2nd New Malden Arts Festival


The theme of this years New Malden Arts Festival is 'Homeless Penguins Come to Town'. The homeless penguins parade through New Malden on 14 June is designed to raise awareness of their natural habitat being destroyed by global warming.

The festival itself runs from 2  22 June. 

There will be an open air event Summer Breeze on 14 June in the evening, and workshops throughout the festival.

The programme is as follows:

  7 JUN Network Party with Short Performances at Barton Green Theatre
14 JUN Summer Breeze and Special Parade: Homeless Penguins Come to Town
14 JUN Evening Arts Performance
  2 JUN  22 JUN Exhibitions of Art  Paintings & Photographs
  2 JUN  22 JUN Theatre Performances at Barton Green Theatre
  2 JUN  22 JUN Educational Arts Workshops  

Summer Breeze
Time and Date: 14 June 2008
Venue: War memorial, New Malden High Street

Enjoy the Summer Breeze on 14 June 2008!


Classical Music Concert

Time and Date: Friday 20 June 2008, 07.30pm
Venue: Baton Green Theatre / Barton Green, Elm Road, New Malden, KT3 3HU
Ticket: £5


GUITAR & VIOLIN DUO by Dimitris Dekavallas & Daniel Pioro

The Programme for the recital will be :
Napoleon Coste - Marche et Scherzo Op.33
                          - Les Regrets, Cantilene Op.36
Nicolo Paganini - Caprice No.2 (solo violin)
Astor Piazzola - Histoire du Tango
  i.Bordel 1900  ii.Cafe 1930  iii.Nightclub 1960  iv. Concert d'aujourd'hui
Isaac Albeniz -Sevilla (for solo Guitar)
H. Villa - Lobos
            - Distribuicao de Flores
            - Bachianas Brasileiras No.5
Celso Machado - Musiques populaires Bresiliennes
   i. Pacoca  ii. Quebra Queixo  iii. Piazza Vittorio  iv. Algodao Doce


Guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas

Once described by Julian Bream as a very exciting performer, Dimitris Dekavallas has always been considered one of the most talented guitarists of his age.

He was born in Athens-Greece in 1982 and began learning the guitar at the age of 6. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music guitar studies under Micheal Lewin, Timothy Walker and John Mills, where he won the Tebutt Exibition Scholarship Prize, the Blyth Watson Award, and the IKY NATIONAL Scholarship Foundation in Greece.

In 2007 he received his Diploma of Postgraduate Performance (Distinction) in guitar and his L.R.A.M. Teaching Diploma (Distinction). Dimitris has played in masterclasses with George Hatzinikos, David Russell, Hubert Käppel, Carlos Marchione and Carlos Domeniconi. He has also played in workshops with John Williams, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

He has taken part in many guitar competitions and music festival and he has won more than 10 prizes in international and national competitions including the Eduard Pamfil International Competition, and Ivor Mairants International guitar competition. Dimitris has given recitals in England, Greece, Italy, France and Romania. He also works for Live Music Now. He currently lives in London and teaches the guitar at Downe House School, and Highams Park School. Dimitris plays with a G. Smallman (2000) guitar on loan from the Royal Academy.

Violinist Daniel Pioro

Daniel Pioro was born in 1986 and began studying the violin and piano at the age of four. At the age of eight he gave his first solo recital with Orchestra, playing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and began giving regular private recitals in Italy and England. Between the ages of ten and sixteen Daniel won first prize in every violin category of the North London and Ealing String Competitions and studied privately with Viktoria Grigoreva as well as studying at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music. In 2003 Daniel took first prize at the London Bach Competition in its inaugural year.

In 2004 Daniel won the Geoffrey Shaw Scholarship in the finals of the Musicians Benevolent Fund awards, and was then awarded a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music to study under Professor Maurice Hasson.

While at the Academy Daniel has been invited to perform with quartet at the Paganini and Peter Maxwell-Davies Festivals as well as winning the Sydney Griller Memorial Prize and Sir John Barbirolli Prize in his first two years.

THE SPACEMAN by Blind Summit Theatre

Time and Date: Saturday 21 June 2008, 02.30pm & 06.00pm
Venue: Baton Green Theatre, Barton Green, Elm Road, New Malden, KT3 3HU
Age: 5 years and up
Ticket: £8 / £6 Cons
Booking information: 07869 117 994, 07919 428 025

Developed at BAC

Attention Spacemen!

Learn how the UNIVERSE began, understand how the STARS work, find out where to look for space MONSTERS, discover what Bud finds in the Unknown, and find out what happens when you press the FUN button.

World famous wacky scientist Professor Blastov tells you everything you need to know about space from BIG BANG to BLAST OFF in Blind Summits acclaimed show THE SPACEMAN.

Packed with science, drawing, adventure and fun, THE SPACEMAN tells the story of Bud, a boy who wants to become a Spaceman and blast off in search for life on other planets

Timeout Critic's Choice

"A must for all budding astronauts" - The Evening Standard

"absolutely delightful" - digyorkshire.com

"A hugely imaginative piece of theatre that changes the way kids think" - Metro/ Top Five things to do in London

"I only wish that my science lessons had been like this when I was a youngster." - John Burland, Dine Direct

"It's magic!" - Young scientist in the audience(during the show)




The Arts Salon (previously known as Theatre for All) is a registered charity (1136906).