EFG London Jazz Festival presents Royal Docks Weekender 2019
The EFG London Jazz Festival is back this November, brightening this chilly month with ambitious and exciting shows that showcase the very best in jazz.
This year, we’re thrilled to be hosting a special festival-within-a-festival in the Royal Docks. On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, the EFG London Jazz Festival are taking over spaces and venues around the Royal Docks for a weekend filled with live performances, installations, workshops, and more: the Royal Docks Weekender.
All of the weekend’s events are free, except Steam Down at Compressor House.
Programme, Saturday 23 November
Erica McKoy (DJ set)
2pm at The Good Hotel
The best in exciting and promising new music with inspiration from around the world.
Tomorrow's Warriors Takeover
3pm-7pm at The Crystal
Be the first to see the future stars of British jazz, performance collective Tomorrow’s Warriors.
4pm at the Silver Building
PYJÆN is a band with its roots in improvised music, influenced by rock, electro, afrobeat.
5pm at The Good Hotel
Renato Paris merges together soul, pop, rhythm and blues, jazz and funk music.
Steam Down + DJ Born Cheating
7pm at Compressor House
Steam Down jump off from the sonic springboard of Afrofuturism, grime and future soul, fused together with the fearless spontaneity of jazz. Book tickets.
Programme, Sunday 24 November
Jazz for Toddlers
11am and 12pm at The Crystal
Free, interactive musical sessions for toddlers and their parents, led by Juliet Kelly and Tony Kofi.
Collage Club Workshop
1pm at The Good Hotel
An all-ages session inspired by the king of collage, Matisse.
1pm at The Crystal
Family-friendly classics to dance along to with your little ones.
Luna Cohen and Thomas Seminar Ford
1pm at The Good Hotel
A Brazilian double-bill, presenting classic songs from the Samba and Bossa nova repertoire, as well as original music.
4pm at The Crystal
Newham’s finest voices return after their stunning performances at Summer Stage.
For your visit
Duffy London is a Design Studio from Christopher Duffy producing ideas-based pieces of modern furniture and sculpture. The studio combines art with function to design and manufacture a range of limited edition collections that play on the concepts of gravity, geography, and illusion.
The international convention centre has hosted everything from Comic Con to the Olympics.
Places To Stay
Connaught House Hotel
This Grade II-listed building provides comfortable rooms and classic pub dining.
Daedalum at GDIF
Fri 21-Sun 23 June 2019
This fantasia of domes and tunnels is a beautifully abstract piece of art for everyone to explore and enjoy.
MCM London Comic Con
Fri 24-Sun 26 May 2019
Revel in the sheer joy of fandom at London's most colourful weekend of pop culture.