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Composition & Craft at the Forge

On the evening of Friday, July 6th, Peter Sheppard Skærved will be demonstrating the perfect acoustics of The Forge in the last of this series of Composition and Craft musical evenings at Craft Central. Peter lives in Wapping and is a Grammy-nominated violinist, a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the dedicatee of over 400 works for solo violin.

His work with museums has resulted in long term projects at institutions including the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum, Galeria Rufino Tamayo Mexico City and the exhibition ‘Only Connect’, which he curated at the National Portrait Gallery. Peter is the founder and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet, the artistic director of the ensemble Longbow, and also a brilliant storyteller! Artist Emily Jo Gibbs will be the guest in discussion with Peter. Emily is acclaimed for her exquisite work in three fields: fashion, 3 dimensional work and 2 dimensional embroidery. Her work can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Peter will be playing a spider's silk violin, invented by Luca Alessandrini, a postgraduate from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College. These violins feature three strands of golden silk, spun by an Australian Golden Orb Spider, in their top side.

The evening begins at 7.30pm, with the doors opening at 7pm. The full running time [including the interval] is two hours. Admission is £10, available via the website or on the door; concessions are available on the door and there is full disabled access.

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