What do 18th-century composer George Frideric Handel and rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix have in common you may well wonder? The answer is an address: They were both residents of a swanky street in Mayfair in 17th and 20th centuries respectively. Handel lived at 25 Brook Street, Mayfair and Hendrix lived in a flat at the top of 23 Brook Street, and the two buildings are now open to the public as Handel & Hendrix.
This spring, the venue is hosting a short series of talks lead by guitarist and Hendrix expert Nigel Jones who will be talking about the rock star’s riffs, some of his seminal albums and guitar techniques. Possibly one for serious guitar and tech nerds than your average rock fan.
Saturday 23 February 11am-12pm – The Art of the Riff (SOLD OUT)
Annual free celebration of St George, patron saint of England, and slayer of a dragon, legend has it. Crowds will gather in one of London’s biggest squares for ye olden time fun and silliness including Morris Dancing, family games and […]
A free celebration of Sikh culture and heritage for Vaisakhi, which marks the birth of the Khalsa. Indoor and outdoor events will include shabad kirtan (spiritual music), langar (food), turban tying, folk dance, martial arts, and children’s activities.
Not normally open to the public, Acton Depot open weekends are a fantastic opportunity to see some the hundreds of thousands of treasures stored in the working museum storehouse. What to expect These depot open days take place three times a […]
This is the 45th anniversary of this annual event. It’s a celebration of London’s most old-school wooden puppet show. Punch and Judy will be joined by other wooden (and human) friends, including a brass band procession, workshops, clowns, folk music […]