Literary Event:Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason House of Music at OSO Community Arts Centre

Literary Event, Sun 15 Nov 2020

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Richmond Literature Festival


Old Sorting Office,
49 Station Road,
SW13 0LF

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?Seven brothers and sisters. All of them classically trained musicians. One was Young Musician of the Year and performed for the royal family. The eldest has released her first album, showcasing the works of Clara Schumann. These siblings don’t come from elite music schools, but from a state comprehensive in Nottingham. How did they do it?

In House of Music, mother and former University Lecturer Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason discusses the power of determination, camaraderie and hard work as she examines what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race and why we must do all we can to nurture our children.

Tonight’s event will be accompanied by musical interludes from Konya Kanneh-Mason on the piano. Konya is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason was born in Sierra Leone but moved to Wales as a young girl. She lectured in English at the University of Birmingham. Both her and her husband played musical instruments to a high standard, but never pursued professional careers.

Chaired by Composer Roxanna Panufnik.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sun 15 Nov 2020 19:00





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Map reference: TQ 218762  Lat: 51.47228 Long: -0.24686

The OSO Community Arts Centre is on Barnes Green, next to ASK restaurant.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barnes Bridge station


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