Joan Armatrading in Conversation

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Joan Armatrading in conversation

The legendary singer, songwriter and three times Grammy nominated musician, in conversation with Jacqueline Springer 

In Person Admission

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
ADMISSION £24.00 (£24.00)
MEMBER £20.00 (£20.00)
CONCESSION £12.00 (£12.00)
*Concession includes students/18-25/registered unemployed
DISABLED £12.00 (£12.00)
DISABLED CARER £0.00 (£0.00)
SENIOR 60+ £22.00 (£22.00)

Online Tickets

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
ONLINE £6.50 (£6.50)
ONLINE - MEMBER £3.25 (£3.25)
ONLINE - CONCESSION £3.25 (£3.25)
*Concession includes under 26/student/unwaged/disabled.

Admission + Exhibition tickets

These packages allow entry to the event plus entry to the Beyond the Bassline: 500 Years of Black British Music exhibition 2 hours before the event start.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
SENIOR 60+ + EXHIBITION ENTRY £27.00 (£27.00)

More information about Joan Armatrading in Conversation tickets

Tuesday 18 June 2024 19:00 – 20:30 Pigott Theatre  

This event will take place in the British Library Knowledge Centre Pigott Theatre. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical) or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links for the online version will be sent out shortly before the event. 

"I write," says Joan Armatrading, "because I love it.” 

Three times Grammy nominated, two times Brit nominated, winner of a coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection, and winner of the BASCA Gold Badge Award in 2012, it is a recognition that continues to this day. 2012 saw Joan receive the British Folk Festival Award, 2016 Radio 2’s Folk Award for Lifetime Achievement and, the same year, the MMF’s Artist’s Artist Award. In 2007 Joan became the first female British artist to debut at number 1 in the Billboard Blues chart and also the first ever female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category. She was awarded a CBE in 2020. 

Joan is unquestionably one of the most accomplished artists working today, and her music has touched millions of people all over the world. This is a unique opportunity to hear about her life’s work, in conversation with Jacqueline Springer. 

Half price tickets Students, Under 26 and other concession groups. 

Jacqueline Springer is Curator Africa & Diaspora: Performance at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Her professional background is in print and broadcast music journalism, undergraduate teaching, international guest lecturing and freelance event curation. 

Doors and Bar open at 18:00.

If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event.


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