Alice carries a musical torch for Classic Country from California. A perceptive songwriter and equipped with a powerful voice, she paints musical pictures in songs drawn from her own travels and life experiences. And, in a move destined to astound you, she can yodel the teeth out of a crocodile.
With 25 years of unrivalled musical partnership and gathering nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, British artists and singer-songwriters Chris While and Julie Matthews are celebrating this year with a brand new album, ‘Revolution Calls’.
Last chance to see the band in 2019!! Dodo Street - a new phenomenon for the folk scene. A frenzy of European folk melodies - inhuman speed - epic, transcendental soundscapes. "Superb instrumental quintet - jaw-dropping instrumental brilliance - five musical geniuses - breathtaking - remarkable - unsurpassed individual virtuosity - beautiful laments - stunning"
John is a respected railway photographer and with his friend, Gavin Morrison, has produced a number of excellent pictorial books.
Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts. With support from local musician Ben Avison.
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company.
Tales from the funny world of TV, art and antiques! David Harper - As seen on TV! - Bargain Hunt, Antiques Roadtrip, Celebrity Eggheads, Flog It, For What It's Worth, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole…and lots more.
Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic.
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control
Taking self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, The Gigspanner Big Band produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered within a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” Spiral Earth.
This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company.
Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.
In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him.
Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.
John has been involved for many years with the Bahamas Locomotive Society supporting the restoration and operation of steam locomotive, 45596 Bahamas. After an exacting overhaul, the locomotive earlier this year, faultlessly, hauled 2 sell-out trains over the Settle to Carlisle line.
See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live from London’s West End.
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
On Tuesday September 10, the wait will be over…THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE, will be revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
Stanley and Ollie want to attend the yearly convention of the Sons of the Desert, a fraternal group to which they belong. When Ollie's wife, Lollie, objects, he feigns sickness, and Stanley gets a doctor to prescribe a fake trip to Hawaii.
André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
A showcase of the best of the Kendal Mountain Film Festival
Raising funds for Victoria Hall, a proper old-fashioned garden party, and lots of strawberries and cream.
Westlife are back! It’s been 20 years since they smashed into the charts in 1999 with ‘Swear It Again’ and went on to achieve a staggering 14 number one UK singles, selling 55 million records worldwide. Now, their highly anticipated reunion tour – which is their fastest selling one – is coming to cinemas worldwide on Saturday 6 July.
Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…