Fast-rising, singer-song writing star Rumer is confirmed for the Canary Wharf Arts & Events’ After Hours with…’ series this February.

Wednesday 16 February 2011

East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf

This London show will be Rumer’s first London performance in advance of her UK Spring tour scheduled for March and April, and the show provides a rare chance to catch her live in the intimate setting of the unique East Wintergarden before her career goes stratospheric.

Canary Wharf’s Arts & Events Manager, Sian Astrop says: “Rumer is blessed with a pure and magical voice and we are proud to have such a unique talent perform for us at Canary Wharf.”

Rumer is often compared to Karen Carpenter and Carole King and counts amongst her many admirers such luminaries as Carly Simon and the revered songwriter Burt Bacharach, who flew her to LA just to hear her sing!

Following the release of her haunting single, Slow late last summer, Rumer’s debut album, Seasons of My Soul was released by Atlantic in the autumn. She received extensive airplay on BBC Radio 2 and last November she took part in a unique performance to launch the BBC Electric Proms where she joined Sir Elton John and Leon Russell on stage. After performing last September on Later with Jools Holland, she was invited back to perform on his New Year’s Eve Hootenanny live show that also starred such greats as Kylie and Ruby Turner. Her highlight last year was the special live performance with Jamie Cullum on the Royal Variety Performance.

The ‘After Hours with…’ series is a perennial favourite on the Canary Wharf Arts & Events calendar, with concerts by top-quality established and new artists in the spectacular East Wintergarden.

Canary Wharf continues to grow its reputation as a leisure destination, attracting visitors to its world-class arts, events, shops, bars and restaurants.

Event Details:

After Hours with… Rumer (support TBA)

Venue: East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14
Date: Wednesday 16th February

Time: 7.45pm (Doors 7pm)

Tickets: £25 (Maximum 4 tickets per order)

Ticketweb – 0844 845 2268 (24hrs) / ticketweb.co.uk

Further info: arts&events@canarywharf.com / www.mycanarywharf.com

Transport: Take Jubilee Line or Docklands Light Railway to Canary Wharf or Thames Clipper to Canary Wharf in 23 minutes

About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Arts & Events is part of Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG), an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies.

CWG has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space across its 97 acre East London Estate.

There are more than 200 shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf. Recent fashion openings include Tiffany & Co, Aquascutum and Jaeger and bars and restaurants include ROKA, the parlour, Wahaca and Canteen.

More than 60 art works by 45 artists and designers is found throughout the Estate. Temporary art exhibitions run throughout the year, with recent exhibitors including Peter Randall-Page, Phillip King and Phyllida Barlow.

CWG won the Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards in November 2010, beating entries from around the world.

20% of the Estate is landscaped parks, plazas and walkways with over 1,000 trees, 88 floral species and each year 70,000 seasonal plants are planted.

Canary Wharf also has one of Britain’s highest concentrations of ‘green’ roofs, reducing energy use and encouraging biodiversity. Canary Wharf Group plc is one of the Sunday Times Best Green Companies in Britain.

Over 90,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with the population projected to double by 2025.

www.mycanarywharf.com  or contact arts&events@canarywharf.com
For further Canary Wharf information, please contact:
Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2326
M: 07779 888 075
Hamish.mcdougall@canarywharf.com For further event information/photographs etc. please contact:
Dorothy Howe, Freelance Press & Publicity
T: 020 8995 3920
press@dorothyhowe.co.uk