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    The Royal Albert Hall invites you to the Elgar Room for coffee, cake and good company. The event will feature a fascinating talk about the effects of the first and second world wars on the Hall and its staff by the Hall’s Archive team, and a chance to handle some of our historic programmes, plus a live jazz performance from pianist Arthur Lea.

    Tickets are £5 and include coffee/tea and cake.

    This event has been specially arranged as a social event for an older audience. Carers, companions or support staff are also invited to purchase tickets.

  • Arthur Lea

    Lewisham schooled, Royal Academy of Music trained, Arthur has played everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s to the Olympic Stadium, working with everyone from Kate Tempest to Kylie Minogue.

    He performs regularly as a solo artist, with his own band Bootleg Brass, and with many others – The Coalminers, Paragon, and Tongue Fu, to name a few. He has recorded in studios from Nashville to Berlin, and produced several albums of original music.

    Living in London, he loves to listen and learn as his work takes him from concert hall to classroom, to care home to cocktail speakeasy.

  • Special Offers

    Customers who have bought tickets to this event are able to receive a 20% discount on food and drinks in Verdi – Italian Kitchen.

    To redeem, please show your ticket when ordering. The offer is not applicable to set menus, special packages, afternoon tea or live music brunch.

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