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Afro Celt Sound System formed more than 20 years ago when Simon Emmerson brought a group of musicians from the UK and Africa to Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. Since then, they have released a "trail-blazing" (PopMatters) fusion of African and Celtic music, bringing together "an irresistible blend of rhythms and lilting spirituality aimed equally at the head, heart and feet" (BBC Music). They perform following the release of their latest album, The Source. "I can guarantee it's a unique and unmissable spectacle," says Folk Radio of their live shows.
Aled Jones - Singer, Actor, Radio and TV Presenter loved by the nation originally for his pure treble voice. Aled has been a regular on Songs of Praise for seven years and also is the youngest presenter to appear on the show. Aled currently has 27 albums to his name - selling over 6 million albums to date.
Ana Moura began performing as a pop and rock singer in a local band before turning to Portugal’s symbolic genre, fado. By chance, the popular fado singer Maria de Fe overheard Moura singing at a party and invited her to perform at her café. Quickly, her contralto singing attracted local television producers and her reputation spread to Lisbon. Newspapers glowed about the "rare and primitive quality" in her voice and Moura became part of a new generation of fado singers that tackle contemporary issues.
In 1956 George Devine founded the Royal Court, calling for a theatre where the experimentalists of the modern era may be seen, with hard-hitting, uncompromising writers. This mission is unchanged, and at the Royal Court the playwright remains the central artist, committed to making work that is provocative, searching, politically urgent and formally experimental. We have been finding, nurturing and developing the boldest, brightest and best playwrights for the past 60 years. Playwrights such as John Osborne, Arnold Wesker, Howard Brenton, Caryl Churchill. Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane, Lucy Kirkwood, Nick Payne, Jez Butterworth and Martin McDonagh and many, many more. Join us in celebration on our anniversary as we throw open the doors to our iconic Sloane Square home and welcome you to a wild party, 60 years in the making.
When you clock in and are allocated your task, this interactive show begins but who is in charge: the machinery, the artists or you? Enter an enigmatic space where your physical actions set mechanisms into motion, from crank-operated conveyer belts to an overhead transporter and control desk. Three performers put their acrobatic skills to the test, their choreography merging bodies with industrial installations. As award winners, Collectif and then...'s Francesca Hyde and Lucie N'Duhirahe bring their distinctive style of contemporary circus to a collaboration with Serbian collective Karkatag, makers of specially devised machines for participatory performance. There are surprises in store from this intimate production in which glitter lights up the air and audience members might just work up a sweat. This is a participatory promenade performance. Seating will be provided for those with access requirements.
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award
As I sat, coming to the frightening realisation that the script I'd been writing for ten years no longer fit in a world that was spiralling out of control, my mother called to tell me the Duke of Wellington, a porcelain figure my father bought for £750 as an investment in 1974, had broken while dusting. It seemed there were three problems to be fixed - the script, the world and the porcelain figure. The Duke playfully mixes fantasy and reality, taking audiences on an imaginative and touching journey full of laughter.
In the Mood, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and many other favourites.
Plus a special Frank Sinatra anniversary celebration of I've Got You Under My Skin, Strangers in the Night, Birth of the Blues and New York New York. The orchestra will perform the second half of the concert in the World War II uniforms of the US Army Air Force.
A sublime programme of Handel's masterpieces performed in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - I know that my redeemer liveth - Sarabande - Trumpet Suite - Rejoice Greatly - Messiah - Overture - Messiah - Let the Bright Seraphim Lascia Ch'io Pianga Rinaldo - Water Music Suite
An unforgettable programme of rousing classics featuring all your Proms favourites with a flag waving finale, including Nessun Dorma, Rule, Brittania! and Land of Hope and Glory.
The Buena Vista Social Club's legendary pianist.
Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all Gershwin extravaganza
Join artists from the queer and trans communities for a reflective and inspirational evening of performance that deconstructs myths and challenges ideas on gender, sexuality and inclusion. Curated by and featuring CN Lester, an influential singer-songwriter and activist, the Transpose series, now in its fifth year, arrives at the Barbican for the first time. Featuring spoken word, mixed media, original music and video art, it is raw, hard-hitting, sometimes funny and ultimately cathartic. Alongside Lester, creative voices include the wave-making Barbican Young Poet Travis Alabanza and Andra Simons, a Bermudian who blends narrative, film, myth and body into attention-grabbing pieces. Guardian columnist Juliet Jacques delves into alternative storytelling while five-piece experimental band, They They Theys, plays live. Leave all assumptions behind ? everyone is welcome to Transpose.
Think saxophones, and most of us will immediately start thinking of jazz,. No bad thing, maybe, as there are few instruments as evocative as the saxophone, and few sounds as effortlessly expressive as jazz, but YolanDa Brown is someone who has made the instrument truly her own, a miraculously gifted saxophonist fluent in a wide range of genres. She can sound at once emotionally raw and incontestably infectious, and she can make it sound like no one else on earth.