Saturday, 2 April 2016

London Spy 02:04:16 The Weekly #London Review


It's our weekly London roundup starting with a few headlines that caught the eye in London over the last week or so, click the links for the full stories…

April is Music Month on The Daily Constitutional so this week's headlines have a strong musical flavour…


Compiled & Edited by Adam Scott-Goulding




DENMARK STREET: Music Heading Back to Denmark Street? Well, sort of. The loss of both the 12-Bar Club and the Astoria to the Crossrail project was a great blow to live music in London. Now a new multi-purpose space – i.e one not just dedicated to music – is to appear as part of the redevelopment…


Plans for a 280-capacity venue in London’s Tin Pan Alley have been approved.

Designed by architects Orms, it will join a larger 800-capacity venue that has already received planning permission as part of the wider St Giles Circus development, scheduled for completion in 2018

Full story in Music Week

THE STONES: Still Rolling, still getting up people's noses. Now they've been banned from playing outside their new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery: 


The band had hoped to perform a few tracks on the lawn outside the gallery, but residents of the upmarket Chelsea neighbourhood vetoed their proposal, according to Keith Richards.

“There was a plan to do four or five numbers on the lawn but the Chelsea Residents’ Association poo-pooed that,” he tells Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “How generous of them. It would have only been four or five songs.”

Full story Noise11.


EARLY MUSIC: Stile Antico in Seattle for Shakespeare 400…


“Emotion” is a word that figures strongly in the vocabulary of Kate Ashby, co-founder of the famed English early-music vocal group Stile Antico.

She used the word at least five times while explaining why the ensemble’s April 9 concert — “The Touches of Sweet Harmony: The Musical World of William Shakespeare” — is about far more than beguiling melodies and surface sheen.

The award-winning, Grammy-nominated ensemble designed a Shakespeare tribute for the 400th anniversary of his death. The program marks a departure for the group that has, up to now, mainly performed sacred music in the “old style” (“stile antico”) of Renaissance polyphony.


The full story in The Seattle Times is here: www.seattletimes.com

Keep up with Stile Antico's movements here: www.stileantico.co.uk/concerts

Listen to Stile Antico - Why do I use my paper, ink and pen, composed by William Byrd…




HERITAGE: Sex Pistols Squat Gets Grade II Listing – The Guardian


LONDON SOUNDTRACK: Mapping London By Sound – City A.M


MUSICAL THEATRE: Behind the Scenes at Showboat – London Theatre


MUSICAL THEATRE: Motown the Musical – A Review – The Stage


MUSICAL THEATRE: 50th Anniversary Production of Hair at The Bridewell – London Theatre



DC Catch-Up


Stories you may have missed on The Daily Constitutional this past week…



 

On Wednesday I pointed out a couple of good spots for a drink before the Jack the Ripper tour at Tower Hill in our new I Know A Nice Little Place series. Then on Thursday I looked at tributes to London playwrights 



Friday, in the regular Rock'n'Roll London slot, in a show of solidarity with our neighbours in Brussels, I encouraged you to check out the many record shops in that great city



Friday was also April Fool's Day – and here's the #plaque366 entry for that day…


… you can read the post HERE.




If You Do One OTHER Thing In London…

Our weekly slot in which we point you in the direction of other happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.

It has to be Exhibitionism, opening on the 5th April…

 

 Over to the boys in the band…




Here's how to find the Saatchi Gallery…







Seen in London This Week…


The short promo vid for our forthcoming Rolling Stones London tour…





Heard in London This Week…

This being Music Month on The Daily Constitutional, I've been asking London Walkers to nominate their favourite London songs. Here's the first suggestion, and what a good one it is…




Thanks Mikko.

Last word, therefore, goes to The Pogues (accompanied by my snap outside the Coach & Horses)…











London Spy will return next Saturday





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