Frith Street Gallery 17-18 Golden Square London W1F 9JJ, 19 December 2019

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press at Frith Street Gallery | THE 7 O’CLOCK NEWS / SILENT NIGHT

Live performance by

The Perseverance Choir


Emily Maitlis

This version of The 7 O’Clock News / Silent Night reflects a period of particularly intense media activity and political strife. It is a reworking of Simon and Garfunkel’s 7 O’Clock News recorded in 1966; a year in which conflict, civic protest, economic uncertainty and political discord were rife; a period not dissimilar to the one in which we find ourselves now.

Banner’s contemporary reworking of Silent Night / The 7 O’Clock News will take place amongst her exhibition P E R I O D, a new body of work which reflects on the current crisis of language.


  • Sun 4 December 2022

    MKCDC at Bradwell Abbey / Angels at the Abbey


    MKCDC’s latest community project will see us harness the haunting power of the beautiful song - You’re not alone - by Cathal Smyth (also known as Chas Smash from Madness). We hope to unite families and friends in the UK and abroad who have been kept apart by Covid-19, and who are feeling the pinch of isolation in the current financial crisis. We’ll be working with a diverse range of organisations and schools, bringing together voices from across the community in a massed choir. This will culminate in the live-streamed performance of the song within the grounds of Bradwell Abbey at our annual Angels at the Abbey event with a live youth string orchestra.