Autumn 2020 events from 7 Star Arts…..

10 October – An Evening with Anthony Hewitt at Cafe Yukari. A special “by invitation only” concert at one of our favourite small venues

First Saturday of the month starting 3 0ctober: Mei-Ting presents Young Artist Showcase, featuring students from the Royal Academy of Music, with performances by Mei-Ting as well.

3 November Cocktails with Vivien at Live at Zedel Soho. A celebration of the life & career of Vivien Leigh with Elena Lorenzi (vocals), Stefano Marzanni (piano) and Graham Roos (writer/narrator). Performance followed by Q & A with special guest Trader Faulkner, veteran actor & friend to Vivien Leigh

8 November Cabaret Beyond Borders at Live at Zedel Soho with Elena Lorenzi (vocals), Stefano Marzanni (piano) and Susan Porrett (narrator)

27 November Divine Fire at the OSO Barnes. The story of Fryderyk Chopin & George Sand in music and words with Viv McLean (piano) and Susan Porrett (narrator)

All performances are of course subject to government guidelines regarding live performances. Please like this page, follow us on Twitter (@7StartArts) or join our mailing list to receive updates on all our events.


We are delighted to have dates in the diary for autumn concerts and events at two of our favourite venues and featuring some of our most popular artists.


Our brand new show Cocktails With Vivien is a celebration in music and words of the life and career of one of the greatest actresses of stage and screen, starring Elena Lorenzi (vocals) and Stefano Marzanni (piano), with narration by Graham Roos and a post-concert Q&A with veteran actor Trader Faulkner.

3 November at Crazy Coqs Live at Zedel

“a moving, magical portrait of one of our greatest actresses”

audience feedback from debut show


This sell-out show returns this autumn at the perfect venue!

International duo Elena Lorenzi (vocals) and Stefano Marzanni (piano) take us on a journey into the fascinating world of European Cabaret, from Parisian bistros and decadent 1930’s Berlin to the clubs of Vienna and Moscow.

In this atmospheric and evocative show, Elena and Stefano bring to life songs by Kurt Weill, Mischa Spoliansky and Alexander Vertinsky, and those made famous by Edith Piaf and Fréhel – songs of lyrical romance and love to dark, biting satire, politics and existentialist reflections on the meaning of life. Narrated by actress Susan Porrett.

“Those smokey, stylish Parisian jazz clubs and edgy pre-war Berlin cabarets…..truly come to life again in Classic Cabaret”

“atmospheric, stirring and deeply moving”

audience members at debut show

8 November at Crazy Coqs Live at Zedel


We return to Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre this autumn, a charming small venue close to the river at Walton-on-Thames, to present our “terrific” Classic Gershwin, with Viv McLean (piano) and Susan Porrett (narrator).

Acclaimed concert pianist Anthony Hewitt will go a solo concert entitled Music of the Night, featuring music by Bartok, Schumann, Debussy and Chopin.

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you to our concerts.

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An update on our forthcoming events

Due to the COVID19 crisis, we have postponed all forthcoming concerts until further notice. Please follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook or join our mailing list for updates.

Meanwhile, the music plays on and pianist Mei-Ting, who has delighted and enthralled us with his performances ranging from Bach to Art Tatum, has launched his COVID19 Beethoven Sonatas project on YouTube – do visit his YouTube channel to enjoy his performances.

We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts in the not too distant future. Events will resume when venues advise us it is safe to do so.

The 7 Start Arts team

7 Star Arts presents… exciting autumn line up of artists and music

Classic Gershwin on BBC London

Susan Porrett (actress and writer of Classic Gershwin) and Yvonne Evans (Director of 7 Star Arts) will be appearing on the Jo Good show on BBC London at 1pm on Wednesday 10 January to talk about The Cinema Museum London & “Classic Gershwin” (which plays at The Cinema Museum on Saturday 13th January). Featuring music from the show played by acclaimed pianist Viv McLean.

Book tickets to Classic Gershwin at The Cinema Museum


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7 Star Arts’ Susan Porrett in ‘The Slaves of Solitude’ at Hampstead Theatre

Our wonderful friend and actress Susan Porrett, creator of our acclaimed multi-genre productions Classic Gershwin, Divine Fire, Sweet Harmony and Chekhov’s Grand Piano, will be appearing at Hampstead Theatre in ‘The Slaves of Solitude’, a play by Nicholas Wright adapted from a novel by Patrick Hamilton, which weaves a fascinating blend of dark hilarity and melancholy in a story about an improbable heroine in wartime Britain. Directed by Jonathan Kent, the play runs from October 20th to November 25th 2017. Details here

This winter Susan appears in two 7 Star Arts concerts – ‘Russian Winter Concert’ with Alena Lugovkina (flute) and Anne Denholm (harp) at Dorich House, Kingston on 7th December and our much-loved ‘Classic Gershwin’ with Viv McLean (piano) in the Jazz Room at the Bulls Head on 21st December.

Please visit our Events page for full details and tickets for these concerts and other 7 Star Arts productions.



An evening with Anthony Hewitt at Cafe Yukari

Join acclaimed concert pianist Anthony Hewitt for a salon style concert at one of our favourite small venue, the intimate and friendly Cafe Yukari in Kew. Described by Gramophone magazine as “a remarkably gifted artist”, Anthony will perform classical favourites to an invited audience of 10 people.

The ticket price of £60 per person includes a tailormade bento box and a soft drink, and guests will have an opportunity to meet Anthony after the performance.

Tickets on sale soon

Anthony Hewitt