Author Archives: Claire Armitstead

Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur

Vox sings the Kinks at Shoreditch Town Hall In the late 1960s, the Kinks released two albums that countered the optimism of the decade with a bittersweet evocation of what had been lost. 1968’s charismatic Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation … Continue reading

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Help us to record Music on the Mind

Music on the Mind is an meditation of the pain – and the creativity – of mental illness. It is one of the most ambitious projects we have ever undertaken, and also the most important – and after two triumphant … Continue reading

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Music on the Mind: a meditation on mental health

We’re thrilled to be making our Shoreditch Town Hall debut on 24 November, 2019, with our ambitious and important exploration of the issues surrounding mental health, Music on the Mind. Hailed as “a simply fantastic project” by Stephen Fry at … Continue reading

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The Sao Paulo Tapes – in pictures

Songs of resistance and hope … Harvey Brough and Monica Vasconcelos Te Te Te-te-e-te … Monica calls to the choir And the choir responds … Te Te Te-te-e-te Ilê Ayê … A star is born, and his name is James … Continue reading

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Freedom Song – in pictures

Harvey works his magic Oh, we’re a gonna sing (without scores) Gladstone meets George White: Sam West and Justin Butcher Get on board, children: the Riverside Singers (Riverside School, Barking) Ella Sheppard takes charge: Emily Dankworth gives us a D … Continue reading

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