Live Gigs – Campfire Club: Polly Paulusma
The Nest Collective invites you to enjoy a beautiful outdoor concert with Polly Paulusma.
Every week from June to September, we gather in beautiful green spaces across London to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world.
In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink, and the company of others.
The support artist for this date is The People Versus.
In 2003, tucked away in her garden shed, 28-year-old Polly Paulusma recorded her debut album ‘Scissors In My Pocket’. Record label One Little Indian signed her up, and ‘Scissors…’ received immediate and widespread critical acclaim upon its international release in 2004. Paulusma was catapulted worldwide, supporting Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, Coldplay, The Divine Comedy, Marianne Faithfull, and played Glastonbury, T in the Park and Cambridge Folk Festival.
“the finest young British female singer-songwriter to emerge over the last 12 months” – Uncut
“complete, pure and personal” – MOJO.
The People Versus borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare.
What the audience said:
“Getting to hear live music after so long was deeply emotional, and the feeling of collective spirit (especially now) was really powerful.”
“The sun setting over the garden and Thames and the amazing overall relaxed (yet ‘safe’) ambience of the event. Very moving to be at a live gig finally.”
“The beautiful venue, the beautiful music, the beautiful weather! Thank you so much.”
“This was my first live music event since the beginning of the year and, although the acts were brilliant, I think what will stay with me is the joy of being with people and enjoying the moment together. I feel very grateful to you all for putting on the event.”
“This event was phenomenal. I cannot wait until I attend another one the musicians were something else. I certainly didn’t feel as though I was in Peckham, but some enchanted woodlands.”
“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people made me feel wonderfully elated.”
“The atmosphere was incredible, I knew I would love the music, but I loved the atmosphere just as much.”