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’

London Soul Choirs
With Live Band and Special Guest

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 Beyonce and Sam Smith, 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. They have since performed at many high profile events and including live on BBC 3 from the Southbank and in the Royal Festival Hall. This summer they also had their own concert as part of the City of London Festival.


London Soul Choirs will be joined by one of London's leading session bands who have played for artists such as Ronan Keating, Jamiroquai, Right Said Fred and Joss Stone. Plus Special Guest artist... HARLANO


'Harlano is a mixture of contemporary R&B groves, soulful vocals and Latin beats. He demonstrates a song writing maturity way beyond his years whilst keeping the beats and the melodies catchy. After hearing this album, I would say that Harlano is a future star in the music industry.’ Richard Baines – Music Critic




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Mon 5th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


Michael Broadway plays his Orchestrelle Company ‘Push Up’ Pianola of 1914

in a programme of music by Quilter, Albeniz, Benjamin, Holbrooke, Parry, Ireland, Stanford, Casella and notably, the Tarantella Diabolica by John Blood, a work virtually unplayable except on the Pianola.


The Pianola rolls which Michael plays are direct transcriptions of the musical score set down in a purely mechanical way, requiring the interpretive skills of the player to bring them to musical life.


Michael is much in demand for his Pianola recitals  and has played at major venues in this country and abroad, including Rome, Prague, Budapest and in Venice at La Biennale di Venezia.  He has broadcast on both Radio 3 & 4, and BBC 1.




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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.



Festival Director Geoffrey Hanson receives a cheque from the
John Lewis/ Waitrose Music Matters Fund.


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


Tue 6th   |  7.30 pm  | All Saints’


Overture to Acis & Galatea - G. F. Handel

Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber

Trumpet Piece - Geoffrey Hanson (first performance)

Quiet City - Aaron Copland

Symphony no 5 in B flat major - Franz Schubert


The London Mozart Players make a welcome return visit to the Festival and are joined by the distinguished trumpeter Paul Archibald, who will breathe life into Festival Director, Geoffrey Hanson's new work for Trumpet and chamber orchestra.  He is also soloist in Aaron Copland's evocative Quiet City  in which he is  joined by solo cor anglais player Gareth Hulse.  Samuel Barber's ever popular Adagio for Strings features and the programme opens with Handel's sprightly overture to Acis & Galatea.  Schubert's tuneful 5th Symphony rounds off the concert given by this long established and acclaimed chamber orchestra.




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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.




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Sun 11th   |  12.00 pm  | Phoenix Cinema


UK/USA 1997

Directed by Mark Herman. With Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitgerald and Jim Carter.


Join us for an uplifting afternoon of music and film, with a screening of this typically British bittersweet comedy about a Yorkshire mining town turning to music for inspiration when faced with the loss of its way of life.


Featuring a special performance by the locally-based London Metropolitan Brass Band!


The film will be introduced by Jim Carter one of the original cast.

Tickets £9.50 / £7 conc.  Direct from Phoenix Box Office 020 8444 6789

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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
  • Martyn Gerrard, Estate Agents
  • Cree Godfrey & Wood, Solicitors
  • Stainer & Bell, Music Publishers

President: Dame Emma Kirkby

Vice Presidents: Fleur Adcock OBE

Artistic Director: Geoffrey Hanson


Website: Hughes Design