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The Bloomsbury Festival has something to shout about with a free party and an evening of singing

19 October, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Store Street’s free street party

Bloomsbury Festival is taking over Store Street to throw a free spectacular street party on Friday (October 20) from 6-9.30pm, centred on an evening of singing.

Store Street is easy to find. It’s one of the roads linking Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street – nearest tube station being Goodge Street.

“For one night only, over 10 choirs, hundreds of joyous voices and the Store Street House Band increase the volume, sing out and send exhilarating songs up to the stars,” say the festival organisers. “Centre stage, combined powerful local voices from Westminster Kingsway College, Mary Ward Centre and Camden Youth Choirs will perform in Sing Out!, a new staged song.”

Carol Grimes’ crack Sing for Joy Bloomsbury choir for people with Parkinson’s disease is also taking to the Store Street stage, at 6.15pm.

Bloomsbury Festival recitals and concerts include:

Friday, October 20:
• Anna Szalucka plays Chopin and Ravel, 1.10pm, Music Room, 46 Great Ormond Street, W1
• Amade Players perform Handel’s Nine German arias, 7.30pm, St George’s Bloomsbury

Saturday, October 21:
• Belle Chen’s Mademoiselle recreates Paris, 6pm, Senate House, Mallet Street, WC1
• Russian pianist Brigitte Subkov plays Scriabin, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, 7pm, Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square
• Pianist Jayson Gillham plays Romantic Bach, 7.30pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square

Sunday, October 22:
• Legendary all-day folk festival, noon-midnight, The Harrison, 289 Harrison Street, King’s Cross
• Akimbo guitar/vocal duo play pop/jazz, 3pm, The Music Room
• Cello recital: Alexey Sarkissov and pianist Alexander Karpeyev play pieces by Russian composers in exile, 4pm, Pushkin House
• Bach and Beethoven played by young professionals, 7.30pm, London House, Goodenough College.

• The Bloomsbury Festival runs until October 22, 020 3108 1000, www.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk

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