Art workshops at the Charterhouse

Charcoal interiors with light 28th January 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm Spend a day creating a rich charcoal study of the historic Charterhouse interiors. Learn how to express light and space through charcoal and mark-making while exclusively exploring the varied architecture from across six centuries. Suitable for all levels of experience and ability. Tutor: Lucy Brennan-Shiel Cost: £50.00 / Friends £45.00 Book your place here Tracing histories 18th February 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm Tracing time - tracing communities - tracing now. From brick-laid inscriptions honouring a … [Read more...]

Sunday afternoons with the London Handel Players at the Charterhouse

London Handel Players at the Charterhouse A new programme of chamber music concerts in the glorious Great Chamber. The Charterhouse, the ancient historic site and almshouse in Clerkenwell, is delighted to be hosting a series of Sunday afternoon concerts by the acclaimed London Handel Players in the grand atmosphere of its glorious Tudor Great Chamber.  The four one-hour concerts will explore the rich repertoire of baroque music, and each contrasts Handel with one of his great contemporaries.  Each concert will be repeated twice at 2.30-3.30pm and 4.00-5.00pm on: Sunday … [Read more...]

GSMD Principal’s Australian Award

Principal of Guildhall School of Music & Drama Lynne Williams has been awarded Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts. The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means by which Australia recognizes the outstanding and meritorious service of its citizens. The award will be announced in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List on 26th January 2019. Lynne Williams said: ‘I’m both appreciative and humbled by this recognition. A successful career in the arts is never a solo achievement. In accepting this AM, I’d like to pay tribute to all the … [Read more...]

Barbican Music Library hosts exhibition by Making Music 16 Jan – 23 March

Celebrating leisure-time music in the UK, this exhibition features quotes, posters and film from Making Music member groups and a specially commissioned series of portraits of leisure-time musicians. In communities all across the UK, friends, neighbours and colleagues meet up regularly to make music. From jazz to folk, pop to classical, barbershop to brass, thousands of groups gather together in halls, houses, garages, churches, fields and theatres for the joy of creating and performing with others. Making Music Together celebrates the scale and breadth of this leisure-time music scene, … [Read more...]

New glass globe welcomes you to the Charterhouse

As you may know, as a local, The Charterhouse opened its garden square and a new museum early in 2017. A reminder of the fascinating history of the place... set in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Charterhouse has been living the Nation's history since 1348. Initially a Black Death burial ground, the site became home to the largest Carthusian monastery in the world until it was brutally dissolved in 1537 when 16 monks became proto-martyrs of the Reformation. A grand Tudor mansion replaced the monastery. Elizabeth I spent the first days of her reign at the Charterhouse and James I (of … [Read more...]

The Borough Market Cookbook

‘When spring arrives, a new palette presents itself along with a burst of energy and optimism.’ – Ed Smith, The Borough Market Cookbook Learn what to cook and eat this spring with The Borough Market Cookbook – the first ever official book from Borough Market. It offers over 100 delicious seasonal recipes, including 30 that are inspired by the spring season. The dishes show why market shopping – whether at Borough or any of our other wonderful British markets – is the most enjoyable way to bring the best food and ingredients to your own table. The book is written by award-winning food … [Read more...]

“All of London Life is There”

The Barbican Library often has interesting art on show, and this exhibition is no exception. Taking as its title “All of London Life is There”, a famous quote from Ben Jonson’s ‘Bartholomew Fair’, an exhibition of 70 or so paintings present today’s London in all its fascinating variety. One of the paintings by a member of the Group - Royal Courts of Justice - Ink and Watercolour by John Crane  £220 Passing like a thread between the artworks are famous quotes about London, not all of them complimentary, but all honest. This neatly links the work on the walls with the works on the … [Read more...]

Come and sing your heart out!

The London Symphony Orchestra have invited us to apply as they prepare for a colossal vocal performance that will take place at the Barbican Centre in the spring. The performance will be the UK premiere of a piece by composer David Lang, and will bring together 500 local people. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the LSO’s choral director, Sir Simon Halsey, there are no auditions, and there’s no requirement to read music. Be part of something big this spring, as 500 people from all walks of life come together for a once-in a lifetime performance at the Barbican … [Read more...]

Craft a Christmas Wreath at Broadgate on Sunday 2nd

For a winter family day out with a difference, head to The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle as Homemade London presents a series of brilliant (and free) crafting sessions for children, family and friends. See the full listings for December here and explore our winter wonderland of special menus, seasonal drinks, live music and more. Christmas Wreath 12.30pm-1.30pm, Sunday 2 December  Create a minimalist indoor wreath using copper wire, paper and natural materials. Then take home an eye-catching decoration with a contemporary look that’ll fit nicely on your front door. Just drop-in on … [Read more...]

Free Festive Crafts at Broadgate in December

For a winter family day out with a difference, head to The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle every Sunday as Homemade London presents a series of brilliant (and free) crafting sessions for children, family and friends. See the full listings below and explore our winter wonderland of special menus, seasonal drinks, live music and more.  Christmas Wreath 12.30pm-1.30pm, Sunday 2 December  Create a minimalist indoor wreath using copper wire, paper and natural materials. Then take home an eye-catching decoration with a contemporary look that’ll fit nicely on your front door. Just … [Read more...]