Global Beats Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH AUGUST 2013

ADDRESS
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Tower Hamlets, Off Ensign Street, London E1 8JB 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
14th August 2013 until 17th August 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Wed-Sat, various times
 
PRICES
£8-£20
 

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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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LondonTown.com - Global Beats Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

 
Arch Car Parking
 
2 minutes walk
 
City Quay Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Wilton's Music Hall events

 
Father Nandru & The Wolves (Over 8s)Father Nandru & The Wolves (Over 8s)Combining lyrics, poetry and puppetry, Father Nandru & The Wolves is an immersive production that will run at Wilton's Music Hall for one month. Set in Transylvania, it tells the story of Eveline, a lop-faced daughter of the village's leading family, who elopes with Vitim, the disabled son of the dancing family Roma. Father Nandru is left to save t17th April 2014Friday 18th April 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
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Father Nandru & The Wolves (Over 8s)
event > Theatre > Puppet shows
DATES  18th March to 18th April 2014
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
Combining lyrics, poetry and puppetry, Father Nandru & The Wolves is an immersive production that will run at Wilton's Music Hall for one month. Set in Transylvania, it tells the story of Eveline, a lop-faced daughter of the village's leading family, who elopes with Vitim, the disabled son of the dancing family Roma. Father Nandru is left to save t... More about this event
Wilton's Furniture SaleWilton's Furniture Sale26th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Wilton's Furniture Sale
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Shows | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
Talks For The Incurably Curious: Celebrating The Wellcome Book Prize 2014Talks For The Incurably Curious: Celebrating The Wellcome Book Prize 2014With Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Wise and Emily Mayhew.27th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
Talks For The Incurably Curious: Celebrating The Wellcome Book Prize 2014
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Sunday 27th April 2014 - 4pm-5.15pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
With Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Wise and Emily Mayhew.
Rae MorrisRae MorrisThe Blackpool-based singer-songwriter performs pop-rock originals.1st May 2014Thursday 1st May 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
Rae Morris
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Thursday 1st May 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
The Blackpool-based singer-songwriter performs pop-rock originals.
We Used To Make ThingsWe Used To Make ThingsThis eight-piece group who call London home performs alternative pop. With support from Patch And The Giant.7th May 2014Wednesday 7th May 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
We Used To Make Things
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Wednesday 7th May 2014 - 7pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
This eight-piece group who call London home performs alternative pop. With support from Patch And The Giant.
KelisKelisUncompromising R&B and pop from the chart-topping vocalist.8th May 2014Thursday 8th May 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
Kelis
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - R n B
DATES  Thursday 8th May 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
Uncompromising R&B and pop from the chart-topping vocalist.
Melange CollectiveMelange CollectiveA mix of Gypsy, Balkan and world music by the ensemble who are based in London.9th May 2014Friday 9th May 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
Melange Collective
event > Concerts > World Music
DATES  Friday 9th May 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
A mix of Gypsy, Balkan and world music by the ensemble who are based in London.
The Faltering HeartsThe Faltering HeartsThe band covers jazz and blues classics as well as performing some original pieces.12th May 2014Monday 12th May 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Faltering Hearts
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 12th May 2014 - 8.30pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
The band covers jazz and blues classics as well as performing some original pieces.
Quest Ensemble Album LaunchQuest Ensemble Album LaunchThe ensemble performs original contemporary music with influences drawing from Vaughn Williams and Steve Reich.15th May 2014Thursday 15th May 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
On Soon
Quest Ensemble Album Launch
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 15th May 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
The ensemble performs original contemporary music with influences drawing from Vaughn Williams and Steve Reich.
Brooke SharkeyBrooke SharkeyGypsy and blues inspired folk ballads performed in English and French from the London-based singer-songwriter and band.28th May 2014Wednesday 28th May 2014 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley  Off Ensign Street    E1 8JB
Category: event
 
Brooke Sharkey
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Wednesday 28th May 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Wilton's Music Hall 
Gypsy and blues inspired folk ballads performed in English and French from the London-based singer-songwriter and band.
 
 

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