Global Beats Festival  

 
 

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
 
 
Railway Stations

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Shadwell Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Wapping Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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Arch Car Parking
 
2 minutes walk
 
City Quay Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  24% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £89  30% off
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Fulham Opera: Falstaff
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May 2016 - 7.30pm
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
Verdi's only comic opera, with Boito's masterly libretto, is based on Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives Of Windsor, delivered in a contemporary style. Sung in English....More
 
 
 
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Swing Patrol Dance Classes
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Monday 20th June 2016 - 7pm-8pm
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
Aimed at novice dancers, this is a perfect opportunity to have fun and meet new people whilst learning and practising a hugely enjoyable dance form in ...More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare Untold
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st May and 1st June 2016 at 2pm and 7pm & 2nd June 2016 at 2pm
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald tell the stories you know from the characters you don't in this family-friendly double bill....More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
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 ... More
 
 
 
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The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
 
 
 
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St George-in-the-East Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Cannon Street Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from Global Beats Festival
Completed in 1729, this is one of Nicholas Hawksmoor's great churches. The interior of the church was destroyed in the Blitz and was ingeniously restored with ... More
 
 
 
St Katharine Docks
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Tower Bridge Approach, St Katharine's Way, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 7 minutes from Global Beats Festival
Opened in 1828, the Thomas Telford-designed St Katharine Docks was once one of the busiest ports in the UK, specialising in handling luxury goods such as ... More
 
 
 
Sedgwick Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
10 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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Oddbins
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
The Ensign Centre, 28 Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Global Beats Festival
An off-licence chain with a heavy emphasis on wine. The range of wines is impressive and the staff tend to be more knowledgeable than many chains. ... More
 
 
 
4D modelshop
London > Shopping > Games and Hobbies
The Arches, 120 Leman Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 4 minutes from Global Beats Festival
4D modelshop stock over 6,000 model making materials, tools & accessories as well as provide a number of bespoke services: acid etching, custom casting, dry transfers, ... More
 
 
 
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St Katharine Docks World Food Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Katharine Docks, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 7 minutes from Global Beats Festival
Re-launched as the St Katharine Docks World Food Market in 2016, the weekly market now offers a diversified range of street food ... More
 
 
 
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Red Chilli
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
137 Leman Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from Global Beats Festival
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Café Spice Namaste
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
16 Prescot Street, Aldgate, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Global Beats Festival
Café Spice Namaste is Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala's celebrated landmark Indian restaurant, a short hop away from the Tower of London. Arguably thought of more as ... More
 
 
 
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Grange Tower Bridge Knight's Lounge
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 4 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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CSCT
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
9 Telefords Yard, The Highway, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 3 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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College of Central London
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Frazer House, 23-38 Leman Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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London Metropolitan University (formerly London Guildhall University)
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133 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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Topnotch
London > Leisure > Fitness
2 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hamlets, London EC3N | 4 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 12 minutes from Global Beats Festival
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
 
 
 
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Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 12 minutes from Global Beats Festival
Once known as the 'Devil's Tavern' thanks to its delinquent clientele, the Prospect of Whitby is one of the oldest pubs in London - and the ... More
 
 
 
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Corney & Barrow
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Thomas More Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 3 minutes from Global Beats Festival
An elegant chain of city wine bars, attracting thirsty crowds from the capital’s financial district. Tend to have comfortable, intimate interiors with an extensive wine list. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife >
Thomas More Square, E1W | 5 minutes from Global Beats Festival
The team behind the Grand Union bars have now ventured into new territory with the opening of Trade Union. Located in ... More
 
 
 
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Studio Spaces
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 5 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
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, ... More
 
 
 
Comfort Hotel Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
6-13 Chamber Street, Tower Hill, Tower Gateway, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Global Beats Festival
A sleek modern building houses one of the cheapest hotels in this exclusive area of London. Famous sights like St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the ... More
 
 
 
Dexter House
London > Business > Venue Hire
No 2 Royal Mint Court, Tower of London, Tower Hamlets, London EC3N | 4 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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Wilton's Music Hall events

 
Fulham Opera: FalstaffFulham Opera: FalstaffVerdi's only comic opera, with Boito's masterly libretto, is based on Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives Of Windsor, delivered in a contemporary style. Sung in English.2016-05-28T19:30:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
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Fulham Opera: Falstaff
Shakespeare UntoldShakespeare UntoldHarper Ray and Adam Sibbald tell the stories you know from the characters you don't in this family-friendly double bill.2016-05-31T14:00:00+01002016-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
Shakespeare Untold
Drop In Arts & CraftsDrop In Arts & CraftsArts and crafts with a Shakespearean twist.2016-06-01T11:00:00+01002016-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop In Arts & Crafts
Swing Patrol Dance ClassesSwing Patrol Dance ClassesAimed at novice dancers, this is a perfect opportunity to have fun and meet new people whilst learning and practising a hugely enjoyable dance form in a warm and welcoming environment.2016-06-06T19:00:00+01002016-06-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
Swing Patrol Dance Classes
Tricity VogueTricity VogueThis London-based, ukulele-playing singer performs her self-penned cabaret numbers.2016-06-07T21:00:00+01002016-06-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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Tricity Vogue
The EpisodeThe EpisodeAn intimate new play by Tom Brennan, about fashion, power and cataclysmic disaster.2016-06-08T20:00:00+01002016-06-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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The Episode
Ida Barr's Drop The Mic Poetry NightIda Barr's Drop The Mic Poetry NightTwo established poets and four emerging writers pitch their wits and talents against each other.2016-06-13T18:00:00+01002016-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Ida Barr's Drop The Mic Poetry Night
Swing Patrol Dance ClassesSwing Patrol Dance ClassesAimed at novice dancers, this is a perfect opportunity to have fun and meet new people whilst learning and practising a hugely enjoyable dance form in a warm and welcoming environment.2016-06-13T19:00:00+01002016-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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Swing Patrol Dance Classes
King ArthurKing ArthurDirector, composer and keyboardist Peter Wiegold presents Purcell's magical semi-opera with a performance from pianist Martin Butler.2016-06-14T18:30:00+01002016-06-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
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King Arthur
Pop Up Vintage Fairs LondonPop Up Vintage Fairs LondonA range of stalls will be selling clothes from 1920s-1980s, plus jewellery, homeware, antiques, collectibles, curiosities and more.2016-06-16T16:30:00+01002016-06-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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