Horse Power Day, The British Museum, The Horse - from Arabia to Royal Ascot,
30th June 2012, 12-4pm
Programme: Horsing Around!
British Museum Website here
Pop in and see us at the British Museum between 12 and 4pm. It is Horse Power Day, family day for The Horse - from Arabia to Royal Ascot free exhibition. There will be lots of fab things for all the family, whether you have kids with you are not. We will be playing in the Enlightenment Gallery at 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm and throughout the Museum all day.
Buckingham Summer Music Festival, 3rd July 2012, 7.30pm
Programme: Old England Grown New, A 17th century Songbook
A rare opportunity to hear exquisite formal music from the court of Charles I, together with irreverent broadside ballads popular in Charles I's reign and the Restoration, some sung by Nell Gwynn,
plus some seriously hot fiddle playing.
Buxton Festival, Cathedral of the Peak, Tideswell, Derbyshire, 14th July 2012, 2.30pm
Programme: Calliope, A Georgian Songbook
Buxton Festival Website & Tickets
In London in the 1740s, a time when society prized illusion and intrigue above all, subverting the accepted sexual system was fair game. Men with high voices ruled the stage, and cross-dressing abounded for comic affect or for survival. Londoner’s have not changed so much in three-hundred years. Songs are still about the same things: Girls that are just after money; others searching for real love; a guy who wants to get a date; and even the best friend that wants to take him out to drown his sorrows. Poetry and fantasy combine with the luminous colours of original baroque instruments to create an opulent adventure in 18th-century entertainment.