The Great and Wide Sea - Crescendo Music Festival
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Great and Wide Sea - Crescendo Music Festival

In this special festival event, the five unaccompanied male singers of Opus Anglicanum and their narrator Zeb Soanes present an atmospheric programme of original commissions from two of the UK’s leading female composers: a complete reading of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic Rime of the Ancient Mariner with music by Lynne Plowman, and Sally Beamish’s powerful Sea Psalm, setting an account from the only surviving officer of the destroyer HMS Duchess, which was sunk on 12 December 1939. Come and enjoy this memorable concert in the evocative setting of Pakefield Church, from where you can gaze out over the great and wide sea...

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The Snowman & Little Red Riding Hood (1.30pm)
Dec
22
1:30 PM13:30

The Snowman & Little Red Riding Hood (1.30pm)

Bring the whole family to experience the magic of the The Snowman on a big screen with music performed by a live orchestra. Before it, Roald Dahl’s adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood is narrated by Radio 4’s Zeb Soanes in Patterson’s charming orchestral piece for children.

The performance lasts approximately 1 hour

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The Snowman & Little Red Riding Hood (4pm)
Dec
22
4:00 PM16:00

The Snowman & Little Red Riding Hood (4pm)

Bring the whole family to experience the magic of the The Snowman on a big screen with music performed by a live orchestra. Before it, Roald Dahl’s adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood is narrated by Radio 4’s Zeb Soanes in Patterson’s charming orchestral piece for children.

The performance lasts approximately 1 hour

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A Modernist Review
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Modernist Review

Join us in the glorious 19th century Chapel of King’s College London for an evening of music, dance and poetry. This ‘Modernist Revue’ will include the premiere of live artist Deborah Pearson’s rendition of Hope Mirrlees’s 1919 ‘Paris: A Poem’, music from suffragette opera, Rhondda Rips it Up!, a response to the Ballets Russes performed by Isabella McGuire Mayes and music by Germaine Tailleferre and Claude Debussy from the Virginia Woolf & Music project. The evening will be compèred by BBC Radio 4's own Zeb Soanes.

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Walton's Façade
Feb
4
7:30 AM07:30

Walton's Façade

Zeb and Carole Boyd (best known for playing Lynda Snell in The Archers) give a live performance of their acclaimed recording of Façade, Edith Sitwell's eccentric poetry set to music by William Walton.

Conductor Ben Palmer

Covent Garden Symphony Orchestra.

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Babar the Elephant and The Snowman (4pm)
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Babar the Elephant and The Snowman (4pm)

After sell-out concerts last Christmas, Zeb is delighted to join the Suffolk Ensemble again to narrate Babar the Little Elephant accompanied by projections of Jean de Brunhoff’s beautiful original 1930's illustrations, followed by Howard Blake's The Snowman, played to the classic animation on Snape Malting's big screen.  A concert that will appeal to the excitable child in everyone.

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Babar the Elephant and The Snowman (1.30pm)
Dec
23
1:30 PM13:30

Babar the Elephant and The Snowman (1.30pm)

After sell-out concerts last Christmas, Zeb is delighted to join the Suffolk Ensemble again to narrate Babar the Little Elephant accompanied by projections of Jean de Brunhoff’s beautiful original 1930's illustrations, followed by Howard Blake's The Snowman, played to the classic animation on Snape Malting's big screen.  A concert that will appeal to the excitable child in everyone.

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A Macmillan Christmas at St John's Smith Square
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

A Macmillan Christmas at St John's Smith Square

Come and help Macmillan raise money to support our friends and family living with cancer, all whilst kick starting your Christmas celebrations. We will be joined by Macmillan’s Vice President Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and Dame Diana Rigg, along with readings from Celia Imrie and James Dreyfus. Hosted by Zeb Soanes.

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To End All Wars
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

To End All Wars

To mark the centenary of the Armistice 1918, an evening of song, poetry, prose and prose, humour and pathos with William Godfree, Fiona-Jane Weston, Martin Muncaster and Zeb Soanes.

Tickets £15 in aid of The Royal British Legion.

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Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra:  Foxtrot Family Concerts (4pm)
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra: Foxtrot Family Concerts (4pm)

Come and hear Gaspard the Fox and Babar the Elephant brought to life by Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra with broadcaster and author Zeb Soanes and award-winning composer and conductor Leo Geyer.

Zeb will be signing copies of his book Gaspard the Fox after each WSO Family Concert on Saturday 13 October.

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Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra:  Foxtrot Family Concerts (2pm)
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra: Foxtrot Family Concerts (2pm)

Come and hear Gaspard the Fox and Babar the Elephant brought to life by Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra with broadcaster and author Zeb Soanes and award-winning composer and conductor Leo Geyer.

Zeb will be signing copies of his book Gaspard the Fox after each WSO Family Concert on Saturday 13 October.

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North York Moors Festival: Walton Façade ∣ Eggs or Anarchy
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

North York Moors Festival: Walton Façade ∣ Eggs or Anarchy

  • St Hilda's Church Westcliff, Whitby (map)
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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 Ben Palmer's 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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David Walliams: Big Laughs (Edinburgh International Book Festival)
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

David Walliams: Big Laughs (Edinburgh International Book Festival)

  • Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Edinbugh (map)
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Britain's biggest author, David Walliams, brings his unique sense of humour to the Book Festival as he shares his latest bestseller, Bad Dad. Be inspired to get writing your own funny stories as David, in conversation with Zeb Soanes, explains how he became the fastest growing children's author in the UK.

This event is currently SOLD OUT. Please check for returns nearer the time.

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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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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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