This event will take place in person.
Follow us on a journey through nine concerts taking in a range of musical genres, from the traditional to the unexpected. Over the course of the series, you will hear three groups of instruments - piano, voice and trumpet - presented and combined in different ways.
At the heart of this series are our well-known archives and each week we ask our performers to respond to a theme suggested by the collections in our Library and curate their programme around it.
What to expect
Digital programme notes will be available prior to the concert starting. This is a free event, so please make sure to cancel your ticket if you’re not going to make it so that others can join.
Support our free concerts
Our lunchtime concerts have been a tradition since 1948, providing inspiration and respite from the world outside for an hour a week in a relaxed performance environment. You can support these concerts and help us keeping them free to audiences by donating here.
- Online ticket sales will close two hours prior to the event starting. We encourage booking in advance, as tickets on the door will be limited.
Learn more about the history of our Lunchtime Concerts
How we’re keeping you safe
Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority. In line with Government guidelines you must wear a face covering at all times when visiting our building, unless you are exempt. We have installed perspex screening at our reception desks to protect our staff.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (email@example.com). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
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Meet the Artist
Sheila Maurice-Grey is a London based trumpeter, vocalist and visual artist.
Sheila brings her melange of influences from organic grooves infused with 70s jazz and a touch of West African sonic seasoning. These sounds are heavily influenced by her London upbringing.
Central to Sheila's music, is stimulated by her visual art practice where she aims to question her 'identity' as well as what it means 'to misrepresent vs to be misrepresented.' Her art provocatively explores the notion of ‘blackness’ and the hyper sexualisation of the black female body throughout history since the early 1800’s. In particular she is interested in the visual history and facts known about ‘Blackface Minstrelsy’ and ‘The Hottentot Venus - Sarah Bartmann.’
Sheila is also bandleader of KOKOROKO and plays with jazz septet Nérija, who were nominated for Jazz Fm Breakthrough Act 2016 and Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of Year 2017 winner. She has performed with the likes of Solange and Kano, and features on Little Simz’s album Stillness in Wonderland.
Need to Know
- 13:00 - 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute