Dissenters London N16
Two years ago, 21st Century Dissenters gathered under an urban apple tree in a Stoke Newington garden. We discussed the many local nonconformists who have gone before, and how we might arrange cultural activities of all kinds for today’s community – in their distinguished freethinking tradition.
Ruth Whitehead and those around her have created a new oasis of sociability and cultural energy binding people in and around Stoke Newington together through a shared commitment to accessible and affordable music.
John Sloboda, musician and activist
We want to celebrate creative talents, and stage high quality events from a different dissenting angle, with the accent on approachability.
Down with snobbish mystique, up with new enjoyable experiences for all.
Dissenters London N16 is a non-profit making organisation sponsored by local independent financial advisers Ruth Whitehead Associates. Who have always done it differently.
Our mission of promoting excellence in the community has been an inspiring story of increasing audiences and dedicated hard work. But there’s still much more to be done. So Dissenters have moved house, spearheading a bold exercise in urban artistic regeneration centred on St Matthias’ Church in Wordsworth Road. This beautiful Grade I listed building with its magnificent acoustic hugely deserves to be used and enjoyed more by us all. We’re deeply grateful to Father David Lambert for his warm welcome.
And we’ve secured funding to set up the delightful Young Dissenters youth choir, led by distinguished musician Harvey Brough, who have already received much praise for their debut performance. The choir is free and open to anyone aged 7-16.
Visit the Young Dissenters website
About Harvey Brough [PDF]
Our next event
Saturday 10th October Stoke Newington Town Hall: Magnificent Mozart
Our season finale is a celebration of one of the greatest of all composers who produced so much in such a tragically short life. The programme will include the iconic Requiem.