3 - 11 October 2015

Director – Geoffrey Hanson


A celebration of Art, Music, Drama, Film & Opera

All Saints’, Durham Road, East Finchley, London N2 9DP

& the Phoenix Cinema, High Road, N2 9PJ


Supporting Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice & the Harington Scheme


Sat 3rd    |   12.00 pm  | All Saints’


Geoff Felix presents his traditional Punch & Judy Show in the church garden,
or inside if it’s wet.


Admission free – bucket collection

Sat 3rd    |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


We invite you to join us in performing Handel’s Messiah.

Conducted by David Lardi

We invite you to join us in performing Handel's best known and loved choral work.

It will be conducted by the distinguished conductor David Lardi, with soloists and

accompanied on the notable Hunter/Bishop organ at All Saints', Durham Road N2.

David, winner of many conducting prizes studied both in the UK and Italy.


He currently holds the conductorships of Finchley Chamber Choir, Finchley Chamber Orchestra and North London Symphony Orchestra and has worked with many different orchestras and choirs as well as with some of today's leading soloists.  He has conducted concerts throughout England and Europe in scope ranging from chamber ensembles at such venues as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall to a choir of 1,000 voices and orchestra of 120 at the reopening concert of the Great Hall, Alexandra Palace.


Afternoon rehearsal with 7.30pm performance

Refreshments provided – Bring your own copy if you have one.  Copies available.

Book your place (telling us voice): email: eastfinarts@btinternet.com

Or phone: 020 3509 6418


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Sun 4th    |   2.30 pm  | All Saints’


Admission free – bucket collection

Sun 4th    |   7.30 pm  | All Saints’

Greenwich Soul Choir & Band

No Gimmicks, No Cheesy Dance Moves,
No Backing Tracks, JUST SOUL.

The London Soul Choirs were founded in Greenwich in 2010 and now have a

membership of over 60 singers. The choirs perform the best in classic to modern

soul music. From the original RnB singers of the 60’s such as The Four Tops and

Stevie Wonder right through to modern Soul from artists such as Sam Smith and

Emeli Sand, there is something for everyone who loves this genre of music.

Although a community project, the LSC has been making quite a name in the

music industry following their 2013 performance in ‘The Events’ at the Young Vic

Theatre with the Actors Touring Company, which subsequently led to a sold out

performance at the Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Also in 2013 the choir

took part in the Shard’s “Sing it from the rooftop’s” competition right at the top

of the Shard! and in 2014 were heard live from the Southbank on BBC Radio 3’s

‘The Choir’ programme and at the Greenwich and Docklands International

Festival in the summer. Also during last year, the LSC were invited to perform at

two of the Southbank Centres Festivals and at the National Martime Museum,

Greenwich. 2015 is already looking set to be an exciting year with performances

at the City of London Festival and a return to the Royal Festival Hall.

The London Soul Choirs are run by (and have all songs arranged by) Abi

Gilchrist, London-born singer and songwriter who trained as a classical soprano

at The Guildhall School of Music and now has an international career in jazz, pop

and soul www.abigilchrist.co.uk and perform either with solo piano

accompaniment or band.


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Welcome to the East Finchley Arts Festival, 3-11 October 2015.


This will be the 19th annual Festival and we have an exciting line up of events from Punch and Judy to Opera; a Soul Choir; 7 Massive Violins - 'cellists who play and sing their way through pop and classical music. Kosmos, a trio who play tango arrangements, Jewish folk songs and other ethnic music. 'I defy you not to be mesmerised' wrote The Times Critic of them.  The ever popular PopUp Opera return and the London Mozart Players premier a new Trumpet Concerto… or come and join in Handel's Messiah. Crocodiles in Cream is Kevin Moore's  one man show about Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland.... and don't forget the Art Exhibition supporting charities. The suffragette Ethel Smyth is represented by her String Quintet in Divertimenti's concert. It's all listed below and we look forward to welcoming you at one or more of the events.


Enjoy our art exhibition every evening from 6pm during the Festival and at weekends from 12 noon until 10pm


Art of every kind is for sale – original oils and water colours, prints, digital art, photographic art, ceramics, sculpture and individually designed jewellery.  Twenty five artists, local and international are taking part and 40% of the selling price of each work sold will be donated to the two charities we are supporting this year.  Further information from Pauline Treen: 020 8340 5643

Mon 5th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


For many years a group of local writers has met weekly to read and share thoughts on their work.  They present a selection across many styles and genres to move, amuse and surprise you.


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Tue 6th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’




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Wed 7th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


Paul Barritt – Rachel Isserliss – Louise Williams

Sebastian Comberti  -  Josephine Horder

Mozart – Fantasia in F minor

Ethel Smyth – String Quintet in E major

Schubert – String Quintet in C major


This long established group of players has a well-deserved reputation for their excellence of playing and choice of repertoire.  Each of these top ranking players has a wealth of worldwide concert experience between them as soloists and orchestral principals as well as chamber music players.  Long standing friends, they share an evergreen love of music making and a passion for the rich sonorities of the string ensemble repertoire.  They have garnered high praise for the many recordings to their credit.


‘Eloquent performances of some captivating rarities…absolutely not to be missed.’


‘Exquisite chamber music…warm and expressive performances.’

BBC Record Review


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Thu 8th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


A portrait of Lewis Carroll by David Horlock

Touring in celebration of 150th Anniversary of the First publication of Lewis Carrolls’s timeless classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.


2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland .  Crocodiles in Cream, written, devised and directed by David Horlock is a moving and compelling one man show starring Kevin Moore.  It has toured both in the UK, USA, Athens, Turkey, The Netherlands, Bermuda, Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Los Angeles, Antibes and received enthusiastic reception.

Moore is supremely entertaining…A masterful piece of work .  The Stage

The mood of the piece-warm, delicate and sepia hued – lingers long in the memory.  Time Out


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Fri 9th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


Harriet MacKenzie – violin,

Meg Hamilton – viola,

Milos Milivojevic – accordion


A redefining of classical and world music.  Sophisticated jazz glides magically into wild Gypsy fiddling, emotive Jewish music into hot blooded tango, Arabic and Turkish improvisation into Greek melodies.  As described by Richard Morrison, chief music critic of The Times: “telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship.  I defy you not to be mesmerised.”  Making extensive use of their own arrangements, alongside vibrant new compositions, entrancing dance rhythms


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Sat 10th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


Seven singing cellists perform their genius versions of rock and pop classics, from Queen to Eminem via Abba, Clean Bandit, Beach Boys, Britney Spears and even some Mozart.  It’s a good laugh.t.


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Sun 11th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


A staged performance of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers


A welcome return visit of this talented young group of performers. ‘I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or taste, who would have been bored or unmoved,’ wrote The Times.  Their performance is admired both by opera buffs and newcomers to opera.  Matthew Parris, writing of their recent performance of this opera said ‘… beautifully sung and superbly, expressively acted too: in the best sense playful,’


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Tickets for concerts can be booked online at:


There is a 10% surcharge on each ticket



Click here to view postal booking form

Please make your cheque out to East Finchley Arts,

enclose SAE and return to:

East Finchley Arts Festival

22 New Ash Close

London N2 8DQ



Tickets may be purchased on the door according to availability. Credit cards will not be accepted on the night of the event.


Under 18s There is a special rate of £1 for under 18s.  These special rate tickets cannot be pre booked but must be purchased at the Ticket Desk on the night of the event.


Disabled access and facilities at both venues.





Opening September 1st 2015

Black Gull Books 121 High Road, N2

Tel: 0208 444 4717


A Season Ticket - £50 - entitles the holder to one ticket for each event.








We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors:

Waitrose/ John Lewis Partnership

Jane Kessler

Donald Pelmear

London Borough of Barnet


President: Dame Emma Kirkby

Vice Presidents: Fleur Adcock OBE

Artistic Director: Geoffrey Hanson