CirKT is all about making new connections between audiences, artists and venues. As part of our November events programme, we are working with established music venues like the Fighting Cocks, alongside bars, pubs and clubs you might not have visited before for live music. Here are some hidden gems for you to discover…
Sing Sing is the go-to place in New Malden to watch live sports, for a late-night drink and karaoke. Since opening in July 2014, they have steadily built up a loyal following. On 11 November, they will be hosting one of our CirKT gigs, with an eclectic mix of up and coming singer-songwriters featuring Mungrul’s cross breed of genres ranging from blues, jazz and grunge to hip hop; gritty, soulful and socially conscious singer-songwriter Miri; genre defying hip-hop duo Graver Ekow and Korean rapper, PianWooo.
Based in Surbiton, the Victoria stands proud as the only pub on Surbiton high street. Unlike most high street pubs, they offer something a bit different – a calm outdoor winter wonderland, gorgeous garden chalets, a bangin’ Burger Shack and Bertie’s outdoor bar. It’s available for hire for Christmas parties and events and has a weekly Wednesday quiz night. As part of CirKT, on 12 November they will be hosting the talented singer-songwriter Maddie Bowe and home-grown indie rock band Baby Husband.
All Saints Church
All Saints is the historic parish church of Kingston, whose bounds stretched at one time from Richmond to Molesey. It is a place of significant heritage. The first King of England – Athelstan in 925AD – was crowned here making this, arguably, the place where England began. The church has been at the centre of Kingston life for centuries.
In more recent years, they’ve hosted a number of live music performances, many in partnership with Banquet Records. Recent acts Wildwood Kin, Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno and Lucy Spraggan. And on 14 November, you can hear singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri, post punk band Glossii and the rocket fuelled stomping new wave energy of Time Dilation Unit at the Church as part of our November programme.
In this period of social distancing and isolation, making musical connections has never been more important.
Before we get stuck into our 2020 programme, let’s take a look back at how it all started.
Our autumn programme has now come to end. This is what you missed!