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Brunel Museum programme moves to Sands Films from 20th Nov

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:46 pm
by EleanorT
Well I've had a lot of fun running the music programme at the Brunel Museum and gone from the first audience three years ago barely into double figures to up to 120 the day after Time Out listed it as one of London's top ten most magical music venues. So I'm sad in some ways to be moving on but extremely happy that my music programme is looking like it's found a new home just next door, in the beautiful period costume workshop, picture library & film club Sands Films. And here's what's coming up:

Thu 20th Nov Pablo Dominguez & La Leo Power 7.45pm

Flamenco performed by two who have been born into and breathed it from their earliest years: Pablo, son of the great pianist Chano Dominguez, on guitar & La Leo on vocals, both from Cádiz. They’ll immerse us in the sights & sounds of their native city: alegrías, tanguillos, bulerías and chuflas. In this port, the gateway to the gold of South & Central America and the Caribbean, flamenco meshed itself with the rhythms of guajiras, colombianas, milongas and rumbas, & from this emerged ‘Los Cantes de Ida y Vuelta’. (They're probably bringing a percussionist too!)

Thu 4th Dec, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm) ROMANY DIAMONDS

A traditional, authentic musical Gypsy Roma family, led by Ricardo Czureja (founder of the Roma Orchestra for Children in East London) & son Ben, will be playing acoustic magic with fire and soul, with back-to-front violin playing & soul-searching ballads. Feet tapping music that invites us into the secret world of Gypsy melodies that are both joyous and haunting.


Rebet Asker was a restaurant in a small side street by Piraeus harbour, which saw all the great Greek musicians and songs from the 20th century through to today pass through it. Regretfully it has recently closed. Musicians on bouzouki, guitar & voice will be performing their homage: Greek rebetiko from the 1930s. Expect an intimate, nostalgic and heart thumping performance.

Tickets for these gigs are available here:

For an idea of the two lovely performance spaces at Sands Films, see pics here:

The venue will be unique in the fact that it'll be serving teas and coffees but no alcohol, but it couldn't be closer to the wonderful Mayflower Pub so I'm hoping that won't be a problem...

Sands Films Studio
82 St Marychurch Street
Rotherhithe, London SE16 4HZ

Just 2 mins walk from Rotherhithe Overground Station.