Proms at St Jude’s Music and Literary Festival 2016
Event date25 June 2016
LocationHampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11
Come and discover the magic of Proms at St Jude’s!
Proms at St Jude’s is a community festival of music and culture taking place each June in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11.
The Proms offers daily concerts with top national and international artists; free lunchtime music recitals; a LitFest weekend with best-selling authors; a series of Heritage Walks; a buzzing licensed refreshment marquee; and a LitFest café with delicious home-made cakes.
See What’s On for details.
The keynote is enjoyment, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. Before concerts, you can picnic on the square outside.
Public booking opens Monday, 25 April 2016.
You’ll also be helping to make this great community event possible and will be supporting two good causes: North London Hospice and Toynbee Hall.
Find out about fascinating Heritage Walks, providing an insight to many North London secrets.
Martin Roscoe, one of Britain’s best-loved pianists, will perform a recital with works by Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Schumann and Debussy. BBC Music Magazine said: ‘I haven’t heard playing from any recent pianist that surpasses Roscoe’s’.
The Orion Orchestra will play at the ever-popular Last Night. The programme includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major and operatic arias sung by David Butt Philip, who appeared in the festival’s sold-out Carmen last year.
This year’s literary festival will include:
• International human rights lawyer Philippe Sands
• Joan Bakewell reflecting on her life and times
• David Aaronovitch discussing his Hampstead upbringing
• Helen Dunmore on her novel set in Muswell Hill
• Biographer Philip Norman discussing Paul McCartney