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Evelyn & The Yellow Birds

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Music soothes a homesick heart in an adventure for ages 7 – 11 that takes in the story of jazz, from the Caribbean to London.

Evelyn, a young woman living in Jamaica, decides to travel with her new husband to England, hoping for exciting new opportunities.

But she misses the sounds, scenery and sunshine of island life. Then Evelyn finds a new market selling exotic fruits and is transported back to Jamaica.

This tiny piece of home away from home gives Evelyn new hope. Over time, she is able to join a welcoming community of fellow Caribbean migrants, and London becomes her happy home.

Evelyn & The Yellow Birds is presented by Evelyn’s granddaughter Cherise Adams-Burnett, Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year 2019, with a live band accompaniment.

The show is the perfect way for the whole family to learn more about the melting pot of influences across the jazz genre.

Dates & times

23 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 30 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Purcell Room

Pricing

£10 adult £5 child
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£10

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 7 – 11 (Key Stage 2), but siblings and families are welcome. Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

Ticketing
Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.