"Southside House is not a work of art but something more precious - a house created and adorned by those who inhabit it."  Simon Jenkins (England's 1000 Best Houses).

FATIMA BHUTTO

THE RUNAWAYS

Friday 15 March 2019, 7.30-8.30pm

Southside House,

Woodhayes Road, SW19

 

£20 (under 19s £12.50)

A rare opportunity to hear from the acclaimed author and member of the Bhutto family.

In her powerful and moving new novel The Runaways Fatima Bhutto examines what it means to join the war against the West, through the eyes of three young people. Fatima wil be speaking at Wimbledon BookFest on her UK trip.

 

Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul in 1982. She grew up in Syria and Pakistan before attending university in New York. Her father Murtaza Bhutto, son of Pakistan's former President and Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was killed by the police in 1996 during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto. She is the author of four previous books, most recently the highly-acclaimed The Shadow of the Crescent Moon which was longlisted in 2014 for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.

 

'It's clear that there is an ambitious literary mind at work...Bhutto's talent is evident, exciting’ The New York Times Book Review

 

Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.

 

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Andrew Miller

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

Saturday 16 March 2019, 3-4pm

Southside House, Woodhayes Rd, SW19

 

£20 (under 19s £12.50)

Join the highly-acclaimed historical novelist in a setting equally steeped in history.

Andrew Miller is a multi-award-winning author whose novels are always suffused with wit, grit and melancholy wisdom. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free portrays a man, Captain John Lacroix, who is shattered by what he has witnessed in the Napoleonic wars. Lacroix is fleeing the army and embarks on a journey that leads to unexpected friendships and even to love. Taut with suspense, this is an enthralling, deeply involving novel.

 

Andrew Miller’s previous books include Ingenious Pain, Casanova, One Morning Like A Bird, Oxygen, which was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award in 2001 and Pure, which won the 2011 Costa Book of the Year Award.

 

Miller writes like a poet, with a deceptive simplicity - his sentences and images are intense distillations, conjuring the fleeting details of existence with clarity.’ Guardian

 

His startling sentences, both beautiful and distressing, can lodge themselves in your brain’ Daily Telegraph

 

‘One of our most skilful chroniclers of the human heart and mind’ Sunday Times

 

Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.

 

 

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LARA PRESCOTT

SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT

Sunday 17 March 2019, 5pm

Southside House, Woodhayes Road, SW19

 

£15 (under 19s £10.00)

Discover the astonishing tale of courage and espionage

behind one of the most legendary love stories, Doctor Zhivago.

Wimbledon BookFest is running this event as a special UK pre-publication PREVIEW. You will have the chance to hear from Lara Prescott and receive an exclusive proof of the novel.

 

The Secrets We Kept combines the greatest love story of the twentieth century with CIA intrigue. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR and help Boris Pasternak’s new novel make its way into print around the world.

 

Be the FIRST to read this unforgettable debut novel, which captivates in its rich historical detail and soars in emotional intensity. The Secrets We Kept is destined to be one of the books of the year when released in September 2019.

 

The event will be followed by a book signing.

 

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Daniel Hahn

'Lost in Translation'

Sunday 17th March, 1.30-2.30pm

Southside House, 3-4 Woodhayes Road SW19

 

&

PETER STRAUSS/STEPHEN PAGE

What Makes a Great Book

Sunday 17th March, 3.00-400pm

Southside House, 3-4 Woodhayes Road SW19

SIMON LEPER - PIANO

& MIRIAM ALBANO - MEZZO SOPRANO

 

a Sunday afternoon recital, March 24th at 3.00pm

TICKETS TO INCLUDE AFTERNOON TEA £25.00

"Simon Lepper, whose prowess as a pianist is fused with a real sensitivity to words and to the voice, is a rarity indeed."

The Times

 

".....the sensationally good accompaniment of pianist Simon Lepper does all the interpreting necessary - he is certainly a revelation."

BBC Music Magazine

Miriam Albano won prizes at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, the Ada Sari International Competition, and the Neue Stimmen Competition.

 

She has also appeared at the Salzburg Festival, Ancient Festival in Innsbruck, the Galuppi Festival in Venice, the Eppaner Festival in South Tyrol, and the Gstaad New Year Music Festival.

PROGRAMME

Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)  Venezia

                                               6 Chansons in Venetian Dialect

 

                                               Sopra l´acqua indormenzada (P.Pagello)

                                               La barcheta (P.Buratti)

                                               L´avertimento (P.Buratti)

                                               La biondina in godoleta (A.Lamberti)

                                               Che pecà! (F.Dell´Ongaro)

                                               La primavera (A.Cicogna)

 

 

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) Siete Canciones populares Españolas

 

                                               El paño moruno

                                               Seguidilla murciana

                                               Asturiana

                                               Jota

                                               Nana

                                               Canción

                                               Polo

 

 

 

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)     Die Lorelei S.273   (H.Heine)

                                           La perla S.326   (von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg)

                                           Drei Zigeuner S.320  (N. Lenau)

                                           Der Du von dem Himmel bist S.279 (J.W.Goethe)

 

 

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)    La regata veneziana

                                                      3 Canzoni in Venetian Dialect

 

                                                      Anzoleta avanti la regata

                                                      Anzoleta co passa la regata

                                                      Anzoleta dopo la regata

 

 

THE JIGSAW PLAYERS

Friday, May 10, 2019  8:00 PM  10:30 PM

Violatastic | 100 year-old Masterpieces

 

The last Southside House concert of the Jigsaw Players 10th anniversary season  celebrates all things viola! The chosen pieces are melodious and harmoniously-stirring masterpieces composed by some of the greatest latter-day exponents of the instrument..

 

Programme:

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola

Ernest Bloch: Suite for Viola and Piano

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano op11 n.4

 

Purchase tickets online or by phone - 07738 707 516 - direct from the Jigsaw Players

Toby Boalch Quartet with Brigitte Beraha

 

Saturday 5th October 7.00pm

 

more details to follow

 

 

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