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 CirKT is a major, new, music programme focused on innovative ideas, live music and new talent.

CirKT has launched an incredible new live music project which offers opportunities for all talented musicians from the South West London area. They will be able to take part in a variety of new and existing venues from August to November 2019.

The loss of venue spaces is one of the biggest problems facing London’s live music sector and CirKT has developed an ecosystem style approach in response to this. Kingston Council was awarded The Mayor of London’s Cultural Impact Award, and CirKT will officially launch its four-month music programme with its final New Talent Call Out, seeking the best of London’s music talent.

An eclectic mix of artists have already been chosen, but there are still more places available to receive once in a lifetime professional development, networking support and performance opportunities. Up to three acts will have the opportunity of securing a bursary of £500.

NovelistIf you are successful, you will have the chance for your music to be heard by a glittering panel of music industry giants including Novelist, Dave Maclean (Django Django), music journalist and creative, Chantelle Fiddy and Tom Baker (Founder of Eat Your Own Ears and Field Day festival).

Mobo nominated Novelist comments, “I’m a great believer in supporting new talent when possible. Being invited to be a CIRKT juror is both a fun and important way in which I get to do so.

Amy Lamé, Night Czar, said: “I am delighted to see such an inspiring line up of live music as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture programme. Kingston’s project will support up-and-coming musicians as well as some of the capital’s much-loved live music venues. This is what London Borough of Culture is all about – putting creativity on every doorstep and supporting the city’s creative talent to flourish.

CirKt launched a second music talent call out on June 26 with the deadline for applications midnight, Sunday 18 August. For more information about how to apply and a full listings of upcoming events, to buy tickets and much more visit

CirKT Live Event Programme Upcoming Dates

Thursday 8 August, 7.30pm
Thursday 22 August, 7.30pm
Wednesday 4 September, 7.30pm
Thursday 19 September, 7.30pm

All times and dates are subject to change.

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