Handel & Hendrix in London

Handel House Museum
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In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists. 25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frideric Handel and the place where he composed some of the world’s most enduring baroque music, including Messiah. On the top floor of 23 Brook Street is the flat where, two centuries later, Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend, record player and guitar. Both were the homes of musical innovators who chose London and changed music.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday closed.
Last admission is 5pm.

Admission charges

Handel House and the Hendrix Flat:
£10 Adult, £5 Child (5-16 years)

Please note that we recommend visitors book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Portraits of Handel and his contemporaries, early Georgian furniture, musical instruments, manuscripts.

Collection details

Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hudson, Mercier, Nazari
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix Talks

  • 27 April 2019 11am-12pm

Join one of our upcoming Hendrix talks focusing on how Jimi Hendrix used the guitar and changed the way we think about music
Guitarist, and expert of Jimi Hendrix’s sound, Nigel Jones presents this series of interactive talks each with a theme related to an event in Hendrix’s life.

Saturday 26 January 11am-12pm
Crosstown Rhythms
In many ways Hendrix was the complete guitarist. As well as being a master of improvisation and soloing, Hendrix was equally adept at playing rhythm guitar – often at the same time as playing lead!
In this session Nigel will explore Jimi’s unique approach to chords and ‘rhythm playing’ .

Saturday 23 February 11am-12pm
The Art of the Riff
Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Purple Haze, Foxy Lady – Hendrix’s riffs are still often voted some of the greatest of all time. This talk will take a look at the biggest ‘riffs’ Jimi came up with and how they still shape guitar playing to this day.

Saturday 23 March 11am-12pm
The Cry of Love
Arguably most of Hendrix’s most iconic music was written and recorded with the Jimi Hendrix Experience for their three essential albums Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland. However some of Hendrix’s most eclectic and influential music was created outside of the Experience. This talk will take a closer look at this music music that in many ways was the most ahead of it’s time.

Saturday 27 April 11am-12pm
Hit Record
For our final week Nigel will shine a light on some of the innovative recording techniques that Hendrix pioneered and how he used overdubbing to build a much bigger guitar sound.

Tickets: £12

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/hendrix-talks/

Handel in London: the Making of a Genius

Handel in London: Jane Glover in Conversation

  • 23 April 2019 6:30-8pm

Handel in London tells the story of a young German composer who in 1712, followed his princely master to London and would remain there for the rest of his life. That master would become King George II and the composer was George Frideric Handel.

Jane Glover, who has conducted Handel's work in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world, draws on her profound understanding of music and musicians to tell Handel's story. It is a story of music-making and musicianship, of practices and practicalities, but also of courts and cabals, of theatrical rivalries and of eighteenth-century society. It is also, of course, the story of some of the most remarkable music ever written, music that has been played and sung, and loved, in this country - and throughout the world - for three hundred years.

The event will begin with a short music recital courtesy of Handel House Talent alumnus Richard Robbins and will be followed by a book signing session and a glass of wine.

Venue: St George’s Church, Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1FX
Earlybird tickets: £12

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 18+

Admission

Earlybird tickets: £12
Standard tickets: £15

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=5253&action=edit

Getting there

Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Handel & Hendrix in London
25 Brook Street
Mayfair
London
Greater London
W1K 4HB
England

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Website

http://www.handelhendrix.org

E-mail

mail@handelhendrix.org

Telephone

Information

020 7495 1685

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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