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What's going on in Earls Court

July - August 2017

Just to Get Married
Finborough Theatre

With its first London production in over 100 years, Just to Get Married asks how we can have a marriage of equals when genders are sometimes anything but.

Written by Cicely Hamilton, the remake of this classic is directed by Melisa Dunne and will be shown at Finborough Theatre from 25th July to 19th August.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Reverb Festival
The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Saturday 15th July

Make the most of the great British summertime and enjoy three stages of live music and comedy at this year's Reverb Festival.

Kensington's The Roof Gardens is set 100 ft. above the streets of London. The venue will play host to the festival, with cool cocktails, gardens games and a summer BBQ.

To book your tickets, click here.

June 2017

Jam
Finborough Theatre

When Bella Soroush began to build a new life for herself in a new town and a new school ten years ago, she never would have imagined that she would meet the person who set out to ruin her life again.

With Kane McCarthy back in her classroom, and claiming to want forgiveness, drama unfolds as characters are forced to confront their prejudices and shared history.

For more information and to book your tickets, click here.

Open Garden Squares Weekend
Earls Court

This June, 230 private, secret and little-known gardens across 27 London boroughs will be open to explore over one special weekend. Some of your local gardens, including Bramham Gardens, Courtfield Gardens, Collingham Gardens, Gledhow Gardens and Hereford Square, will all feature.

You can take a look at details on the weekend by clicking here.

Open Art Spaces
Across Kensington and Chelsea

Artists across Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham are opening their doors to the public to take a look into the unique spaces in which they produce their work. Studios, living areas, galleries and even a travelling tent will be open to visitors to look around and even make a purchase or two.

The arts festival will take place between 24th June and 3rd July.

To find out more about Open Art Spaces, click here.

May 2017

Everything Between Us
Finborough Theatre

Day one of the newly-formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland and Sandra Richardson is preparing to take her seat. Little does she know that in a matter of moments, her long-lost sister Teeni would explode into the chamber and attached the South African chairwoman. Overshadowed by the legacy of hurt, the sisters must fight through decades of violence, anger and denial to discover is reconciliation is possible on the pathway to peace.

This production is written by Northern Ireland's boldest contemporary writer, David Ireland.

Showings are scheduled through to the middle of May.

To find out more and to book your tickets, click here.

Celebrating Jimi Hendrix
11th May
The Troubadour

Are You Experienced?, widely regarded as one of the best tributes, are at The Troubadour this May to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's debut album.

The three-piece features guitarist John Campbell, who even bears a resemblance to Jimi himself, bass guitarist Mark Arnold and drummer Kevin O'Grady. They will be performing tracks from the album as well as many other Jimi favourites.

To book your tickets, click here.

Coffee House Poetry: Spring Fever
15th May
The Troubadour

Step into summer with a selection of fantastic poetry from some super summer-season Troubadour poets!

Elaine Gaston, Jon Stone, Claire Dyer, Alistair Noon, Ruth Sharman, Nick Makoha, Michael Scott and Penny Boxall will all be sharing poems from their collections over an evening event. 

For more details on the poets and to book tickets, click here.


April 2017

Caste
Finborough Theatre

The Finborough Theatre has commissioned a new production to mark the 50th anniversary of T.W. Robertson's 1867 comedy.

The story follows the son of a French nobleman, George, and his wife, Esther, a beautiful ballet dancer from a poor family. When George heads off to serve in India, Esther is left to deal with the class prejudices of Victorian England, all the while coping with the chaos created by her family members and not knowing if she will see her husband again.

The production will be shown throughout April, so book your tickets today!

For more information, click here.

Bloom Presents...
7th April 2017
The Troubadour

The Troubadour is hosting four brilliant acts this month to bring you a fantastic evening of music. 

The Modern Strangers, Fetherstone, Edd Cornforth and Chris Reardon will all be performing, each with influences from a variety of artists and styles. Tickets are £8 online when booked in advance and £10 on the door.

For more information and to book your tickets, click here.


March 2017

 Earls Court's Troubadour Film Club
13th March
The Troubadour

This March, The Troubadour is hosting another fantastic night of film with a showing of "Brothers of the Head", a film based on the 1977 novel of the same name.

The film is based on Tom and Barry Howe (Harry and Luke Treadaway, respectively), conjoined twins living in the UK, who were plucked from obscurity by a 1970s music promoter and groomed into a boy band. It is a raucous ride through the seamy underground of '70s rock.

 Tickets are £4 when you book in advance online and £6 on the door.

The film will start at 8:30pm.

Free popcorn and drink specials will be available on the evening!

For more information and to book your tickets, click here.

 

February 2017

500 Days of Summer
13th February
The Troubadour

This Valentine's, The Troubadour is joining forces with the Earls Court Film Club to spread the love in SW5, with a special showing of 500 Days of Summer.

The romantic comedy follows Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the young man who falls for her. After their break-up, a hapless Tom relives their 500 days together; trying to figure out what went wrong, only to finally rediscover his true passions in life.

Tickets are £3 when you book in advance online, and £5 on the door. Free admission will be available with a dinner purchase in The Troubadour café. 

Doors will open from 8pm - film starts at 8:30pm.

All-you-cant-eat popcorn and drink specials also await you on the evening!

To book your tickets, click here.

 

December 2016 - January 2017

Songwriter's Showcase
27th December
The Troubadour

Following a sold-out gig in Paris and rave reviews at The Troubadour, The Waterhold and The Primero, Ewood is back in London to showcase his raw and powerful music.

More acts are to be announced in due course.

For more information, click here.

New Year's Eve
31st December
The Troubadour

Bid 'adieu' to 2016 and welcome in the New Year in true Rck'n'Roll style at the Troubadour this December! 

Live music will be on from 7.30pm, featuring Sam Lunn, and a complimentary glass of fizz will be offered as midnight approaches.

For more information, click here.

The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus
3rd January - 28th January
Finborough Theatre

Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus is preparing for its first London production for nearly 30 years at the Finborough Theatre this January. 

The production tells the story of two archaeologists who are searching for ancient fragments of poetry and plays, until the Greed God, Apollo, descends from the skies. The archaeologists consequently become a part of the story they were looking to discover.

For more information, click here.

November-December 2016 

Dan Cruickshank
29th November
St Cuthbert's Church

Dan Cruickshank will be talking at the Friends of St Cuthbert's Church Autumn Lecture about his new book. Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets tells the story of the former parish in London, which Cruickshank has lived in for four decades.

7.15pm (doors open at 6.15pm)
Tickets are £10 (£8 for concessions and friends).

To book, email paulbagott@tiscali.co.uk.

In Conversation with Nicola Horlick
30th November
St Cuthbert's Church

What now for a city under siege? Cllr Nicola Horlick, in conversation with Humphrey Hawksley, hosts an evening sharing the ramifications of Brexit with a Q&A.

7pm-9pm.

 To register your place, click here.

Earls Court Community Carol Service
10th December
St Cuthbert's Church

In aid of the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation and St Cuthbert's Restoration Fund, this year's Christmas Carol Service will not be one to miss! Join us for an evening of joyful voices and festive spirit as we celebrate the most wonderful time of year.

Service will start at 4pm.

 

October 2016

Midweek Jazz at the George
26th October
K+K Hotel George

The K+K Hotel George is hosting another fabulous night of top vocals and award-winning musicians this month! Soulful jazz singer and recording artist, Zena James, will bring some catchy grooves and infectious energy, inspired by 70's soul. Meanwhile, highly-acclaimed guitarist, Dominic Ashworth will share his passion for jazz, taking inspiration from artists such as George Benson.

To find out more, click here.


September-October 2016

 Adding a Machine: A Musical
28th September - 22nd October
Finborough Theatre

For the first time in his life, Mr Zero takes his destiny into his own hands after finding himself and his job replaced by a machine. The consequences set him on a journey in this stirring yet hilariously dark anti-musical, inspired by gospel, opera, jazz and rock and roll.

The multi-award winning musical is composed and authored by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and directed by Josh Seymour, who was named Best Director at the 2016 Off West End Theatre Awards.

For more information, click here.

 
Trident Moon
Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays - October
Finborough Theatre

Three Muslim and three Hindu women are hidden in a coal truck as it speeds through the divided Hindustan, battling their own violence and hatred similar to that on the streets. As the truck stops, the women must find what unites them in order to survive.

Multi-award winning playwright Anusree Roy makes her UK debut with this stunning new play, exploring the lives of women caught in the crossfire.

For more information, click here.

Songwriter's Showcase
4th October
The Troubadour

Celebrating some of the finest talent around, The Troubadour will present a showcase of emerging songwriters this October. The evening's entertainment will introduce Ben Wickins, Maddy Rose and Karl Eland, who will be sharing their mix of rock, soul and pop styles.

For more information, click here.

Eddy Smith and The 507 | Izo Fitzroy
7th October
The Troubadour

Eddy Smith and The 507 and Izo Fitzroy will visit The Troubadour for an evening of music this October. 

Eddy Smith and The 507 are a London-based 5 piece soul and blues banner, and are winners of the Best Unsigned Band of 2015. Meanwhile, Izo Fitzroy will present his unique and captivating blend of soul, gospel and blues with his powerful vocals and honest writing.

For more information, click here.

 

August-September 2016

Home Chat
30th August - 24th September 2016
Finborough Theatre


In its first UK production in almost 90 years, Home Chat follows Janet Ebony and her best friend Peter Chelsworth, who are innocently sharing a sleeping compartment when their train to Paris is involved in a railway accident. 

Written by Noël Coward with his trademark wit and insight, Home Chat is a distinctly modern comedy about female sexuality and fidelity, in a society rigidly governed by decorum and reputation.

For more information, click here.
 

The Great Divide
4th September - 20th September 2016
Finborough Theatre

Inspired by a true story, The Great Divide, by Alix Sobler, tells the story of the afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, when someone screams "Fire!" from the eighth floor of a building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Within minutes, chaos erupts throughout the city and becomes a fight for survival for those in the building.



The Great Divide is an emotional insight into the immigrant and refugee experience of the early 20th Century, focusing on those who paid the ultimate price for seeking new opportunities.

 

 


For more information, click here.

Jazz Sessions featuring The Troubadour Jazz Band
28th August 2016
The Troubadour


Featuring The Troubadour Jazz Band, Jazz Sessions returns on 28th August. The evening's entertainment will showcase the talents of Joanna Shiel (Pianiast & Vocalist), Derek Dayley (Bass/Double Bass) and Jean-Loup Didelot (Drums). The session will offer standards with a twist, improvisations, new compositions and all things Jazz.

For more information, click here.

  

Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles
1st September 2016
The Troubadour


In a new musical project of former and founding lead guitarist of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles will return to London to play at The Troubadour for the first time. With their energetic, optimistic and tuneful rock, the new band will play a host of original songs, including recent singles 'Are You Ready?' and 'Don't Fall'. 

For more information, click here.


July 2016

Shangri-La
12th July - 6th August 2016
Finborough Theatre

Shangri-La tells the story of how mass tourism destroyed the livelihood of a young indigenous woman, Bunny, and her family who dream of an escape. On the other end of the spectrum there is Nelson, Bunny's liberal Chinese boss who dreams of a new kind of tourism that's sustainable and enables genuine cultural exchange. However, their clients are white Western clients who yearn for escape, for the touch of something authentic.

Shangri-La is the first play to put contemporary Tibet on the UK stage and is screenwriter, Amy Ng’s, first full length play. It is directed by acclaimed director Charlotte Westenra.

For more information, click here.

Jazz Sessions - Hosted by Al Bandini
24th July
The Troubadour


Italian born Bandini will host a thrilling Jazz Sessions at the Troubadour on the 24th July. The event is an opportunity to showcase the fantastic sounds of The Troubadour Jazz Band, made up of Joanna Shiel (Pianist & Vocalist), Derek Dayley (Bass/Double Bass) and Jean-Loup Didelot (Drums). The sessions offer a wide range of Jazz music to suit all musical tastes from exceptional musicians from all over the world.

For more information, click here.

Melissa Kime
12th - 31st July 2016
Gallery 286

The most recent exhibition to be showcased at Gallery 286 is Oh! I think I just lost my appetite! by Melissa Kime, an extremely talented artist who draws the most convincing posture of the internal life. Her colourful art is brought to life by using acrylic and coloured pencil on paper. Melissa attended The Royal Drawing School where she was able to freely express her ideas and created magical pieces of art.

For more information, click here.

June 2016 

Open Art Spaces
24th June - 3rd July
Kensington, Chelsea & Fulham

Open Art Spaces features a fantastic group of talented local artists who will be at the Earls Court Project Rooms across West London. Discover creative, new studios, meet inspirational artists and buy impressive and affordable fine art directly from the artists. The exhibition will showcase work from Arabella Dorman, Faye Haskins, Sarah Needham, Maysaloun Faraj, Jacqueline Midgen, Jennifer Blackburn, Keith Davidson, Farah Husain, Karen Tronel, Tania Beaumont and Joshua Wiskey.

For more information, click here.

It is Easy to be Dead
15th June - 3rd July
Finborough Theatre


This month, Finborough Theatre is showcasing the world premiere of the award-winning play, It is Easy to be Dead, as it tells the story of Charles Hamilton Sorley's brief life through his moving poetry and letters. Some of the greatest composers of the period including George Butterworth, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Rudi Stephan and Ralph Vaughan Williams also complement this compelling story.

For more information, click here.

May 2016

Stone Face
17th May-11th June
Finborough Theatre

Playwright Eve Leigh returns to the Finborough Theatre with the performance of Stone Face. A captivating story of how Catherine and her mother shared a secret world in an anonymous one-bedroom flat in London. No one is even sure if she's ever left the room she was found in. She can't walk and can't speak. A fairytale of modern Britain, inspired by true events.

For more information, click here.

A Subject of Scandal and Concern
22nd May-7th June
Finborough Theatre

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the London premiere – and the first production in over 40 years – of John Osborne's A Subject Of Scandal And Concern.

Cheltenham, 1842. George Jacob Holyoake is a poor young teacher, making his way from Birmingham to Bristol to visit a friend who has been imprisoned for publishing a journal that criticises the establishment. When he makes a stop in Cheltenham to address a lecture, his words and his overwhelming commitment to speaking the truth will change his life forever.

For more information, click here.

Sophia Fotiadou
12th May onwards
Old Brompton Gallery

Part of the Kapopoulos Collaboration, Old Brompton Gallery is collaborating with Fine Arts gallery from Greece to bring you a selection of renowned international as well as Greek artists. From 12th May, Sofia Fotiadou's exquisite work will be showcased. Sofia is fascinated by the human body. Her work plays with the human form through its interplay with animal, nature and the mythical, creating dreamy atmospheres using oil on canvas.

For more information, click here.

April 2016

Unknown Knowns at Gallery 286
10th-29th May

Dealing with a metamorphosis of secondary imagery; this exhibition manifests works which are both a homage and mischievous intervention. The artist has playfully interacted with images and objects, which are then re-presented, extended and mediated; culminating in new interpretations. The work continues in an ongoing conversation; questioning both our relationship to art history and to the ownership of objects and images in a wider context. For more information, click here.

 

Music for a May Evening:

A Musical Smorgasbord : Music, Myth and Landscape in Scandinavia    

Sunday 14th May 2016 - 7.30pm

 

If you have been watching all the Scandi thrillers on TV lately, or if you just fancy an evening out in Earl's Court where you can walk to the venue, this is the concert for you. With music by famous Scandinavian composers Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen and others and readings by Tom Blass from his new book about the North Sea, the evening promises an insightful voyage into the exciting culture of our four northern neighbours. For more information, click here.

 

Schism
Finborough Theatre
27th April - 14th May 2016


Written and co-performed by acclaimed playwright with a disability Athena Stevens, Schism playing at Finborough Theatre, is the world premiere of a stunning new play about two people finding each other, and what happens when their dream becomes unrealistic and out of date. For more information, click here.



May 2015

The Annual Barkston Gardens Jazz Party 2015
31st May
12 noon til 5pm
FREE

The Barkston Gardens Residents Committee and tlc cordially invite you to come along and join us at this ever popular community event.

tlc will bring the bubbles, rugs and hampers; bring your own picnics and enjoy our sultry Jazz Trio and singers on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Call or email Toby Brown for more information on 020 7370 4000 or toby.brown@tlclondon.com

 

 

Nevern Square Residents Jazz Party 2015

Sponsored by tlc Estate Agents

Sunday 17th May
12-5pm
Nevern Square, Earls Court

For more information or to order your tickets contact Andrew Miles on crumpet12345@gmail.com.

 

 

March 2015

Holi Workshop 2015 for children
Celebrate the festival of colours with a fun-filled educational workshop for children (4-10yrs) by award winning dancer Arunima Kumar. The workshop, which is at Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea on 22nd March, will include art and craft, storytelling, play with colours, bollywood dancing and performances.



February 2015

Music for a Winter Evening
'Life and Love'
St Cuthbert's Church, SW5
Thursday 19th February, 7:30pm

This special Valentine's concert illuminates the work of the revered German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. Readings from his letters to lifelong lover and friend, Lou Andreas Salome and of his poetry are juxtaposed with settings of his Sonnets to Orpheus for soprano, cello and piano and Schoenberg's transcendent Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) which tells through music the story of a jeopardised relationship made whole through love.

Admissions at the door £9.



The Busch Ensemble at Hurlingham
Omri Epstein Piano | Mathieu van Bellen Violin | Ori Epstein Cello
with host
Clemency Burton Hill

Monday 9th February 2015 at 7pm

Concert in aid of The Brain Tumour Research Campaign



Valentine's Day 2015

This year we're showing SW5 just how much we love them during the run up to Valentine's Day with our biggest and best competition yet.

In our daily prize draw from 2st to 14th February you have the opportunity to get your hands on some exclusive prizes including a weekend in Paris, dinner, club entry and an overnight stay at Troubadour a one month beauty pass, gym membership and personal trainer at The Gym Way for two, a one night stay at the Indigo Hotel for two romantic dinner for two at the Kensington Quarter, and many more.

To find out more, click here!





December 2014

Christmas Parties and New Years Eve

If you're looking to celebrate in style over the holidays, no matter what the ocsasion, The Kensington Quarter could be right up your street (literally)!

The charming caf
é, bar and resturant is situated in Barkston Gardens right in the heart of Kensington.

Please click on the images below to see their Christmas and New Year's Eve menus!

 



In association with the Earls Court Community Trust
and proudly sponsored by tlc Estate Agents


Under Milk Wood
Performed by The Earls Courtiers

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th December
St Cuthberts Church, Philbeach Gardens, SW5

Both shows starting at 7:30pm
(Performances lasting 90 minutes)

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased online at
under-milk-wood-sw5.eventbrite.co.uk or by
calling Toby Brown on 020 7370 4000, or email
toby.brown@tlclondon.com


Please come ready for an interactive night
of theatre and a good welsh sing song!

In celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth
The Earls Courtiers will do their best to do his most celebrated work proud



tlc are proud to announce that we'll be sponsoring Our Lady of Victories Christmas Fair which will be on Monday 15th December from 3:30pm.

Come along and enjoy a mulled wine or hot chocolate while you visit Santa in his grotto, browse the cake sale or buy a raffle ticket.

We hope to see you there!



tlc are proud to be sponsoring a Community Christmas Carol Service this year at St Cuthbert with St Matthias Church. It will be on Saturday 13th December at 4pm, we hope to see you there!



November 2014

tlc are proud to be promoting an Earls Court Community Trust production in association with the Finborough Theatre.

Childhood Memories
Memories of growing up during WWII

3-10 November at St Cuthbert with St Matthias Church




At tlc we are pleased to be promoting an exhibition of works by Juliet Lawson at the King's Head in SW5. The preview is on 6th November from 6:30pm onwards and thereafter daily until January 2015.

Some of her work includes original pastels, prints, giclées, pen & ink, charcoal, watercolour and wash.

"Juliet Lawson's art work - which consists of paintings and drawings in varied media - expresses a poetic and gentle vision of the world imbued with energy and a joy in life."

To find out more, click here or visit Juliet's website.


October 2014

tlc are delighted to be promoting Kensington and Fulham Open Studios. This October, artists across Kensington and Fulham will open their homes and studios to members of the public. A total of 55 local artists will be involved in opening up 30 unique spaces to showcase their work in the places it is created. To read more, click here.

Follow @kfopenstudios or @poketarts on Twitter for more information!


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