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London’s ‘quirkiest’ festival is back, bigger than ever, at Stroud Green

07 June, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Folk duo Dipper Malkin perform on June 10

Stroud Green Festival is returning for the fifth time, running through to Sunday June 14 and, says artistic director Clare Norburn, “it’s bigger and better than ever”.

“We’ve quickly become north London’s quirkiest music festivals, jam-packed with early and classical music, jazz and folk,” she says.

Key festival events over the next week or so include:

Friday June 8: Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green. 8pm: Double bill: Mesmerising medieval music plus Sephardic Jewish songs and chants.


Highland dancer Kathleen Gilbert performs on Saturday June 9

Saturday June 9: Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield Road, N8. 7.30pm: Fun-filled concert showcasing Scottish baroque music brought to life by Highland dancer Kathleen Gilbert.

Sunday June 10: Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, N8. 5.30pm: Songs and stories of the Great War – sing-a-long concert. 8.15pm: Tricks of the Trade– folk duo Dipper Malkin.

Monday June 11: Earl Haig Hall. 7pm: Counterpint – sing Renaissance choral pieces in an informal setting while enjoying a drink.

Wednesday June 13: Holy Trinity Church Hall. 8pm: Tango with Mozart – Veles Ensemble.

Thursday June 14: Holy Trinity Church Hall. 9pm: Candlelit concert with violinist Elicia Silverstein.

Friday June 15: Holy Trinity Church Hall. 8pm: Mendelssohn and Haydn played by internationally recognised local musicians.

Saturday June 16: Holy Trinity Church. 7.30pm: Beethoven Quartet Journey by Clare Norburn.

Sunday June 17: Holy Trinity Church Hall. 4.30pm and 8pm: Burying the Dead by Clare Norburn. Fictional journey inside the bedroom and head of Henry Purcell.

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