Presenting icons of cabaret, blues, folk and the literary world
- Olivier Award winner and star of Jools Holland: Camille O’Sullivan
- Best-selling author of Chocolat: Joanne Harris
- Lead vocalists of the Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, reunite.
The Landmark Arts Centre launches its Autumn and Winter 2023 programme with a line-up of iconic figures from the worlds of cabaret, blues, folk and literature. Also featuring at the southwest London community arts hub will be, live music, art fairs, comedy, wine tasting and the return of the Teddington Beer Festival.
Olivier Award winner and star of Later with Jools Holland (BBC), Camille O’Sullivan
(30 September) will be in concert for an exclusive one night only performance. The Queen of the Edinburgh Festival, known for her interpretations of the songs of Nick Cave, Brel, Waits, Bowie, Radiohead, can only usually be found touring internationally, so this will be a rare chance to see her in an intimate evening, up close.
Other iconic women to feature include the internationally acclaimed author of block buster novel, Chocolat, Joanne Harris, in an ‘audience with’ on 24 November and 25 November playing with her #Storytime band: a live show featuring tales from her books, image projections and music. Best-selling female writers Lucy Barker (Mrs Wood) and
Liz Hyden (The Gifts), who have set their tales against the backdrop of Victorian England, will be in conversation on 28 October.
The season offers a showcase of music from top blues and indie folk groups. Ex-members of the iconic Blues Band, Dave Kelly, and Paul Jones, play on 14 September. Award-winning Irish/English folk band, Ranagri, tour with their new album on 28 September. Indie-folk singer, songwriter and Radio 2 Folk Award winner, Josienne Clarke, premiers her autumn tour on 6 October. Closing the folk season is Leveret, a trio of England’s top folk musicians, with a string of prestigious awards between them, touring with their latest album (10 October).
Comedy fans won’t be disappointed as BBC Radio star, Alfie Moore, is the headline comedy act this season with his Face for Radio tour on 5 October.
The biannual Art Fair takes place from 13-15 October – a showcase of high-quality fine art by independent artists with an array of paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics for visitors to browse and buy. The Sparkle Festive Fair follows on 17-19 November when the Landmark transforms into a festive bazaar of high-quality arts and crafts gifts to kick start the countdown to the festive season.
The incredibly popular Teddington Beer Festival returns for its second year from 2-4 November and a Wine Tasting Fundraiser (8 December) in collaboration with Peter Lunzer, one of the UK’s leading wine experts.
Harper Ray, Director, commented: “We’re delighted to be presenting a packed programme of top artists, making first rate arts accessible to all at affordable prices. Blues legends, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly are back by popular demand to open the music season. There’s a rare chance to see vocalist, Camille O’Sullivan, who has sold out venues globally, in a one-night only exclusive. I’m very excited to have Joanne Harris, author of iconic novel, Chocolat, for an ‘in conversation’ as well as performing with her Storytime Band. The programme wouldn’t be complete without our famous fairs; the Art Fair in October, followed by Sparkle, leading us into the festive season.
For more information and how to book tickets, visit www.landmarkartscentre.org.
The Landmark Arts Centre is an independent charity (1047080) dedicated to offering a wide range of arts education activities for children, young people and adults by providing a stimulating, year-round, programme of live events including music, comedy, poetry and dance as well as providing exhibition opportunities for visual artists and designer-makers through art fairs and group and solo exhibitions, to help care for our amazing Grade II* listed building.