Festival Calendar at a Glance

Thursday 26th July Lewis Cubitt Sq BISHI: The Good Immigrant 18:30 – 19:25 Friday 27th Lewis Cubitt Sq The Errollyn Wallen Songbook 18:30 – 19:30 Saturday 28th Hampstead Heath Fleet Footing Sonic Walk 14:00 – 17:00 Sunday 29th Hampstead Heath Fleet Footing Sonic Walk 14:00 – 17:00 Wednesday 1st August Holy Cross Church Mary’s Hand … Continued

Tête à Tête Belongings on the BBC

BBC Arts Correspondent Colin Paterson joined the Tête à Tête Belongings team on the eve of our Festival as it swept out of Aberdeen on the Caledonian Sleeper it’s way to London for the start of our Festival. Live train-based opera… featuring Zosia Jagodzinska (cello) and Robert Lewis (tenor). Composed by Sam Bordoli with words by Bill Bankes-Jones     … Continued

Festival Announced No2 Unmissable Event – BBC Music Magazine

Well of course we would put ourselves as the No1 Unmissable Event, but if we are to be pipped to the post then by Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne works for us.   Here is what the BBC Music Magazine had to say about our Festival line up:   ” .. promises to be a fearless and provocative … Continued

Bill Bankes-Jones: A life and future in opera – Opera Magazine

  ‘What I try to do,’ says Bankes-Jones, ‘is to keep looking around the corner to see what’s coming next, what’s needed most, the thing that hasn’t happened yet’   As part of our 2017 20th Anniversary celebrations Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones spoke to Henrietta Bredin at Opera Magazine about his life in opera and … Continued

Tête à Tête Awarded EFFE Label 2017/2018

This month we have been awarded an EFFE Label from The European Festivals Association in recognition of our being one of the ‘remarkable festivals’ in Europe, joining a family of festivals throughout the continent.   For this round the International Jury adopted a wide definition of the festival family: inclusively embracing its diversity. The Jury … Continued

Tête à Tête – The Science of Gender

This week Tête à Tête was delighted to be involved in the United Nations HeforShe Arts Week – a global week of activities run by UN Women exploring gender equality around the world.   Working with the Knowledge Quarter and led by our friends at Poet in the City, the evening at UCL’s Bloomsbury Studio Theatre explored ideas of gender across science … Continued

Curious? Festival: ‘The Future of Opera’ by Bill Bankes-Jones

Tête à Tête’s Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones set out his vision for the future of opera in a TED-style talk as part of Curious? Festival of Futures on – a day of mind-bending talks, experiments and creative collaborations that took place on Saturday 23 July in King’s Cross.   Across the day there were also … Continued