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Christmas Carols by Constanza Chorus

On Monday 11th December, from 6 pm to 7pm, the Constanza Chorus, a City of London based choral society conducted by dynamic Director of Music Joanna Tomlinson, will be singing traditional carol songs in Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard to raise money for 'The Food Chain', a charity that specialises in providing nutritional support for people living with HIV in London. The event is FREE attendance and everyone is welcome. To know more about the Constanza Chorus: http://constanzachorus.co.uk/

11/12/2017: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Register your interest

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"The Deep End of Sound" by Composer Alberto Ferro

On Thursday 14th December, at 5.30pm, the historical surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard will be resounding with the beautiful and uplifting music of talented Jazz pianist and composer Alberto Ferro. The artist will engage the audience with the soulful, original music from his newly released album “In Fondo al Suono” [The Deep End of Sound, Master Chord Records, 2017], which Ferro describes as “the result of an intense creative work between composing and improvising”. Ferro says: “My artistic and aesthetic ideal is to merge writing and invention in a constant flow of ideas through Classical, Contemporary, Jazz and free music.” The performance will also include some Jazz and open improvisation, as well as a selection of virtuoso classical pieces by Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin. The open air concert is part of the Devonshire Square’s “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December. Alberto Ferro graduated in piano at the prestigious Conservatorio of Milan and holds a Master of Arts in Music, granted by the Washington State University Music School. The award-winning artist specialises in improvisation and has performed worldwide as a Solo Piano, in Chamber Music Ensembles and Jazz bands in US, UK and Europe. He is currently teaching at London Contemporary School of Piano and the Windsor Piano School, and regularly performs improvisation for Contemporary Ballet Companies and classes. To know more about “The Deep End of Sound” open air concert or if you wish to have more information on the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800.

14/12/2017: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Register your interest

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“Violins & Butterflies” - LED Swan Lake Violins and Illuminated Butterfly Ballerinas

On Friday 15th December at 5pm, as a part of the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, Devonshire Square will be hosting “Violins and Butterflies”, a magical ballet show performed by professional ballerinas from the prestigious Sophie Adams Ballet Company who will be dancing in stunning LED tutus and enchanting butterfly costumes with illuminated wings. The dancers will be accompanied by a talented duet of musicians playing illuminated violins, offering the audience a mesmerizing take on the famous Swan Lake story. The FREE attendance show will take place in the picturesque surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard which will be decorated, for the whole duration of the festival, with beautiful Christmas trees and a sparkling artistic installation of golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in floodlit blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas. The Devonshire Square’s “Art for love” Christmas Festival is a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organized and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk , London’s busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December.

15/12/2017: 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM | Register your interest

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Zalon and his band live in concert

Following the successful participation of Zalon and his band in the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival 2016, the international Soul artist and Urban Music Award nominee will be also taking part in this year’s edition of the festival with a free attendance concert that promises to be an amazing live Soul show. Zalon will perform with his band in the historical surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard on Saturday 16th December, from 7pm to 11 pm, playing hits from his newly released album “Liquid Sonix Sex” and popular Soul classics. The Devonshire Square’s "Art for Love" Christmas Festival is a 4-week programme of world class artistic performances, conceived and organised by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square's community will be fundraising during the whole duration of the festival, from 1st to 21st December. Zalon was Amy Winehouse's leading singer and toured with her for three years to promote her "Back to Black" Album, which received five Grammy Awards. The talented singer has independently sold out tours in Europe, South America and iconic venues in UK. If you wish to know more about Zalon’s concert and the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800. *LIMITED FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE* To book your FREE ticket, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zalon-live-at-devonshire-square-london-limited-free-tickets-tickets-38810768052

16/12/2017: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Register your interest

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"Aaron and the Argonauts" Live in Concert

The Devonshire Square’s “Art for Love” Christmas Festival will end On Tuesday 19th December with a highly anticipated live concert by worldwide acclaimed saxophonist Aaron Liddard and his band “The Argonauts”, an international collective of musicians from UK, Cuba, Brazil, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Aaron Liddard has shared the stage with a number of world- class artists including Prince, Amy Winehouse, Bob Geldof, Steve Cropper, Jools Holland and Carlos Acosta. He has appeared on TV in Len Goodman’s Big Band Bonanza documentary and the feature film Legend alongside Tom Hardy and Duffy. “Aaron and the Argonauts” will present to the Devonshire Square’s audience a repertoire that combines Jazz classics with their beautiful, passionate and highly original music, an exciting fusion of jazz, bossa nova, funk, alt rock, gospel, drum ‘n’ bass and esoteric free improvisation. Liddard will be accompanied by Giulia Joni Marelli (Italy - Voice), Filipe Montierro (Barzil - Guitar), Jimmy Norden (UK - Drums), Eric Young (UK - Percussion) and Paul Michael (UK- Bass). The FREE attendance concert will take place at 5pm in the atmospheric surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard, decorated with beautiful Christmas trees and a sparkling artistic installation of golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in illuminated blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas. The Devonshire Square’s "Art for Love" Christmas Festival is a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December. For more information about “Aaron and the Argonauts” Live in Concert or if you wish to know more about the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800. To know more about Aaron Liddard’s music: http://www.aaronliddard.com/

19/12/2017: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Register your interest

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  • "Glamour on Ice" - Ice Skating Show

    On Friday 8th December at 12.30pm, the Devonshire Square Western Courtyard will be the stage for a spectacular Ice-skating show performed on synthetic ice by Ice Glitz, a team of talented ice-skaters in glamourous costumes, led by professional ice dancer Yvette Mauback-Lang. The artists will present “Glamour on ice”, a very dynamic, winter-themed choreography that includes a range of sensational spins, challenging step sequences and graceful dance moves. Yvette and her team have performed internationally at numerous prestigious events including the F1 Bahrain Grand Prix, Marina Mall Abu Dhabi and a number of luxury resorts. “Glamour on Ice” is part of the Devonshire Square’s "Art for Love" Christmas Festival, a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December. To know more about “Glamour on Ice” Ice Skating Show or if you wish to have more information on the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800.

    8/12/2017: 12:30 PM

  • Christmas Carols by The Capital Arts Children's Choir and London Cantamusica

    On Thursday 7th December at 5.30pm, The Capital Arts Children’s Choir and London Cantamusica will bring the magic of Christmas to Devonshire Square by performing a repertoire of beautiful Christmas carols. The setting of the concert will be the atmospheric Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard, decorated with a sparkling Giving Tree and golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in floodlit blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas. The concert is part of Devonshire Square’s “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organized and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk , London’s busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December. The Capital Arts Children’s Choir is an outstanding children’s choir with an international reputation. Its extended biography of recitals, concerts, operas, musicals, radio and TV performances, films and international concerts tours, ensures that the Capital Arts Children’s Choir is one of the most successful Children’s choir in the UK. London Cantamusica is a choir of young professional singers. The choir gives recitals in London, records at the Abbey Road studios and forms the chorus for Opera Capital Arts. As individuals, the singers have busy careers in the performing arts as singers and actors. If you wish to know more about the Christmas Carol Concerts by The Capital Arts Children’s Choir and London Cantamusica, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800.

    7/12/2017: 5:30 PM

  • Devonshire Square's "Art for Love" Christmas Festival 2017

    From 1st to 19th December, Devonshire Square will be hosting the 3rd Edition of its very own “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity. The opening of the festival will be marked by a mesmerizing ballet show, “Christmas Wonderland”, choreographed by Royal Ballet trained dancer Jenna Lee and executed by a troupe of accomplished professional dancers. The Festival’s line-up includes an artistic ice-skating performance by professional ice-skaters, a Christmas carols concert by the Capital Arts Children’s Choir, an open air piano recital by award winning pianist Alberto Ferro and “Violins and Butterflies”, an enthralling take on the famous Swan Lake story, performed by a troupe of ballerinas from the prestigious Sophie Adams Ballet Company. The dancers will perform in stunning LED tutus and enchanting butterfly costumes with illuminated wings on a background of violin live music. Zalon, the talented vocalist who performed as Amy Winehouse’s leading singer for many years, will be taking part in the festival accompanied by his live band, with what promises to be a fantastic 4-hour Soul music show. The festival’s final show will be an exciting fusion of jazz, bossa nova, funk, alt rock, gospel, drum ‘n’ bass and mysterious free improvisation, delivered by Aaron and the Argonauts, an international collective of musicians lead by Aaron Liddard, the worldwide acclaimed saxophonist and composer who has played with Prince, Sir Bob Geldof, the Stevie Wonder's band and Amy Winehouse. All performances will be taking place in the historical surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard, which will be decorated, for the whole duration of the festival, with a “Giving Tree” dedicated to The Connection Charity and an artistic installation of golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in floodlit blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas.

    1/12/2017: 12:30 PM

  • "Christmas Wonderland" Ballet Show

    The Devonshire Square “Art for Love” Christmas Festival 2017 will start on Friday 1st December at 12.30pm with a mesmerizing ballet show by Christmas Ballerinas, a troupe of six professional ballet dancers who will perform “Winter Wonderland”, a striking choreography inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, combined with pieces from the iconic classical ballet The Nutcracker. The backdrop of the show will be the picturesque surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard which will be decorated, for the whole duration of the festival, with beautiful Christmas trees and a sparkling artistic installation of golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in illuminated blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas. The Devonshire Square’s "Art for Love" Christmas Festival is a 4-week programme of free attendance world class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December. To know more about the “Winter Wonderland” ballet show or if you wish to have more information on the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800.

    1/12/2017: 12:30 PM

  • "From the Rainforest to the Cotswolds - A floral fantasy" - Flower Sculptures Display

    Following the success of the “Tales of Silk and Music” Indian Dance Festival, Devonshire Square is continuing its celebration of the UK-India Year of Culture by hosting in its historic Western Courtyard three original and unique floral sculptures by British flower artist Katie Sparrow. The exhibition, entitled “From the Rainforest to the Cotswolds”, has been conceived and curated by the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team with the aim of highlighting the diverse history of Devonshire Square’s estate, once a warehouse in which the most precious goods traded by the East India Company used to be stored. The finely detailed sculptures represent a peacock, a lion and an elephant, symbols respectively of India, UK and the Asian continent as a whole. As the sculptures’ shapes clearly suggest, the artistic creations have been inspired by the flora, fauna and rich history of the two countries. The imaginative artworks are made with a combination of fresh flowers sourced from both the UK and Asia. The profuse, delicate blooms of the Phalaenopsis dendrobium orchids that decorate the peacock’s head and body are grown in UK while its elegant tail is made with three hundred stems of petit, candid, sensually perfumed Singaporean orchids. The Asian elephant is covered with two thousands pink Baltica chrysanthemums sourced in England with details created by using UK-grown cream Maroussia gerberas, powder pink Hydrangea and a variety of beautiful English roses, ranging from the soft, pastel shades of the pink heaven rose to the more intense nuances of pink Aqua blooms, the velvety cherry-reds of the Ivy roses and the refined dark fuchsia tones of the sweetly fragranced Piano rosebuds. The artist used tree fern to shape the lion’s mane and decorated its face and back with two hundred passionate red Naomi and ruby-red Mirabel roses. The lion’s body is covered in Chrysanthemum spray, "feeling green" variety. All artworks elegantly pose on bases of fern moss with details made of eucalyptus leaves and wild asparagus fern sourced in the picturesque, fairy tale scenario of the English Cotswolds. The title of the exhibition “From the rainforest to the Cotswolds” is meant to evoke an imaginary journey through the beauty of the very diverse landscapes of India and UK, highlighting at the same time the cultural link between the two countries. The free attendance exhibitions runs from 21st to 25th August and it is open to the public from 8am to 7pm. Photography is allowed and registration is not required.

    21/08/2017: 8:00 AM

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