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Martin Stephenson in concert. Part of 'Digging Deeper' at the Soho Poly

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The ‘Soho Poly’ basement.

Meeting point: University of Westminster reception

4–12 Little Titchfield Street

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W1W 7BY

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In honour of its early incarnation of the Soho Poly basement as a folk club, come and disrupt your day with a lunchtime gig by Martin Stephenson, one of the UK’s most perceptive and best-loved songwriters (see more info below). This will be the first live concert in the iconic basement space since the last ‘Polyfolk’ performance in 1970.

The NME has said of Martin’s song craft that he “builds bridges between love and hate, cradle and grave, folk and pop, past and present.” For Martin music is a vocation not a career, and his restless troubadour spirit has amassed an extraordinary catalogue of over 40 albums, including the critically acclaimed Boat to Bolivia and Gladsome Humour and Blue. Martin’s connection to the space is through Guy Osborn and Alex Sinclair from Westminster Law School who helped him reclaim much of his back catalogue when he was ‘lost in music’. For more on the Lost in Music project see here.

OTHER DIGGING DEEPER EVENTS THIS WEEK

This event is part of 'Digging Deeper: Art, Music and Memory at the Soho Poly', which is, in turn, part of the nationwide Being Human festival. Adding to this celebration, the University of Westmisnter is also hosting two other events:

On Monday 18 November, join award winning poet Dr Hannah Copley for a lunchtime exploration of music and memory in a zine workshop in the venue’s revived ‘Arts Workshop’. To book, follow this Eventbrite link.

On Friday 22 November, pop in and browse a specially curated exhibition celebrating the relationship between Pop and Politics. To book, follow this Eventbrite link.



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Meeting point: University of Westminster reception

4–12 Little Titchfield Street

London

W1W 7BY

United Kingdom

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