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Lucy Parham’s Celebrity Christmas Gala

featuring Ed Balls, Alistair McGowan, Cathy Newman, Dame Harriet Walter, Katie Derham and many more

Christmas at Kings Place

Sun 5 Dec 2021
Classical

Lucy Parham’s Celebrity Christmas Gala

featuring Ed Balls, Alistair McGowan, Cathy Newman, Dame Harriet Walter, Katie Derham and many more

Christmas at Kings Place

Pianist Lucy Parham is joined on stage by celebrities, including Ed Balls, Alistair McGowan, Cathy Newman, Dame Harriet Walter and Katie Derham, in a performance of piano music, narration and festive surprises.


The return of Lucy Parham’s acclaimed Christmas Gala at Kings Place, with celebrities from outside the musical world joining pianist Lucy Parham on stage to play music that has inspired them to play the piano. This Christmas Gala will once again be presented by BBC Radio 3’s Sean Rafferty, with narration and festive surprises.

Previous pianists have included Katie Derham, Simon Russell Beale and Niamh Cusack to name a few. Subject to scheduling, this year’s starry line-up includes Cathy Newman (presenter, Channel 4 News), Ed Balls (former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer), Alan Rusbridger (former Editor, The Guardian), Stephen Boxer (actor), Jay Rayner (food critic and TV presenter), Alistair McGowan (actor/comedian), Conrad Williams (author), Dame Harriet Walter (actor), Garry Richardson (presenter, BBC Radio 4 Sports), Barry Wordsworth (conductor), David Pickard (Director, BBC Proms), Katie Derham (newscaster/presenter), Oliver Condy (Former Editor, BBC Music Magazine) and Edward Fox (actor), with more to be announced!

Date & start time:Sun 5 Dec 2021 – 11.30am
Venue:Hall One

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