LIFEM | 10-13 November 2021

London International Festival of Early Music

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October 2020

LIFEM: Digital on BBC Radio 4

On Thursday 29 October, BBC Radio 4's Today programme featured prolific composer, producer and Led Zeppelin's legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones. Arts Correspondent Rebecca Jones spoke to John about The Tudor Pull, written for viol consort Fretwork to premiere on Thursday 5 November at the opening concert of LIFEM: Digital.

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October 2020

John Paul Jones meets consort of viols

In one of the more eye and ear catching new music stories of 2020 the London International Festival of Early Music, LIFEM is proud to announce the world premiere performance of The Tudor Pull written for viol consort Fretwork by prolific composer, producer and Led Zeppelin’s legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones.


October 2020

LIFEM and Marquee TV come together for LIFEM: Digital

LIFEM announces a media partnership with leading arts and culture platform, Marquee TV.


July 2020

The show must go on... online

With global pandemic, 90% of UK festivals will not take place this year, according to the Association of Independent Festivals. LIFEM decides to embrace the digital festival.


January 2020

LIFEM confirms lineup for 2020 festival

LIFEM commissions a new work for viols by John Paul Jones. Fretwork are confirmed to premiere the new piece at LIFEM 2020. Concerts are also confirmed for Mahan Esfahani and Tabea Debus.


November 2019

Huge success at LIFEM's 2019 festival in Blackheath

Alongside the traditional, global exhibition of instrument makers, LIFEM '19 hosts stand-out concerts from; Solomon's Knot, Red Priest, Palisander and Elizabeth Kenny.

Listen to highlights from LIFEM 2019 on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.

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