2020 Preview

The dates for next year’s festival are:

Saturday 25th July to Saturday 8th August 2020

Below you will find all of the events we’re planning to showcase. Events are in the evening unless otherwise stated.

Full details will be available early in the new year.

Karolos
Karolos
Flexible seven-piece classical ensemble bringing together internationally acclaimed performers. (Sat 25th July)
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ZRI’s Adventures with Charlie Chaplin
ZRI’s Adventures with Charlie Chaplin
This exciting Viennese tavern band – clarinet, violin, ‘cello, accordion and dulcimer – present a screening and live re-scoring of early classic Charlie Chaplin scenes, with jazz, klezmer and classical music intertwined. (Tue 28th July)
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Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
The Pantaloons present their own imaginative and innovative version of Sherlock Holmes. (Wed 29th July)
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Natalie Cumming - Talk
Natalie Cumming - Talk
Natalie will be talking about her book, The Fiddle, which tells the extraordinary true story of a violin's survival through war and terror. (2.30pm Thu 30th July)
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A4 Brass Quartet
A4 Brass Quartet
This group of musicians are principal players from some of the country's top brass bands. Their unusual combination of cornet, tenor horn, baritone and euphonium give a unique style to their performances. (Thu 30th July)
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Margarita Balanas
Margarita Balanas
Latvian cellist Margarita Balanas is one of the most exciting and versatile artists of her generation. (Fri 31st July)
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Iolanthe
Iolanthe
Charles Court Opera present Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, Iolanthe. (Sat 1st Aug)
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Kabantu
Kabantu
A return visit for this popular band who bring together many different musical genres. (Mon 3rd August)
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Gamal Khamis
Gamal Khamis
Young pianist with "formidable keyboard skills" (The Times). (Tue 4th August)
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Lucy Stevens - Virginia Woolf
Lucy Stevens - Virginia Woolf
We welcome back Lucy Stevens, to tell the story of Virginia Woolf. (Wed 5th Aug)
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The Polaris Duo
The Polaris Duo
Award winning Saxophone and Harp Duo that enjoys exploring an eclectic range of soundworlds and repertoire. (Thu 6th August)
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Tea Time Concert - The Oboe
Tea Time Concert - The Oboe
Mark Baigent presents The History of the Oboe in 60 minutes, followed of course by the Tea. (3pm Fri 7th Aug)
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Walsall Jazz Orchestra
Walsall Jazz Orchestra
19-piece big band, playing contemporary big band music. (Fri 7th August)
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Versatility Serenaders
Versatility Serenaders
Authentic performance of music from the late Victorian era to the early 1920’s, with genres from Music Hall, Ragtime, South American, Jazz and Dance band. (Sat 8th August)
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Events subject to change without notice.