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Cubitt Sessions

An electrifying live music programme at Lewis Cubitt Square

Join us for this truly unique series spanning classical music, dj sets, a Roundhouse takeover, brass bands, EDM, Latin American rhythms and more.

Cubitt Sessions is at Lewis Cubitt Square from Weds 26th July and Sun 13th Aug. All performances are free and open to all.

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Tess of the circle

Tess of the circle

Catch this refreshing and upbeat slice of rock fused with indie, folk and grunge from Tess of the circle, an exciting and highly acclaimed independent act.

Catch this refreshing and upbeat slice of rock fused with indie, folk and grunge from this exciting and acclaimed independent act.

Playing tracks from both albums as featured on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Virgin Radio and many more.

“One of the best rock albums of the last decade” 5 Stars: R2 Magazine.

“Not to be ignored”- Mojo.

“A very hot act!” – Bob Harris (BBC RADIO 2)

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Wed 26 July, 6:30pm
Roundhouse Takeover

Roundhouse Takeover

On this Roundhouse takeover stage you will hear from 3 of our Resident Artists – The Purple Lights, Couples and Saachi Sen.

On this Roundhouse takeover stage you will hear from 3 of our Resident Artists – The Purple Lights, Couples and Saachi Sen.

Saachi Sen 6:30pm
Purple Cloud 7pm & 7:45pm
Couples 7:15pm
The Purple Lights 8:00pm

All of the artists performing are taking part in a 12 month artist development programme at Roundhouse, Camden.

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Thur 27 July 6:30-8.30pm
Spiritland Presents: Nev Cottee live plus Sean Rowley DJ set

Spiritland Presents: Nev Cottee live plus Sean Rowley DJ set

A live show from Spiritland by Manchester’s Nev Cottee playing with his full band plus DJ support from Sean Rowley. Nev’s latest album Broken Flowers floats with psychedelic rapture and widescreen atmospherics, for lovers of Lee Hazlewood, Spiritualized and Nick Cave.

Spiritland present a live show by Manchester’s Nev Cottee playing with his full band plus DJ support from Sean Rowley. Nev’s latest album Broken Flowers floats with psychedelic rapture and widescreen atmospherics, for lovers of Lee Hazlewood, Spiritualized and Nick Cave.

6.30pm – Sean Rowley DJ set
7.15pm – Nev Cottee LIVE
8pm – Sean Rowley DJ set

Spiritland is a cafe and bar built around the best sound system in the world, in-depth musical programming, and fantastic food and drink served every day from 8am until late into the night.

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Fri 28 July, 6:30-9pm
London Brass

London Brass

From London Brass, a programme of music through the ages arranged for a brass ensemble of ten of the finest brass players in London.

From London Brass, a programme of music through the ages arranged for a brass ensemble of ten of the finest brass players in London

Airs & Dances, John Dowland arr. R Harvey
Suite, Bach arr. C Mowat
Slavonic Dance no 8, Dvorak arr. D Stewart
Mazurka – Choro, Villa Lobos arr. R Harvey
Ritual Fire Dance, De Falla arr E. Crees
Variations on a theme by Paganini, Lutoslawski arr. R Harvey
Caravan, Duke Ellington arr. R Bissill
Lush Life, Billy Strayhorn arr. P Smith
Norwegian Wood, Lennon/McCartney arr Bissill
Spain, Chick Corea arr. R. Bissill

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Sat 29 July, 6:30pm
John Hegley: Peace Love and Potatoes

John Hegley: Peace Love and Potatoes

The former Keats House resident poet John Hegley, performs from his new paperback edition, Peace Love and Potatoes. Hegley will be singing and speaking verses centering on his family life and heroes.

Suitable but not devised for 9 year olds (and 8 year olds wearing spectacles).

The former Keats House resident poet John Hegley, performs from his new paperback edition, Peace Love and Potatoes. Hegley will be singing and speaking verses centering on his family life and heroes.

Suitable but not devised for 9 year olds (and 8 year olds wearing spectacles).

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Sun 30 July, 1:30pm
Tete-a-Tete Presents: Impropera - Cubitt's Muse

Tete-a-Tete Presents: Impropera - Cubitt's Muse

Impropera will surprise and delight you with their fast paced highly skilled improvised opera show, Cubitt’s Muse, sharing their musicianship, agile wit and ingenious storytelling.

Impropera dips into its collective experience drawn from London’s West End, the Edinburgh Fringe and travels across Europe to surprise and delight audiences with their fast paced highly skilled improvised opera show, sharing their musicianship, agile wit and ingenious storytelling.

Aardvarks and aria, tragedy and comedy- you decide there and than as the company responds to suggestions from the audience. Come completely unprepared – anything is possible and everyone is welcome.

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Tue 1 Aug, 6:30pm
Tete-a-Tete Presents:

Tete-a-Tete Presents: "I want to eat Hummus! I want to breathe Hummus!"

Opera Lab Europe bring this new staging of Zad Moultaka’s a cappella opera to London direct from performances in Lisbon.

Opera Lab Europe bring this new staging of Zad Moultaka’s a cappella opera to London direct from performances in Lisbon.

A man is stuffing himself on his favourite Middle-Eastern dish. Gradually memories of a massacre come back to haunt him.

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Thur 3 Aug, 6:30pm
Tete-a-Tete Presents: Ayanna Witter-Johnson, previewing material from debut album due for release in Oct 17.

Tete-a-Tete Presents: Ayanna Witter-Johnson, previewing material from debut album due for release in Oct 17.

Singer, songwriter, cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a rare exception to the rule that classical and contemporary music cannot successfully co-exist. Able to straddle both worlds effortlessly because of her musical prowess, non-compromising lyrics and ability to deftly reinterpret songs on the cello. She is the definition of eclectic soul.

Singer, songwriter, cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a rare exception to the rule that classical and contemporary music cannot successfully co-exist.

Graduating with a first from the Trinity Laban and the Manhattan School of Music, she has toured with Anoushka Shankar, Courtney Pine, recorded with Akala and composed for the London Symphony Orchestra. The twist is her winning the acclaimed amateur night at the Apollo in Harlem, gaining a MOBO award nomination and getting airplay on BBC Radio 1 & BBC 1Xtra.

Able to straddle both worlds effortlessly because of her musical prowess, non-compromising lyrics and ability to deftly reinterpret songs on the cello. She is the definition of eclectic soul.

Debut album due Autumn 2017. 45 mins, no interval.

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Fri 4 Aug, 6:30pm
Alexander Ullman

Alexander Ullman

Distinguished pianist, Alexander Ullman, brings to Cubitt Sessions a classical piano recital featuring JS Bach, Schumann, Liszt and Stravinsky.

Distinguished pianist, Alexander Ullman, brings to Cubitt Sessions a classical piano recital featuring JS Bach, Schumann, Liszt and Stravinsky.

Programme:
JS Bach: Toccata in C minor BWV 911
Schumann: Papillons, Op.2
Liszt: Mephisto-Walzer no. 2, S515
Liszt: Csárdás, S225/1
Liszt: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, S173/3
Stravinsky: The Firebird (arr Guido Agosti)

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Sat 5 Aug, 6:30pm
Tete-a-Tete Presents: Muziektheater Transparant - Claron & Friends

Tete-a-Tete Presents: Muziektheater Transparant - Claron & Friends

Muziektheater Transparent, the Low Countries’ premier new opera company and the bewitching soprano Claron McFadden are returning to Cubitt Sessions with a new cabaret-style performance devised especially for us.

Tue 8 Aug, 6:30pm
Tete-a-Tete Presents: Juice Vocal Ensemble with Roshi feat. Pars Radio

Tete-a-Tete Presents: Juice Vocal Ensemble with Roshi feat. Pars Radio

An unusual three-part a cappella meets Roshi’s Welsh-Iranian torch songs and electronica from Pars Radio.  Juice Vocal Ensemble mix classical, folk, pop and improvisation, including a unique take on a pop song or two! Roshi’s experimental folk-pop explores themes including her Iranian heritage and London life, with vocal effects, loops, field recordings and atmospheres.

An unusual three-part a cappella meets Roshi’s Welsh-Iranian torch songs and electronica from Pars Radio.  Juice Vocal Ensemble mix classical, folk, pop and improvisation, including a unique take on a pop song or two! Roshi’s experimental folk-pop explores themes including her Iranian heritage and London life, with vocal effects, loops, field recordings and atmospheres.

Roshi’s experimental folk-pop explores themes including her Iranian heritage and London life, with vocal effects, loops, field recordings and atmospheres.

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Wed 9 Aug, 6:30pm
Tete-a-Tete Presents: Surprise Package

Tete-a-Tete Presents: Surprise Package

To celebrate 20 years of producing surprises and delight, Tête à Tête’s bring their own surprise performance, specially created for this one evening. Expect laughter, joy, glorious music, brilliant work and Tête à Tête’s hallmark theatricality.

Wed 2 Aug, 6:30pm
Franky and the Britz: Border Line

Franky and the Britz: Border Line

In a Cabaret style, François Testory performs an eclectic and unexpected repertoire of songs from Purcell to Rock’n Roll, Argentinian Tango, Piaf, Richard Wagner, Purcell, Jefferson Airplane, Marc Almond and Kurt Weill.

In a Cabaret style, François Testory performs an eclectic and unexpected repertoire of songs from Purcell to Rock’n Roll, Argentinian Tango, Piaf, Richard Wagner, Purcell, Jefferson Airplane, Marc Almond and Kurt Weill.

François Testory is a multi faceted performer who has worked with the likes of the Lindsay Kemp Co., DV8, Punch Drunk, Gecko Physical Theatre, sung in Opera, Musicals, early music ensemble Graindelavoix, bands such as Coil, Von Magnet, and Laniakia.

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Thur 10 Aug, 6:30pm
Tileyard Music presents: SONDR

Tileyard Music presents: SONDR

SONDR are a DJ/producer duo signed to Ultra/Sony Records. YK and Lorenzo are both accomplished writers and producers in their own right, and together they are making some serious waves in the EDM world.

SONDR are a DJ/producer duo signed to Ultra/Sony Records. YK and Lorenzo are both accomplished writers and producers in their own right, and together they are making some serious waves in the EDM world.

Their debut single, “Surviving” featuring Joe Cleere, has amassed over 17 million streams on Spotify and has gone gold in Sweden. Their second single, “Live Love Learn” featuring Peg Parnevik, has 5 million streams and counting. Look out for new music coming soon!

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Fri 11 Aug, 7:15pm
Tileyard Music presents: Tiggi Hawke

Tileyard Music presents: Tiggi Hawke

A gifted wordsmith, Hawke draws from her own life and experiences to craft gloriously colourful pop music. Her ability to nail a feeling and crystallise a sense of drama has drawn early comparisons to Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding.

A gifted wordsmith, Hawke draws from her own life and experiences to craft gloriously colourful pop music. Her ability to nail a feeling and crystallise a sense of drama has drawn early comparisons to Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding.

Hot on the heels of the success of her Burn Notice EP and single “Neon Dancer” (for which the stunning video premiered on The Official Charts), Tiggi Hawke’s upcoming single “Dangerous Behaviour” is a collaboration with Dutch superstar DJ and producer Mike Mago.

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Fri 11 Aug, 6:30pm
Artists from English National Opera: Around the World in 80 mins

Artists from English National Opera: Around the World in 80 mins

Four of Britain’s most outstanding young singers, all associated with English National Opera, join forces to present an evening travelling the globe with some of the world’s greatest music.

Four of Britain’s most outstanding singers, all associated with English National Opera, join forces to present an evening travelling the globe with some of the world’s greatest music.

Rhian Lois, Samantha Price, Nicky Spence, Charles Rice and pianist Chris Hopkins present a fun, exciting, moving, virtuosic programme of opera, musical theatre and song from across the world, with some old favourites and new discoveries, from America to Asia, Bernstein to Bizet.

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Sat 12 Aug, 6:30pm
PanGottic: Thingamabob

PanGottic: Thingamabob

With an internationally renowned blend of circus, invention and humour, PanGottic brings to life a giant ball slinging, self exploding piece of handcrafted gadgetry, inspired by the famous Rube Goldberg machines and Heath Robinson contraptions.

With an internationally renowned blend of circus, invention and humour, PanGottic brings to life a giant ball slinging, self exploding piece of handcrafted gadgetry, inspired by the famous Rube Goldberg machines and Heath Robinson contraptions. Be part of the mayhem as our intrepid inventor risks nerve wracking failure to bring you one perfect chain reaction… with a little help from his little assistant.

PanGottic is an award winning British/Israeli company founded in 2008 by Matt Pang and Revital Gottshalk, graduates of Circomedia, Bristol.  The company’s work blends circus and audience interaction with laugh out loud humour and tight choreography.  PanGottic’s shows have been performed at theatres and festivals in over 15 different countries.

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Sun 13 Aug, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Evelyn Glennie: Piece for Dance

Evelyn Glennie: Piece for Dance

Evelyn Glennie, doing what she does best, performing James Keane’s ‘Piece for Dance’. Evelyn will bring her own percussive sound world to the public with her stimulating, highly energized, rhythmic, athletic performance of this brilliant technical piece.

Evelyn Glennie, doing what she does best, performing James Keane’s ‘Piece for Dance’. Evelyn will bring her own percussive sound world to the public with her stimulating, highly energized, rhythmic, athletic performance of this brilliant technical piece.

Throughout the residency Evelyn is asking the public to share their favourite sounds but now it is her turn to give something back. Using her very own inimitable style the date is a must for those who like to experience percussion at its best.

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Sun 13 Aug, 12pm
Cally Arts Presents The Tides

Cally Arts Presents The Tides

The Tides is a unique collection of performers bring their wide experience from theatre, touring and clubs in the UK and around the world to the stage headed up by vocalist Hayley and Drummer Dessie’.

Sun 13 Aug, 1pm & 3:15pm
Rosalita’s

Rosalita’s

Fusing beautiful rhythms from across Latin America and Africa, Rosalita’s cross borders and boundaries through sound. From lively samba reggae to sweet flute lines, it’s the perfect soundtrack to a summer’s afternoon.

Fusing beautiful rhythms from across Latin America and Africa, Rosalita’s cross borders and boundaries through sound. From lively samba reggae to sweet flute lines, it’s the perfect soundtrack to a summer’s afternoon.

 

Audiences can expect original compositions woven from the rhythms of coco, samba, cumbia, funk and more. Songs in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

 

All inspired by the band’s shared love of Brazilian and Latin music and personal histories, which stretch from the UK to Ecuador and Colombia.

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Sun 30 July, 12:45pm & 3:30pm
Deadpan prop based comedy and Speed painting

Deadpan prop based comedy and Speed painting

Jon Hicks has been creating his artistic oddities since 2000. Origami, spoon bending, magic chalk, tea making, deadpan comedy, a dusting of audience participation and dexterously executed outsized artworks, all to a killer soundtrack.

 

Jon has been creating his artistic oddities since 2000.

Origami, spoon bending, magic chalk, tea making, deadpan comedy, a dusting of audience participation and dexterously executed outsized artworks, all to a killer soundtrack.

As a performer Jon has travelled the world, this is his flagship “street” show. Dynamic, Funny, Enthralling, Stylish, & Astounding.  Seeing is unbelieving

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Sun 30 July, 12pm & 2:45pm