Matthew Stadlen presents the final video from the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, a round-up of the very best events from this two-week "carnival of the arts".
His personal highlights include the Square Peg Company's acrobatic performance of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Motionhouse's performance piece, Broken, which Matthew described as a "full assault on the senses."
The Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2014 got off to a fantastic start with Close Encounters on Saturday 25 May, part of the Festival's free opening weekend. Audiences were delighted as they had Close Encounters with theatre, dance, music and circus in the idyllic setting of Salisbury Cathedral Close, as well as live music from Salisbury Live, picnicking, food stalls, and spectacular fireworks to finish.
Voices From No Man's Land
One hundred years ago two armies found themselves on opposite sides of the front line in a war that was meant to be over by Christmas. Through tobacco, football and song many put down their weapons on Christmas Eve, sharing in a common humanity we now call the ‘Christmas truce’. The Festival recruited a chorus of 100 male voices to mark the centenary of the truce with a stirring new commission from composer Lucy Pankhurst, directed by conductor Howard Moody. Voices From No Man’s Land was performed in Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters on 23 May 2014.