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Happy Birthday to The Nest Collective
2016 sees The Nest Collective turn 10 years old!
A full decade of providing London with a way to experiencing folk, world & new music, and creating a community that seeks unique sonorous experiences in unusual spaces.
The original Magpie´s Nest was set up in 2006 by Mercury nominated singer Sam Lee and banjo player/promoter Joe Buirski. Over the years it split into Sam´s Nest Collective and Joe´s Two For Joy, both outfits putting on out standing events. The last 10 years has witnessed an incredible tidal change in appreciation of Folk Music as an art form, it is now accepted on the cultural main stage and this a large part of this is down to Sam and the The Nest.
Working on both a community level and on a larger scale, The Nest has curated events at Southbank Center, The Roundhouse, The Foundling Museum, Kings Place, Modern Art Oxford, The Royal Academy of Arts and many more. The Nest Collective prides itself on discovering not only the latest music to emerge onto the scene, but as being London’s place to go for new music in unusual venues. Bringing together inspired artists and creative, rooted audiences, The Nest has over the past 10 years strove from its humble beginnings to become BBC Folk Club of 2010, as well as a constant presence on the London folk scene.
To mark their 10th birthday, The Nest has launched their new website, which looks fantastic. Sleek, easy to use, and packed full of content, the new site is a great new feather in the Nest’s cap. The Nest bill the new site as a home for the ‘huge community of creatives and artists that we feel represent the climate of Folk Music in this exciting period for the art form’. Along with the new site, The Nest brings a huge feast of shows to keep spirits lifted in the wintery void of January, promising their best year yet!
The Nest Collective will bring us it’s first ever festival ‘UnampliFire‘ on 23rd April in Deptford, celebrating 10 years. The festival will take place in very unique setting on the banks of the River Thames, in a 17th Century Palace, all completely Unamplified around fires.
So, happy birthday to The Nest Collective, and here’s to many more!
Check out the new site here!
Learn more about Nest Collective Gigs here!