We hope you had a wonderful start of the Summer and Father’s Day weekend!
As for ourselves, I can say it was very good! The weekend started early: on Thursday night we were invited to a private screening of “Up” at the Disney studios in Hammersmith, but more on the topic will follow and I’m not going to disclose anything!
After that we headed straight away to the Riverside Studios, just by Hammersmith Bridge, for the first of a series of three nights called “Tunes in June” (I would love to link to it, but they removed the info from their website…). The first night saw a performance by the curator of the event, Sardinian jazz singer and fellow expatriate to London Filomena Campus, and her band. The performance was very intense: Filomena has some spectacular singing abilities (the technique, the passion…), which can be appreciated both while performing “regular” songs and while improvising. She opened the second half of the show with a duet with guest singer Cleveland Watkiss: they improvised for 10 minutes during which they even got to “play tennis” with their voices… Maybe a bit to early for Wimbledon, but truly amazing.
Another guest of the night was flamenco guitarist Antonio Forcione, who headlined the Friday night at the Studios alongside Adriano Adewale, which we were unfortunately not able to attend (due to @apertiweat secret commitments!). The Saturday’s show was a different performance altogether. It was, infact, an evening curated by Filomena in which music, words, video projections and even smells, were all improvised. The Theatralia multimedia event featured Evan Parker at the saxophone, and also some “surprises” from the audience. The performance was followed by a ceremony to celebrate the Summer Solstice, with flowers thrown into the Thames.