The London venue has announced further shows which will be streamed online.

Kings Place has announced further live and archived events to be streamed online over the coming weeks.

This includes the fact for the first time since lockdown the venue has hosted a performance behind closed doors, filmed on 20th June and is available to watch online. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s stimulating Sunday morning series pairing Bach’s cantatas with scientific talks returns with a special lockdown edition – the orchestra’s first physical gathering since the lockdown.

Bach, the Universe & Everything:  The Importance of Human Contact, Dr Dickon Bevington (Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families) explains the social distancing restrictions and discusses what it might mean when we return to ‘normal service’. In addition to this, the complementing cantata, ‘Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot’, BWV 39, is about offering food to your hungry neighbours and offering shelter to those without a home. The event can be viewed indefinitely at the OAE’s Facebook page now. 

Other highlights of the programme include:

  • Thu 9 July 8pm Jonny and The Baptists: Love You & Hate Covid 

The multi-award-nominated musical-comedy-duo Jonny & The Baptists are taking their show virtually on the road. In partnership with some of their favourite arts centres, theatres and comedy clubs, they’ll be performing the show live from the downstairs room in their (currently shut) local pub. Each show will be performed as if from a different city and venue, via the power of live streaming.

  • Tue 14 July 7pm The Pandemic Century – 100 Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris

The last one hundred years, from the Spanish flu of 1918 to Covid-19, has been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms. Join author Mark Honigsbaum as he talks about scares, both infamous and less known, combining reportage with the history of science and medical sociology to artfully reconstruct epidemiological mysteries and the ecology of infectious diseases.

  • Thu 23 Jul 7pm Don Black: The Sanest Guy in the Room 

Don Black is the songwriters’ songwriter, a composer’s dream collaborator, and the man behind some of the late 20th century’s greatest hits. Called ‘the Pelé of lyricists’ by Robbie Williams, Don has had a stellar career crowned by an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Tony and an Ivor Novello Award, as well as platinum, gold and silver disks. In a delightful paean to a life lived through song, watch along as he talks to Michael Grade about working with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Lulu and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • Mon 27 July 7pm Rock ’n’ Roll Politics with Steve Richards 

Top political commentator and broadcaster, Steve Richards, presents his latest behind-the-scenes guide to the epic dramas and the characters shaping seismic events. Johnson, Cummings, the issues of competencies, Starmer and yes, Brexit! How have we got here? What’s going to happen next? Who is responsible? This unmissable, up-to-the-minute event features a live Q&A with Steve giving you the chance to put your burning questions to one of the UK’s sharpest political minds.

In addition to this, Kings Place will continue to host their popular and completely free Wednesday Watch streaming sessions, which bring a classic live concert or event from the venue out of the vaults. Highlights of this programme include: Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé at Songlines Encounters Festival, Mehdi & Adib Rostami: Melodic Circles and Siobhan Miller in Concert.  

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