The Golden Book and Battlefield Cross Exhibition
Sep
7
to Nov 11

The Golden Book and Battlefield Cross Exhibition

This exhibition runs from the 7th September until the 11th November during standard opening hours.

Hull Minster launches its involvement in the Church Explorers Festival on Friday 7th September by focusing on two significant memorials, the Golden Book and the wooden Battlefield Cross. The Minster showcases these two First World War memorials, and invites people to come and share their family history to create a ‘wall of memory’.

Located next to each other in Hull Minster the two memorials represent the huge outpouring of grief and sense of loss that communities felt after World War One. Hull lost over 7,500 men killed in the Great War. As we approach the centenary of the end of the war the Minster looks at how churches are places of memory, remembrance and reminders of historic events for their local communities.
The simple wooden battlefield cross was brought back to Hull from western France by the British Legion in 1927.  The cross is inscribed to an ‘Unknown British Soldier’ and would have stood originally on a battlefield grave on the western front. 

The Golden Book memorial is a much grander memorial, inside a glass and wood case with surrounding wooden panels showing badges from local regiments. Holding the names of many of the thousands of men from Hull that died during the Great War we know it is not a complete list.

Hull Minster’s display is part of the Church Explorers Festival and lasts from 7th September until 11th November 2018. Church Explorers celebrates the architectural and archaeological importance of Yorkshire’s magnificent church buildings and is managed by the York Archaeological Trust.

The exhibition will be displayed in the East end of Hull Minster in Retro Choir.

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#wemadethis presents Hull Spirit: Iconic People & Places'
Sep
11
to Sep 30

#wemadethis presents Hull Spirit: Iconic People & Places'

Come along and see a museum, a park, several sports teams, some poets, a stadium, a suffragist, a couple of roads, a band, an artist, the Guildhall, a dead bod, the Bee Lady, a spider from Mars, some blue people, The Deep, Hull Fair, that bridge, an activist, a logician, a mural, a tour guide and many other Hull people and places…

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HICA Photo Exhibition
Sep
18
to Sep 30

HICA Photo Exhibition

At the Hica group we support people with varying stages of dementia, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental impairments. We pride ourselves on the importance around activities and wellbeing for all those who work, live or are connected to the Hica family. The Hica group are proud to share their annual photography competition with the people of the city, displaying their entries at Hull Minister from the 18th September 2018. You are welcomed to take part in the people’s choice category by voting for your favourite.

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Cancelled - Project 33 - Jazz Improv at Hull Minster
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Cancelled - Project 33 - Jazz Improv at Hull Minster

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Playing purely improvised music, with melody and harmony at it's core. Project 33 create evocative soundscapes which excite and bewilder, melodic lines and wild syncopation.

Featuring saxophones, trumpet and percussion, between them the band has racked up decades of professional performance across the globe.

"a new and accessible slant to spontaneous collective improvisation. Catch them if you can!"

- Jazz in Hull, UK

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Omega & Alpha in Aid of MacMillan Cancer Support
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Omega & Alpha in Aid of MacMillan Cancer Support

Hull Minster are proud to support this performance of Omega & Alpha

Omega and Alpha has primarily been written so that it is accessible to choirs and choral societies of all standards. The style of music is a combination of traditional oratorio brought up to date with Musical Theatre elements. The work contains choruses ranging from quiet comtemplation to raw power and passion.


Whilst the story of the last days of Jesus’ life and the events which followed is familiar to many people, Omega and Alpha tries to explore the feelings of the individuals involved. Who was manipulating whom, and how did the followers of Jesus react to his strange actions. It raises the question of endings and beginnings; “Did the end of Jesus’ life (the Omega) herald the start of Christianity (the Alpha).
 

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The Milligan Papers
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Milligan Papers

Celebrating 100 years of Spike Milligan, this anarchic “Goon Show from the 1980’s”, written by his longstanding (someone fetch him a chair!) collaborator John Antrobus for BBC Radio, is a fresh, vibrant salute to one of the all-time geniuses of British comedy.

This spirited revival premiers from Hambledon Productions (Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show and Steptoe and Son) and is chock-full of zany, Milligan-esque humour. Revel in a surreal take on Jonah and the Whale, that “cake” elusive Pimpernel and the incredible case of the vanishing Flying Scotsman. All this – and less! – in The Milligan Papers.

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12 Silk Handkerchiefs
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

12 Silk Handkerchiefs

12 Silk Handkerchiefs - A Song Cycle and multi media show

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Reg Meuross joins with author Brian W Lavery to present this song cycle 12 Silk Handkerchiefs* which tells in music and multi-media the story of the disaster and subsequent uprising led by fighting fishwife Mrs Lillian Bilocca.  The show, which premiered to a packed out Kardomah94 earlier this year, features original songs by Reg, as well as a multi-media show of images never seen outside this show, and a series of narrative links by Brian W Lavery from his book, The Headscarf Revolutionaries.

Accomplished local folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Martyn and stalwark of the Hull folk scene Mick McGarry  will be special guests at this performance.

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Reg said: "In March 2017 I was invited to play a concert in Hull. I had already heard about Big Lil Bilocca and her fight in the late Sixties to pressure the Government into introducing much tighter safety after the triple trawler tragedy of 1968 and I was drawn to find out more while he was there. My research led me to the book The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W Lavery and to a meeting with Brian’s friend, local musician Mick McGarry. Together we went for an in-depth tour of the old fish docks. Mick also gave me a collection of local songs and Brian gave me a copy of his book. The detail in the book provided some really rich source material for a song cycle based on this fascinating period of British industrial history." 

Brian added, "I was greatly honoured when I heard the song cycle Reg had written. He is truly a gifted songwriter and it seemed obvious that we should work together on what became 12 Silk Handkerchiefs. *The title comes from the fact that Lil’s last action was to send her daughter to buy a set of handkerchiefs to give as gifts to those who had treated her is hospital before her death in 1988.

Reg’s music honours and complements the story and performing in Hull Minster is a great way of acknowledging the tragic events of that Dark Winter that claimed so many of our brave trawler men in 1968."

All artists will be signing/selling their books and CDs after the gig.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Described by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe as "a brilliant singer-songwriter with a social conscience", Reg Meuross first emerged onto the acoustic music scene in the 1980s with the fast paced duo Panic Brothers and has, over the years of touring and playing solo as well as with many other acclaimed artists, developed a style that as Pete Townshend says "allows the listener to embrace the whole breadth of his work over many years without distraction… he sings in the neutral accent of an Englishman who travels the entirety of the British Isles, and tastes all its flavours, influenced by all its most profound national colours. In this he reminds one of Roy Harper or Ewan McColl, recent greats who went before him."  Reg then went on to form the band The Flamingos which featured ex Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont, Bob Loveday from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Bob Geldof’s Band & Alison Jones of The Barely Works. They recorded one album called ‘Arrested’.

In 1996 Reg decided to go solo and has since released 13 highly acclaimed studio albums. Reg’s appearances at art centres, music clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his albums have established his songs as "the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk" (Folkwords). Festival appearances include: Cropredy, Folk on the Coast, Bude, Great British Folk Festival, Auckland Festival NZ, Broadstairs Folk Week, Gate To Southwell, Costa Del Folk, Illawarra Folk Festival (Australia) and many more, small and large. Reg is the patron artist of Priston Folk Festival in Somerset and Bridport Folk Festival in Dorset and of Holywell Music and Folk in Oxford.

Quotes: ‘One of the most talented storytellers of our generation’ Pennyblack Music. ‘Powerful and moving songwriting’ Martin Chilton, The Telegraph. ‘A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer’. Martin Carthy. regmeuross.com

Brian W Lavery was born in Glasgow’s East End in 1959. He has been a factory worker,

car valet, market trader, waiter, university dropout, VAT officer (very briefly) and latterly a journalist, university tutor and writer. After more than twenty-five years of various senior roles in national and regional journalism he returned to higher education and gained a first in English literature and creative writing at the University of Hull. His book, The Headscarf Revolutionaries (Barbican Press, 2015) – now optioned by a major television production company – derived from a funded PhD at that university, where he taught creative nonfiction. His new book The Luckiest Thirteen, the story of the St Finbarr 1966 Christmas Day trawler disaster has already established itself as another best-seller for Barbican Press this year.

In 2017, he contributed to End Notes, a collection published by the University of Hull as part of its Crossing Over project; and Hull: Culture, History, Place(Liverpool University Press, 2017) – with a chapter about trawler safety campaigner Lillian Bilocca.

His programme for BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought series, entitled Courage and Effect, was also drawn from his doctoral research. The Oxford University National Dictionary of Biography (‘the biographer’s Bible’) commissioned him to write the entry on Mrs Bilocca, aka Big Lil. Planet Publications (Wales) and Umber has published his short fiction over the years, and Other Poetry, About Larkin and the Larkin Press have published his poetry.

Dr Lavery has lived in Hull with his wife Kathryn for more than thirty-five years. They have two grown-up daughters, Catriona and Rose, and a border collie called Dylan. He is an honorary research associate at the University of Hull and works as a writer, journalist and creative writing tutor. He is proud to teach with the Workers’ Educational Association brianwlavery.com

Sam Martyn is a member of Hull folk band Beggar’s Bridge, the White Horse Ceilidh Band and the Green Ginger Garland dancers, and she also performs solo – when she can find the time! Combining her rich, traditional singing style with piano, low and high whistle, and harmonium, her eclectic repertoire stretches from folk ballads to her own reworkings of musical and popular songs.

Mick McGarry is a stalwart of the Hull folk scene for the past fifty years. He sings with the highly-respected singing group Spare Hands and is front man with cult-status steam-punk folk rockers The Hillbilly Troupe. He has sang and performed with some of the biggest names in the business and is much admired as ‘the singer’s singer.’

 Reg Meuross

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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Hambledon Productions with the kind support of The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper Present JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star and a true icon of the 20th Century. Now, over 30 years since his untimely passing, the appetite for his surreal slapstick, classic routines and snappy one-liners, continues to be re-discovered by old and new fans alike.

"JLT!" continues to wow audiences after sell-out success at London’s Museum of Comedy and an extensive UK tour. This all-encapsulating show features John Hewer (Tony Hancock, Hancock's Half Hour - The 'Lost' Episodes, Harold Steptoe, Steptoe and Son) giving "a perfect illusion of time travel" (The Lost Review) and delivering "nuances both obvious and subtle" (TmeOut) as the man in the fez.

The show, first produced in 2014, has enjoyed enormous success across the UK and features classic favourites such as “spoon-jar”, “bottle-glass” and the hilarious “Hats” routine, combined with hidden gems and bumbling magic from Cooper’s extensive back catalogue.

John Hewer “captures the Cooper style, from the mumbled speech and loud laughter to the awkward giant-body language” (The Stage) as he brings Cooper back to life in this family-friendly show that’s a must for all generations of knockabout comedy.

For die-hard Cooper fans, it’s the chance to relive those memories and join in the groan-worthy gags and famous routines (plus plenty of lesser-known surprises

and belly laughs!) For others, it’s a perfect evening of music-hall inspired entertainment that’ll have you rolling in the aisles – jus’-like-that!

Complete with live musical accompaniment, this highly acclaimed tribute show is “a loving ode to a comic oddball” (Beyond The Joke) and is the perfect celebration of Britain's favourite comedian.

“If you fancy a trip down memory lane, then it’s ticket, money, money, ticket – just like that!” - Chortle

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Gladsaxe Chamber Choir
Sep
17
7:15 PM19:15

Gladsaxe Chamber Choir

Gladsaxe Chamber Choir is a Danish choir from the Copenhagen area with a classical repertoire embracing music from the Renaissance until today.
Founded in 1970, it presently has 38 members. Focus is on a cappella music from Europe in particular, but also from other parts of the world. Gladsaxe Chamber Choir frequently arranges or participates in concerts with major works involving instruments and vocal soloists. More info: www.gladkor.dk

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EYMS Brass Band & Beverley Male Voice Choir
Sep
15
6:30 PM18:30

EYMS Brass Band & Beverley Male Voice Choir

The East Yorkshire Motor Services Band conducted by Stig Maersk and Beverley Male Voice Choir under the direction of Liz Wilson, join together to present a concert to showcase the best of brass and voices. Following the success of the first concert in 2017, a second concert was immediately planned. Both groups will present a balanced selection of music in different styles, before joining together for a shop stopping finisher.

Tickets are available from Hull Box Office 

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Culture:Music presents BROADWAY!
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Culture:Music presents BROADWAY!

Join Culture:Music for a spectacular on BROADWAY! performance including musical hits from ‘Lion King’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Sweeny Todd’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘The Color Purple’ and more! 

Performed by the Culture:Orchestra, chorus and guest soloists, this is a night of fun and music not to be missed.

Want to join in? Then why not ''come and sing'' on BROADWAY! with us. More details on the culture music website www.culture-music.co.uk including rehearsal times, programming and support material

Tickets available from http://www.hullboxoffice.com

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Culture:Music presents BROADWAY!
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Culture:Music presents BROADWAY!

Join Culture:Music for a spectacular on BROADWAY! performance including musical hits from ‘Lion King’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Sweeny Todd’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘The Color Purple’ and more! 

Performed by the Culture:Orchestra, chorus and guest soloists, this is a night of fun and music not to be missed.

Want to join in? Then why not ''come and sing'' on BROADWAY! with us. More details on the culture music website www.culture-music.co.uk including rehearsal times, programming and support material

Tickets available from http://www.hullboxoffice.com

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Howl at the Moon
Sep
11
9:00 PM21:00

Howl at the Moon

In partnership with Freedom Festival, come and experience the Museum of the Moon – a 7m wide installation featuring detailed NASA imagery of our closest cosmic neighbour. Especially curated for this one night, come listen or even sing along to an evening of song from the University of Hull Chapel Choir…

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Heritage Open Days
Sep
4
to Sep 9

Heritage Open Days

Once again we are excited to open up the Minster and the Tower to visitors with our tour guides and experts on hand throughout the 8th September.

Following five years of church growth and two years of internal and external refurbishment, this honour marks the transformation of the church into an urban minster in acknowledgement of our growth and ministry and in anticipation of what is to come…

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Modern Ritual
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

Modern Ritual

Performance events exploring ideas of ritual through music and words

Laura Cannell’s Modern Ritual is a new series of performance events which explore ideas of ritual through music and words and evokes real and fictional landscapes.

Ancient, modern, experimental, real, fictional, personal, folkloric. It explores human and mechanical rituals, failure of ritual, through live improvisation and provides a platform to premier new works.

Tonight’s Modern Ritual features 3 musical performances from The Liverpool based ensemble Ex-Easter Island Head who compose and perform music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments.

Laura Cannell who subverts our preconceptions of familiar instruments by playing two recorders simultaneously and deconstructing her violin to create otherworldly soundscapes, and Hoofus (aka André Bosman) – a musician who produces electronic music of eerie wonder and feral yearnings, where oscillating melodic loops meld with distorted rhythms.

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Freedom Festival - Is there someone out there?
Sep
1
3:30 PM15:30

Freedom Festival - Is there someone out there?

Is there someone out there? The search for life elsewhere poses many scientific questions. Join in the debate.

Freedom Talks #2 With the British Science Festival

The search for life elsewhere poses many scientific questions, but also deeper questions about our existence on Earth.  What is more challenging – the thought of being alone in the Universe or the idea that we may have company? Join Brad Gibson, Head of Physics at the University of Hull as he talks about the places in the galaxy life is most likely to develop. He will be joined by Stephen Burwood, the Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hull who will reflect on the societal implications of this research.

British Sign Language interpreters will be on site for this talk. 

 

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Minster Kids' Holiday Club
Aug
28
to Aug 31

Minster Kids' Holiday Club

A 3-day Holiday for the Kids

You can drop them off at 8:45 am for breakfast and then let our children's and youth team entertain them with Christian based fun games and activities. Please bring a healthy packed lunch for your child.

Only £5 per child for all 3 days.

Please go here to sign up

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Hull Comic Con
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Hull Comic Con

District 14 Events are proud to announce our fourth summer Hull Comic Con, on Saturday 18th August 2018.

This year's huge news is that we'll be in the heart of the historic City centre in Trinity Market, Trinity Square and Hull Minster. We're also thrilled to tell you that this years event will have free entry for everyone!

Nothing else has changed, so expect announcements in the coming weeks about guests, workshops, activities and our sensational cos play competition. We'll also be holding an after party* at Off the Road Live Lounge with music from Dark Magic and their guests.

Hull Comic Con 2018 Schedule

Date Added: 13th August 2018

Stage (Hull Minster) - all FREE

11:30 - 12:00 Artists & Authors Panel

12:00 - 12:30 Russell Payne: Jack Kirby's New Gods vs Star Wars

12:30 - 13:15 Official Draw The Marvel Way drawing workshop with Marvel artist Russ Leach

13:15 - 14:30 Hattie Hayridge - Holly from Red Dwarf

14:30 - 15:15 How to Draw Wookies and Droids with Hull-born official Star Wars artist JAKe 

15:15 - 16:00 Cosplay Contest (please register in advance at the Information Desk if you would like to take part)

 

Light Sabre Training with Andrew Lawden From Star Wars  (in the square) - FREE

11.30 - 12.00

1.00 - 1.30

3.00 - 3.30

Limited places for the Light Sabre training - sign up at the Information Desk.

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Cross Art
Aug
13
to Aug 31

Cross Art

The cross is a world renowned iconic symbol. This project aims to include those of all faiths and diverse backgrounds who are looking to express their artistic feelings. 
The cross above all is recognised as a Christian symbol.  This project however aims to include not only Christians but also those of other faiths and diverse walks of life, who are looking to express their artistic feelings through this iconic symbol.
Cross Art will be created by nine different artists and three groups and will consist of fourteen crosses
They will be displayed at various locations across the City of Hull and into the East Riding.
The exhibitions will start at Hull Minster on Monday 13th August 2018
The aim of the Cross Art project is to use the symbol of the cross to enable a diverse group of individual artists and group’s to illustrate and demonstrate their individual beliefs, culture, feelings and emotions through this iconic medium. 
It will hopefully attract a new audience of people into the exhibitions, to view a different aspect of art and culture, and enable marginalised people to have an outlet for their views.
The artists involved are; Dave Rowe, Sue Rowe, Mary Credland, Jean Ripon, Sally Ripon, Graham Bolton, Ruth Bryan-Smith, Claire Bryan –Smith, John Hallem, Janet Blades.
The Groups involved are ; Chatty Crafts Anlaby Common, Open Doors Hull. International House Hull.
 

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Aug
7
to Aug 23

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

In-depth explorations of parts of the text, as if preparing for performance. From 10am until 12 noon in Hull Minster (Holy Trinity).

The workshops are free, no booking required, just turn up. Please see below for dates and times throughout August.

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Opera17
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Opera17

Opera17 was founded by Sharon Nicholson-Skeggs in 2017 as part of the City of Culture celebrations ( although a semi-staged performance of Tosca was per-formed in 2016). Sharon felt that for many years there has not been a platform for local singers to sing Grand Opera and Musicals as she has herself had to travel outside of the city to perform this repetoire.

The aim of the group is therfore to bring this type of music to the people of Hull with quality singers and also to help raise funds for good causes. 2017 was the first year for the Company with performances at Hull Minster, Sewerby Hall and the Guildhall as well as other venues in the city. 

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Life to the FULL!
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Life to the FULL!

“Life to the full” is a 4-week course that we are running at the Hull Minster Parish Centre on Wednesday evenings throughout August. The course is open to anyone to attend, and begins Wednesday 1st August. The start time is 7.30pm, with light refreshments available from 7.00pm. See full poster HERE

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The Siren
Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Siren

The live performance of Episode 2 of the new opera 'The Siren'.

Part of a PhD Composition project, 'The Siren' is a new opera by Hull-based composer Sandy Clark following the story of a Grimm Brothers Fairytale called 'The Water Fairy'. The opera is split into six parts, referred to as 'Episodes'. This will be a performance of Episode 2 with a showing of a film of Episode 1. Please be aware that the audience will be required to move around during the performance, and will be standing for most of the

duration. Composer/Producer: Sandy Clark

Director: Jamie Nowell

Doors at 4:30pm

Admission: Free

Please be aware that the audience will be required to move around during the performance, and will be standing for most of the duration.

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Baroque Concert for Flute, Harpsichord and Cello
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Baroque Concert for Flute, Harpsichord and Cello

 

University of Hull

Curated by Professor Christopher R. Wilson Post Graduate students will perform an array of classical music.

J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020: Allegro – Adagio – Allegro   (flute, cembalo, cello).

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Sonata in E minor F.XIV/5:  Largo – Allegro (cello + cembalo).

John Rutter (1945-   ): ‘Aria’ from Suite Antique (flute, cembalo, cello).

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): ‘Café 1930’ and ‘Libertango’ from  L’histoire de Tango (flute + cello).

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): ‘Methodical’ Sonata in C minor, Op.13: Allegro – Adagio – Allegro assai – Ondeggiando, mà non adagio – Allegro (flute, cembalo, cello).

Rebekah Donn (flute), Christopher R. Wilson (cembalo), Bethany Nicholson (cello).

Collection in aid of Jaynii Streetwise Foundation (Accra, Ghana)

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THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOURED
Jun
22
9:00 PM21:00

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOURED

Join comedian Paul Kerensa and The Bible Course creator, Dr Andrew Ollerton, for a night of laughter and learning, as the big story of the Bible is unfolded in The Greatest Story Ever Toured.

Yes, that's right, The Bible Course is on tour. Bringing the tour bus, with cast and musicians in tow, we'll be heading to a venue near you! It’s a Goliath of a show as Paul and Andrew explain how key events, books and characters fit together and, like Samson, it’s sure to bring the house down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMjd_CY6V7Y&feature=youtu.be

Ticets are available from https://www.hullboxoffice.com/events/the-greatest-story-ever-toured

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