Meet Edmund de Waal

Thursday 8th October 2015

Edmund de Waal is one of the world’s leading ceramic artists. His best-selling memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes was described as 'a masterpiece' by the Sunday Times and 'the most enchanting history lesson imaginable' by the New Yorker.

In his new book, The White Road, he travels the globe to tell the story of his obsession with porcelain and the lure it held for the Europeans who encountered it. The journey begins in China and travels through Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Woven into this is an intimate memoir of his life as a potter, and his deepening understanding of the ‘White gold’ he has worked with for over 45 years.

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Alison Balsom & Friends

Thursday 15th October 2015

Three-time winner at the Classical BRITs and 2013 Gramophone Artist of the Year, trumpeter Alison Balsom has an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors and is one of the most sought after musicians on the international circuit today.

As Patron of Brass for Africa, Alison is presenting this concert as part of the Alleyn's International Concert Series, but in support of the charity's mission to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and their communities in Africa through brass music and brass music education. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Brass for Africa.

The opportunity to learn and to play music together is quite literally life changing, especially for children surviving on the fringes of society in Africa. You can read more about the wonderful work of this charity at

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The MCT at Alleyn's



The MCT at Alleyn's, Alleyn's School, Townley Road, East Dulwich SE22 8SU.   Box Office: 0208 557 1541.