Spitalfields Music Festival 2024

The Gentle Author: Cries of London

An early form of marketing jingle, London’s street traders have always had distinctive ‘cries’. The author of ‘Spitalfields Life’ blog tells us more…

Tuesday 2nd July, 6:30pm

St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate – Hall

PRICE: £10 - £12

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The Gentle Author has become a worldwide favourite with his daily stories of East End life on the Spitalfields Life blog. Here he joins us to tell us more of the fascinating histories of pedlars and street sellers from his book, Cries of London.

Duration: 1 hour

The Carice Singers: Cries of London
Following this talk, The Carice Singers will perform Luciano Berio’s 1974 work, ‘Cries of London’ alongside London Premeires of choral works by the Chelentham Composers Academy. Tickets can be added on to this purchase at checkout.


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6:30 PM

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St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate – Hall

United Kingdom

Cries of London: Neighbourhood Schools

This year, we’re bringing the fascinating topic of the ‘Cries of London’ to our Neighbourhood Schools. We’ll be working with them, inspiring their creativity and enabling them to create their own sound installation that will be on display at this concert.

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