Announcement Date: 5 December 2020

After two previous attempts to run Spitalfields Music Festival were thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic, Spitalfields Music presents its first completely online Festival, featuring Curator Errollyn Wallen alongside eight world premieres by women composers, author & historian S.I.Martin, Chineke! Junior Orchestra, The Dunedin Consort and Katie Melua.  The event attracts a worldwide audience, reaching as many people in one day as is usual across the entire live festival, including many engaging with our work for the first time.

To support freelance musicians, creators and workshop leaders during a period of little work, we run a series of free online sessions on mindfulness and on trauma, and offer multiple bursaries to our Skills Lab training programme for those with access, support or childcare costs, and to musicians currently under-represented in our sector.