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October highlights

We have a packed October of events here at 23 & 25 Brook Street. We’re hosting an afternoon of talks for the first ever Mayfair & St James’s Literary Festival, putting on a Baroque concert perfect for young families, and then ending the month in style with a Halloween Late for this year’s Museums at Night festival.

Have a look at everything we have coming up this month.

Guitar Workshops

Saturday 6 October, 11am-12pm

We only have a handful of spots left for this month’s Guitar Workshop. All you need to do is bring your guitar!

The Musick Scene

Thursday 11 October, 1-2pm

An afternoon concert by Handel House Talent cellist Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde drawing upon the cosmopolitan influences of foreign composers living and working in Handel’s London.

The Poetry of Jimi Hendrix

Friday 19 October, 3-4.30pm

Ever wondered where Hendrix got the inspiration for his lyrics?
Dr Christian Lloyd, author of Hendrix at Home: a Bluesman in Mayfair will lead this afternoon of talks and performances about Hendrix as lyricist and songwriter.

Hendrix Talks

Saturday 20 October, 11am-12pm

This October marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s classic album Electric Ladyland. In the second of our series of Saturday morning Hendrix Talks, Nigel Jones will demonstrate some of Jimi’s innovations in guitar playing heard in songs like Crosstown TrafficBurning of the Midnight Lamp and All Along the Watchtower.

Family Concert: Gulliver’s Travels

Saturday 27 October, 2-3pm

An interactive concert featuring recorders, flute and harpsichord that’s perfect for children.

Museums at Night: Halloween Friday Late

Wednesday 31 October, 7-10pm

A rare opportunity to visit the house after hours, lit by candle and haunted by ghostly figures of the past. You won’t have experienced any historic house quite like this.

From our friends:

Handel Radamisto

Saturday 6 & 13 October, 7.30pm

English Touring Opera return to Hackney Empire with a season of fascinating Baroque music and opera by Handel, Purcell, Carissimi and Gesualdo.

Radamisto was one of Handel’s most appreciated operas, not least for its famous aria “Ombra cara”, which stunned audiences. It tells a dramatic story of a royal family in old Armenia, locked in mortal conflict. This is a moving and accessible piece of music theatre for anyone wanting to try opera.

Book tickets: https://hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/radamisto/

Brighton Early Music Festival

This year’s Brighton Early Music Festival explores the topical theme of Europe with 700 years of music from 17 European countries.
The Festival runs 26 October – 11 November 2018 with 24 events across Brighton & Hove. Highlights include lute songs with Elin Manahan Thomas and Elizabeth Kenny; Italian madrigals with the Fieri Consort; a double bill of early operas by Blow and Monteverdi, directed by Thomas Guthrie; and a special concert of ‘music for peace’ for Armistice Day including works by Handel, Purcell, Charpentier and Zelenka.

For full details and ticket booking see www.bremf.org.uk or call 01273 709709

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