50; £5 for students; 25% discount for LCMS Friends


Thu 20 Oct | Hall One 7.30pm
GESUALDO SIX
MIRROR OF TIME: JOSQUIN’S LEGACY
Voices Unwrapped
Brumel Da pacem Domine
Heinrich Isaac Illumina faciem tuam
Mouton Peccantem me quotidie
Compère Quis numerare queat/Da pacem Domine
Verdelot Dignare me laudare te
Rogier Laboravi in gemitu meo
Lusitano Heu me Domine
Des prez In te Domine Speravi
Pärt Da pacem Domine
Gesauldo In te Domine Speravi, Hei mihi Domine, Laboravi in gemitu meo, Dignare me laudare te,
Da pacem Domine, Peccantem me Quotidie, Illumina faciem tuam
Rajasekar Da pacem Domine (World Premiere)
A programme from peerless vocal consort The Gesualdo Six tracing a chain of inspirations, from Josquin to Arvo Part, and culminating in the phenomenal work of Renaissance visionary, Carlo Gesualdo, admired by Stravinsky and a host of 20th century composers.
£16.50 – £34.50


Fri 21 Oct | Hall One 6pm
CRISTINA GALIETTO
THE BIG NIGHT OF THE GUITAR 1
IGF Guitar Festival
Cristina Galietto is a 20-year-old multiple prize-winning guitarist from Naples, most recently winning premier international competitions in Stuttgart, Uppsala, and the ‘Andres Segovia’ Monheim-am-Rhein in Germany. Last August she won First Prize in the EuroStrings Guitar Competition held in Petrer, Spain.
£7; (Free – if you book for both Big Night of the Guitar events in full.)


Fri 21 Oct | Hall One 7.30pm
ANIELLO DESIDERIO AND G PLUS ENSEMBLE
THE BIG NIGHT OF THE GUITAR 1
IGF Guitar Festival
Italian Aniello Desiderio is one of the most remarkable guitarists on the international scene today. His highly individual and distinctive interpretations coupled with truly phenomenal technical prowess have made him a favourite with classical guitar audiences around the world. Tom Kerstens is a major figure in the guitar world. His G Plus Ensemble consists of one or two guitars, string quartet and percussion and is exclusively dedicated to new music.
£9.50 – £39.50


Sat 22 Oct | Hall One 7pm
SUNGBIN CHO
THE BIG NIGHT OF THE GUITAR 2
IGF Guitar Festival
Sungbin Cho is the brilliant winner of the London International Guitar Competition 2021. He graduated with a BMus from the Korea National University of Arts, before serving in the Republic of Korea Air Force for two years, whereupon he entered the Royal Academy of Music to undertake an MA in Performance, with Michael Lewin. He is the first Korean national to play classical guitar at the RAM.
£7; (Free – if you book for both Big Night of the Guitar events in full.)


Sat 22 Oct | Hall One 8.30pm
ANA VIDOVIC
THE BIG NIGHT OF THE GUITAR 2
IGF Guitar Festival
The second of two special evenings of performances. Ana Vidovic, an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts has taken her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship, and is the winner of numerous international prizes.
£9.50 – £39.50


Sun 23 Oct | Hall One 5pm
AURORA ORCHESTRA WITH NICHOLAS MULROY
‘SI SE CALLA EL CANTOR’: LEIPZIG, LONDON, LATIN AMERICA
Voices Unwrapped
Programme to include:
Bach Ich habe Genug, BWV82
Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV1051
Songs by Monteverdi, Purcell, Mercedes Sosa, Victor Jara and Silvio Rodriguez
Nicholas Mulroy tenor |  Aurora Orchestra
Ruth Gibson and Hélène Clément violas
Nicholas Mulroy returns to Kings Place, alongside resident orchestra Aurora, for a vibrant programme ranging from Bach to Monteverdi and Purcell to Silvio Rodriguez. This event offers a rare chance for a London audience to hear songs cherished by Latin American communities across the globe as the musical counterparts of literature by Garcia Márquez, Allende, Borges and Neruda.
£19.50 – £39.50


Sun 23 Oct | Hall Two 7.30pm
DANI DE MORÓN & PATRICIA GUERRERO
IGF Guitar Festival
Flamenco Pasión with Dani de Morón on flamenco guitar and dancer Patricia Guerrero. The flamenco guitarist Dani de Morón is a leading performer of his generation, who has always worked alongside legendary flamenco performers. Patricia Guerrero has studied with masters like Mario Maya and Rubén Olmo and has performed in the New York City Center Theater and Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris.
£15


Fri 28 Oct | Hall One 8pm
UNITED STRINGS OF EUROPE
APOLLO RESURRECTED
Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae
Igor Stravinsky Apollon musagète
Joanna Marsh Another Eden (United Strings of Europe commission)
The innovative string ensemble United Strings of Europe joins forces with a quartet of juggler-acrobats in a new narrative by theatrical director Bill Barclay that re-casts Apollo as an artist recovering from personal tragedy who must learn how to fall in love with life, and art, again. The hour-long show includes music by Osvaldo Golijov and a new commission from British composer Joanna Marsh.
£19.50 – £34.50; £8.50 Under-30s


Sat 29 Oct | Hall One 11.30am
THE BRODSKY QUARTET – PART 1
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49
String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68
Elizabeth Wilson speaker
Brodsky Quartet
In this special anniversary weekend, the Brodsky Quartet present the full cycle of Shostakovich’s String Quartets. Each concert includes a performance of two quartets and a brief introduction by Elizabeth Wilson, who will share her extensive knowledge of Shostakovich’s life and music, with each of the 15 string quartets examined and illuminated through lively discussion with members of the Brodsky Quartet.
£21.50; £8.50 Under-30s; £6.50 Under-14s; Multi-buy offers available


Sat 29 Oct | Hall One 2pm
PART 2
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73
String Quartet No. 4 in D, Op. 83
£21.50; £8.50 Under-30s; £6.50 Under-14s; Multi-buy offers available


Sat 29 Oct | Hall One 4.30pm
PART 3
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 6 in G, Op. 101
String Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 92
£21.50; £8.50 Under-30s; £6.50 Under-14s; Multi-buy offers available


Sat 29 Oct | Hall One 7pm
PART 4
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
String Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117
£24.50; £8.50 Under-30s; Multi-buy offers available


Sun 30 Oct | Hall One 11.30am
PART 5
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122
String Quartet No. 12 in D flat, Op. 133
£21.50; £8.50 Under-30s; £6.50 Under-14s; Multi-buy offers available


Sun 30 Oct | Hall One 2pm
PART 6
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138
String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp, Op. 142
£21.50; £8.50 Under-30s; £6.50 Under-14s; Multi-buy offers available


Sun 30 Oct | St. Pancras Room 4pm
MARINA FROLOVA-WALKER
LECTURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SHOSTAKOVICH
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets
Shostakovich’s quartets were written for the concert stage and often subjected to intense scrutiny by committees and critics. In this overview of the whole cycle, Marina Frolova-Walker will ask the questions: What was Shostakovich able to do in his quartets that he couldn’t do equally well in other genres?
Do the quartets give us some kind of privileged access to the inner life of the composer?
£9.50; This event is not included in the multi-buy offer


Sun 30 Oct | Hall One 5.30pm
PART 7
The Complete Shostakovich Quartets | London Chamber Music Sundays
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118
String Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144
£21.50; £8.50 Under-30s; 25% discount for LCMS Friends; Multi-buy offers available


Fri 7 Oct | Hall Two 8pm
TONY NJOKU
Luminate
Tony Njoku will be debuting a new live setup, with a full band ensemble (horns, drums, guitars, keys and more) to showcase new material from his upcoming releases. Expect an immersive audio-visual experience full of experimentation, abstraction and a myriad of emotional themes that endeavour to take the audience on a sonic and visual journey of self-discovery.
£13.50; Standing Event


Thu 27 Oct | Hall One 8.30pm
WILLIAM DOYLE
AN AMBIENT PERFORMANCE
Luminate
To celebrate the forthcoming vinyl release of Slowly Arranged: 2016-2019, we are thrilled to announce a special ambient performance from the Mercury Prize-nominated artist, William Doyle. This is a rare opportunity to hear a different side to one of the most inventive and exciting artists the UK has to offer.
£16.50


FAMILY  

 

Sun 16 Oct | Hall Two 2pm
MEGSON
FAMILY FOLK SHOW
Organic, authentic & fun folk concerts for big & little music connoisseurs. Award-winning folk duo Megson blend their infectious mix of heavenly vocals and lush harmonies into a gentle, entertaining concert specially for younger children, featuring folk songs old and new from their When I Was A Lad & Little Bird albums.
(Age: 0-8 years. The duration of this event is 45 mins.)
£9.50 – £11.50; Family offer available



FOLK  

 

Sat 8 Oct | Hall Two 8pm
THE RHEINGANS SISTERS
Voices Unwrapped
The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. A unique and unmissable act on the folk and world music stage today, Rowan and Anna Rheingans play a plethora of instruments in their live shows, many of them handmade by their luthier father Helmut Rheingans who is based in their native Peak District home.
£14.50


Sat 15 Oct | Hall One 4pm & 7pm
THE UNTHANKS
Voices Unwrapped
The Mercury Music Prize-nominated and ever-inspiring The Unthanks make their Kings Place debut with two special album release concerts of their fourteenth record, Sorrows Away. At the nucleus of a constantly evolving unit is the traditional upbringing of Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank and the arrangements and writing of composer, pianist, producer and Yorkshireman, Adrian McNally.
£27.50


Thu 27 Oct | Hall Two 8pm
MAIREARAD GREEN & ANNA MASSIE
Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other’s musical ideas and interpretations.
£14.50


Fri 28 Oct | Hall Two 8pm
STARAN
A JULIE FOWLIS CURATION
Voices Unwrapped
As part of her Artist-in-Focus curations for Voices Unwrapped, Julie Fowlis hand-picks Staran to present a specially curated programme of new and old Gaelic songs, featuring acclaimed vocalist Kim Carnie. Some of the most sought-after artists on the Scottish folk scene also make up this formidable collective: John Lowrie (Piano), Innes White (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), James Lindsay (Bass) and Jack Smedley (Fiddle).
£14.50


JAZZ  

 

Wed 5 Oct | Hall Two 8pm
LAURA JURD & FRIENDS
THE BIG FRIENDLY ALBUM
Laura Jurd returns to Kings Place with her new brass-fuelled Big Friendly party band. Music influenced by Celtic folk traditions, the blues and a sprinkling of alt-rock, acclaimed trumpet player and composer alongside a brass-fuelled, party band of world-class instrumentalists, bring this colourful new music to life.
£16.50


LEARNING  


Sun 2 Oct | St. Pancras Room 10am
CHOIR LEADERS’ WORKSHOP
Voices Unwrapped
Develop your practice as a choir leader, learn new skills from renowned experts, and meet and share with like-minded professionals. Charles Alexander and Emily Dickens: Warm-up workshop. Charlotte Dougan: vocal technique. Dan Swana: jazz up your accompaniments. Gareth Malone: Q+A and troubleshooting.
£35


WORDS


Thu 13 Oct | Hall One 8pm
HENRY NORMAL
SIT DOWN POETRY
Sit Down Poetry: It’s like stand-up poetry but more thoughtful and relaxed and easier on the legs. Armed only with a chair, a mic, stories, jokes and poetry, Henry Normal takes on the world looking for a win-win situation.
Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV & film producer, founder of the Manchester Literature Festival and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.
£17.50


Mon 24 Oct | Hall One 7.30pm
THE GUILTY FEMINIST
Join comedian Deborah Frances-White for her comedy podcast. Each episode, Deborah and her guests discuss their noble goals as 21st century feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities which undermine them. The podcast has become a phenomenon with over 50 million downloads.
£16.50


Wed 26 Oct | Hall One 7pm
STEVE RICHARDS
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL POLITICS
Steve Richards returns to Kings Place with a brand new show reflecting all the recent epic twists and turns in British politics ..from Sue Gray and Partygate to a cost of living crisis and some signs that Labour and Lib Dems are moving closer together … time once again to get together and make sense of it all.
£16.50; £9.50 KPlayer broadcast


Sat 29 Oct | Hall Two 7.30pm
CRICK CRACK CLUB
THE GAME OF CANDLES
Come and hear fantastical ghost stories in the light of flickering candles which, one by one, story by story, are extinguished. Superlative storytellers Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson call in the sinister and the strange to pay tribute to this unnerving folk custom with a night of haunting tales from around the world.
£15.50; £8.50 Under-30s

 


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