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  • Kings Place Festival 2016

    THIS WEEKEND, 9–11 Sep

    Kings Place Festival 2016

    Enjoy more than 80 eclectic events picked from the very best of our broad music and arts programme. Tickets from just £6.50 + lots of free events.
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    Contemporary

    Gwyneth Herbert with the London Sinfonietta, pop polymath Adem, Lyrix Organix, Small Green Shoots and more...
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  • Classical

    Classical

    Artea String Trio, London Sinfonietta, Brodsky Quartet, Teo Gheorghiu, Chilingirian Quartet, Cellophony and more...
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  • Family

    Family

    Canal boat trips, cake decorating, singalong with Nick Cope, Anthony Browne, OAE Tots and more...
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  • World

    World

    Namvula, Ngawang Lodup, Abdoulaye Samb and more...
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FRIDAY 9 – SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2016

Launching our Autumn Season in style, the annual Kings Place Festival is a veritable feast of all we have to offer year-round. You can indulge in a variety of classical, contemporary, folk, jazz and world music concerts, plus comedy, spoken word and family performances for as little as £6.50 a ticket – with many events completely free.

Culinary delights from the café and restaurant will keep you going and the galleries may provide a welcome respite from the festivities. There’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. And with a special multi-event discount available, we’ll hope you’ll make a day – or full weekend – of it!

Listen to our Kings Place Festival podcast featuring folk supergroup Songs of Separation, star violinist Thomas Gould and family songwriter and performer Nick Cope.

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Music

Aki Rissanen Trio: ‘Amorandom’

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 6:15pm / Hall Two

Over the past years Finnish pianist/composer Aki Rissanen has quietly built a name in the international jazz world as leader and sideman. With his new album, Amorandom, he has delivered his most authoritative work to date.

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Spoken Word

Line By Line: Beginnings

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 6:15pm / St Pancras Room

What do writers with a proven track record look for when they read? Line By Line offers an opportunity to find out as three panellists as good at close reading as they are at writing turn their critical attention to four unidentified passages of prose and discuss what’s gone right and… perhaps… what went wrong.

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Catherine Derrick

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 6:45pm / Box Office Stage

Young harpist Catherine Derrick performs a selection of pieces written by composers from across Europe, including Rossini (Italy), Jongen (Belgium), Britten (England), Albeniz (Spain), Marescotti (Switzerland) and Tournier (France).

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Brodsky Quartet

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 7:00pm / Hall One

Shostakovich’s magnificent 4th, banned until after the death of Stalin because of its copious use of Jewish themes is coupled with Beethoven’s Great Fugue. Mendelssohn’s touching little fugue offers a moment of repose between the two titans.

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Music

Lyrix Organix presents Izo FitzRoy feat. Great Sea Gospel Choir

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 8:00pm / Box Office Stage

Lyrix Organix are proud to present Izo FitzRoy and the Great Sea Gospel Choir. Izo FitzRoy (Jalapeno Records) takes centre stage with powerhouse vocals drenched in New Orleans-tinged soul, gospel and blues.

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Comedy

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 8:30pm / St Pancras Room

Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and improviser. Her songs are regularly played on BBC Radio 4, BBC Wales and BBC 6 Music. Last year she was named the Independent’s One To Watch and nominated for a Chortle award.

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Music

MIX: London Sinfonietta with Gwyneth Herbert

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 8:45pm / Hall Two

Award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Gwyneth Herbert and the London Sinfonietta present a unique collaborative performance.

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London Klezmer Quartet: ‘To the Tavern’ Album Launch

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 9:15pm / Box Office Stage

London Klezmer Quartet’s old and new melodies on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and colourful stories about musicians’ lives and times, take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond.

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Music

SOLD OUT – Songs of Separation

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 9:45pm / Hall One

In June 2015, ten of Scotland and England’s leading female folk musicians joined forces to explore the rich musical, cultural and linguistic heritage of the two countries. What emerged is one of the landmark collaborative folk albums of recent years, Songs of Separation.

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Kansas Smitty’s

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 10:30pm / Hall Two

Kansas Smitty’s has become a name synonymous with good music and real people. For one night only they will take over Kings Place’s Hall Two.

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