21 November – 7.30pm
(Bar opens from 6.30pm)
Maida Vale Studios (just across the canal from Grand Junction) has long been at the centre of innovation in the U.K. music scene.
Becoming the home to the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1934, The Radiophonic Workshop and John Peel’s Radio 1 live sessions secured its place on the music history map.
Andy Rogers (Radio 1’s Senior Producer for Live Music), Ann McKay, (Chief Producer, BBC Symphony Orchestra), and guitarist Alex Lee (Placebo, the Blue Aeroplanes, Goldfrapp and Florence and the Machine amongst others) discuss the history of Maida Vale, and share insider stories of working at the BBC’s iconic studios. Matthew Dodd, Head of Speech at BBC Radio 3, will chair.
Music from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lisa Knapp, will follow the talk.
“Knapp’s voice throughout is a revelation…both pure and wild, springing free”. Jude Rogers, The Guardian
Plus, a Maida Vale Studios inspired DJ set. Bar open from 6.30pm