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September

The next events season is upon us and it’s starting off with a bang. We’ve got improvised opera, guitar lessons, a new exhibition revealing some secrets thought lost since the 18th century, and a whole weekend dedicated to the moment a certain James Marshall Hendrix stepped off a plane in London and became Jimi Hendrix.

The Art of Obbligato

Fittingly, it being the 1st of September, tonight is our first concert of the new season. Part of our Handel House Talent series, dedicated to showcasing the next generation of baroque musicians, we have mezzo soprano Ellie Minney performing a collection of arias by JS Bach and Handel himself. All in the very room that would have been used for that very same purpose two centuries back.

Learn to Play Like Hendrix! – 1:1 Lessons

Something new for us. For any budding guitarists out there who have always wished they could play like Hendrix, we have renowned guitar teacher Nigel Jones giving guitar lessons focused on how Hendrix improvised and wrote guitar solos. All levels welcome!

John Beard: Handel’s Tenor

We are currently putting the finishing touches to our next temporary exhibition entitled John Beard: Handel’s Tenor.

This exhibition explores the extraordinary life of the celebrated tenor, John Beard – Handel’s ‘tenor of choice’ – and reveals brand new information about the theatrical world of Georgian London.

The new exhibition opens 14 September and is included in the General Admission price for the whole house.

September 2016

September ends with our celebration of all things Hendrix, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the day Hendrix first came to London.

We have live music in the Hendrix Flat on the Friday evening, a concert at the club Hendrix played his first ever London performance, a talk by the man behind the sound on Purple Haze, and a talk by the curator behind the V&A’s latest exhibition (more on that below).

Help us mark this monumental moment in London’s musical history.

You Say You Want a Revolution? – New Exhibition at the V&A

7. The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, 'Revolution' 1968 by Alan Aldridge © ...

We’re very excited about the V&A’s upcoming exhibition on the revolutionary ideas of the late 60s, including of course some very special items, recordings and films of Jimi Hendrix.

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970
10 September 2016 – 26 February 2017
V&A

Come on a musical odyssey through the era defining years of the late 1960s.  Featuring over 200 records from John Peel’s collection, the exhibition transports you to a time when London was ‘swinging’, Jimi Hendrix was rocking Woodstock, students were rioting in Paris and the first man walked on the moon.

Find out more about the exhibition here

Latest news

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Posted on Wednesday June 08, 2022

  Job Description Job Title: Research Assistant Line Manager: Deputy Director Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract Hours: 0.5 FTE (c.2.5 days per week) Salary: £23,000 pro rata Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays pro rata Areas of Work Assisting the Deputy Director in the delivery of the narratives and displays in a new experience of […]

Handel’s Royal Anthems
Posted on Wednesday June 01, 2022

Handel and his music were very much present in Royal occasions in the 18th century. He created strong ties with the Royal family, and he was commissioned to compose music for various royal celebrations, including coronations. He was also hired by the royal family to teach the princesses to play the harpsichord. When Handel moved […]

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