BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal 2021

The annual BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal supports the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity’s work with homeless and insecurely housed people across the UK. It launched on Sunday 5 December 2021 with two programmes: Sam Wells introducing the Appeal, and Hugh Dennis meeting some people who’ve been supported by the charity. Here …

12 Ensemble in Cambridge

I was back in Cambridge this November celebrating the return of the excellent Cambridge Music Festival, who continue to fill venues and attract amazing talent to perform in spite of the involuntary hiatus live music has been through recently. I was photographing the 12 Ensemble directed by violinist Eloisa-Fleur Thom …

DEBUT Drag

I don’t make a bucket list, but if I did photographing a DEBUT Classical performance at Shoreditch Treehouse would probably have been on there – I’m a huge fan of bringing classical performance into unusual spaces. I was even more excited when DEBUT’s founder Lizzie Holmes told me it was …

Islington Festival of Music and Art

Bravely going ahead when Covid rules were still in a state of flux, the Islington Festival of Music an Art took place across the last weekend in July, 22 – 25 July 2021. Organised by violinist Joana Ly and pianist/conductor Martin Andr√© the Festival saw thirteen events take place across …

Keith Swanwick’s ISM Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Keith Swanwick has spent six decades researching and writing about how we do musical education so it was a real privilege to be there when the Incorporated Society of Musicians finally got to present him with his Lifetime Achievement Award (the presentation being delayed a year due to you-know-what). …