Cancelled (Saturday 5 June 2021)
Original date Friday 18 September 2020
Please bear with us during this unprecedented period. We will be in touch in due course about your tickets. Thank you for your patience and co-operation. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused
Statement from Penguin Cafe:
Hi Everyone – Whilst last week’s government roadmap announcement gives us much to look forward to there is still a lot of uncertainty around live touring. Sadly this uncertainty has meant that we will have to cancel our UK tour scheduled for June this year – we would rather wait until everybody can be 100% confident that the shows can go ahead safely. That said, and looking to the future we are going to keep our London show at the Barbican on 22ndMarch 2022 when everything will be back to normal and we hope you can join us! Tickets are available now. Everyone with a ticket for the other UK dates will be automatically refunded in full. Thank you for all your continued support through these difficult times. It means the world to us.
Avant-pop from musician, composer, and producer Arthur Jeffes and his Penguin Cafe ensemble, performing music from their Handfuls of Night record and back catalogue.
Combining elements of folk, classical, and minimalism in a style distinctive to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes and his cohorts craft a vivid series of panoramic sonic landscapes, as rich in cerebral poignancy as they are in emotional depth.
Following in his father Simon Jeffes’ footsteps, and performing music from both the Penguin Cafe Orchestra repertoire alongside the new Penguin Cafe material, this talented array of musicians make use of a variety of instrumentation – gut-stringed violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, upright and grand pianos, synthesiser, harmonium and more – to bring an effervescent and thoughtful sound.