2020 Petworth Festival Special to include our
10th Anniversary Literary Week: 16 October – 1 November

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Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason - House of Music

Available: Thursday 29 October LIVE at 12noon - on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November

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Just days after the festival’s headline performance event featuring Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, we hear their remarkable backstory through the eyes of their mother. And not just Sheku and Isata’s – also that of their five high- achieving brothers and sisters.

Sheku was BBC Young Musician of the Year and performed for the royal family and Isata has released a first album showcasing the works of Clara Schumann, however the siblings didn’t come from the rarefied environment of elite music schools, but rather a state comprehensive in Nottingham. How did they do it? In conversation with Stewart Collins, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, will reveal what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. Her memoir House of Music is a beautiful and heartrending read about the power of determination, camaraderie, and hard work - and a joyous affirmation that children are a gift we must do all we can to nurture.

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason is a former lecturer at Birmingham University. In addition to their multiple individual successes, her seven remarkable children have performed en famille at the 2018 BAFTA Ceremony, Britain’s Got Talent and in concert halls across the country.

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason (photo: Ali J Photography)

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