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The Nest Collective: UnampliFire at St Mark's Church

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Time 15:00
Date 24/11/18
Price £25

Join The Nest Collective for an unplugged, non-stop celebration of worldwide roots music.

In true Nest Collective style, there will be no amplification, no sound checks, no waiting for bands to plug in; just pure continuous music over three stages, showcasing the very best in worldwide roots music.

Since the music will be playing for eight glorious hours, you can also expect truly delectable London-produced craft ales and organic cider, French wine, and Gosnell’s London Mead, and some deliciously and freshly prepared food.

Want to bring your kids? Then there will be plenty to keep them entertained. Think: Sing-a-rounds, kid-friendly music, storytelling and lots more!

Now for the line-up:

London Bulgarian Choir • Join choir leader Dessi and her choir in finding that ancient resonance in the depth of the human heart

The Embers Collective • London collective stirring the embers of our ancestors with electrifying storytelling and live music

The Magic Lantern • Life-affirming, heart-breaking, songs from Jamie Doe and friends; from string quintet lyricism to narcotic late night saxophone jams

Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick • Award-winning Appalachian music from this virtuosic duo

Trú • Eclectic Northern Ireland trio absorbing groove funk, Irish trad, and choral harmony to create their own soulful fusion

Chartwell Dutiro & Jori Buchel • Mystic mbira music of Zimbabwe featuring Mbira maestro Chartwell Dutiro and seasoned musician Jori Buchel

Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp • A no-nonsense approach to English folk “…no artifice…It’s just damn good songs sung beautifully” – Mike Harding

Men Diamler • Freak-folk from deepest darkest Wales; unravelling the dark swab of provincial England since 2005

Femi • Old-time blues, summoning up the spirits of Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Son House

Plus music for the whole family curated by Sounds Creative Projects from 3pm:

Tots Tunes • World music infused interactive movement and music session for kids, babies, and parents

Tots Gigs • Family friendly sets by experimental vocal group THAT! ensemble and Ghanaian Gyil with Bex Burch of Vula Viel

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend The Nest Collective: UnampliFire at St Mark's Church at 15:00 on Saturday 24 November. To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: The Nest Collective was born in 2006, by which Mercury nominated singer and all-round great guy?
A: .1) Lam See .2) Sal Mee .3) Eal Sme .4) Sam Lee