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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Underground Stations

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Wapping Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
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  30% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  34% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 8 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £89  34% off
8-14 Cooper's Row, EC3N | 8 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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Beginner Swing Dance Classes with Swing Patrol Wilton's Music Hall
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 27th June to 28th November 2016 - Various Times
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st August to 17th September 2016 - Various Times
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | Same location as Global Beats Festival
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 5th September 2016 - 7.30pm-9pm
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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
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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
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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
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
137 Leman Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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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
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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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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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Leman Street Tavern
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
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Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 12 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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Corney & Barrow
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Thomas More Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 3 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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London > Nightlife >
Thomas More Square, E1W | 5 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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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
 
 
 
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No 2 Royal Mint Court, Tower of London, Tower Hamlets, London EC3N | 4 minutes from Global Beats Festival
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Britten In BrooklynBritten In BrooklynSadie Frost stars in Zoe Lewis's drama set amidst the bohemian artistic community that Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee shared together at 7 Middagh Street, New York, at the start of the Second World War. Directed by Oli Rose.2016-08-31T14:30:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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Tom FigginsTom FigginsThe singer-songwriter plays an earthy blend of folk rock.2016-09-05T19:30:00+01002016-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
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Beginner Swing Dance Classes with Swing Patrol Wilton's Music HallBeginner Swing Dance Classes with Swing Patrol Wilton's Music HallSwing dance lessons.2016-09-05T14:30:00+01002016-11-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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Music Of The ThamesMusic Of The ThamesDirector and violinist Peter Fisher presents an evening of baroque, classical and folk music.2016-09-12T19:30:00+01002016-09-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
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Music Of The Thames
Balagan Cafe BandBalagan Cafe BandChamber ensemble fusing European and American jazz, early and modern classical music, Latin American traditions, Balkan rhythms and North African cafe songs.2016-09-19T20:00:00+01002016-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
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Balagan Cafe Band
Floyd CollinsFloyd CollinsDirected by Jonathan Butterell and produced by Amanda Holland, this award-winning musical tells the true story of the Kentucky-born musician.2016-09-21T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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Floyd Collins
City Stories, Tales Of Love And Magic In LondonCity Stories, Tales Of Love And Magic In London2016-10-20T19:30:00+01002016-10-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
 
City Stories, Tales Of Love And Magic In London
Black Is The Color Of My Voice & Soul Sessions Double BillBlack Is The Color Of My Voice & Soul Sessions Double BillA musical drama dedicated to the life of singer Nina Simone, followed by Apphia's cabaret session.2016-10-25T19:30:00+01002016-10-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
 
Black Is The Color Of My Voice & Soul Sessions Double Bill
The Society Of StrangeThe Society Of StrangeA horror improv show with a comical twist, bringing to life the most macabre tales.2016-10-31T20:00:00+00002016-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
 
The Society Of Strange
DuetDuet2016-11-02T19:30:00+00002016-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
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