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Kings Place Festival 2013

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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Kings Place is a hub for music, art, and food. It is moments away from Kings Cross Station, in an award winning glass building that overlooks the city. There is no better time to pay a visit than during their annual festival, which this year will be be between the 13th-15th September.

So why is this the best time to go? Not only does it have a weekend crammed with fun events, but you can get tickets at unbeatable prices. A lot of the shows are free, and those that you have to pay for at only £4.50 each.

Music

There is no shortage of choice when it comes to music. The Aurora Orchestra will open the festival with Bartůk's Contrasts on Friday evening at 6pm, along with Brahms's Horn Trio in E flat, Op. 40 and Berg's Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 5. If it is contemporary karma you want then look no further than Lyrix Organix, who will be performing a mix of spoken word, beatbox, freestyle rap, and acoustic music. On the jazz scene is Oddarrang, an experimental band from Finland. They won the Best Jazz Album of the Year Award in 2007, and are currently touring the UK.

Comedy



Starting from Saturday, you'll be getting your funny bone tickled by top comedians such as Robert Newman, who will be sharing his New Theory on Evolution, and sketches by Pappy in his Last Show Ever

Family

Do something that your kids will enjoy by taking them to an art workshop, where they can get crafty using recycled materials. There will also be a puppet production of Alice in Wonderland, and a chance to do some role-play in an interactive Beast Quest, where they will solve cryptic puzzles and defeat evil wizards.

Food

Indulge your tastebuds and foodie senses with different tasting sessions, such as wine tasting, beer, and chocolate. There will also be two cake decorating workshops.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 13th-15th Sept
Phone: 020 7520 1490
Where: King's Place
Cost: Free-£4.50
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