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Physalis & Christmassy stuff

This week in the gardens, It’s time to set up our Christmas gift table in the Upper Greenhouse!  We have foodie treats, plants and Christmas decorations to display.  If you would like to help with set up or with selling things, please let Kate know on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk  Kate is going to set the table up on […]

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The week’s tasks with a little Christmas sparkle

This week in the garden, all around the site, we need to rake up our leaves and sweep the paths. The lower garden decking needs a thorough clear off of mulberry leaves. We will add these leaves to our leaf mould pile. In 2 years we should have great broken down leaf mould for mulching […]

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OK to pull your Oca

This week in the garden, As the colder weather arrives and we experience the first frosts it is time to harvest our Oca (Oxalis tuberosa ). This is a vegetable that originated in the Andes, South America. The plant was traditionally cultivated for its tubers, which are used as a root vegetable. The tubers are […]

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Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith play a Gig at the Greenhouses

* Online Ticket Sales end Sun 8th July at 1pm. But you can buy tickets on the gate.  Cash only. *

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim.

‘Their real strength lies in their original compositions, which range from stories of protest and eviction to the powerful, atmospheric title track about night workers. An impressive set. (Robin Denselow, The Guardian)

The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with stunning musical arrangements and vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.

Their critically acclaimed second album ‘Night Hours’ was released in December 2016 on Fellside Recordings. Described as ‘exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted songs’, it has cemented the duo’s reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the scene.

In September 2018 Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith will release their third album with a major UK tour. The album will be a further development of the duo’s songwriting and the contemporary sound that attracted such critical acclaim on their second release, Night Hours.

Have a listen to Jimmy and Sid here

‘To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.’

The Guardian

‘Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull off impressively…Rousing stuff.’

The Observer 

‘Determinedly forthright singing and empathetic arrangements give a compelling intensity and freshness…’ fRoots

‘Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs.’

Folk Radio UK

 

BPCG will be running a botanical bar serving drinks and snacks so arrive any time from 6pm to enjoy these with a stroll around the gardens.

Around 6.45pm, Jimmy and Sid will play their first set

Around 7.30pm, we will have an interval
Around 8.00pm,  Jimmy and Sid will play their second set

Around 8.45pm, we will leave the Greenhouses to exit the park via the Lido Gate

To find us, follow the signs in the park to the Community Greenhouses. We are between the Tennis Courts and the Walled Gardens.

Photo credit: Emily Fairweather

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iyatraQuartet plays a Gig at the Greenhouses

*****ONLINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ******

iyatraQuartet: violin – cello – bass clarinet – percussion

‘a flavour of dizzy Balkan revelry’     
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music.  The London-based quartet have enjoyed recent performances at  WOMAD , Songlines Encounters Festival, Cambridge Big Weekend, the Herne Hill Festival, Totally Thames Festival and London International Arts Festival, as well as multidisciplinary projects with contemporary dance, live poetry and film.

‘A band who live by their wits and produce something different each night’ Mark T, fRoots

iyatraQuartet recorded a debut album in November 2015, recorded in the Union Chapel, London and received as a 5-star album choice by fRoots magazine and with a 4-star review in Songlines Magazine.  The inspiration for ‘This World Alone’ their first album, evolved through working and performing with musicians and artists in London’s rich cultural scene.  ‘iyatra’ comes from the Hindi word for ‘travel’ and ‘journey’: a concept that is embraced in the music.

Have a listen here!

‘exquisite polyphony… a journey worth joining‘     Songlines Magazine

At this gig, iyatraQuartet will be playing masses of new material from their eagerly awaited second album, due for release at end of 2018.

‘full of space and truth…that twist of Dolphy is brilliant’    Nigel Kennedy

*****ONLINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ******

BPCG will be running a botanical bar serving drinks and snacks so arrive any time from 6pm to enjoy these with a stroll around the gardens.

Around 6.45pm, iyatraQuartet will play their first set

Around 7.30pm, we will have an interval
Around 8.00pm,  iyatraQuartet will play their second set

Around 8.45pm, we will leave the Greenhouses to exit the park via the Lido Gate

To find us, follow the signs in the park to the Community Greenhouses. We are between the Tennis Courts and the Walled Gardens.

Photo credit: Scott at Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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