Folk in a Box
There are some pretty cool music venues all over London, but we’ve yet to find one as small and intimate as this. ‘Folk in a Box‘ is a one on one music experience held in complete darkness in what surely must be the world’s smallest music venue – a small wooden shed! (Let’s hope you’re not claustrophobic or scared of the dark!) There’s a small door on the back for solo musicians and a small door on the front for solo audience members. When you enter the box, you are serenaded by one musician, who plays you one singular song – a very personal experience.
Folk in a Box was dreamed up by two musicians, Emily Barker and Don Coyote, who have since received funding for their idea from the Joyce Carrdoughty trust to develop a brand new Box. A great feature of the box is that it can be set up practically anywhere – and it has been! Tate Britain, SouthBank Centre, Venice Biennale, Battersea Arts Centre, music festivals, back streets, high streets, hill tops and front rooms…the box has also had a host of exciting performers, such as Sam Lee, Emily Barker, Simon Armitage, The Unthanks, Raghu Dixit and Newton Faulkner.
Keep an eye on their website by clicking here to see where the box might pop up next, but in the meantime, check out this video to see what other people have thought of it!