Once Upon A Time . . .

Those of you who were around Beeston/ Hunslet in the late days of summer last year, may have witnessed a free classical music concert happening at the roadside on Tunstall Road in our new sculpture park on ‘The Corner’.

This event was brought to you by BasementArtsProject and the Australian classical guitarist Claire Angel Bonner, who specialises in music of the 19th Century, in particular that of Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856).

Clare so much enjoyed her engagement here in South Leeds that she will be returning on Wednesday 6th March. This will be the launch event for BasementArtsProject’s 2024 programme of events; the first of which will open on Monday 11th March at 5:30pm

She will be performing two concerts on this day; a FREE gig in the event space at St Luke’s Cares Charity Shop and then another at BasementArtsProject at 7:30pm that evening.

The daytime gig at St Luke’s Cares is for everyone in the community in particular those who cannot afford to pay for concert tickets. As with everything BasementArtsProject does we aim to keep access to art free as much as possible. For the evening concert we will be selling tickets at £10 per head (only 30 tickets available) all of which money raised will be in support of the artists wage and costs as she moves around the country performing this set of songs.


Kindermärchen – Johann Kaspar Mertz

Ständchen – Franz Schubert/Mertz

Fantasia su Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Giacomo Rossini/Mertz

Pianto dell’amante – Mertz

 Elégie – Mertz

 Gebeth – Mertz

It would be lovely if you could join us for either or both of these concerts. As with last years gig by ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ it promises to be a spellbinding event.


Please make a Payment/Bank Transfer directly to:
Bank Account: BasementArtsProject CIC
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account Number: 67265066
Reference: CAB-your initials-Number of tickets (eg: CAB-BD-3)

We will email a ticket during the week leading up to the concert

Claire Angel Bonner playing ‘On The Corner’ next to Jacob’s Ladder: Summer 2023

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