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Vibrant live music with a delicious brunch at the Royal Albert Hall - ignite brunch returns for another season

10 January, 2011



The Hall is delighted to announce a further ignite brunch series in the Café Consort, where vibrant live music is enjoyed with a relaxing two-course brunch.

The contemporary, brasserie-style Café Consort is the ideal location to escape the busy surroundings and enjoy live music with some great food and drink. The brunch menu offers a wide selection of delicious dishes provided the Hall’s new caterers ‘rhubarb’ to be enjoyed in this bright and welcoming space. With the walls adorned with canvas prints of iconic heroes that have recently performed at the Hall including Grace Jones, Noel Gallagher and Sir Simon Rattle, the Café Consort reaches out to a wider audience of both devoted and new jazz fans.

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The series begins on Sunday 20 February with the uproarious and irresistible Arun Ghosh Trio. Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and living in London, Arun brings this rich geographical heritage to his music delivering passionate Indo-jazz clarinet over dazzling drums and earthly cyclical bass grooves.

Sunday 27 March sees the welcome return to the Hall of acclaimed flamenco jazz ensemble Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow. This show combines a selection of jazz forms with the energy and heat of Spain and has delighted audiences at a previous ignite brunch at the Royal Albert Hall.

Concluding this ignite brunch series on Sunday 24 April, we are delighted to welcome Pocket Caravan. This group crosses continents with ease, merging soaring Baltic melodies with driving Latin rhythms and virtuosic improvisations.
ignite brunch at the Royal Albert Hall’s Café Consort is the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a lazy brunch whilst enjoying vibrant live music set in a world-class venue.


Sunday 20 February - Arun Ghosh Trio
Sunday 27 March - Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow
Sunday 24 April - Pocket Caravan

Listings Information:
Venue: Café Consort, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP (Door 12 - Grand Tier Level, 1st Floor)
Dates: 20 February; 27 March and 24 April.
Times: Music from 12 noon to 1.30pm
Tickets: £28.50 (£15 for under-12s) – including inclusive two-course brunch menu. Booking fees apply except to personal visitors to the Box Office.
To book: or 0845 401 5005

For more information please contact:
Ellen Morgan: or 020 7959 0500 ext. 3004

Notes to Editors:

Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and magical buildings, recognisable the world over. It is a registered charity and operates without any public subsidy.  Since opening in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has had an unparalleled history of exceptional performances by the world’s leading artists. Today over 350 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium each year which include performances of jazz, world music, rock and pop, dance, comedy, film premières and award ceremonies. Audiences of well over a million are entertained at the Hall each year and many millions more around the world enjoy the Hall experience through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
The Royal Albert Hall co-promotes productions and showcases talented world music and jazz artists through its lively lunchtime music series, ignite in the Café Consort. It has a strong heritage in rock and has hosted a diverse range of legendary artists and bands over the years. It hosted the only gig in history where The Beatles and The Rolling Stones played on the same bill, and has also played host to such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Oasis, Cream and Dame Shirley Bassey. It also offers tours of this iconic building, a free exhibition series entitled reflect and an extensive education programme for young people. 

Café Consort
The contemporary, brasserie-style Café Consort offers a wide selection of delicious dishes provided by ‘rhubarb’. Hearty meals are served alongside lighter options in this bright and welcoming space. Café Consort also offers a children's menu. With a lively atmosphere and award winning interiors, the Café Consort is located just above Door 12 on the Grand Tier (Level 1).

The Café Consort is also a wireless hotspot and open during the day, serving delicious coffee and snacks.

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Press Executive

Rick Burin
020 7959 0531

Marketing Executive

Ellen Morgan
020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

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Jessica Silvester
020 7959 0510

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