Festival promises a feast of entertainment
Lovers of art, music, poetry and stage performance are queuing up for Kingston Autumn Arts Festival tickets. Supported by Kingston University, the festival is currently hosting artists from fields as diverse as storytelling, comedy, jazz and film. It runs until 30 October.
Alumni and Events Manager Dr Helen Trott said the University was pleased to back the festival for the fifth successive year. â€œKingston has always played an important role in the Autumn Arts Festival,â€ Dr Trott said. â€œIt is the ideal opportunity for the University to contribute to the growing cultural life of the community.â€
The University is involved in eight events:
- Evidence of Sound – an exhibition featuring the Stanley Picker Gallery curatorsâ€™ choice of contemporary work by artists who draw inspiration from music. This will run from 1 to 17 October. Also included in the programme is a music series, an Evening of Autumnal Music by the Kingston Early Music Ensemble on 1 October, and Evidence of Genius featuring Chihiro Ono on violin and Masachi Nishiyama on piano on 16 October. All three events are being held at the Stanley Picker Gallery;
- Kingston Carnival – a multicultural celebration in the heart of Kingston on 4 October;
- A concert featuring the Thames Philharmonic Choir and Thames Festival Orchestra at Kingstonâ€™s All Saints Parish Church on 9 October;
- Robert Taub Recital – a performance by the internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist and Kingston University Visiting Professor at Kingston Grammar School on 17 October;
- At the Jazz Band Ball – a concert featuring Neville Dickieâ€™s Rhythm Kings and vocalist Tony Jacobs at the Universityâ€™s Coombehurst Studio on 19 October;
- The Stan Tracey Trio – A concert featuring Andrew Cleyndert on bass and Clark Tracy on drums at the Universityâ€™s Coombehurst Studio on 23 October;
- Exposure – a production by Kudos (Kingston University Drama on Stage) running from 22 to 25 October at the Universityâ€™s Reg Bailey building;
- A special opportunity to see Dorich House on 15 October.