You’re invited to join in the Campfire Club! In time-honoured fashion we will gather around roaring blazes enveloped in music and entertainment. High spirits will be maintained with good ol’ sing-a-longs, storytelling, special guests and who knows what else. Every fire will be a unique event with a magic concoction of spontaneity, rare talents and the unknown, all drenched in the sepia tones of firelight and tinged with wooded aromas.
Sitting somewhere between the pith and pathos of folkloric music, classical lyricism and spacious jazz, the latest project from celebrated vocalist-violinist Alice Zawadzki presents luminous settings of songs inspired by mankind’s age-old fascination with the moon. Brought to life by the multi-hued, kaleidoscopic sounds of guitarist Alex Roth, and the profound sonority of Alice Purton’s cello, their radiant original songs and unique settings of lunar-themed material are at once as solacing as they are quixotic, and represent chamber jazz at it’s most effervescent and romantic.
“She is a genuine original with a pure, pealing voice that can darken into brooding low tones, and twist with the flexibility and harmonic awareness of a jazz singer. She is also a composer of gliding, melodically unorthodox tunes that connect to contemporary classical music as much as jazz or pop, and an expressive lyricist.” The Guardian
Alice’s diverse background and striking ability to perform across genres while retaining her own intelligent and expressive musical style give her a unique accessibility. Recently nominated for Vocalist of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards, her music has been played on Jazz FM (Chris Philips’ Blueprint show) and BBC Radio 3 (Jez Nelson’s Jazz on 3 show), who made her acclaimed debut album, China Lane, their album of the week.
“When you hear her you will be transported into her world” Jamie Cullum
**Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather affairs thus full waterproofs are highly recommended and warm clothes. There is a wet weather contingency in the case of forecast rain only.
What to expect...
Glengall Wharf Garden
Tucked away from all the noise, based on a woodland ecosystem, Glengall Wharf is a community garden with a certain summerly charm.
64, Glengall Road, Peckham, SE15 6NF
We are at the eastern end of Burgess Park on the Surrey Canal Walk, about 15 minutes from Peckham town centre.
From Peckham, walk between the library and the Peckham Pulse (pool) and keep walking along the leafy Surrey Canal Walk. Continue under two bridges and eventually you’ll have the old wharf wall to your right. The garden is above that. Buses 63 / 363 to Trafalgar Avenue. Get off at the Waite St stop and walk back towards the Surrey Canal Walk. Buses Old Kent Road 21, 78, 53. 353, 172 stop 10 minutes walk from the garden up Glengall Road.
“Uncategorisable, beautiful – a real force to be reckoned with” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2View Artist