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Fran & Flora

Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ by Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) and ‘brave & classy’ by Robin Denselow (The Guardian), Fran & Flora are quickly becoming one of the capital's most sought after live acts.

They are an eastern-European folk music inspired violin and cello duo with a distinctive intimate and improvisatory performance style. They were selected by BBC Music Introducing to perform at Latitude Festival, which was broadcast live across 2018.

The pair have collaborated and toured with established artists such as Sam Lee and Talvin Singh OBE for several years, where they developed a deep friendship, and from which their duo project began.

Their growing reputation has accelerated since the recent release of their debut album unfurl (Feb 2019) which was produced by Sam Beste from Hejira. Unfurl has gained critical acclaim and attention from national radio, magazines, newspapers and online publications.

They have appeared live in session on BBC4’s Woman's Hour, Cerys Matthews’ 6 Music Show and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Recent performances include Kings Place, Cafe Oto, Eastbourne Folk Club, Klezmer In The Park, Shambala Festival, Shtetl Neukeulln (Berlin) and the EFG London Jazz Festival.

WHY? 'A string duo bound for glory' Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@FranandFlora
@nordenfarm

Fran and Flora's Website

other events you may be interested in

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Tunde Jegede: New Worlds Tour - Visions of a Traveller

A concert that follows the journey of two legendary travellers; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa.

Featuring multimedia visuals, the concert is a journey through time from the Pre-Columbian music of South America to the medieval Malian Royal Court music of the griots and the kora.

Tunde Jegede and Rafael Guel are two of the most established artists in their distinct traditions. Together they combine to find a new, common musical language of transcendence.

Tunde Jegede is a world-renowned composer, renaissance man, kora player and multi-instrumentalist who has brought his particular concept of African Classical Music to a wide international audience.

Rafael Guel is a celebrated Mexican artist and multi-instrumentalist who plays an array of traditional flutes, vihuela (baroque guitar) and percussion. His music carries the essence of the Pre-Columbian musical heartbeat.

WHY? ’A stunning exponent of the Kora’ The Independent

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's Website

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Summer Ceilidh - Barn Dance

You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.

Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Summer
Wednesdays (exc 29 May)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Eggs on Legs

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Once I found a little egg
To my surprise it grew a leg!
Where did it come from?
Where will it go?
To find out come and see the show...

A cracking family show full of wonder and surprise. Garlic Theatre bring you a Dr Zeuss world filled with funny, crazy eggs that hatch in the most unexpected places.

WHY? Full of clowning, puppets and zany music to make you roll around with laughter

Ages guidance: 3-7 years.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Garlic Theatre's Website

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Half Term Concertini with The Polka Dots

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for upbeat originals and cover songs, high energy dance routines and on-stage charisma.

Vintage vocal harmony band The Polka Dots bring the best of 1940s and 50s classics - plus some modern numbers with a retro
twist!

The 11.30am is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Guaranteed to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping!

Age Guidance: 0 -8 years.

45 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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