Celebrate 11 years of the Halesworth Arts Festival

This year’s Halesworth Arts Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet, with 17 nights of concerts, plays, comedians and silent films set to delight the public.

Highlights of this year’s bumper festival include the Swingle Singers, Tony Hawks, Clare Teal, Rick Wakeman & the Glenn Miller Orchestra, so if you fancy a dose of culture, make sure you don’t miss out.

All events (except the Choral Concert) are at the New Cut Arts Centre, and if you want more details you can visit the Festival website.

Tickets can be bought in advance online, by phone on 01986 874264, in person from the Festival box office or on the door. There is a 15% discount for patrons buying tickets for 3 or more events, so if you want to really indulge yourself, why not order all your tickets at once?

The full line up for 2012 is as follows:

Saturday 13 October 7.30pm : Tickets £24.50

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

We’re starting with a bang! The full orchestra. Glenn’s original scores. Come as you are, or hunt down some fabulous forties kit

Sunday 14 October 7.30pm : Tickets £19.50

CLARE TEAL

One of our great jazz singers, twice voted Jazz Singer of the Year. “A voice you can’t help falling in love with” MOBO

Monday 15 October 7.30pm : Tickets £18.50

ALESSANDRO TAVERNA piano

A welcome return by popular demand of the Italian pianist, who captivated the Festival audience 2 years ago. Tonight, he plays works by Schubert, Chopin, Messiaen, Debussy, Busoni and Strauss

Tuesday 16 October 7.30pm : Tickets £15.50

FITZROVIA RADIO HOUR

The unique spirit of 1940’s radio plays lives! A critically acclaimed show, fresh from 2 sellout years at the Edinburgh Fringe, and London residencies

Wednesday 17 October 7.30pm : Tickets £23.50

An Evening with RICK WAKEMAN

The original Grumpy Old Man who along the way, has sold more than 50 million records, arrives in Halesworth armed with stories, anecdotes and some virtuoso piano playing

Thursday 18 October 7.30pm : Tickets £15.50

BADKE QUARTET

One of Britain’s finest string quartets takes to the stage with a programme of Haydn, Britten & Dvorak

Friday 19 October 7.30pm : Tickets £16.50

FLANDERS & SWANN

TIM FITZHIGHAM & DUNCAN WALSH ATKINS present ‘At The Drop Of A Hippopotamus’, breathing new life into the work of MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
(This show replaces the one advertised in the printed programme)

Saturday 20 October 7.30pm : Tickets £13.50 at St Mary’s Church

HALESWORTH FESTIVAL VOICES

Our own Festival Voices are back at our church in Halesworth with a programme of works by Puccini, including the wonderful Messa di Gloria

Sunday 21 October 7.30pm : Tickets £13.50

TONY HAWKS EVENING

In partnership with the World Land Trust, the Festival presents the one and only Tony Hawks, live on stage followed by the Suffolk Première of his new film Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Monday 22 October 7.30pm : Tickets £3.00

AMPLIFIER PROJECT

Tomorrow’s great songwriters and composers give a sneak preview of popular music of the future. In the last year, more than 80 young musicians have composed over 200 pieces, some of which have been lucky enough to be selected for this year’s festival

Tuesday 23 October 7.30pm : Tickets £14.50

MISS HAVISHAM’S EXPECTATIONS

Acclaimed at its appearances at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, a powerful drama performed by the award winning Linda Marlowe. The jilted bride from Dickens’ Great Expectations tells all

Wednesday 24 October 7.30pm : Tickets £8.50

SILENT MOVIE NIGHT

BUSTER KEATON in STEAMBOAT BILL Jr.

“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”, asked HARRY WARNER of WARNER BROS, in 1927 Our annual silent movie celebration with LIVE piano accompaniment by the celebrated Stephen Horne

Thursday 25 October 7.30pm : Tickets £19.50

CHLOË HANSLIP

The outstanding young violinist come to the Festival with a programme of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Bowen and Franck

Friday 26 October 7.30pm : Tickets £14.50

MAVERICK NIGHT

Suffolk’s well established Maverick Festival is HAF’s guest tonight, presenting a diverse gathering of American roots artists who will lead us on a journey across North America. Guests include BLAME SALLY, GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV, ALICE GERRARD & BEVERLY SMITH

Saturday 27 October 7.30pm : Tickets £24.50

SWINGLE SINGERS

The Swingle Singers continue to push the boundaries with their versions of classic songs. This new show features music by trendsetting bands Elbow and Mumford & Sons, as well as favourites by the Beatles, Bach, Debussy and many others

Sunday 28 October 11.00am : Tickets £6.50

JULIA BLACKBURN

THIN PATHS

Our illustrious Festival Patron talks about her latest book, now out in paperback. A nice cup of coffee is included

Sunday 28 October 7.30pm : This event is SOLD OUT

FEAST OF FIDDLES

The amazing Fiddlers close this year’s Festival with a night to remember. There’s fiddlers … and a lot of them. Don’t miss this rare performance!

And don’t miss …

FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITIONS:

MAIN EXHIBITIION at The Cut Galleries

Works by Dom Theobald, Sophie MacCarthy, Alison Neville, Bridget Heriz, Priscilla Boniface, Gerry Dudgeon and Patricia Davidson

MAGGI HAMBLING

Online auction of a new work by this artist, raising funds for the Festival: “Summer Wave tossing Shingle” is on display at The Cut throughout the Festival

WORLD LAND TRUST gallery, Bridge Street, Halesworth

Festival of Wildlife

Works by Steve Cale and others

YOUNG ARTISTS at the Halesworth Gallery, Steeple End

An exhibition of works by pupils of local schools on the theme of Reflections

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