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Sent: 03 October 2017 15:11

Subject: Exciting musicians, inspiring speakers, and plenty of porridge - it's a busy October here at The Nest Collective!


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Thank you for all who came down to this season's Campfire Club performances. In all we hosted 21 shows, with so many beautifully flickering, wood smoked musical highlights across four fantastic venues.  Plans are already afoot for the expansion of the series for 2018, but between now and then there are plenty of exciting treats in store.

Our brand new series Porridge and Knowledge will be bringing together inspiring speakers and live musicians for an eat as much as you like breakfast feast every fortnight across the Autumn. Tickets are just ?15 for adults, and include all you can eat breakfast, music, entertainment, and the added benefit of providing a great start to your weekend. For those of you keen to check out the full program, why not grab one of our season tickets, and save up to ?25 off the price of buying individually?

Our Folk at the Foundling season got off to a captivating start last Friday, thanks to electrifying performances from Josienne Walker, Kit Downes, and Jeff Warner. There are more exciting performances ahead from Ranagri and Solasta this month, and next month Gabby Young will be taking to the stage in the Foundling Museum's beautiful and intimate Picture Gallery.

We're also putting on loads of gigs in other venues across London this month: Lisa O'Neill will be taking on our favourite Islington haunt The Old Queen's Head, and elsewhere we'll be bringing you everything from the revolutionary Malian griot of Trio da Kali to the groove-infused strings of Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards.

Finally, we would also love to hear of your favourite Campfire Club moments of 2017 for our end of season review, so please post any pics and memories to our twitter or instagram account.

Hope to see at at some of our upcoming shows. Do come and say hi!


Porridge & Knowledge
David Babbs | Craig Shaw | Ayanna Witten-Johnson

Saturday October 7th
Doors Open 9:45 to 13:00 _at_ St Mark's Church Hall (Dalston)
?4-?15 online - Buy Tickets

Featuring all you can eat porridge, tea and coffee, Porridge & Knowledge brings world-shaping speakers and spirited musicians to your breakfast table. In this, our inaugural gathering, we welcome the following:

Keynote Speaker:
Babbs: Building a people powered movement.

Change Maker:
Craig Shaw: Core Arts

Ayanna Witten-Johnson


Nest Collective Presents
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards | Karen Turley

Tuesday October 10th
7.30pm to 11pm _at_ Archspace (Haggerston)
?10 online or ?12 on the door - Buy Tickets

Served up with panache and zing, Laura Cortese & The Dance cards are both bold and elegant, well-schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock ?n' roll swagger.


Nest Collective Presents
Sarah Jane Scouten | Sandtimer

Thursday October 19th
7.30pm to 10.30pm _at_ The Old Church (Stoke Newington)
?10 online or ?12 on the door - Buy Tickets

Enjoy a beautiful slice of Canadian americana in Stoke Newington's sublime Old Church.
"A sterling example of the top grade Americana coming out of Canada." Folk Radio UK


Porridge & Knowledge
Melissa Harrison | Arcola Theatre | Lleuwen Steffan

Saturday October 21st
Doors Open 9:45 to 13:00 _at_ St Mark's Church Hall (Dalston)
?4-?15 online - Buy Tickets

Featuring all you can eat porridge, tea and coffee, Porridge & Knowledge brings world-shaping speakers and spirited musicians to your breakfast table. In this, our second gathering, we welcome the following:

Keynote Speaker:
Melissa Harrison: Notebooks on nature, seasons and
chronicles of the world around.

Change Maker:
Nick Connaughton: Arcola Theatre

Lleuwen Steffan?


Nest Collective Presents
Lisa O'Neill | The Suitcase Junket

Wednesday October 25th
8PM to 11PM _at_ The Old Queens Head (Angel)
?12 online - Buy Tickets

"At a time when sameness threatens to drain the world of charm and surprise, Lisa O'Neill stands tall for difference, as an outlier with a mission to frame the world as she sees it and to perform it accordingly. Her voice is her own. No small achievement." - Irish Times (Album of the Week)



Nest Collective Presents
Trio Da Kali

Thursday October 26th
7.30pm to 10.30pm _at_ The Old Church (Stoke Newington)
?15 online - Buy Tickets

Fresh from releasing ?Ladilikan' - their new album with The Kronos Quartet - on September 15th, join these Malian master musicians for an evening of virtuosic playing in the beautiful Old Church.


Folk at The Foundling
Ranagri | Solasta

Friday October 27th
7pm to 10.30pm _at_ The Foundling Museum (Kings Cross)
?12 online or ?14 on the door - Buy Tickets

Quartet Ranagri fuse Celtic folk music with contemporary songwriting, enhanced by vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies. Their rich instrumentation ranges from flutes, irish whistles and guitar to bodhran, bouzouki and electric harp. Fresh from tours with Tony Christie and Justin Currie (of Del Amitri), Ranagri bring new vigour to Irish traditional music.


And Don't Miss...

The Ceilidh Liberation Front

The Ceilidh Liberation Front was set up 5 years ago by Sam Lee, and is the Nest Collective house band. They are quite simply masters of the ceilidh, breathing life vim vigour and riotous virtuosity into the tradition and carving out a reputation as one of the most innovative and uplifting ceilidh bands in the UK. The CLF is coming to the end of an amazing summer, with multiple festival appearances including Port Elliot, Cambridge Folk and Wilderness, plus shows with Sadler's Wells, the Southbank Centre and numerous private functions. We are now taking bookings for 2018, and would be happy to discuss any weddings, parties, festivals or events that you might be planning.  Contact captain_at_thenestcollective_dot_co_dot_uk for more details. See you on a dance floor soon!


From Our Friends...


Song Writing & Improvisation Retreat
Ebercombe, Devon, 22-27th Oct 2017
Tickets & Full Info

Learn the art of collaborative vocal improvisation, how it can enhance creativity and release your
songwriting from blocks.

Join experienced practitioners Briony Greenhill (improviser) and Isolde
Freeth-Hale (composer) for this
restorative deep dive into creative
flow and song craft, in the heart of
the Devon countryside. 

Tickets & Full Info

Club In?gales presents... 
Off The Page
Club In?gales, Euston, London
Tickets & Full Info

Club In?gales' live club nights create an unexpected chemistry, exploring and showcasing the finest in contemporary and spontaneous performance.

For its latest season 'Off the Page', house ensemble Notes In?gales are teaming up with celebrated composers such as Howard Skempton, Kim Macari and Raymond MacDonald for a series of extraordinary and uncharted sonic adventures!

Tickets & Full Info




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