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Speed Interview: Robyn Allegra Parton

Tue 27 Nov 2012

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Up and coming star Robyn Allegra Parton takes the quick question test.

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The Night Shift goes underground…

Fri 17 Jun 2011

The Village Underground Roof

This time next week we’re taking our late-night informal series The Night Shift to another new venue. Following on from appearances at the Roundhouse and Wilton’s Music Hall last year,  next week sees us playing Village Underground, an unusual venue tucked away in Shoreditch. The front door isn’t easily found but the venue itself is pretty visible for having several old tube trains parked on the roof,  which are used as artists studios. Inside the venue is part warehouse, part under-the-arches space. The building was originally a coal store for the railway above, and in later incarnations saw use as a music hall and a car mechanics. Prior to being refurbished and reopening in 2007 however it had become a derelict dumping ground. Now beautifully restored, it’s a really versatile cultural space, played by pop artists such as The XX and Jarvis Cocker, but now playing host to the OAE and The Night Shift as well.

We’re appearing there as part of the Spitalfields Music summer festival and are really excited about it. Last year’s event at Wilton’s was our first standing Night Shift (well, people mainly sat on the floor) and this really contributed to the informal nature of the event – plus it  means that people can get really close to the Orchestra. We’re also taking a fantastic all-Handel programme there. The concert’s at 9 but at 8pm there’s something really special – a collaboration between us, the Roundhouse Experimental Choir and Spitalfields Music’s Circulate ensemble – but more on that next week. If all that’s piqued your curiosity then take a look at The Night Shift website to find out more.

William Norris, Communications Director

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OAE on the tube

Wed 21 Oct 2009

We are running a very small scale tube advertising campaign at the moment – a couple of pics of it below. You’ll find the posters at Waterloo and Embankment stations – there are several designs to look out for.

Also, I can’t remember if we posted this link before – but here’s blogger opera chic‘s take on our ‘look’ for the 2009-2010 Season.

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