The mezzo-soprano and ‘Face of Wales’ is the UK’s biggest selling classical artist. She has sold out Sydney Opera House, toured in Viva La Diva with Darcey Bussell and released nine successful albums. She performs after dinner with piano accompaniment.


Katherine Jenkins is the UK’s biggest selling classical artist. She is the first mezzo-soprano to claim two classical number ones in the same year, and the only singer to have simultaneously held the top three chart positions. She is also well known to fans of rugby union as the Welsh team mascot.

The former model and ‘Face of Wales’ scooped the biggest classical recording contract in British history, soon after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music. Her first release Premiere even outsold heavyweights like Kiri Te Kanawa. Several albums and two Brit awards later, the phenomenon continues.

The valley girl has performed across the world, from Live 8 in Berlin to a sell-out concert at the Sydney Opera House. She has also toured with the prima ballerina Darcey Bussell in Viva La Diva. Whether singing opera or ‘classicalised’ pop, Katherine always brings superstar glamour.

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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH