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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

    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.

All ticketed events last for 60 minutes

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Art

The Cally Market

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 10:00am / Gallery Level (-1)

The Cally Market is a community initiative run through the commitment and passion of a team of locals. Run from the heart of London’s historic Caledonian Road the original Cally Market ran until the second world war. Today the name lives on and it adds colour and vibrancy to the high street every Saturday through an eclectic mix of music food, goods, arts and crafts.

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Food & Drink

SOLD OUT – Kids Cake Decorating

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 11:00am / Battlebridge Room

Kids get to decorate their own cupcake with all the different coloured icings, sweets, treats and lovely things they can get on it! Adults allowed but only to supervise!

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Spoken Word

Storytelling for Kids with Rachel Rose Reid

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 11:15am / Box Office Stage

Rachel Rose Reid (‘Queen of the New Wave of Storytellers’ BBC Radio 3) brings interactive songs and stories to brighten and enliven your morning. Come ready to join in and sing out!

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Music

Kings Place Choir

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 12:30pm / Box Office Stage

Conducted by Naomi Hammerton, the exciting Kings Place Choir presents a diverse programme including music from Bruckner to Beyoncé.

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Interact

SOLD OUT – Guardian Family Newspaper Workshop

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 1:00pm / Guardian News & Media Education Centre

Do you have a budding news reporter in your family? Come and take part in this family workshop at the Guardian News & Media Education Centre, where your children can create a newspaper front page.

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Music

National Youth Jazz Collective

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 2:00pm / Box Office Stage

The National Youth Jazz Collective is a vibrant National Youth Music Organisation that supports the creative and educational needs of the young jazz musician.

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Music

Last Summer’s Tealights

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 4:00pm / Box Office Stage

Strong melodies, jazz harmonies and a potent sense of nostalgia are some of the words associated with the music of Last Summer’s Tealights.

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Music

Duo Bayanello

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 5:15pm / Box Office Stage

Duo Bayanello is a young and inspiring new ensemble consisting of two contrasting instruments, resulting in a surprisingly harmonious tone: cello and accordion.

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Spoken Word

Storytelling for Adults with Rachel Rose Reid & Dr Clive Selwyn: Songs from the Sea

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 6:45pm / Box Office Stage

A sample of the salty ballads and windswept stories of ‘Songs from the Sea’ from Dr Clive and Rachel Rose Reid. Shanties to sing together, folk tales to sink into, and lullabies to bring you back home.

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Music

Small Green Shoots

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 7:45pm / Box Office Stage

Small Green Shoots is partnering with the Kings Place Festival once again and providing another platform for quality emerging artists. This year, they present the talented young musicians 4i and Alexa Harley.

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Music

Brooke Sharkey

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 10:30pm / Box Office Stage

An introspective sound adorned with emotional vocals and sliding string sections that create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly, Brooke Sharkey oozes a creativity that radiates emotion. She is a woman who bleeds artistry.

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