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    Take Five Presents: Improvisational Soundscapes

    Sat 20 Nov, 3pm UTC
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
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    £15
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    Nathaniel Cross, Romarna Campbell, Sarah Heneghan– new horizons in jazz with wide ranging influences

    This showcase of UK jazz talent features the varied improvisations of J Frisco, John Pope and Samuel Eagles, who all passed through Take Five’s talent programme.

    This afternoon performance is accompanied by an evening show, packed with more Take Five talent.

    A master of improvisation, double bass player John Pope explores the boundaries of and interplay between jazz, rock and experimental music. He is one third of trio Archipelago, and also works as a composer, arranger and facilitator in aid of community outreach and education.

    Saxophonist Samuel Eagles has placed himself in many circles, including bebop, contemporary jazz and Afrobeat. Eagles uses this wealth of experience to search for new paradigms in his own music.

    J Frisco are an avant-garde jazz trio featuring soprano saxophone, electric guitar, keyboards and vocals. They create improvised genre-fluid soundscapes and noise drawn from emotional, political and gender issues.

    All took part in Take Five’s talent development initiative, which supports emerging jazz and improvising musicians through mentorship, residencies and collaborations.

    Past participants include Seb Rochford, Shabaka Hutchings, Yazz Ahmed and Nubya Garcia.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation/restriction

    Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult

    An evening show accompanies this afternoon performance.
    Find out more


    Multi-buy discount
    Book tickets to the Take Five matinee and evening shows in the same transaction to receive a £5 discount.

    Dates & times

    Sat 20 Nov, 3pm UTC

    Price

    Standard entry £15*

    Multi-buy discount: Book tickets to the Take Five matinee and evening shows in the same transaction to receive a £5 discount.

    Concessions 25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

    The Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by the Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

    Venue

    Purcell Room

    Open 90 minutes before an event until the end of the event. Closed at all other times.

    Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.

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    Tickets to all of our events and exhibitions can be booked online, by telephone or in person. Find out all you need to know about tickets, including collection, concessions, group bookings and more via the link below.

    Tickets & concessions faqs

    Get an overview of the seating layout of the Purcell Room by downloading our seating plan.

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    Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

    Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

    Download step-free access map

    More about Access & facilities 

    An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

    A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

    The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

    Our cloakroom opens around 60 minutes before the start of any show, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It’s at the bottom of the stairs next to the Ticket Desk.