Kings Place Festival announces its 2010 programme

One hundred performances in four days are on offer at this year’s Kings Place Festival, 9-12 September.

The Sacconi Quartet
The Sacconi Quartet

ONE HUNDRED PERFORMANCES in four days are on offer at this year’s Kings Place Festival, 9-12 September. Medieval hip-hop, sculptures by David Bailey, artwork from the Arctic, a farmers’ market and instruments made of rubbish are just some of the surprises in store for the third festival, which showcases the wealth of cultural and social opportunity that this London space offers year-round.

Kings Place is a new classical music venue and contemporary art gallery, a few minutes’ walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.

The festival will host a line-up of classical, contemporary, experimental, folk, jazz and blues music, alongside the finest spoken word, comedy, visual art, and food. Classical music in Hall One will include three concerts with resident orchestra London Sinfonietta, music from the great Baroque composers from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and chamber music from the Dante Quartet and Endymion. There’ll also be Russian pianist Mikhail Rudy, folk performer and bands from Bristol and Manchester.

Endymion
Endymion

The two art galleries’s exhibitions will include the first ever exhibition of sculptural work by photographer David Bailey and water sculptures by William Pye, and a celebration of the 80th birthday of Anthony Whishaw RA.

Further information from: www.kingsplace.co.uk.

Photos: Manfred Esser Haenssler Classic; Venetia van Hoorn-Alkema.

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