The independent London newspaper

Grooves: Miles Kane & Camden Market Unlocked; Forum art; Barbican Hall livestreams

30 July, 2020 — By Róisín Gadelrab

Miles Kane at Camden Market. Photos: Christina Jensen

IT’S been a while since we have heard live music around Camden but on Saturday that changed when Miles Kane played a semi-acoustic gig in Camden Market’s amphitheatre.

But unlike pre-corona performances – when tickets were not needed, when people could stand on top of each other if they wanted and face masks were primarily for the vigilant cyclist – this gig had a whole new set of considerations to take into account.

While the show was free, entry was limited to 150 people who had to secure tickets in advance, standing spaces were marked out in spray paint, mask-wearing was advised and Kane was kept 3m from the front row – to take into consideration the extra risk from singers.

Camden Market Unlocked upcoming gigs include; Aug 1 – Don Letts (DJ) and Newton Faulkner; Aug 7 – John Power and Shiiine On (DJ set); Aug 8 – Stone Foundation; Aug 15 – Mae Muller; Aug 16 – The Puppini Sisters. For tickets and info visit

IF you have passed by The Forum (above) recently, you might have noticed that its doors – that have been closed for too long now – have been covered by a new piece of art to remind people that music will return to the stage once more.

The artwork was created by London artist Captain Kris as part of O2’s This Is Just An Interval campaign.

• BARBICAN has announced plans to livestream concerts from the Barbican Hall from October.

A newly programmed series of concerts will take place in the Hall, streamed on a pay-per-view basis, featuring the Centre’s resident and associate orchestras as well as a hand-picked line-up of artists.

Depending on current Government advice, reduced live audiences may be brought back for some events, once it is safe and permitted to do so.

Don’t forget that Barbican also continues to upload new digital content to its website, there’s a huge selection of cultural content on there, which is constantly being updated.

One such source is the Serious Livestream Sessions, which are hosted on Barbican Associate Producer Serious’ Facebook and YouTube pages. Events, which are streamed live but remain online, include Abel Selaocoe, Rob Luft and Elina Duni, Stubbleman, Teddy Thompson, Lisa O’Neill, Julia Biel, Justin Adams and GLOR1A.


Share this story

Post a comment