Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library

We are the friends of the Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP. For official information about the library, including opening hours and contact details, please visit the library’s own website here.

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An evening of fado

Fado 2

Wednesday, 10th September, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

A talk about the history of fado, with a live performance, sponsored by the Instituto Camões 

Fado is a performance genre unique to Portugal. It developed in Lisbon in the early 19th century, as a multicultural synthesis of Afro-Brazilian song and local musical traditions. This event will help you understand and appreciate this Portuguese cultural heritage.

Admission free. Booking is essential as places are limited. To reserve a place, email or contact the library at 0207 926 0705.

This event forms part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival. For the full programme go to






2 responses to “An evening of fado”

  1. Charmian Griffiths avatar
    Charmian Griffiths

    I arrived very late for your lovely programme on Fado on 10th September, after guiding to Winchester from a cruise ship in Southampton. I thought there was to be another such event this Saturday at 8pm, but I cannot find anything about it online. Could you please let me know, as I have booked for a conference at Conway Hall that day, followed by a talk about the dreadful situation in Palestine – Gaza in Islinghton.

    I have invited a friend, so do need the details to be correct. Is food available at the library or is there a nice Portuguese restaurant nearby? Charmian

  2. Edith Hotlham avatar
    Edith Hotlham

    Sorry – there’s no such event this Saturday, although we would like to have another fado evening in the future. Re food – the events at the library do not normally offer any food. But there are numerous lively Portuguese restuarants just across the road from the library.

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