Thu 19 November 2020


Thursday 19 November





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Music & Gigs



Join Clod Ensemble & Nu Civilisation Orchestra for a new perspective on Charles Mingus' big band masterpiece - broadcast live from Shoreditch Town Hall, with audience members participating online.

Listen to this wildly sensual, rhythmically explosive classic album and watch world-class dancers move to the music  - with commentary from MOBO-nominated Peter Edwards.

This event is part of a programme of events inspired by Charles Mingus’ 1963 masterpiece The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady, created by trailblazing cross-disciplinary performance company Clod Ensemble and acclaimed Nu Civilisation Orchestra. With activities including workshops and a Listening Party, this is a chance to reconnect with and celebrate one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. The project builds on the NCO’s acclaimed, sold out performance of The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre during the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2013. Full programme here.

The project will include a series of online music and dance workshops with residents of Shoreditch and Hoxton, connecting members of the public with world-class musicians & dancers.

The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is supported by Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, and by Hackney Council's Shoreditch and Hoxton Arts Fund, created from a levy on developers to support arts and culture programmes that bring different communities together.

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