Craxton Studios was built in 1901 by artist George Hillyward Swinstead as a home for his family and an artists studio. The property was acquired in 1945 by Harold Craxton and his wife, and used both as a family home and a rehearsal venue. In this latter guise the studios still provide a singular and beautiful venue.
The South London Concord Series returns south of the river with guitarist Matthew Sear playing De Falla, Britten, Dowland and his own compositions at the 1901 Arts Club (3/10), and in December there is a recital by Ernest So and other pianists with a special accent on less-known Russians including Bortkiewicz and Medtner (12/12).
The South London Concerts Series produces mainly piano recitals in some of South London's loveliest smaller venues, and the series often offers the opportunity for talented amateur musicians to perform alongside the young and emerging professional artists. And there is socialising afterwards, when you can meet the performers.