Cubitt Sessions, a pop-up venue and bar, returns to Lewis Cubitt Square in King’s Cross from 26 July –13 August with a free live music programme across an eclectic mix of genres – classical music, immersive theatre, surreal comedy, street sounds, experimental jazz and improvised opera.
The custom-built, round stage welcomes a host of performances by renowned contemporary and classical artists, from Tess of the Circle’s British rock and Alexander Ullman’s piano concertos to Evelyn Glennie’s unique percussive sound and Rosalita’s samba reggae.
Takeovers by Roundhouse, Spiritland (Sean Rowley and Nev Cottee) and Tileyard Music (SONDR and Tiggi Hawke) will bring a more modern sound to the proceedings. In addition Family Sundays, catering to the younger members of the audience, will delight with ‘speed painting’, storytelling, mad inventors and more.
Audiences can relax in the deckchairs provided or bring their own seating; the bar will have a range of drinks and snacks. Lewis Cubitt Square is around the corner from Granary Square, on Stable Street.
Speaking about the programme, Ellie Beedham (King’s Cross), said:
“King’s Cross has a heritage of experimental and extraordinary music; our audiences want to be wowed. Cubitt Sessions and our programme this summer is bigger and braver than last year. Come and enjoy!”
Cubitt Sessions 2017 runs from Wednesday 26 July–13 August. Performances will begin at 6.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12noon on Family Sundays. View the full programme here and below.
Weds 26 July – Tess of The Circle
Thurs 27 Jul – Roundhouse Takeover: Saatchi Sen, Purple Cloud, Couples, and The Purple Lights
Fri 28 July – Spritland Presents: Nev Cottee live plus Sean Rowley DJ set
Sat 29 July – London Brass,
Sun 30 July – Family Day: Jon Hicks, Rosalita’s, John Hegley
Tues 1 Aug – Tête-à-Tête Presents: Impropera – Cubitt’s Muse
Weds 2 Aug – Tête-à-Tête Presents: Surprise Package
Thurs 3 Aug – Presents: “I want to eat Hummus! I want to breathe hummus!”
Fri 4 Aug – Tête-à-Tête Presents: Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Sat 5th Aug – Alexander Ullman: Classical Piano Recital
Tues 8th Aug – Tête-à-Tête Presents: Muziektheater Transparant – Claron & Friends
Weds 9th Aug – Tête-à-Tête Presents: Juice Vocal Ensemble with Roshi feat. Pars radio
Thurs 10th Aug – Franky and the Britz: Boarder Line
Fri 11th Aug – Tileyard Music Presents: Tiggiy Hawke & SONDR
Sat 12th Aug – Artists from English National Opera: Around the world in 80 minutes: An Operatic Grand Tour
Sun 13th Aug – Family Day: PanGottic: Thingamabob; Evelyn Glennie: Piece for Dance; and Cally Arts Presents: The Tides