House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons

Saturday 22 May 2021
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Bath Forum
£15 (excl. fees)
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Seven brothers and sisters, all bursting with musical talent, what’s the story behind their remarkable success?

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, head of the most musical family in Britain, talks to Caroline Sanderson about the emotional and financial costs of raising her family in a Britain divided by class and race. The memoir looks at how these seven siblings, educated at a state comprehensive school in Nottingham, have won their places on the world’s classical music stage. A mother’s portrait of a remarkable family, this is a story of determination, camaraderie and incredible sacrifice.

Joining her on stage, for some beautiful musical interludes, will be two of her children, violinist Braimah and pianist Konya Kanneh-Mason.

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Event information:
This event will be socially distanced. Our venues were built by previous generations to house large gatherings, so they are adaptable for use adhering to socially distanced rules, with their spacious rooms and high ceilings. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here. Your tickets will be automatically allocated for social distancing, for more booking information please click here.

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The Bath Festival At Home: This event will also be filmed and broadcast after the Festival from Friday 28 May as part of The Bath Festival at Home.

Buy the book:
House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons by Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason

Photo credit: Jake Turney


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