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The Cardinall's Musick
Andrew Carwood director

Out of the Deep

Tuesday 18 July 7.30pm

Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord; Sophie Junker soprano

Clérambault, Couperin and de Montéclair

Friday 21 July 7.00pm (please note start time)

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Jazz Residency

Vijay Iyer piano
Stephen Crump double bass
Tyshawn Sorey drums

Thurday 20 July 7.30pm

Classics by Elgar and Mendelssohn plus a magical British rediscovery, as Chineke! Orchestra makes its Birmingham debut.

Everyone loves Nimrod, but there’s more to Elgar’s Enigma Variations than just an unforgettable musical portrait gallery of his Worcestershire friends. Mendelssohn’s popular Violin Concerto and the passionate, unfairly-neglected Ballade by Elgar’s friend Samuel Coleridge-Taylor complete a wonderfully warm-hearted concert.

For one night only, London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) will continue its collaboration with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre, bringing ballet and classical music to young people in London.

700 children from Lambeth, Brent, South West and West London, who have never visited a theatre to see ballet and most of whom have never heard of the Bolshoi Ballet, will join the audience at the London Palladium for free, with transport provided.  Romantic Revolution is a philanthropic endeavour to engage these young children in ballet and impart the richness of this art.

Royal College of Music to fund three full scholarships for BAME students studying at the RCM in 2018/19.

The Royal College of Music is to fund three UK students from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to study for the BMus course at the RCM beginning in 2018/19.  UK black and minority ethnic (BAME) musicians are currently under-represented across the performing arts and these scholarships demonstrate the RCM’s continued commitment to diversity.

The annual celebration of the River Thames returns with a creative and diverse programme that inspires, connects and enthrals - Totally Thames.

This year's programme is curated around the timely issue of plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans, Handel's 300th Anniversary of Water Music, and stories of the river.

Mrs Orwell - Old Red Lion Theatre

The production will explore the private side of one of the most public icons of the 20th century. This theme of public and private contrasts will be reflected in the staging by having a built in hospital corridor behind Room 65, the hospital room where the action takes place.

Wigmore Hall July
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Prom 38: Rachmaninov – All-Night Vigil (Vespers) Latvian Radio Choir

Sung unaccompanied, the Vigil is a choral tour de force, pushing the singers to the limits of both range and dynamics. The effect is strikingly dramatic, encompassing the ecstatic choral celebration of the Resurrection Hymn ‘Today salvation has come’ and the infinite tenderness of the ‘Ave Maria’.

This summer, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present a thrilling new production of Shakespeare's Richard III, which will be staged in six of England's most historic cathedrals and London's ancient Temple Church this summer.

The tour will include two special performances in Leicester Cathedral - the first production of Richard III to be performed in the building since the king's remains were discovered buried under a nearby car park and reinterred in the Cathedral in 2015. Antic Disposition's Richard III also visits Ely, Peterborough, Gloucester, Bristol and Salisbury Cathedrals.

A year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde
at the Vaudeville Theatre

Classic Spring, a new theatre company from former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Dominic Dromgoole, announces the first casting and creatives for a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre.

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The Wasp

Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcom, The Wasp is an electric thriller asking how far beyond the playground we carry our childhood experiences and what lengths we are willing to go to overcome them.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion is a powerful, funny and touching locker room drama that reaches beyond the beautiful game, exploring contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win, from the perspectives of three different generations.


After running a successful scratch night and 24 hour play event, new collaborative theatre company emberfly theatre now come to Theatre N16 with their first full-length production, Heroines.

Soul of a Nation Tate Modern, London

Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history.

Until 22 October 2017