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Newton’s Law

Feature

Scottish singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Newton curates this year’s Folk Weekend for Venus Unwrapped, Trad Reclaimed. Here she speaks…

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Songs My Mother Taught Me: Peggy Seeger

Interview

Peggy Seeger recalls her mother, avant garde composer and folk music arranger Ruth Crawford Seeger, who she will be honouring…

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Peggy Seeger Q&A

Q&A

Legendary folk singer, song writer and activist Peggy Seeger recalls her mother, composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, in a special event…

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The Music that Made Me

Feature

American composer and co-founder of the innovative ensemble Bang on a Can Julia Wolfe shares her key musical influences with Helen…

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19 Events For 2019

Feature

Our 2019 artistic programme started last week with a spectacular performance from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, launching…

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Trad. Reclaimed Playlist

Feature

Scottish singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Newton, curator of Trad. Reclaimed, puts together a playlist of artists featured in the…

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Time & Tradition – A Kings Place Podcast

Podcasts

We chat to Alan Bearman Music, artistic associate of Kings Place, to gain an insight into the aims of the…

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Finding my voice

Feature

Award-winning composer Kerry Andrew performs with Juice Ensemble and alt-folk band You Are Wolf. Her first novel Swansong (Jonathan Cape) appeared…

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20 shows for 2020

Feature

Our Nature Unwrapped 2020 programme opened last week with a spectacular series of events and performances from Theatre of Voices, Brian Cox,…

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Vindauga / Wind Eye ft. Sam Lee at Songlines Encounters 2017 – A Kings Place Podcast

Podcasts

Songlines Magazine Editor Jo Frost talks to folk singer Sam Lee about his inspiring Vindauga / Windeye project, which explores…

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2019: Five of the year's most memorable events

Feature

From the most exquisite orchestral music through to folk, jazz and cutting-edge electronica, 2019 has seen an extraordinary range of…

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Songlines Encounters Festival – A Kings Place Podcast

Podcasts

Songlines Editor-in-Chief Simon Broughton interviews Tuuletar, a vocal folk-hop quartet, who are performing on Fri 1 Jun as part of…

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Venus Unwrapped

Feature

Venus Unwrapped throws a spotlight on the creative fire power of female composers, from Hildegarde of Bingen to Helen Grime,…

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Noh and the Natural World

Feature

As Noh Reimagined returns to Kings Place in June 2020, curator Akiko Yanagisawa reflects on the centrality of nature to…

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Terri Lyne Carrington’s Classic Album: Nina Simone’s Black Gold

Feature

Terri Lyne Carrington discusses Nina Simone’s Black Gold.

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F is for Fado

Feature

Songlines Encounters Festival returns for its ninth edition this summer. Do you know your kannel from your kora, your fado…

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Venus Unwrapped Interviews

Interview

As our year-round celebration of women composers continues, we’ve been interviewing some of the stars of the Venus Unwrapped series.…

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Cello Unwrapped

Feature

The ninth edition of our now award-winning Unwrapped series features more than 30 great cellists, from legendary masters Christophe Coin, Pieter Wispelwey,…

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A Winter Welcome

Feature

You’ll find the lights blazing and the music playing for Christmas at Kings Place

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Macro/Micro

Feature

Emma Denton, cellist with the Carducci Quartet, tells Amanda Holloway about their Bartók quartet cycle

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Venus Unwrapped 2019 – Official Trailer

Videos

In 2019 Kings Place’s award-winning flagship series focuses on the creative firepower of women composers: Venus Unwrapped.

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Time Unwrapped

Feature

Time Unwrapped is the tenth edition of Kings Place’s award-winning Unwrapped series. What does music have to tell us about Time? In Time Unwrapped we…

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Tick Tock

Feature

Fiona Maddocks muses on the way we use music to mark out and measure time, and the manifold tricks it…

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Sam Lee - Heartwood

News

For World Environment Day & Nature Unwrapped, the Mercury Prize nominated folk singer and conservationist premieres new song ‘Heartwood’ –…

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