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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The British Library is looking back through the archives with a new exhibition tracing the evolution of sound technology and the influence it has had on our lives

Mute Elephant Music presents eight bands in one day, many of whom haven’t played in London for over a decade

Heralding the final opera at the venerable and iconic Islington venue, the King’s Head, is a classic for the ages.

Camden singer Sara Barta talks her upcoming album, Save Me, dealing with emotion through music and selling out the O2 Arena

The four times Grammy winner will be joined by 180 young musicians and circus performers from around the globe at the Roundhouse

It’s unusual in having six composers, each of whom contributes a three minute movement that accumulates into “a quasi-requiem”

Album review: The Horrors – V

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Horrors’ flights of fancy circle the ever-generous carcass of ‘80s electro-pop

Hampstead born Stephen Fry collaborated Hampstead local Louis Mander on their new opera

The Horrors are releasing their new album on September 22 and playing Koko in Camden in October

The St John’s Wood pianist plays Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann at Henrietta Barnett School in September

Bank holiday is here. If you don’t feel like going away for the weekend or elbowing your way through the flamboyant chaos of Notting Hill Carnival, there are many other options for a staycation in the city.

Two budding buskers from Camden have made it to the next stage of Gigs competition

Islington Chaps Choir will be performing with Joe Stilgoe at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on August 22

‘Hibiki’ receives its UK premiere at the Proms next week and has a lead role for the Muswell Hill-based Finchley Children’s Music Group

Deftly executed and sweetly sung, Sails is morose Manchester indie the way it should be.

Conor McPherson’s script and direction expertly place Dylan’s music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America

A heavy-going covers album that takes its songs deeper into the darkness.

While the cats are away in Edinburgh, the rest can play around north London at Camden’s alternative fringe

After a dry season and recent downpours organisers of a gardening show feared the worst for this year’s exhibits.

A buzzing, broad and exciting ‘debut’ from a multi-talented, blues-inspired musician for our times

A gay chorus tackling mental health issues has seen off over a thousand competitors to reach the finals of a national competition.

Composed by Ron Corp, it was based on letters sent from 1939 to 1944 by a Jewish woman in Amsterdam to her baby grandson

With sixteen boys and fourteen men, it’s arguably the world’s most famous choir whose annual Christmas broadcast plays to millions in the farthest corners of the globe (mud huts in jungle clearings not excluded).

A community has saluted its unsung heroes in a special awards ceremony.

Bridget Galton talks to Jackson’s Lane’s artistic director Adrian Berry about his annual Postcards Festival of contemporary circus and cabaret where audiences need only pay what they can afford

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