The Spitalfields Festival is an exciting eye-popping collection of performances rooted in the East End of London.
There are two main events – a festival in the summer, and one in the winter – which seek to integrate music-making into the local community. It’s a vibrant and valuable endeavour that reaches 30,000 local people every year.
Running from 2 – 10 December 2017, this year’s Winter Festival – a rich collection of events that challenges perceptions of the classical music world – is curated by conductor André de Ridder (pictured above). De Ridder and s t a r g a z e were behind the David Bowie Prom last year.
Both Spitalfields events always have the feel of a true festival, occupying unorthodox spaces for challenging and thought-provoking performances.
See the brochure online. General booking opens on Monday 18 September 2017. Tickets will go fast.