Laura Marling, the current BRIT Awards winner ‘Best British Female Artist’ has chosen Central Hall Westminster exclusively as her only London based concert venue. The tour promoting her new album ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ was sold out weeks in advance and has seen crowds of people gathering hours before the concert started on October 26th. The 21-year-old Hampshire folk singer has put on a captivating show, performing songs from all three albums, even including an unreleased song.
Marling was supported by her touring band, complete with banjo, double base, violin, cello and harp. The singer magically held her audience rapt with an emotional arrangement that resonated from the large domed ceiling of the Great Hall. In quieter solo moments, the only audible sounds were that smoky voice, her plucked acoustic guitar and your very own heartbeat.
She demonstrated her support to Central Hall’s historical venue role which hosted Andrew Lloyd Webber’s very first public performance as well as, holding the first meeting of the United Nations in 1946.
As one of the largest event spaces in central London, the concert hall is known for its intimate space. With a capacity of over 2,000 it has the ability to create a unique atmosphere for live performances. Recently renovated for £1m, the Great Hall features state-of-the-art audio visual technology - ideal for concerts as well as larger conferences. The flexible event space includes a portfolio of 30 meeting and seminar rooms that were effectively used by Marling’s music promoters SJM Concerts as backstage and VIP hospitality areas.
It was a grand night and performance of tear-jerking music, full of temper and compassion - a true case of ‘the Unbearable Lightness of Being’.For future concert dates or hiring event space at Central Hall Westminster visit our website www.c-h-w.com.