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Gulbenkian Christmas Closure

Gulbenkian will be closed from Sun 22 Dec 2019, 4pm and will reopen on Sat 4 Jan 2020.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.

She’s toured with Frank Turner and Billy Bragg, supported comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, and collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger.  She has been a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts.  Her frequent festival appearances have included Vancouver Folk Festival, Latitude, Cambridge Folk Festival and in 2019 she plays The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

Her current album, ‘Queer As Folk’, was released in Sept ’18 and was a Mojo magazine top 10 Folk Album of the Year.

A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, Grace has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.

She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and in 2019 supported Frank Turner on his UK arena tour.  She has made her mark in the comedy scene regularly supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long on tour and she has also collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger.  She regularly tours sold out shows across the UK and has appeared at an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, 2000Trees, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt, Cambridge Folk Festival and in 2019 packed out The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

Through all of this she has quietly become one of the most respected songwriters working in the UK today. She has been a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show, has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts and has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and The Independent On Sunday and in 2019 is nominated as Musician Of The Year in the Diva Awards..

In May 2018 a Kickstarter campaign for her first full studio album, after five previous available-at-gig-only albums.  She raised £10,000 in just 24 hours and went on to achieve £18.000 in the two week campaign.

This event is part of

Songbirds Series

Tue 11 February - Sat 30 May 2020
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The Gulbenkian reviews

“She’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs.”

The Observer

“She writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and eve”

Buzz Magazine

“A millennial’s Billy Bragg”

Songlines
Grace Petrie

Sat 30 May 2020

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