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Kings Place, London, Programme for September 2022.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Kings Place has announced its programme for September 2022, the first month in its Autumn Series. Press released attached.

We have received the following press release;

Autumn 2022 Listings | September


Kings Place in September: the return of the popular London Podcast Festival and highlights from the Voices Unwrapped series


• Kings Place’s annual London Podcast Festival returns for the seventh time with festival favourites including No Such Thing as a Fish, Two Twos Podcast, Adam Buxton, Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and The Guilty Feminist

• Voices Unwrapped series continues with Artist-in-Focus Julie Fowlis performing with Iarla Ó Lionáird, plus performances by Gretchen Peters, Siobhan Miller, Xenia Rubinos and the London Bulgarian Choir

• Kings Place Artistic Associates, the Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, perform Haydn’s late master work, the Nelson Mass

• NWLive Arts present Finding Your Voice, a unique evening of cross-genre performance and musical conversation with survivors of torture


Kings Place’s London Podcast Festival returns for its seventh annual edition this September, bringing together some of the biggest names in podcasting with listeners and aspiring podcasters. Kings Place has become the UK’s home of live podcasting, regularly welcoming audiences to enjoy live recordings of popular podcasts throughout the year. The line-up for this year’s London Podcast Festival will feature No Such Thing as a Fish, Two Twos Podcast, Adam Buxton, Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and The Guilty Feminist, as well as a range of affordable workshops and classes, meet and greets, and panels. The full programme will be revealed nearer the time [7-18


Voices Unwrapped, the venue’s year-long series of cross-genre events, continues in September celebrating the power of the voice and the joy of singing together. Voices Unwrapped Artist-in-Focus Julie Fowlis, a Gaelic singer and musician raised in the Hebrides, joins renowned Irish singer from The Gloaming Iarla Ó Lionáird as part of his Kings Place debut [24 Sept]. Other folk artists performing as part of Voices Unwrapped include Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters with special guest Kim Richey [2 Sept] and Scottish singer Siobhan Miller who makes her much-anticipated Hall One debut [29 Sept].


For choral music enthusiasts, the London Bulgarian Choir and Dessislava Stefanova bring a unique collection of traditional and contemporary folk arrangements [23 Sept] and London-based chamber choir Pegasus Choir perform a free foyer performance of contemporary classical works with director Matthew Altham, as part of Kings Place’s Singing Together programme for community choirs [30 Sept].
Kings Place Artistic Associate, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, is joined by soprano Sofia Ticciati, alto Bethany Horak-Hallett, tenor Hugo Hymas, bass Robert Davies and the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment for a performance of Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass, directed by John Butt [30 Sept].


Combining the themes of Kings Place’s Luminate and Voices Unwrapped series is Xenia Rubinos, a visionary singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who will perform tracks from her 2021 album Una Rosa [1 Sept].

NW Live Arts presents Finding Your Voice, an evening of spoken word and performance that encapsulates the message of Kings Place’s Voices Unwrapped series. Four writers from Freedom from Torture’s Write to Life programme will tell their stories in collaboration with talented musicians Alice Zawadzki (voice/violin), Laura van der Heijden (voice/cello), Kuljit Bhamra MBE (tabla) and Sidiki Dembele (djembe, calabash) to create a captivating evening of musical conversation [30 Sept].


Ukrainian harpist and composer Alina Bzhezhinska presents her new album Reflections alongside HipHarpCollective. Alina uses layered effects and electronics to produce a unique sound on the harp, influenced by jazz, funk and hip-hop innovators [25 Sept].


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.


Autumn 2022 Listings | September


Wed 7 Sep – Sun 18 Sep
The London Podcast Festival is back for a bumper seventh edition. Produced by the UK’s home of live podcasting, Kings Place, the festival runs from 7th -18th of September 2022 with a programme of live shows that celebrates the best in UK and international podcasting talent. The festival also offers high-quality, affordable workshops and classes, meet and greets, panels and more. Have a drink and hang out with fans and podcasters in the Podcast Lounge or watch from home via KPlayer. Join us for the UK’s biggest celebration of the Podcast Community! Featuring festival favourites like No Such Thing as a Fish, Two Twos Podcast, Adam Buxton, The
Guilty Feminist, stay tuned for guests, shows and surprises to be confirmed over the coming weeks!


Fri 23 Sep | Hall One 7.30pm
Voices Unwrapped
The eagerly-awaited return of award-winning London Bulgarian Choir, led by Dessislava Stefanova.
The choir emerged last May as one of the first live performances of 2021 in Kings Place, to a rapturous reception. They perform a spine-tingling repertoire of folk songs in traditional and contemporary arrangements: some tell powerful tales of love and loss, fighting and celebration, while others are inspired by the daily fabric of life.
£16.50 – £26.50


Fri 30 Sep | Hall One 7.30pm
Voices Unwrapped
Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E minor, Trauer, Hob. I: 44
Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis), Hob. XXII: 11
Orchestra & Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
John Butt conductor
In war-torn 1798 when Prince Nicolaus II had sent the wind players home to save money, Haydn embarked on a Mass for only strings, organ, trumpets and timpani. The result – a lean, fiery work of symphonic drama, with a spectacular Kyrie for soprano – has become one of his best-loved works. First performed on the day Nelson defeated Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile, it acquired its
£19.50 – £49.50


Thu 1 Sep | Hall Two 8.30pm
Luminate | Voices Unwrapped
The song Una Rosa has been with Xenia Rubinos all her life. As a little girl, it would emanate from a wind-up music lamp in her abuelita’s room, its fiber optic lights lulling her into a trance with swirling colours. That song is the centerpiece of Rubinos’ latest LP, also titled Una Rosa; a feature-length opus chronicling a triumph over internal struggle, built around a hymn passed down from the ancestors.


Fri 30 Sep | Gallery Level 6.45pm
Singing Together | Voices Unwrapped
Pegasus is committed to exploring contemporary music and has premiered music by John Tavener and Thomas Adès. Since its founding in 2001, Pegasus Choir has built up a reputation as one of London’s most versatile and exciting chamber choirs. Under its director, Matthew Altham, the ensemble has developed an extensive repertoire embracing sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present day.
Free concert, no ticket is required.


Fri 30 Sep | Hall Two 8pm
Voices Unwrapped
A concert celebrating the power of self-expression for those whose stories have not been heard.
Acclaimed musicians Laura van der Heijden, Alice Zawadzki, Kuljit Bhamra and Sidiki Dembele respond to live performances of creative work by writers Shahab, Tanya, Nalougo and Yamikani Tracy. Together they will explore what it means to find your voice after it has been lost. Devised by NW Live Arts, who bring high calibre professional musicians together with local communities to explore important social issues.
£16.50; £8.50 Under-30s


Fri 2 Sep | Hall One 8pm
Voices Unwrapped
For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists.
“If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as On A Bus To St. Cloud,” People Magazine wrote, “she has already earned herself a spot among country’s upper echelon of contemporary composers.” Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her “both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes,” and said her song The Matador, “moved me so greatly, I cried from the
soles of my feet”.
£24.50 – £36.50


Sat 24 Sep | Hall One 7pm
Voices Unwrapped
Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. He has shown a breadth of artistic ambition both as songwriter and performer that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity. Kings Place’s Voices Unwrapped Artist-in-Focus Julie Fowlis is a multi-award- winning singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
£26.50 – £39.50


Thu 29 Sep | Hall One 8pm
Voices Unwrapped
Siobhan Miller releases her fifth solo album in spring 2022 – just two years since the critically acclaimed All Is Not Forgotten. With beautifully rendered, melodiously reflective original songs, that deftly mingle indie and alternative sounds with Miller’s deep traditional upbringing, the record marked a triumphant return to her acoustic roots, achieving widespread radio play across BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4.


Sun 25 Sep | Hall One 7pm
Reflections is the new album by London-based harpist and composer Alina Bzhezhinska, alongside her HipHarp Collective. Alina creates a unique sound on the harp with layered effects and electronics, combining original works and covers to pay homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Throughout the record she draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-Harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs, Joe Henderson’s free-form jazz experimentation, 90s Acid Jazz and Trip Hop.
£18.50 – £26.50