Author Archives: Claire Armitstead

Arthur and Village Green Preservation Society – in pictures

We are the Village Green Preservation Society . . . . . . God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium Everyone knows the future’s coming . . . … except for those Old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Freedom Song returns to the Hackney Empire In a triumphant new oratorio, composer Harvey Brough and librettist Justin Butcher tell the inspiring story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a group of freed slaves who took to the road in 1871 … Continue reading

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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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