Proms at St Jude’s – Music & Literary Festival
Event date23 June 2018
LocationHampstead Garden Suburb NW11 7AH
Join us to discover the magic of Proms at St Jude’s.
Proms at St Jude’s presents its 2018 season with a spectacular line-up of concerts, literary events, heritage walks, and, for the first time this year, late night comedy. The 2018 musical programme is one of artistry, virtuosity and diversity. It includes world-class performers, young musicians, jazz and choral music, together with educational and family-friendly concerts.
Situated in beautiful and historic Hampstead Garden Suburb, Proms at St Jude’s is organised almost entirely by volunteers. It is a festival celebrating the coming together of music, culture, community and charity. Whether you are drawn to the drama of an opera or a best-selling author, a bit of jazz or laughing with a comic, you will be supporting two charities, North London Hospice and Toynbee Hall.
Have a look at the fantastic programme of concerts, walks and Literary Festival talks. This includes the fabulous Grace Davidson with the Academy of Ancient Music, the brilliant Counterpoise with Jacqui Dankworth, the ever-popular Last Night with Robert Max and the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra and, at LitFest, authors including Robert Peston, Lynne Truss and Nick Hytner. There are several events for children and families too – look out for the ‘Family Friendly’ sticker.
Under-25s can attend all events for only £7.50 (for evening concerts, the unreserved seats). There are special offers too if you buy tickets for at least three LitFest events taking place on the same day, and if you buy tickets for Simply Dylan and late-night stand-up comedy on 30 June.
As usual, daytime and evening concerts will be staged in the Lutyens-designed and acoustically excellent church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb. The super LitFest will take place in nearby Henrietta Barnett School; and Heritage Walks in the local area.
The keynote to Proms is enjoyment, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. Before concerts, you can picnic on the square outside. You can enjoy a drink or bite to eat in the concert marquee or LitFest café.