The Magpie’s Nest will from January 2012 develop into two separate and autonomous organisations: THE NEST COLLECTIVE and TWO FOR JOY!
Established in March 2006 as a monthly event at the Old Queen’s Head on Essex Road, The Magpie’s Nest has grown exponentially in scope, remit and in nature becoming known for quality traditional and roots music events throughout London and across national and international festivals. The Magpie’s Nest has discovered and fostered such a wealth of talented musicians and bands, and such a resurgent interest in folk and traditional music, that continued expansion was inevitable.
In 2012 The Magpie’s Nest will expand again, giving rise to two new organisations, The Nest Collective and Two For Joy, to further explore and develop the work and legacy of the musical journey so far taken. Two new websites, new venues, new festivals, new commissions, and double the capacity and opportunity of The Magpie’s Nest to continue its work. Both organisations will formally launch on 1 January 2012.