Sunday 10 Mar (6:30–9pm) @ Wilton’s Music Hall Macedonia Now! The New London Chamber Choir and the Kreutzer Quartet present new music from Macedonia ‘… the New London Chamber Choir showed sensitivity as well as fierce energy.’ – Daily Telegraph The pioneering New London Chamber Choir (NLCC) joins Wilton’s Music Hall’s resident Kreutzer Quartet for a concert of new music from Macedonia
Friday 8 Mar (2 & 7pm) Saturday 9 Mar (10am & 3pm) Sunday 10 Mar (10am & 3pm) Friday 15 Mar (2 & 7pm) Saturday 16 Mar (10am & 3pm) Sunday 17 Mar (10am & 3pm) @ Abbey Road Studios This is a rare chance to get inside arguably the most famous recording studio in the world. Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan – authors of the critically acclaimed and definitive tome Recording the Beatles – host a series of tours and talks, examining the music and method of artists ranging from the Fab Four themselves to Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Adele. Also included are exhibitions of vintage recording equipment, a spotlight on the famous echo chamber and a demo of how music is scored for film.
Friday 1 Mar (8–10pm) @ British Library This two-hour workshop at the British Library throws the spotlight on fashion retail and how the marketplace is evolving thanks to online shopping, mobile apps and luxury retailing.
Starts Friday Mar 1 Fridays (7pm–3am) @ Café de Paris While many of London’s burlesque clubs can be a byword for the forgettable or even fraudulent, proper cabaret nights such as La Reve and Boom Boom Club have always been several cuts above the competition. From same family comes this new 2013 incarnation, the Black Cat Cabaret, which teleports the Caf
Thursday 28 Feb (8–11pm) @ Madame Jojo’s Singer/songwriter Andreya Triana has been signing sicne the age of seven, has collaborated with the likes of Mr Scruff and Bonobo and is now set to drop her debut album and a new EP. The Ninja Tune-signed artist has feet in many camps – urban soul, downtempo, acoustic – but shoots it all through with a heavy dose of London-fuelled energy
Saturday 23 Feb (11pm–8am) @ Fabric Two DJs playing back-to-back when done well can elevate a single set to something sublime as each artist is spurred on to even greater heights, becoming a conversation through music. Apollonia, who play Fabric, have set out to prove that B2B is so 20th century and that three is not a crowd
Opens Thursday Feb 21 (6:30–8pm) Starts Friday Feb 22 Daily (noon–6pm) @ Gasworks The Black Cave , which opens at Gasworks near the Oval on 22 Feb, is the debut UK show of anthropological artist Beatriz Santiago Mu
Wednesday 20 Feb (7pm) @ Corsica Studios Doldrums, who play this NME Awards showcase at Corsica Studios, is the stage name of 23-year-old DJ, producer and performer Airick Woodhead. Although hailing from Montreal, Canada, Woodhead’s vocal-led and intricatelly arranged electro-pop sound is heavily influenced by the austere motifs of European electronica. Debut LP Lesser Evil (out on 25 Feb on Souterrain Transmissions) is complex, varied and very, very intriguing.
Saturday 16 Feb (10pm–6am) @ Secret location Krush Welcomes Techno Taverna is a night normally to be found at Berlin’s Watergate club, one of the German capital’s most iconic venues.
Friday 15 Feb (7:30–10:30pm) @ Mowlem Street Studios New quarterly online portrait publication Accent Magazine is the brainchild of photographer Lydia Garnett and designer Lucy Nurnberg and shines a light on “unconventional lifestyles” from around the world, telling stories of music, art and fashion by those who dance to the beat of a different drummer. This launch party features a one-night exhibition of animations and prints plus a soundtrack from DJs Joseph Bond, Martha PC (Reprezent FM) and Esqueezy.