We’re back! It’s a joy to be back in Central Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, with our first Lunchtime Performances since February 2020! We can’t wait for staff, patient and visitors to experience these uplifting performances from talented artists from around the world and to take a Breathing Space to pause and recharge.



Wednesday 10th August – Shireen Francis Quartet 

London-based jazz vocalist Shireen Francis is a warm and soulful performer. Her sound is rich and multi-layered, at once delicate, yet powerful. Shireen sings jazz in a uniquely sophisticated way and her rich vocals and innate musicianship are an uplifting musical experience. 

Wednesday 17th August – Samantha Whates

Samantha Whates  is a Scottish singer-songwriter and Rough Trade Records recording artist. She is a hugely respected figure on the London roots scene. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own.

Samantha Whates

Wednesday 24th August – Norton Money 

Norton Money  is a harmony-driven Alternative-Americana band with soul. Formed in 2006, they channel the spirit of American music in a toe-tapping mix of folk, country, bluegrass and blues that is sure to lift the spirits.  

Wednesday 31st August – Camino Sonoro 

Camino Sonoro comprises of musicians from Spain, Italy and the UK who came together through their love of vintage swing and Latin jazz. Their unique blend of alluring 1920’s – 40’s swing, vintage Latin songs and Bossa Nova, coupled with jazzy arrangements of classic pop songs, will transport you back to the golden age of jazz.