Marketing the Arts
Barbican – Birtwistle at 80
When: 16th – 30th May Where: Barbican Venues (- check individual events for specifics.) Info: “Harrison Birtwistle has created some of the most inventive and memorable music of the late 20th and 21st centuries. We celebrate his 80th birthday with performances including Gawain, Yan Tan Tethera and Earth Dances.” For more info click here
Unicorn Theatre – Summer Book
When: 7th-29th June 2014 Where: Unicorn Theatre Info: “Set on a remote island in Finland, six year-old Sophia and her grandmother while away the summer months together, and gradually a fierce yet understated love emerges between the two – one that encompasses not just their relationship but the island itself, with its mossy rocks, windswept [...]
English National Ballet Friend Scheme
Become Friends with ENBallet and enjoy amazing discounts and unique offers! “We believe ballet is for everyone and, as we tour the UK, our Friends scheme lets you enjoy our performances for less. With up to 20% discount off shows, priority booking for the best seats, backstage access and lots more – it’s the perfect membership [...]
City of London Festival 2014
When: 22nd June – 17th July 2014 Where: All over (see link below for details) Info: “This year the Festival’s eclectic programme promises something to please every taste, from acclaimed comedy by the hilarious Richard Herring and Katherine Ryan to classical performances by the sensational London Symphony Orchestra; from jazz by Clare Teal and Julian Joseph to a whole host of free family-friendly outdoor [...]
Temple Music – Benjamin Grosvenor and The Escher String Quartet
When: 15th April 2014 Where: Middle Temple Hall Info: “An exquisite technique and ingenious flair for tonal colour are the hallmarks which make Benjamin Grosvenor one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.” For more info click here
BBC Singers: St John Passion
When: 16th April 2014 Where: Cadogan Hall Info: “In the year marking the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach’s birth, tonight’s conductor Kirill Karabits performs his own new edition of this missing work, giving audiences an unmissable opportunity to hear a piece probably not heard since its first performance in 1784.” For more info click here
Aspect Foundation – Classical Vienna
When: 1st May 2014 Where: 20th Century Theatre Haydn Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob. XVI:20 Mozart Clarinet Trio in E flat major, K498 ‘Kegelstatt Trio’ (for clarinet, viola and piano) Beethoven Duet for viola and cello in E flat major, WoO 32 ‘Eyeglass’ Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B flat major, Op. 11 [...]
Southbank Centre – Literature & Spoken Word
When: Wednesday 2 April 2014 – Wednesday 6 August 2014 Where: Southbank Centre Info: “This spring we offer a series of events that examine how curiosity and collaboration can be key elements that unlock creativity.” For more info click here
ETO – Life on the moon
When: 17th Oct 2014 Where: Hackney Empire Info: “Haydn’s Life on the Moon (Il mondo della luna) is a fast-moving operatic treatment of Goldoni’s classic play.” For more info click here
Southbank Centre – Meltdown Festival 14
When: Friday 13 June 2014 – Sunday 22 June 2014 Where: Southbank Centre Info: “Musical and artistic innovator James Lavelle will curate the 21st Meltdown, following in the footsteps of some of music’s biggest names, including David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith and Jarvis Cocker.” For more info click here
Battersea Arts Centre – Orpheus
When: 8th April – 17th May 2014 Where: Battersea Arts Centre Info: “Be transported to 1930s Paris where legendary musician, Django Reinhardt, has been cast as the lead in a new production of Orpheus.” For more info click here
Southbank Centre – Estonian Girls TV Choir
When: 5th April 2014 Where: Foyer Spaces Info: “Exploring both traditional Estonian choral music and more contemporary arrangements, the session is open to all confident singers.” For more info click here
Rich Mix – The Nine O’Clock Slot
When: Running till Sat 19th April 2014 Where: Red Gallery, Shoreditch Info: “Nine o’clock is the time of day that Councils bury the poor, the isolated, and the forgotten. These are the funerals that no one attends.” For more info click here
National Theatre – Chewing Gum Dreams
When: 17th March – 5th April 2014 Where: The Shed Info: “Chewing Gum Dreams is a one-woman play that recalls those last days of innocence before adulthood. ..Written by Michaela Coel who spent her childhood in Hackney. Chewing Gum Dreams  won the 2012 Alfred Fagon Award.” For more info click here
Unicorn Theatre – At The End of Everything
When: 29th March – 19th April 2014 Where: Unicorn Theatre Info: “At the End of Everything Else is performed with puppetry, animation, music, sound and only the collective energy of the team on stage to generate all the power needed for the show. Join the Unicorn for a truly unique performance by Mark Arends, writer/director of award-winning Something Very [...]
CLS – Natural Supernatural
When:  27 March – 1 May 2014 Where: Various London based venues Info:  ”Science versus religion, nature versus the supernatural…these debates have fascinated us for years; from the earliest philosophers to today’s musicians and artists, all have sought to explain and understand the existence of both the natural world and the supernatural order. We explore music inspired [...]
National Theatre – A Small Family
When: 1st April – 31st May 2014 Where: Olivier Theatre  Info: “Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, returns to the National where it premiered in 1987.” For more info click here
OAE – Rameau’s Zaïs
When: 27th April 2014 Where:  Queen Elizabeth Hall Info: “Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death, Rameau’s powerfully expressive opera Zaïs (1748) is given its British premiere.” For more info click here
When: 5th June 2014 Where: Queen Elizabeth Hall Info: “Celebrated London choir, Goldsmiths Choral Union, performs Bach’s Mass in B minor with an outstanding solo line-up and authentic orchestral forces under their conductor Brian Wright.” For more info click here
National Theatre – The Silver Tassie
When: 15th April-21st May 2014 Where: Lyttelton Theatre Info: “Peppered with acrid wit and dark vaudeville humour, Sean O’Casey’s powerful, huge and rarely performed anti-war play of 1928 displays a jagged madness that belies its Dublin tenement setting and gives full expression to the horror and waste of war.” For more info click here