Islington - Storytelling and Book Signing
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Islington - Storytelling and Book Signing

Come and meet Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew in the children's section of Islington Waterstones.  Zeb will read his story Gaspard the Fox and James will teach everyone how to draw their very own fox. 

This special event launches the book in the neighbourhood where the stories are set, just streets away from the real fox that inspired the story.

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Norwich - Storytelling and Book Signing
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Norwich - Storytelling and Book Signing

Come and meet Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew as they chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story!  Learn how to draw your own fox and get a paw-print for your book!

Zeb and James were both brought up less than 30 miles away from Norwich in Lowestoft and look-forward to welcoming friends new and old to this event.

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Hay Festival
May
29
10:00 PM22:00

Hay Festival

Come and meet Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew as they chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story!  Learn how to draw your own fox and get a paw-print for your book!

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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Schools Programme
Aug
24
10:30 PM22:30

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Schools Programme

Let author and illustrator team Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew introduce you to Gaspard the Fox, a real urban fox from North London who is the inspiration for their charming new picture book series. Learn all about urban foxes with BBC broadcaster Zeb before illustrator James shows you how to draw them. A lively celebration of foxes in the city and their growing relationship with the humans and animals who share it. 

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Opus Anglicanum:  The Tree
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Opus Anglicanum: The Tree

Opus Anglicanum and their reader Zeb Soanes return to St James' Church, Marylebone with a sequence of words and music for Holy Week.  Music includes Tallis, Palestrina Lamentations, Byrd, Gibbons and Dunstable, and readings from Thomas Traherne, The Dream of the Rood and the Upanishads and David Jones.

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The Revolutionary Drawing Room: Viennese Quartet Party
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Revolutionary Drawing Room: Viennese Quartet Party

Zeb will read the lively anecdotes of the celebrated Irish tenor, Michael Kelly - In particular, the string quartet party he attended in 1784, when Haydn, Mozart, Dittersdorf and Vanhal played quartets together.  Performed by The Revolutionary Drawing Room as part of the Richmond-Upon-Thames Music Festival.

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London Boat Show: Legends Theatre
Jan
14
1:30 PM13:30

London Boat Show: Legends Theatre

The London Boat Show 2018 will close on Sunday 14th January with a stage show dedicated to the legendary Shipping Forecast.  Zeb Soanes will share his anecdotes and insight into how this very British tradition gets on air.  He will be joined by Penny Tranter from the Met Office and show host Alec Wilkinson who will challenge the audience to read the Shipping Forecast.  This fascinating show is always a favourite with the London Boat Show crowds. 

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Opus Anglicanum: Mediaeval Carols in Marylebone
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Opus Anglicanum: Mediaeval Carols in Marylebone

One of the UK's Top 10 Carol Concerts, 2017 (The Guardian) Opus Anglicanum bring their most popular Christmas event to London for the first time which sells-out each year at Wells Cathedral.  Thoughtful texts interweave with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit setting of St James' Church, Spanish Place, Marylebone, London.

Early booking advised

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A Christmas Carol - Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

A Christmas Carol - Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra

Zeb joins the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leo Geyer for an imaginative retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol for children of all ages with music from John Adams, Prokofiev, Berlioz, and some familiar Carols.  

Perhaps a chance for smaller-ones to see and hear a symphony orchestra for the very first time.

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A Christmas Carol - Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

A Christmas Carol - Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra

Zeb joins the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leo Geyer for an imaginative retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol for children of all ages with music from John Adams, Prokofiev, Berlioz, and some familiar Carols.  

Perhaps a chance for smaller-ones to see and hear a symphony orchestra for the very first time.

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Carol Service for the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Carol Service for the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields

The BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields supports homeless and vulnerable people across the UK. This year, to support the Appeal, a special Carol Service will be held at St Martin’s, featuring Zeb Soanes, Felicity Finch (Ruth in The Archers) and others from BBC Radio 4.

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Opus Anglicanum: Mediaeval Carols at Kenardington
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Opus Anglicanum: Mediaeval Carols at Kenardington

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Opus Anglicanum will bring their most popular Christmas concert to Saxon Shore Early Music, an event that sells out each year at Wells Cathedral.  Thoughtful texts will interweave with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit setting of the Church of St. Mary, Kenardington (near Ashford).

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Royal Opera House Insights: The Nutcracker
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Royal Opera House Insights: The Nutcracker

It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without Peter’s Wright’s magnificent production of The Nutcracker.  In a live broadcast from the Royal Opera House, Zeb will chat to dancers of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal as they prepare for their annual trip to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Streamed live on the Royal Opera House You Tube Channel and Facebook Live at 7.30pm on Thursday 16th November.

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Eggs or Anarchy (world premiere) with Walton Façade
Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Eggs or Anarchy (world premiere) with Walton Façade

The food writer, critic and Masterchef judge William Sitwell (great-nephew of Edith Sitwell) joins Zeb Soanes to recite William Walton's witty and irreverent Façade, preceded by the world premiere of Ben Palmer's new composition, Eggs or Anarchy, based on Sitwell's account of how Lord Woolton achieved the impossible task of feeding the nation during the Second World War.

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Opus Anglicanum - Belloc: The Four Men
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Opus Anglicanum - Belloc: The Four Men

Opus Anglicanum present a retelling of Hilaire Belloc's The Four Men, in which 'Grizzlebeard', 'the Poet', 'the Sailor' and 'Myself', walk across the Weald of Sussex in the October of 1902 from Robertsbridge to Harting, with lively conversation and songs along the way, including music from Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney and Edward Elgar.

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OPUS ANGLICANUM: THE ANNUNCIATION
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

OPUS ANGLICANUM: THE ANNUNCIATION

A celebration of the Annunciation in the music ofByrd, Obrecht, Greek Orthodox Chant, Gregorian Chant, J S Bach and Tallis. The readings are from Angelus Silesius, Denise Levertov, Elizabeth Jennings, Edwin Muir, and Mother Julian of Norwich, and a description of the 14th century Annunciation ceremony in Padua Cathedral.  Performed as part of Early Music Wells.

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Portraits in Character auction at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Mar
8
6:45 PM18:45

Portraits in Character auction at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

 Dame Judi Dench by Alexander Newley

Dame Judi Dench by Alexander Newley

A close collaboration between Alexander Newley, Fiery Angel, St Martin-in-the-Fields and iconic director and actor Sir Kenneth Branagh led to a unique series of portraits of players in the autumn 2016 season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at The Garrick Theatre.  Alexander Newley worked on the portraits for a year, and was granted unprecedented access backstage at The Garrick Theatre in order to capture the energy and dynamism of the actors in character.

The pictures will be auctioned by Sir Jeffrey Archer at a gala dinner in the Crypt at St. Martins.  For your chance to participate in the auction (thus helping homeless people) and enjoy dinner in the historic setting please contact StMartins@activ.org.uk or ring 020 7432 6996. Drinks at 6.45pm, dinner & auction at 8pm. Happy bidding.

Evening introduced by Zeb Soanes.

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