Full events list

W B Yeats, with R F Foster & Sinead Cusack

Words

Monday 2 November 7.30pm at Burgh House

Roy Foster and Piers Plowright discuss the poetry and politics of W B Yeats, with readings by Sinead Cusack.

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Ali Smith

Words

Wednesday 4 November 1.00pm at Burgh House

Novelist, short story writer, playwright, and poet, Ali Smith, CBE, on the life-giving importance of writing and reading.

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Barry Millington on Wagner

Music | Words

Wednesday 4 November 7.30pm at Burgh House

An illustrated talk on the music and life of Richard Wagner, one of the most influential, and some would say controversial, artists in history.

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Paul Morley: Down with classical music!

Music | Words

Thursday 5 November 7.30pm at Burgh House

Music writer, critic, and iconoclast, Paul Morley, on knocking down musical barriers.

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Hunter Davies: Football, The Beatles & Me

Music | Words

Friday 6 November 1.00pm at Burgh House

Journalist, broadcaster, and Beatles biographer, Hunter Davies OBE, on a life of kop and pop.

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Ian Bostridge (tenor) & Julius Drake (piano)

Song | Music

Saturday 7 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

One of the great lieder duos of our time performing Schumann settings of Heine, including Dichterliebe.

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Richard Coles: Religion & Rock N' Roll

Music | Words

Monday 9 November 1.00pm at Burgh House

Former pop star, broadcaster, and Church of England vicar, Richard Coles, on the journey from Communards to Church.

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Sayaka Shoji (violin) & Matan Porat (piano)

Chamber music | Music

Monday 9 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

The UK recital debut of this Deutsche Grammophon recording violinist, joined by one of Israel's leading pianists.

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Buster Keaton's The General

Film | Music

Tuesday 10 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Orson Welles called this "the greatest comedy ever made."
With live improvisatory accompaniment by pianist Matan Porat.

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Shami Chakrabarti

Words

Thursday 12 November 1.00pm at Burgh House

Shami Chakrabarti, CBE, director of human rights campaign group Liberty, on the battle in the modern world between the right to individual and collective freedom and perceived threats to the state.

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Armida Quartet

Chamber music | Music

Thursday 12 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

BBC New Generation Artists for 2014-16, this young quartet from Berlin have chosen Hampstead for their London debut.

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Malcolm Arnold chamber music

Chamber music | Music

Saturday 14 November 4.00pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Chamber music for piano and winds, by Malcolm Arnold.
Reiko Fujisawa (piano) & wind principals of the major London orchestras.

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Jim Rattigan / Thomas Gould / Liam Noble

Jazz | Music

Saturday 14 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Contemplative chamber jazz with Jim Rattigan (horn), Thomas Gould (violin) & Liam Noble (piano).

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Chorzelski / Waley-Cohen / Durantel

Chamber music | Music

Monday 16 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Kryzysztof Chorzelski (viola), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin) & Laurene Durantel (piano)
present works by Benjamin Britten, Max Bruch and two new commissions by Joseph Phibbs.

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Curios

Jazz | Music

Tuesday 17 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

“A fine trio, entitled to its big reputation” - John Fordham, The Guardian.

Tom Cawley - erstwhile pianist with Peter Gabriel’s band - leading one of Britain’s most highly regarded piano trios. With Sam Burgess (bass) and Joshua Blackmore (drums).

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Wihan Quartet & Gemma Rosefield

Chamber music | Music

Thursday 19 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

The wonderful quartet from Prague returns to Hampstead with Gemma to play Schubert's cello quintet and works by Anton Arensky and Mozart.

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CAVATINA Family Concert: Sacconi Quartet

Chamber music | Music | Words

Saturday 21 November 3.00pm at St John's Downshire Hill

A musical exploration designed for young people (aged 5 and older) and their parents.

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Trish Clowes / Chris Montague / Ross Stanley

Jazz | Music

Saturday 21 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes presents a brand new musical project – a trio featuring guitarist Chris Montague (Troyka, Trish Clowes’ Tangent Quintet, Colin Towns) and pianist and organist Ross Stanley (Will Vinson, Dennis Rollins, Dylan Howe, Gareth Lockrane’s Grooveyard).

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Handel's Messiah

Song | Music

Sunday 29 November 7.00pm at Hampstead Parish Church

Handel's seasonal masterpiece, with a choir of eight soloists and Ensemble Passio baroque orchestra directed by James Sherlock.

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