This month we’ve asked our talented Guest Editor Katie English to share her top 4 picks from the Sampler!
2nd July, 2017
The Great White Silence

Here we have somewhat of a Hastings super-group comprised of Oliver Cherer, Riz Maslen, Jack Hayter and Darren Morris.  Following their live soundtrack to The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Non-Blank now turn their semi-improvised hand to The Great White Silence, a 1924 documentary on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition.

6th July, 2017

Peter and the Wolf- Magnard Ensemble

Something for all the family at this performance of Peter and The Wolf by The Magnard Ensemble, joined by Rebecca Kenny.  Let the kids’ imagination run wild while the grown-ups can sit back and enjoy a haze of nostalgia.

1st July, 2017

Late Music Ensemble

A varied evening celebrating the work of Meredith Monk and Pauline Oliveros which promises to explore themes of meditation within music.  Featuring performances of Monk’s first string quartet, Oliveros’ ‘Breaking Boundaries’ as well as premieres of Late Music Ensemble commissions by Catherine Robson and Rachel Gibson.

19th-24th July, 2017 – Various UK venues

Shepherds of Cats

I had the great pleasure of supporting Shepherds of Cats at Halifax’s finest Arden Road Social Club a couple of years ago.  They’re certainly a force to behold and with so many dates spread over the UK this July you’d be hard pushed for an excuse to miss them.