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Womens Work, Wigmore Hall

Jo Hutton

“The ensemble exit the stage to Alison Knowles’s Shuffle, concluding a powerful evening of profound reflection on women’s influence in the world.”

The best dance, opera and classical music to book in London in 2022. From a celebration of the power of the voice to an adaptation of a dystopian novel, the worlds of dance, opera and classical music are looking firmly forward.

Three artists on Dance

‘I approach dance with a musician’s sensibility,’ says vocalist, composer and movement artist Elaine Mitchener, whose work appears in ‘British Art Show 9’, a major group exhibition that takes the temperature of contemporary art every five years (touring nationally until 23 Dec 2022).

‘Come on this journey with me’: Elaine Mitchener, Britain’s boldest vocalist

Jennifer Lucy Allan

“Classically trained with a three-octave range, the genre-exploding performer dissolves her voice into astonishing gasps and stutters to confront the horror of colonial history.”

British Art Show 9: ‘A Scene At Once Thriving and Struggling To Survive’

Tom Jeffreys

“My thoughts for Art Review on British Art Show 9 – currently at Aberdeen Art Gallery then touring to Wolverhampton, Manchester & Plymouth. Highlights: Kathrin Böhm, Elaine Mitchener, Abigail Reynolds & Hrair Sarkissian.”

Gaudie Exclusive: BAS9 reviewed

Rory Buccheri

“Equally powerful and evocative is Elaine Mitchener‘s sound installation [NAMES II] (2019-2021), memorialising some of the 2,000 enslaved African people owned by an Aberdeenshire sugar planter in Jamaica.”

British Art Show offers an immersive voyage of discovery

Scott Begbie

“Elaine Mitchener’s poignant (NAMES II) is a roll-call of the 2,000 enslaved African people owned by an 18th century Jamaican sugar planter, whose family came from Aberdeenshire.”

The Wigmore Hall at 120: musicians from Sheku Kanneh-Mason to Dame Sarah Connolly on the London icon

Nancy Durrant

“From its banging acoustics to its welcoming audience – and one of the music world’s best-loved artistic directors, the venue’s charms have won the hearts of musicians”