Our favourite local venue, Karamel, is re-opening on 24 June 2021 – woo hoo!!
Fifteen months after closing for the first Covid-19 lockdown, we are reopening with some pop-up live music events in May and June 2021 with Noah Stoneman, Miles Mindlin, Henry Lowther, Pete Hurt, Dave Green, Liam Dunachie, Paul Clarvis, Ruben Fox, Will Sach and Shane Forbes. Visit – www.musicglue.com/karamel – for bookings/more info and read more about our journey to re-opening:
We have an amazing line-up of musicians at the next edition of Revolution on 3 July 2021 with a host of stars from stage and screen including Nikki Yeoh, Omar MBE and Tanita Tikaram, hosted by actor-playwright-theatre director, Ché Walker! More details.
Whilst we were closed….
In March 2021 & December 2020, we hosted the online Karamel Revolution with jazz, soul and poetry from some of our favourite stars of stage and screen, watch on demand over on the Collage Arts Online youtube channel.
In November, we took part in the EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 where Collage hosted a series of free online gigs at Karamel from Friday 13 November to Sunday 22 November 2020. Watch all our events on demand on Karamel music online (youtube).
The artists, bands and musicians who took part were thrilled to perform together in the venue and have their music streamed online (even though it was without an audience due to restrictions). The bands cover a wide spectrum of Jazz, Soul, Samba and World Music taking audiences from North to West Africa, Middle East to Brazil, and back to the UK. Taking part were: Zantogola | Cosimo Keita Trio | Jay Phelps Quartet | Yaz Fentazi Duo | Philip Clouts Quartet | Henry Lowther’s Still Waters | Da Bossa Nova ao Samba Jazz with Mario Bakuna Band | Tomorrow’s Warriors night | Anoushka Lucas | Pigfoot | Ubunye
Collage Arts ‘in-person’ events at Karamel have been on pause whilst the venue was closed during Covid-19 and we resume again in Spring/Summer 2021.
At Collage Arts, we’re constantly striving to create fun, cultural and vibrant events. Our productions include jazz world and live music, film screenings, spoken word, poetry, and a plethora of artistic cultural events.
We aim to bring diversity to all our events, especially our music, bringing a range of vocals and experimental sound – from world music, salsa, jazz through to indie, classical and folk artists.
Alongside our music gigs, we frequently hold private views, exhibitions and festivals for all members of the family including Collage Kids club!