18 Aug 2010
Wim Mertens live at Kings Place 4 Nov 2010 
The Belgian composer, pianist and classical guitarist (and former Factory Records artist) Wim Mertens will make his long-awaited live UK debut at Kings Place in London on Thursday 4 November 2010 as part of the London International Festival of Exploratory Music.

Tickets are available from the venue priced GBP 9.50 and upwards.

Thursday 4 November 2010
Hall One
Kings Place
19:30

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Anonymous schmoodub said...

Fantastic! thanks for this. Despite what it says on the flyers, it's not his UK debut. I saw Mertens performing a solo concert at the South Bank in London in the 1980's, his performance was brilliant.

25/08/2010, 23:27

 

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