Stockwell Live! – Garden concerts

To celebrate the return of live music, we’re proud to announce the launch of Stockwell Live! A series of live professional concerts with world-class performers in a garden setting in SW9, with tickets including wine and a hot meal served at your seat by Al Fresco Feasts.

We’re passionate about bringing live music back into our lives, and also mindful that so many performers are without any income for the foreseeable future. So, Stockwell Live! is here to bring together audience and performers in a safe way with our socially-distanced live performances.

The event is fully compliant with the latest COVID-19 Secure guidelines and DCMS rules on outside performances, with audience sitting in correctly-spaced bubbles and a range of standard protocols in place to make sure your visit is safe. n.b. As a professional concert, we are exempt from the new general “6-person max” rule. However, social distancing bubbles must be adhered to throughout your visit.

Book now for our exclusive concerts! – very limited tickets available due to spacing restrictions.

Coming Up!

STOP PRESS! We have a new venue which complies with the latest Tier 2 government regulations, and have moved Stockwell Live to St Michael’s Church Courtyard – which we’ll be transforming into an atmospheric venue. We look forward to seeing you at our 29th October concert!

Thursday 29th October, 7pm. On Wing & Water: Eleanor Turner on Harp

Experience the harp as you’ve never heard it before as Eleanor Turner takes us from Classical to Indian raga at this concert in SW9

Let Eleanor take you on journey across the gamut of the harp on the theme of the outdoors. From the baroque finery of Giovanni Battista Pescetti, the Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg, Birds in Winter by Michael Mauldin, Debussy’s En Bateau, several of her own compositions, Bhairav raga (Morning Mood) to Sunset by Nitin Sawhney.

You’ve got 3 options: 

  1. See her live and up close in our new Courtyard venue in the heart of SW9 for £30, including 2 glasses of wine & 2-course hot bowl food served at your seat by event catering partners Al Fresco Feasts. Book here on Eventbrite
  2. Watch the live stream of the performance and artiste interviews (for upto 72 hour afterwards) for just £6 here on Eventbrite.
  3. Live stream as above, but with a unique hospitality box of Prosecco/Pimms/Elderflower and delicious hand-made treats sent from Parcel.Love for £20 (£35 for two) plus delivery here on Parcel.Love.

Eleanor Turner is a versatile electro acoustic harpist who performs internationally as soloist, with her band Ranagrí and in collaboration with world-class artists such as Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead bassist and composer) and Mendi Singh, tabla maestro, in her Tāla Tarang duo. Her concerto debut at age 15 was in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, broadcast live on Classic FM.

“Magical Fingers” Metro

“Scrupulous attention to the harp’s rhythmic and dynamic possibilities” The Times

“Agile and assured performance from Eleanor, who shines throughout the recording” The Gramophone 

Eleanor is at her most creative and daring in cross-discipline collaborations, whether with hip hop dancer Lizzie Gough or in the field of electronic gesture-controlled music created in collaboration with Balandino Di Donato (who performed her British Sign Language piece The Wood and The Water for harp and sound spatialisation). She won First Prize in the European Harp Competition, a Wingate Scholarship and awards from the Tillett Trust, Help Musicians and the PRS Foundation for New Music. She has performed solo recitals and with chamber ensembles at the Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw and concertos in London, Bristol, Sydney and New Orleans. 

Throughout lockdown, Eleanor has focused on composing and producing, recently completing a commission for ‘A Sound A Place’ by Tubipora duo in Turin. She has also recorded her own solo pieces at home and with Voces8 and Cassell the Beatmaker, duetted via video with UK singer Ruti and Italian harpist Adriano Sangineto, and has created a new musical work ‘And that’s why we are here today’ in collaboration with bassist Wayne Bennett, for Sound and Music’s ‘Interpreting Isolation’ award. 

Past Concerts/Sold Out

Wednesday 23rd September, 7.15pm. Jazz duo L’Estranges in the Night…

Making the most of the magical garden atmosphere, virtuosic vocalist Joanna Forbes-L’Estrange & jazz multi-instrumentalist husband Alexander bring you L’Estranges in the Night. Come on a journey of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook as you’ve never heard it before. George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and more, sprinkled with Swingle-style Bach and some of their own songs, from these two towering musical giants.

“Beautifully performed, produced, interpreted and arranged and (unsurprisingly) utterly musical at every turn. Joanna’s voice is stunning.” Howard Goodall CBE

“This is just gorgeous. Unbelievably luscious.” Eric Whitacre, composer

Internationally-acclaimed husband-and-wife duo Joanna Forbes L’Estrange (vocalist, formerly with The Swingles) and Alexander L’Estrange (composer and jazz multi- instrumentalist) have been delighting audiences across the globe ever since their debut in 1992 as undergraduates at Oxford University. They launched their album New things to say: songs of L’Estrange and Legrand in Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho and have also played Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Club and, in 2019, New York’s Carnegie Hall. Their stylistic versatility knows no bounds as they present an entertaining set which includes jazz standards, Swingles-style Bach, songs from the shows, cabaret numbers and their own original compositions, all delivered with the consummate musicianship synonymous with the L’EstrangeMusic brand. 

Saturday 5th September, 7.30pm The Enchanted Cello with Matthew Sharp

Our next concert sees the turn of the extraordinary cellist & singer Matthew Sharp, with a performance that blends iconic classical cello works with spell-binding new arrangements of an eclectic array of other music: collapsing Bach to Jeff Buckley, Wagner to Scott Walker, Purcell to Cole Porter and more.

Saturday 5th September, 4pm Family fun: Hansel & Gretel and other stories

And, with a fun family concert that brings music and storytelling alive in a compelling way, Matthew Sharp performs Hansel & Gretel (and Other Stories). Join ‘extraordinary cellist, singer & actor’ (Telegraph) Matthew Sharp for a feast of fairy-tale where beloved stories, bewitching magic and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to help our heroes and heroines along the way come together in one unforgettable, interactive show. Aimed at ages 3-11.

Thursday 27th August, 7.30pm. Broadway Baby: A Feast of Musicals with Alex Young

To kick-off the season, Leading West End actress Alex Young kicks off our series singing songs that have inspired her career. From Sondheim to Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein, and from Guys & Dolls to Carousel, supported by West End musical director Jordan Clarke.

Stockwell Live! is promoted by Stuart Barr Ltd, with catering by Al Fresco Feasts Ltd.