Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Experience the powerful and hauntingly beautiful melodies of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, performed by Southwark Cathedral Choir and Chamber Orchestra. The Requiem, known for its emotional depth and spiritual resonance, will transport you to a place of introspection and contemplation.

Alongside the Requiem, the concert will also feature a selection of Poulenc’s Lenten Motets, showcasing the composer’s mastery of choral composition.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

The Palm Wine Guitar Sessions at The Africa Centre

Come to The Africa Centre for an evening entertainment where we celebrate the iconic genre birthed in the coastal speakeasy bars and clubs of West Africa, that gave birth to several forms to follow – including Afrobeat, Hiplife and Afrobeats.

The evening kicks off at 7pm with a 20 minute film and Q&A created by historian Ed Keazor. ‘Akatakpo: The Legend of Tony Odili’ about Nigeria’s oldest living musician, Tony Odili, who performed with the Bobby Benson and Roy Chicago Orchestras, as well as the legendary Rex Lawson Mayors.

Following this will be a not to be missed performance by The Waterside Orchestra: A multi-ethnic collective of musicians whose musical journey has traversed some of West Africa’s foremost Highlife and Afrobeat ensembles.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Bella Gaffney Live at The Golden Hinde

Join us aboard The Golden Hinde, the iconic ship docked at London’s Borough Market for a unique night of folk music.

2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. 2023 saw the release of Bella’s new album ‘Reflections’ which is inspired by connections made over the lockdown period. Bella is also part of sought after folk band The Magpies (‘effervescent’ The Sunday Times).

…an absolutely impressive album. Hit repeat and get lost in this one.’ – Fatea

Great singer, great guitarist, really interesting songwriter‘ – Mike Harding

Doors open 7pm. Tickets in advance £10 / at the door £12

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Wyse at The Golden Hinde

Wyse’s songs are unapologetic slices of guitar-driven dark-pop conjoined with progressive-alt-rock that reflect her genre-fluid influences, including Radiohead, Awolnation and Pink Floyd. Combining scuzzy hooks with pulsating percussion and her raw, impassioned vocals, which are reminiscent of Bjork.

Wyse’s work has gained multiple plays and support from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Wales, Amazing Radio UK/US genre playlists and specialist programming and Absolute Radio’s Frank Skinner to name just a few, alongside written praise from the likes of Atwood Magazine, Gold Flake Paint, Lock, Listen With Monger and Dork.

Live at The Golden Hinde, Wyse will be supported  by a full band and special guests.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Frost Fair

The Frost Fair is returning for its second year. Join us from 26-28 January on Sumner Street, as we celebrate one of the most extraordinary events in London’s history. From circa 1605 to 1814, the surface of the River Thames froze over 24 times, bringing all trade on the water to a standstill. So the people of Bankside took to the ice, creating ‘Frost Fairs’, with a sensational cornucopia of markets, amusement, food, drink, games, pubs, shops, entertainment and general revelry!

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Marquee Records Christmas Party

Marquee Records will be celebrating a successful 2023 with a Christmas Party at one of London’s premier venues Omera on Monday 18th December.

The evening will see three of the labels signings performing. Headlining the evening will be Wild Celia who will have just released their new EP, “Lighthouse Dream.”

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

12th Knot Mischief and Mayhem Halloween party

A night of magic and mischief awaits on our Spooktacular 12th Knot rooftop playground, as we will be throwing one hell of a party this Halloween.

With tantalising Halloween cocktails, unadulterated musical mischief from DJ Andy Purnell and Just Yas and and the stylish atmosphere that 12th Knot does best, guests are advised to leave their inhibitions at the door, put on their sleekest Halloween attire and join us for a night like no other.

There will be a £100 bar tab up for grabs for the best-dressed guest on the night – all you need to do is tag 12th Knot in your pics for a chance to win!

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Joe McCorriston Live in Concert

Joe McCorriston is a writer and performer from Morecambe, now based in London, UK. A decorated musician, he celebrates a career spanning 4 LPs, 2 EPs, and over a decade of touring that has amassed more than 700 shows. Over the years, Joe has built a cult following playing a range of venues around the world across twenty different countries and three continents. Nonetheless, Joe is far from done. In fact, this is only just the beginning, and in 2023, Joe has a bagful of new songs ready to go.

On 9th November, Joe returns to play his first headline show in London since 2018 at The Golden Hinde.

With rugged independence and a familiar, yet original sound, Joe writes pop songs for punk kids, and exudes the energy of a four-piece band with his live show despite only being armed with an acoustic guitar and his voice. He returned to the stage in 2022 after taking a break from touring during the whole, well, *you know what* virus with a SOLD OUT show in Manchester, and now Joe is fit, ready, and raring to go with new songs and a bigger show in tow.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Scurravagus Live

Scrurravagus is Rob Widdicombe on vocals and guitar, Chris Gardner on piano and organ, Nassima Amir on vocals and flute, Mick O’Connor on double bass and Josh Williams-Ward on drums and percussion. How to describe the music?

Folk? Not really, but there are elements in there.
Jazz? Not really, but there are elements in there.
Prog? Not really, but there are elements in there.
Pop? Not really, but there are elements in there.

Expect strong melodies and rousing choruses, insightful lyrics, and rich and inventive arrangements.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

FUJI: A OPERA at Africa Centre

The Africa Centre in London will present FUJI: A Opera, a multi-dimensional exhibition which tells the story of the fuji music genre – one of the most important in Nigeria’s history and without whom the Afrobeats artists who top the charts today (such as Burna Boy and Wizkid) would not be selling out stadiums across the world.

FUJI: A Opera will include never seen before archive footage and artefacts, explore the belligerent past of fuji music, highlight its founding footprints, and celebrate its rich subculture from the early 1960s to the present day.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

The Golden Hinde 50th Anniversary – Shenanigans Cabaret Golden Anniversary Family Show

Come and join the 50th Celebrations on the decks of The Golden Hinde with Shenanigans Cabaret.

An afternoon of family friendly hula, magic, singing and contortion with Shenanigans cabaret, featuring first class performers from across the cabaret and performing arts industry and hosted by Foxi Blue.

 

Line up includes:

Hayley Woolley – contortionist

Ella the Great – comedy magician

Oopsie Hoops – hula hooper

 

Dress gold and join the celebrations

All ages welcome

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

The Golden Hinde 50th Anniversary – Shenanigans Cabaret Golden Anniversary Night

A night of delectable debauchery with Shenanigans Cabaret and hosted by Foxi Blue to celebrate The Golden Hinde Galleon’s 50th Birthday.

 

Line up includes:

Hayley Woolley – contortionist

Ella the Great – drag king magician

Trash Valentine – boylesque

Athena Thrillme – burlesque

Mild Peril – draglesque

Frankie Heartless – extreme violinist

 

And hosted by Foxi Blue

 

Dress gold and enjoy the celebration with first class performers from across the cabaret and performing arts industry.

 

ADULTS ONLY 18+

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

The Golden Hinde presents Tiger Moth

Live in the belly of the beast! The Golden Hinde is going full on knees-up, dance, and shwing for one night only with the patchwork band of various assortments, TIGER MOTH.

Tiger Moth play a wild mix of World Gypsy Folk Punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often played at a dizzying speed: a lyrical, bass, horn and drum driven blast of brilliant madness.

Come and see the world’s first, only, and best proponents of Wiki-Core, as Tiger Moth explore in their words and music the lesser known corners of the World… and Wikipedia. When was the last time you experienced live music aboard a reconstruction of a 16th century ship? And not just any ship, Sir Francis Drake’s ship which circumnavigated the globe in 1577. With a great atmosphere and history, a chance to hear live music on the ship is not to be missed!

Great music and a sip of Anspach & Hobday craft brew or a bottled beer, the perfect way to end your work week and to kick off the weekend.

Doors and bar open at 19:00, music at 19:30.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

Bankside Open Spaces Festival

Are you ready to take to the streets and dance the afternoon away?

Dust off your dancing shoes, prepare to try a new sport or craft, give your prize-winning pooch a brush and be part of Bankside Open Spaces Festival – Bankside’s biggest FREE community celebration and street party!

On Saturday 10 June, Bankside Open Spaces Trust will be welcoming performers young and old, community groups, artists, sports coaches, musicians, singers, dancers, and pampered pooches of all sizes to the festival and they’d love you to join us too!

Line-up: Rob Corcoran, Ragtop Down, Sister Cookie, Ese & Vooduu People, Cosimo Matassa Project, The Brothers Ignatius, Brixton Chamber Orchestra and London International Gospel Choir. Plus, DJ sets from Rump Records, King Crowney, MGroove, Dales Hayes, Angie B and Brothers In House

 From its Latina opening to a dance after party, the free and unticketed Bankside Open Spaces Festival will fill Bankside’s Union Street, Redcross Way and three small parks on Saturday 10 June with genre-busting music.

With four music and performance stages, the festival will have a vibe to suit all tastes and all ages.

Looking to dance in the street? Check out Alma Casa/EXT Radio’s DJ Stage down Redcross Way with six sets, live sax and drums, firedancers, bubble artists and two MCs all putting on a show from a huge glitterball.

Seeking a musical journey from roots to rock & roll or rocksteady via funk, rhythm ‘n’ blues and ska? The Main Stage is for you, opening with four Latina dance groups before segueing into six varied sets featuring the likes of Art Terry and the Black Bohemians, Ese & and The Voodoo people, Sister Cookie and returning headliners, Cosimo Matassa Project and The Brothers Ignatius. The Main Stage is a festival in its own right, and with street food and bars nearby, there’s no need to move, unless…

Hoping for a bit of chill? Why not bumble over to Red Cross Garden, take a seat among the verdant planting and enjoy a bit of alt-folk, Americana, delta blues or indie pop from a line-up of six London artists, interspersed with spoken word performances. Headliner Rob Corcoran returns to this bandstand stage – a favourite on the UK folk circuit. You can even enjoy the dog show, meet some bees, learn about early surgery from the Old Operating Theatre, grab a free massage or tackle a spot of yoga while you’re there.

And for the active and community minded, head over to Marlborough Sports Garden’s Community Stage for a mix of community choirs and performers, plus free dance workshops – surely this is the only festival where you can learn an Irish jig, salsa and tango all in one day? There’s a chance to kick back, too, with sets from the London International Gospel Choir and Brixton Chamber Orchestra in-between activities.

Across the festival, local craft stalls and free activities and workshops will keep all ages busy and entertained. There’s a beach, free sports coaching and plenty of craft for the kids, plant stalls and a BIG plant giveaway for the green fingered, art workshops for the busy, bars for the thirsty, street food for the foodies and a dog show for the barky! (The Little Dorrit Dog Show returns for its 7th year with pampered pooches judged by festival favourite and BBC Radio London’s dog expert Anna Webb).

Keep an eye on Bankside Open Spaces Trust’s social media channels for updates:

There’s loads to see and do all across Bankside – find out more here.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

The Golden Hinde Presents – Sofar Sounds Secret Gig

Bankside’s Golden Hinde are partnering with the amazing Sofar Sounds on the 10th May to bring an immersive live music experience to the ship. Sofar Sounds specialise in secret live music. Expect three local and diverse artists and a whole lot of magic.  You won’t know who the artists are until they take to the mic. Enjoy amazing music in The Golden Hinde’s unique and historic space.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

The Golden Hinde presents Tiger Moth

Live in the belly of the beast! The Golden Hinde is going full on knees-up, dance, and shwing for one night only with the patchwork band of various assortments, TIGER MOTH.
Tiger Moth play a wild mix of World Gypsy Folk Punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often played at a dizzying speed: a lyrical, bass, horn and drum driven blast of brilliant madness.
Come and see the world’s first, only, and best proponents of Wiki-Core, as Tiger Moth explore in their words and music the lesser known corners of the World… and Wikipedia.
They will be making sure this is a night to bring out your pirate side, and theirs!
Great music and a sip of Anspach & Hobday craft brew or a bottled beer, the perfect way to end your work week and to kick off the weekend.

Doors and bar open at 19:00, music at 19:30.

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

October Plenty at Borough Market

This will be a glorious collective celebration of the seasons, weather and food, OCTOBER PLENTY mixes ancient seasonal customs and contemporary festivity with performance and music.

The theatre company Lions part, which was formed in Southwark by a group of actors who met doing First Folio work with the Original Shakespeare Company, has for many years been performing as part of Borough Market’s annual harvest festivities. October Plenty is the troupe’s interpretation of some of the rich folklore and traditions of the autumn harvest. It includes appearances from the strikingly attired Corne Queen and Berry Man, and free performances for children in the Story Orchard.

The procession will begin at 11am on Bankside SE1, near Shakespeare’s Globe gates, and head down to Borough Market.

The full Market will be in operation as usual during the day, so there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the seasonal produce central to the celebrations.

 

Good Friday Concert at Southwark Cathedral

All the Ends of the World

Big screen visuals, emotionally charged vocals, and solo violin come together in a stunning concert experience exploring the impact of climate change.

Against a stunning backdrop of evolving imagery from videographer Heather Britton, and free improvisation from violinist Lizzie Ball, world renowned choral ensemble The Sixteen perform an emotionally charged programme of choral music.

Crafted to demonstrate the long lasting and dramatic effects of climate change and global warming, the concert will explore our relationship with the planet we live on through an originally crafted video piece, which interweaves with a specifically curated choral repertoire of powerful works by Padilla, Perotin and Sheppard.

The performance also features a guest appearance from Luke Jerram’s GAIA, a slowly rotating, floating art installation reflecting the Earth’s surface, and designed to portray the beauty and true nature of our planet.

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