Welcome to the
St Marylebone Festival
Famous people connected with St Marylebone have shaped the world through music, art, architecture, literature, invention and innovation, medicine and healthcare. Our festival, as part of St Marylebone's Changing Lives project tells these amazing stories.
Gavin Roberts, Artistic Director:
As we emerge from the difficulties of the past year we celebrate famous figures such as the great jazz duo Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Gerald Finzi, Clara Novello (mother of Ivor), Lord Byron, and Italian composer Paolo Tosti, as well-as our many connections with the neighbouring Royal Academy of Music.
Our 2021 line up includes star performers such as pianist Joanna MacGregor CBE and Andrew Watts
Two themes that have been brought to the fore by the recent pandemic have been 'mental health' and 'climate change, and this year's festival explores these in our performances.
There is truly something for everyone, so we hope you will come and help us tell our story!