Star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and a BBC Radio 4 favourite, Simon Evans has been immersing himself in economics for a couple of years now, like a pig immersing itself in organic cleaning products. And this is the result … Economedy! Jokenomics!
Join award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her mini big band for this special celebration of Ella’s versatility - from the warmth of her studio sessions to the joyful exuberance of Ella’s live performances.
Singers, cornetts and sackbuts, early baroque violins, theorbos and organ bring to life this ravishing music to mark the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth and I Fagiolini’s own 30th anniversary year.
Ballet Black, now celebrating its 16th year, has been delighting a new generation of dance fans with its “dash, daring and joie de vivre” (The Guardian). The company of British and international dancers of black and Asian descent returns to the 2017 Festival with an all-new triple bill, blending classical and contemporary, narrative and abstract. Ages 7 plus
Featuring some of Britain’s hottest young circus performers, BMT combines exceptional acrobatics with contemporary dance, parkour and a touch of humour, its six performers tumbling, balancing and flying through the air, catching each other at crucial moments in an extraordinary show of teamwork and camaraderie.
Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord is one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired by tradition. Prepare yourself for a glorious mix of fiddle, foottapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four-part harmonies.
Rich Hall's stand-up performances have established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit, and every single song played by Rich and the band is packed tightly with jokes, showcasing his critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan comedic style.