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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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, BBC Radio 4’s voice of The Shipping Forecast, 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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🦊 Federation of Children's Book Groups Conference
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

🦊 Federation of Children's Book Groups Conference

Confirmed speakers include Lauren Child, Michael Morpurgo, Zeb Soanes, James Mayhew, Jackie Morris, Jacqueline Wilson, Justin Somper, Sarah Crossan, Katherine Woodfine, Robin Stevens, Meg McLaren and Heather Crossley.

Full programme details will be released shortly, but early booking is now open.

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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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