DAMON ALBARN TO PLAY QUEEN MARY'S GREAT HALL
Damon Albarn will play the iconic art-deco Great Hall at Queen Mary University of London for one of just two intimate dates in London to mark the launch of his first solo album Everyday Robots. (Image credit Linda Brownlee).
The multi-purpose 770 seat Great Hall reopened in 2013 following a multi-million pound refurbishment to restore it to its 1930s art-deco glory and will host the live show on the 1st May 2014.
Central to the halls refurbishment was a brief to ensure the space could be used as both a performance and more traditional event space to maximise opportunities for commercial use.
George Foden, spokesperson for Events & Hospitality QM (Queen Mary’s hospitality brand) comments ‘The refurbishment of the Great Hall has given the venue a new lease of life and is attracting attention due to its marriage of art-deco styling with a state-of-the-art sound, lighting and audio-visual installation'. Adding, ‘From public lectures and conferences, through to comedy and live music the space is becoming the new place to be seen in East London.’
Events & Hospitality QM offers over 100 event spaces at the Mile End campus of Queen Mary, alongside facilities in the City of London and Whitechapel. Further information on the Great Hall is available at www.qmgreathall.co.uk. For more information on our extensive range of facilities, visit our Venues & Facilities page.
Damon Albarn Image credit to Linda Brownlee