Mega group Courteeners - one of the first bands to be announced for the Glastonbury Festival this year - are warming up for a huge sell-out gig at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium with two dates - one of them at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax next Tuesday (May 23).
Top pianists’ recital will help fund festivals of the future ...
Hard on the heels of the 5th annual Hebden Bridge Piano Festival in April, comes a spectacular fundraising Gala Piano Recital which is intended to help provide some financial security for programming yet more exciting and adventurous Festivals in 2018 and beyond.
Soloist Peter Moore, principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and 2008 winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, will join Black Dyke Brass Band when it returns to Leeds Town Hall on Sunday, June 4 for a gala concert.
The trio of piano, bass and drums is one of the best-loved of jazz ensembles, in which great musicians such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum and Bill Evans have brought popular songs into the realms of high art.
The theme of this year’s Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is Water and local poet Winston Plowes is one of the artists taking inspiration from the town’s waterside setting, a confluence of rivers and canal, writes Paul Clarke.
Sheridan Smith steps onto the stage at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford next month in a show that has won critical acclaim and enjoyed record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre in London.