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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH AUGUST 2013

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, Graces Alley, Tower Hamlets, Off Ensign Street, London E1 8JB
 
 
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Global Beats FestivalFour days of uplifting world music from all over the globe comes to Wilton's Music Hall in East London at the Global Beats Festival. Following two successful weeks of live music in Wilton's Mahogany Bar, the Global Beats Festival switches to the auditorium for a wonderful programme of diverse acts and sounds. Curated by Planetman, the event celebrates the cultural diversity of London and features musicians from six continents, with acts from Senegal, USA, Italy, Nigeria, Venezuela, Portugal, Algeria, Congo, Brazil, Turkey, Greece, UK, Colombia, Israel, Yemen, Jamaica, Ghana, Armenia, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Japan. Acts include Seddik Zabiri, whose Seeds of Creation band blend traditional Berber music fused with Afro-Blues, Jazz and Psychedelia; virtuosic guitarist Rodney Branigan; the wonderfully named DJ CousCous; self-taught accordion guru Jose Hernando; Abdul Tee-Jay's seven-piece Rokoto; Afrobeat Ambassador Dele Sosimi; and Global Beats Festival founder, curator and host, Planetman and his band The Internationalz. If anything's going to get you into the carnival spirit ahead of the annual Notting Hill bank holiday bonanza later in the month, this is it.

 

About Wilton's Music Hall

In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows and old-style music hall were played out to raucous cockney audiences of over 2000. Two good Christian women entering Wilton's in 1884 found the environment so diabolical that, it is chronicled "they fell down on their knees... More about Wilton's Music Hall

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Shadwell Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Wapping Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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2 minutes walk
 
City Quay Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Box of DelightsThe Box of DelightsThe Box of DelightsNational treasure Matthew Kelly and West End star Josefina Gabrielle appear in an enchanting reworking of The Box of Delights, the Christmas classic by John Masefield, staged in the gloriously Christmassy surroundings ofWilton's Music Hall. This brand new stage show, written by children's author Piers Torday (whose behind the bestselling Last Wild 2017-12-15T00:00:00+00002018-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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PRICING  Previews: £15-£27 (Standard), £12.50-£22.50 (Concessions) | £20-£30 (Full price), £15-£30 (Concessions)
DATES  1st December 2017 to 6th January 2018
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
National treasure Matthew Kelly and West End star Josefina Gabrielle appear in an enchanting reworking of The Box of Delights, the Christmas classic by John Masefield, staged in the gloriously Christmassy surroundings ofWilton's Music Hall. This brand new stage show, written by children's author Piers Torday (whose behind the bestselling Last Wild ... More about this event
 
The Flying Lovers Of VitebskThe Flying Lovers Of VitebskKneehigh's production where the life of the artist Marc Chagall and his wife Bella are examined as they move through momentous events in history. Written by Daniel Jamieson and directed by Emma Rice2018-01-17T19:30:00+00002018-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk
Whiskey Moon FaceWhiskey Moon FaceAlternative folk trio led by Louisa Jones, with Ewan Bleach and Dakota Jim.2018-02-16T20:00:00+00002018-02-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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Whiskey Moon Face
MacbethMacbethMark Bruce Company present a modern dance piece based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy.2018-02-23T19:30:00+00002018-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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