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Lewisham star ESKA appearing at The Albany in Deptford
A LEWISHAM singer is headlining at The Albany in Deptford later this month.
ESKA’s folk-style vocal arrangements have appeared on three Mercury-nominated albums.
She was born in Zimbabwe, then grew up in Lewisham and recently became an Albany Associate Artist.
The March gig will not only be her first headline performance, but also her first solo performance at the Albany.
She said: "I grew up in Lewisham and the Albany was an inviting landmark to me as a young person.
“There were always eye-catching posters outside and a sense of it being a community hub.
“The Albany is unique in the sense that it has such a welcoming atmosphere and I have a great respect for its ethos.
“Artists need spaces to think and explore creative ideas - the venue and creative team make you feel that anything is possible. it's a great nurturing place for dreamers, like me.”
ESKA is also currently writing a song for the Albany as part of the venue’s 30th birthday celebrations.
She is appearing at The Albany in Douglas Way, Deptford, on March 23 and doors open at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost between £10 and £14.
For more information, visit thealbany.org.uk or call 020 8692 4446.