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22 May - 6 June 2015

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Welcome …to the 2015 Festival, where for 16 packed days this summer Salisbury will resound with artistic encounters of every shape and form, from music to circus, theatre to comedy, and we will welcome artists from over 20 nations. Our starting point this year is the sunrise, continuing a four-year journey tracing the passage of the sun from night to day. We focus on a glorious Eastern dawn, with the arts and culture of the Middle East taking centre stage. Rarely are we given the chance to fully explore the work of the region’s artists and the rich culture behind the conflict-ridden news headlines with which we are all familiar. I hope that the events in this year’s programme offer an opportunity to widen our understanding of both the history and the everyday lives of the diverse people who call the region home. And so over

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the Festival fortnight you can explore the fascinating archaeology of Egypt, the stunning film of Turkey and Iran, urgent poetry from Afghanistan and mouthwatering recipes from Israel, not to forget experiences that bring alive the ancient literature of the region, exhibitions that respond to recent conflicts, and a host of contemporary commentators speaking about everything from the Noah myth to the history of the camel. But that’s only half of the story. Our idyllic corner of England, Wiltshire, plays a role as ever, offering you the chance to chase theatrical wolves around Longleat, or be charmed by birdsong in Coombe Bissett. And Salisbury sits at the heart of it all, with many events made here, only seen here, and bringing to life the city’s many stories. We commemorate Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary with a major production

of King John in our Cathedral, while Betrayal transforms a city centre car park into a crime scene with music, dance and theatre woven together to create an immersive experience like no other. An extended City Encounters returns to our opening weekend, when every city street corner will be filled with free theatre, dance and circus, plus an international market and family activities. We start with Market Songs, a music theatre commission for 400 community singers in and around the Market Place, telling the 900-year-old story of Salisbury as a trading city - a coming together that perfectly signals the start of a Festival that is yours to explore over two unmissable weeks. Toby Smith Festival Director

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Principal Sponsor’s Welcome 2015 Ageas is delighted to continue its Principal Sponsorship of the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival for a further three years. We provide Motor, Household, Travel and Business insurance through our partnerships with brokers and distributors including some of the UK’s leading high street brands such as Tesco, John Lewis, the AA and Age UK. We employ over 6,000 people across the UK including around 3,000 locally. We are very much looking forward to this year’s Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and hope you enjoy all that the theme of Middle Eastern arts has to offer.

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Donors We have many people to thank for supporting the Festival: the artists, ensembles and companies who will come to Salisbury this summer; our Festival Donors and Festival Friends, the lifeblood of the festival; and our Festival Volunteers, who help keep things running smoothly. From loyal donors to those who are supporting us for the first time in 2015, we offer you our grateful thanks for making this Festival fly.

Festival Donors Anonymous Donors Alison Bennett Joss and Sophie Dalrymple Paul and Sue Halliden Mr and Mrs James Hussey Robert Stiby OBE

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Anonymous Donors Mr and Mrs Brian Ashford-Russell Anne Beckwith-Smith Lady Bessborough Simon and Helen Birchenough Lady Bonham Carter Chris Carnegy The Earl and Countess of Chichester Dr Chris Cochrane Mrs A Costello Nicholas and Julia Gallop The Revd Maggie Guillebaud Mr and Mrs W Macalpine Mr and Mrs Ian McIsaac Lady Carolyn Newbigging Miss Margaret Pott Mr and Mrs M Roller Gillian Roller Mr and Mrs N Salisbury Dame Rosemary Spencer Mr and Mrs J G Studholme Mr and Mrs William Verdon-Smith Mr and Mrs MEC Wordsworth

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Salisbury Live Friday 22 May and Saturday 23 May Friday 29 May and Saturday 30 May Friday 5 June and Saturday 6 June City Centre FREE film

Before Sunrise Friday 22 May 6pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8 With Before Sunrise in 1995, Richard Linklater began one of the greatest and most enduring romances of modern cinema. When Jesse and Celine meet on a European train, the connection is instantaneous. Jesse convinces Celine to alight with him in Vienna and they spend one glorious night roaming the city’s streets, talking about life and the universe, and slowly falling for each other. As the sun rises, the film ends on one of the biggest cliff hangers in film history.

Great music, free entry and a great vibe - Salisbury Live returns, running over all three weekends of the Festival for the first time and offering six nights of gigs held in participating pubs and venues across the city. If you love live music, Salisbury Live is a brilliant way to experience the Festival. Look out for details on the Festival website in April or pick up a Salisbury Live leaflet. Sponsored by

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Market Songs A Festival commission for massed voices Friday 22 May 8pm Market Place and surrounding city streets FREE The massed voices of our biggest-ever Festival Chorus will come together to create Market Songs, a large-scale music theatre commission that will take over the city’s Market Place and its surrounding streets for one summer evening, the opening event of the 2015 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival. Composer Michael Betteridge has written a new collection of market songs, rounds, choruses and cries that explore the trades around which the city’s early life flourished, using music to bring seven centuries of colourful history to life, tracing the development of Salisbury as a market town and culminating in a celebration that reflects on the contemporary market that continues to run to this day.

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400 singers, working with Betteridge, music director Howard Moody and director Ben Occhipinti, will animate streets that retain their trade names today – Butcher Row, Fish Row and Silver Street to name a few – before coming together in the Market Place for the evening’s spectacular finale, promising the surround sound experience of massed voices for the assembled crowd. Sing! Sell! Hear ye - a Festival is launched! Sponsored by The JP Marland Charitable Trust Supported by

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Sema Kaygusuz

James Runcie

John Campbell

The Well of Trapped Words

The Grantchester Mysteries

Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life

Saturday 23 May 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Saturday 23 May 3pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Saturday 23 May 7.30pm Blackledge Theatre, Godolphin School

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Sema Kaygusuz, award-winning Turkish author and screenwriter, is a distinctive voice in the canon of young Turkish literature, which concerns itself increasingly with questions of identity and individuality. She joins us, in conversation with her translator Maureen Freely, to read from her recent collection of short stories and to discuss her work.  In The Well of Trapped Words folk tales, myth, allegory and metaphor combine in a clever and entertaining collection of short stories that reveal modern Turkish society in all its complexity and nuance.

James Runcie, award-winning writer and son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, introduces his novel Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins which became Grantchester, a prime time drama for ITV last year. Runcie has written seven novels, including three previous Sidney Chambers books in which the loveable full-time priest and part-time detective continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960s Cambridge, bringing a dose of Midsomer Murders to the Church of England. A second series of Grantchester is being made this year.

Tonight biographer John Campbell will be in conversation with Sir Hayden Phillips about Roy Jenkins, the best Prime Minister Britain never had. Jenkins was a radical Home Secretary in the 1960s and founded the Social Democratic Party which later formed the Liberal Democrats. Sir Hayden worked closely with Roy Jenkins from 1974 to 1979, as his Private Secretary when he was Home Secretary for a second time and then again in Brussels when he became President of the European Commission. Campbell’s biography of Jenkins was shortlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Biography Award.

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Who is Mohsen Makhmalbaf?

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Mor Karbasi

Saturday 23 May 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Gabbeh, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is screening on Friday 29 May (see page 29).

Saturday 23 May 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral

Tickets £10 Spend an evening with the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, as he discusses one of his most personal films along with the UK première of a new documentary about his extraordinary filmmaking family. In the intriguingly plotted A Moment of Innocence, Makhmalbaf casts young actors to recreate a lifechanging moment from his youth. In doing so, he blurs the lines between fact and fiction in a witty, multi-layered story of love and revolution. Daddy’s School reveals how he moved from making Box Office: 0845 241 9651

films to making film makers, with his prodigious children winning awards at festivals while still in their teens. Daddy’s School UK première: Hassan Solhjoo Iran | 2014 | 71 minutes | Certificate 12 In Persian with English subtitles A Moment of Innocence: Mohsen Makhmalbaf Iran | 1996 | 78 minutes | Recommended Ages 15+ | In Persian with English subtitles

Tickets £22.50, £17.50 Mor Karbasi burst onto the global world music scene in 2008, and has continued since to capture audiences internationally with her gorgeous, exceptional voice. Born in Jerusalem to a mother from Nazareth of Moroccan descent and a father from Jerusalem of Persian ancestry, Karbasi’s music is fed by several cultures, with Persian, Moroccan, Spanish and of course Israeli influences coming together to create a predominately Sephardic Jewish

repertoire. From traditional Jewish songs to her own contemporary compositions, Karbasi takes us on a journey around the Mediterranean, from Morocco to her native Israel. Her most recent album, 2014’s La Tsadika, was hailed as ‘triumphant’ by Songlines magazine, and her rich music, performed with a largely acoustic band of four hand-picked musicians, will sing out in the unrivalled acoustic of the Cathedral.

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City Encounters Sunday 24 and Monday 25 May 10am – 7pm Guildhall Square, Market Place and other city centre locations FREE This year we fill every corner of the city centre with free street theatre, dance, circus and music, plus food and family fun, in two packed days of entertainment for everyone. Look out for full details in April on the Festival website or pick up a leaflet on the day.

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International Market

Artizani: Bees!

Market Place will be filled with a fantastic variety of stalls offering produce from across Europe - come sample the culinary delights!

A deluxe hive is set down with the greatest of care. The public is called to step forward: Hear the Bee! Feel the Bee! Smell the Bee! Taste the Bee! And, if you dare, put your eye up to the hive and See the Bee! But will there be a sting in the tail…?

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Stop Gap Dance: Bill and Bobby Play Day Get messy, physical and creative for free at the Festival’s much loved Play Day. Join us on Bank Holiday Monday for an afternoon of art and sporting activities for children and young people. From tots to teens there really is something for everybody!

Gandini Juggling: Eight Songs From Dylan’s stream of consciousness to Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking anthems of the Rolling Stones, Eight Songs is a series of choreographed juggling vignettes in tribute to eight classic rock and roll songs.

Company Chameleon: Of Man and Beast

A tribute to the star partnership of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, Bill and Bobby references a scene from their musical comedy masterpiece Swing Time, Stop Gap Dance taking you on a whistle-stop tour of a bygone era.

Stefano di Renzo: Hold On Using a self counter-weighted slack rope, a man holds himself up above the ground with nothing but his grip. He is an intrinsic part of the system: if he holds up the rope, it holds him up; but if he decides to let go, he will fall…

Gobbledegook Theatre: Ear Trumpet Ear Trumpet is about the sounds under our ground. A team of sonic investigators have managed to track an exceptional auditory occurrence: eons-worth of sound, both ancient and modern, harmonically bound together, trapped inside our ancient rocks. Ear Trumpet invites us to listen in...

A dynamic new outdoor work for five male performers, Of Man and Beast is a powerful, sensitive and revealing look at male group dynamics that uncovers the many faces of man – strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility.

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Lyngo Theatre

Young Lawrence

Salisbury Live: Live @ the Farm

Sunday 24 May 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £6 | Ages 1 – 5 | 40 minutes Places are limited so please book early

Sunday 24 May 3pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Sunday 24 May 3pm - 10pm River Bourne Community Farm

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T E Lawrence was one of the most charismatic characters of the First World War and wrote an epic, personal account of the Arabs’ revolt against the Turks in Seven Pillars of Wisdom. But few people realise that Lawrence burnt the first version of his book. Drawing on surviving letters, diaries, museum records and Foreign Office documents, acclaimed historian Anthony Sattin tells this story. He reveals what Lawrence wanted to conceal: the truth of his birth, his tortuous relationship with a dominant mother, his deep affection for an Arab boy and intimate details of his travels.

Featuring a BBQ , bar and children’s entertainment, Live @ the Farm offers an exciting afternoon and evening of pop, rock, folk and acoustic music. Headlining this year are cow-punk icons Lady Winwoods Maggot, plus support from The Fabulous Fish Brothers, Lyrical Monsoon and the Passenger Club - plus many more acts to be confirmed.

Relax on our comfy cushions as Lyngo Theatre guides you through the four seasons and celebrates the wonders of nature. Falling leaves, snowflakes, cherry blossom and baby birds showcase the seasons in a soft and playful interactive adventure for the first-time theatre goer. Make some friends while you play peek-a-boo in a puddle or dance at the butterfly party! You’ll see how everyone likes to sleep on the moon cushion or cover themselves with snow, from spring to autumn and back again. Sponsored by

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Come To My Voice

Caroline Horton and Company

A UK première introduced by director Hüseyin Karabey

Sunday 24 May 7.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Sunday 24 May 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

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Josephine is putting on a play with the help of her friends Boris and Sistahl. The play is about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession,

addiction and not wanting to get out of bed. With absurd physical theatre, original songs and personal struggle, Mess is darkly funny, deeply moving and incredibly bold. A clever and innovative piece, it provides stark insight into the thoughts of someone with anorexia. FREE post-event talk

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Set in mountainous South Eastern Turkey, this captivating fable follows an elderly Kurdish woman and her granddaughter on a quest to save her son, who has been wrongly imprisoned by the military whilst looking for hidden guns. With no weapons to be found in the village, they set off on an eventful journey to find a firearm to buy his freedom. Infused with

traditional music and steeped in folk law, their story is told by three blind “dengbej” storytellers, who eventually weave themselves into the tale. Hüseyin Karabey | Turkey | 2014 | 105 minutes | Recommended Ages 15+ In Turkish/Kurdish with English subtitles UK première

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Red Riding Hood

J M W Turner’s Salisbury Eblana String Trio

Horse + Bamboo Theatre

A Blue Badge guided walk

Monday 25 May 12pm and 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 4+ 55 minutes + time to meet the puppets

Monday 25 May and Friday 5 June 2.30pm

A young girl, a hungry wolf and a walk through the woods - it sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Red Riding Hood’s not scared… well maybe she’s a little bit scared. Horse + Bamboo presents a gorgeously rendered retelling of the classic girl-and-the-wolf tale. Exquisite visuals blend with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments to create an enchanting piece of theatre. The story that everybody knows – or do they? Sponsored by

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Tickets £6, £3 | Available from Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row Starting from the Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row, this walk reveals the exquisite views sketched and painted by Turner of Salisbury city and Cathedral Close.

Monday 25 May 3pm Trafalgar Park Tickets £25 | grounds open from 12.30 for picnicking Beethoven String Trio in G major Op 9 No 1 Dohnanyi Serenade for string trio Op 10 Mozart Divertimento in E flat major K 563 So often overlooked in favour of the ubiquitous string quartet, the string trio’s comparatively neglected repertoire is powered by major works by Mozart and Beethoven, two such masterpieces sitting at the heart of this programme. All three of the Eblana’s members are committed chamber musicians, participating in the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy and together giving regular concerts at festivals and venues throughout the UK. Presented at Trafalgar Park by kind permission of Michael Wade


Double bill: Turkey in Europe

Your Beauty Is Worth Nothing + Head-On Monday 25 May 7pm and 9pm Salisbury Arts Centre

This pairing of films by directors with mixed Turkish/ European heritage provocatively examines the Turkish immigrant experience. The evening will be introduced by Tickets £8 for each film or £12 for both film maker and human rights activist Hüseyin Karabey. l ite r a t u r e

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7pm Your Beauty is Worth Nothing 12-year-old Veysel and his family are struggling to adapt to a new life as refugees in Vienna. With his older brother joining a violent street gang and his father’s history as a former Kurdish rebel, the threat of deportation is never far away. But for Veysel, all this is eclipsed by his crush on a girl in his class. Speaking little German, he asks a kindly neighbour to help translate a famous Turkish poem with which he hopes to woo her.

The Sunrise Monday 25 May 6pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8 Best-selling novelist Victoria Hislop comes to the Festival to discuss her latest work of fiction, The Sunrise. With her unique brand of storytelling, Hislop follows the fortunes of two families on the turbulent island of Cyprus and vividly brings to life the personal cost and drama of conflict. Victoria Hislop made her name in 2006 with The Island which spent eight weeks at the top of the Sunday Times paperback list. Other best-sellers have followed and this is a thrilling opportunity for fans of her fiction to hear her read and answer questions. Sponsored by Box Office: 0845 241 9651

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Hüseyin Tabak | Turkey/Austria | 2012 | 86 minutes | Recommended Ages 12+ | In Turkish/German with English subtitles Following a suicide attempt, Cahit ends up in a psychiatric clinic in Hamburg, where he meets the rebellious Sibel, who shares his manic depressive tendencies. Learning of his Turkish roots, she convinces him to enter into a sham marriage in order to appease her conservative Turkish family. They soon fall for each other anyway, but their destructive lifestyle eventually leads to a head on collision with the culture from which they are running. Head-On is a raw, exhilarating and often darkly humorous cinematic experience. Fatih Akin | Germany/Turkey | 2004 | 119 minutes | Certificate 18 In German/Turkish with English subtitles Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015 | 15


Circa S Monday 25 May 7.30pm City Hall Tickets £22.50, £17.50, £12 | Under 18s £5 off

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Australia’s leading circus company, Circa’s visits to Salisbury have provided the Festival with some of it finest memories in recent years, from a sold out City Hall show in 2011 to the breath-taking How Like An Angel in Salisbury Cathedral in 2013. Join Circa as they push the boundaries of acrobatics in a daring musical performance. Inspired by the curves, symmetries and plurality of the letter S, S will fill the stage with the raw immediacy of performers tested to their physical and emotional limits.

S features seven extraordinary performers who bend, fly, contort and hang – sometimes alone and at others in a tangle of bodies. Set to a powerful soundtrack including music by Kimmo Pohjonen and the Kronos Quartet, S is sinuous, seductive, sophisticated, sensual and savage… Sponsored by

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Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier Book 1

The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon

Monday 25 May 7.30pm St Martin’s Church

Tuesday 26 May 11am Salisbury Arts Centre

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The Festival welcomes Iranian-American virtuoso Mahan Esfahani, a musician on a mission to return the harpsichord to the heart of Western classical music. In the first of two Festival appearances, Esfahani tackles a supreme challenge in the harpsichord repertoire, a complete performance of the first book of J S Bach’s The Well-Tempered Klavier. This collection of 24 preludes and fugues, written for the harpsichord in each of the major and minor keys, is widely regarded

Recognised in ancient times as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the legendary Hanging Garden of Babylon and its location remains a mystery steeped in shadow and myth.

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as one of the most influential works in the history of western classical music. The cycle is rarely played on the harpsichord and this performance offers an authentic chance to get inside a work that is perhaps the epitome of the musical baroque. Mahan Esfahani returns to St Martin’s Church tomorrow evening with Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital (see page 19). FREE post-event talk

In an exciting story of detection involving legends and expert decipherment of ancient texts, Stephanie Dalley, a world expert on ancient Babylonian language, has gathered material on this enigmatic World

Wonder. Join her to hear how research enabled her to pin down the Garden’s position, to describe in detail what it may have looked like and to show why it deserves its place alongside the Pyramids and the Colossus of Rhodes as one of the most astonishing technical achievements of the ancient world. Sponsored by

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Tuesday 26 May 12pm, 2pm and 4pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

A day of literature for children and young adults 12pm Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton – Jim Smith Barry Loser is back after a sell-out show at last year’s Festival. Author Jim Smith introduces the sixth book in his Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series, in which Barry turns detective… to solve the case of the crumpled carton. Perfect for fans of The Wimpy Kid, Mr Gum and Tom Gates. Tickets £5 | Ages 7+ | 60 minutes music

2pm Sarah J Maas – A Court of Thorns and Roses Best-selling author of the Throne of Glass series, Sarah J Maas will be in the UK for one week only to promote her new book A Court of Thorns and Roses. This book kicks off a new fantasy series for teenagers and young adults inspired by the tale of Beauty and the Beast, creating a fae land of legends in which you’ll want to lose yourself. Tickets £5 | 60 minutes

4pm George’s Amazing Adventures – Adam and Charlotte Guillain Come and meet Charlotte and Adam Guillain performing their latest hilarious picture book, Pizza for Pirates, illustrated by the award-winning Lee Wildish. Set off on a high seas adventure in search of pirates! There will be scurrilous sea dogs, marine monsters, a feathered friend, a bit of silly dressing up and funny songs! Tickets £5 | Ages 5+ | 60 minutes Sponsored by 18 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015

Richard Rodgers Revealed Songs from musicals including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I and South Pacific

Tuesday 26 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £16 Richard Rodgers is one of the great figures of American music – a composer who over six decades wrote 40 musicals and over 1,000 songs, changing popular music forever. Joined on stage by Olivier nominee Anna Francolini, Rodgers aficionados Edward Seckerson and Jason Carr draw upon their vast knowledge of the scores and the stories behind them to create this intimate evening that explores the life and music of this extraordinary man: the backstage stories, his demons and struggles, the very different relationships he had with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein, a dash of gossip, and of course the songs – from famous numbers to rarities and gems unearthed from the archive.

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From Verdun to Afghanistan: The Hundred Years’ War

Tuesday 26 May 7.30pm St Martin’s Church

Tuesday 26 May 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

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Sonatas for mandolin and harpsichord by Scarlatti, Vivaldi and J S Bach and works by Beethoven, Martinu and Avi Avital

Presenting 40 extraordinary poems chosen from The Hundred Years’ War, three performers fuse theatre, live music and striking imagery to create a deeply moving portrayal of life under fire. The production offers stories of war from across the world, from the trenches of the Somme to the horrors of the Second World War, the Holocaust, the Middle East, Vietnam, Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. Voices of all nations and creeds are represented,

The mandolin and the harpsichord may not make for the most obvious of pairings, yet the two complement each other perfectly. Composers from Bach to Beethoven wrote for the combination, contributing to a repertoire that gives both instruments the chance to shine in a common display of impressive finger-work. Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Our soloists come from very different backgrounds, harpsichordist Mahan born in Tehran and mandolin player Avi in Israel. On first meeting whilst studying in Italy they struck up an immediate chemistry which shines through on stage in the music they make and the stories they share together. Sponsored by

often from opposing sides. Each poem is performed before the audience learn its history, from which war it came and its country of origin. The effect is visceral, heart-breaking and thought provoking. Produced by Midlands Creative Projects in association with the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Wednesday 27 May 11.30am and 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 3 - 7 | 40 minutes Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting. Travelling through storms, busy shipping lanes and across oceans, he picks up some exciting friends along the way. Meet all the animals on their adventure to find another home; what else will they encounter on their journey of discovery and friendship? The Journey Home, the acclaimed children’s book by award-winning author Frann Preston-Gannon, is brought to life through puppetry, lyrical music and transformative design in this new production by Little Angel Theatre. Sponsored by 20 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015

Wednesday 27 May and Thursday 4 June 2.30pm Tickets £6, £3 | Available from Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row Starting from the Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row, this walk traces an 800-year journey from tyrannical power to democracy in England’s most beautiful Cathedral City.


Young Carers Showcase with Bath Philharmonia and Being Frank Physical Theatre

Wednesday 27 May 6pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £2 | Under 18s FREE This year we have expanded our long-standing work with Young Carers to include music, dance and film. Young carers from across Wiltshire will perform their own words and music devised with musicians from Bath Philharmonia, and will also present a new dance film created with Being Frank Physical Theatre. Supported by Wiltshire Community Foundation and an anonymous donor Presented in partnership with Youth Action Wiltshire (with funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation), Bath Philharmonia, Being Frank Physical Theatre and Wiltshire College

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre King John Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 May 7pm Salisbury Cathedral £25 | Under 18s £15 | All tickets unreserved Following a series of sell-out performances at last year’s Festival, we proudly welcome back Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. This internationally acclaimed theatre company will perform Shakespeare’s King John, a play that charts the king’s struggle to retain the crown against claims that he is not the rightful heir. Performed by a large company of actors and musicians, this striking staging will transport the Cathedral back in time to a 12th-century world of politics, power struggles, unlikely alliances and battles in the name of inheritance. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral as part of a year-long programme marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, this ambitious production of King John will be staged in the Cathedral nave just a few feet away from the finest surviving copy of the charter, and alongside the tomb of King John’s half-brother, William Longspée. King John is co-produced by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton Production generously supported by THE BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION 28 May performance sponsored by

Salisbury Cathedral is marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta with a year-long series of lectures, seminars, exhibitions, performances and services, including a weekend of celebrations planned for 12 - 15 June. For more information please visit Box Office: 0845 241 9651

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Roger Luckhurst

Gandini Juggling

Unwrapping the Mummy’s Curse


Wednesday 27 May 7pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Wednesday 27 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

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In the winter of 1922-23 archaeologist Howard Carter and his wealthy patron, the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, sensationally opened the tomb of Tutankhamen. Six weeks later Carnarvon died. The popular press went wild with rumours of a curse on those who disturbed the Pharaoh’s rest. Roger Luckhurst, Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, explores why the myth has captured the British imagination and how it has affected popular culture.

Four jugglers and four ballet dancers share a stage for the first time, as 4 x 4 celebrates where these paths meet in a unique dialogue. Following the international success of their sensational Smashed show, an undoubted highlight of the 2012 Festival, 4 x 4 revisits the Gandini’s love affair with pure patterns and mathematics, creating delicate new architectures that take us on fleeting journeys through time and space.

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juggler Sean Gandini and former Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela, with music from Ashkenazy protégé Nimrod Borenstein performed live by Camerata Alma Viva. Sponsored by

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A Schubertiade with Rowan Hellier and Nicholas Mulroy, curated and accompanied by Alisdair Hogarth

After Party Re:Sound Music Theatre

Wednesday 27 May 7.30pm St Thomas’s Church

Wednesday 27 May 10pm The Cosy Club

Tickets £18, £16 | Add After Party ticket for £10

Tickets £12 | 60 minutes

This two-part evening explores the world of Franz Schubert, a composer who lived in extraordinary times, with revolution sweeping across Europe and a growing Romantic movement that created works of art that are still revered today.

It is October 1820, and Schubert and his closest friends are gathered together, drinking in celebration of art, freedom and love. Yet, before the evening ends they will be arrested by the secret police and their fractured circle will never be complete again.

First, we re-create a ‘Schubertiade’ in St Thomas’s Church, a curious form that developed in the years after the composer’s death to honour his memory through his music. The composer’s Box Office: 0845 241 9651

German Lieder are our focus, of which he wrote over 600. In the company of two of the UK’s finest young singers, tonight we journey through a hand-picked selection of Schubert’s finest songs and duets for mezzo-soprano and tenor unashamedly the best of the composer’s best, from An die Musik Erlkönig, song after song reflecting on love, loss and life, and from every perspective.

Featuring a cast of four actor-musicians as Schubert and his close circle of friends, Re:Sound will transform the Cosy Club into a 19th century Viennese drinking-house, for an immersive drama that takes us into the heady Romantic world of the composer.

Re-creating this eventful evening through drama and music, with more than a dash of humour washed down by drink, Re:Sound welcome us into Schubert’s world - freed from the formality of the concert hall and thrown instead into a personal encounter with the composer’s friendships, loves and losses in revolutionary times. Presented in partnership with

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Births and Beginnings

A Landscape of Kings

Family Workshops at Roche Court

A Walk to Clarendon Palace

Thursday 28 May 10am and 1.30pm Roche Court Tickets £5 per child | Ages 6 – 13 | All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian | Places are limited so please book early

Thursday 28 May 11am and 2pm Meet at Duck Inn, Laverstock SP1 1PU

Families will be led on a tour to explore the sculptures at Roche Court. We will discover how different artists express their own experiences through sculpture and how materials can be given new life through the various ways they are used by artists. All will join in practical activities and discussion. Artists that we will be looking at include Anthony

This half-day 4 mile (6.4km) guided walk climbs from Salisbury to the ruins of Clarendon Palace, a royal retreat dating back to the 12th century and the site of a meeting between Henry II and Thomas Becket in 1164 that was one of a number of precursors to the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215.

Caro, Richard Long and Fernando Casasempere. To book please contact or call 01980 862802.

Tickets £6 | Under 18s £3 | Booking in advance is essential Led by members of the Friends of Clarendon Palace, before Professor Tom James and Dr Mandy Richardson take up the palace story on site, the walk also offers fantastic views of the city and ends at a wonderfully isolated spot, with friendly llamas patrolling the grounds.

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Iranian Cinema of Childhood Children of Heaven + The White Balloon Thursday 28 May 11am and 3pm White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £5 for each film

One of the defining characteristics of modern Iranian cinema is the “Child on a Quest” drama. These delightful realist tales depict a child-like view of an adult world and have captivated audiences of all ages with their deceptive simplicity and engrossing storytelling. l ite r a t u r e

11am Children of Heaven A boy from a poor family is devastated when he loses his sister’s beloved pink shoes. Not wanting his parents to find out, he sets out to find, and then try to win, a new pair. With spirited performances from its plucky young cast and some enchanting lyrical interludes, this heart-warming, Oscar-nominated story of love, trust and family values builds up to one of the most gripping sporting finales in film history.

3pm The White Balloon

Majid Majidi | Iran | 1997 | 84 minutes | Certificate PG In Persian with English subtitles A trip to buy a goldfish turns into the adventure of a lifetime for a little girl in Tehran. Her sense of fear and wonder is palpable as she explores the bustling streets, but when she loses her money she must rely on strangers to help. Filmed in real time during the countdown to the Iranian New Year, this magical, child’s eye view of the world becomes a suspenseful race against time. Jafar Panahi | Iran | 1995 | 82 minutes | Certificate U In Persian with English subtitles

Each film will be each introduced by film critic Ehsan Khoshbakht. Box Office: 0845 241 9651

A C Grayling The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times Thursday 28 May 2.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £10 Returning to the Festival after a popular appearance here in 2013, philosopher A C Grayling talks about his latest collection of essays, The Challenge of Things. By thinking through difficult topics in a time of war and conflict, Grayling examines the habits and prejudices that might trap us in a sterile cul-de-sac and opens up the possibility of more creative approaches. Grayling has written and edited over 30 books and his essays are always life-affirming, thought-provoking and hopeful. Sponsored by Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015 | 25


Stateless Joli Vyann Thursday 28 May 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £14 Stateless, Joli Vyann’s new show, crosses the frontiers of dance, theatre and circus to explore the topical subject of refugees, immigration and journeys. Its powerful stories of emotional upheaval and the fates of people crossing borders unfold with intense physicality, hand-to-hand acrobatics, bodies flying and falling. There are moments of sadness, courage, friendship and humour, provoking us to think about humanity, tolerance, and the state of being stateless. Stateless played to sell-out houses at the London International Mime Festival earlier in the year and is devised in collaboration with French composer, choreographer and circus artist Florence Caillon. Presented in partnership with

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Henning Wehn Eins, Zwei, DIY Thursday 28 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £16.50 | Ages 16+ | No Friends discounts apply | May contain adult material that some might find offensive

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After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn’t eat a whole one. As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn’t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society. Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You’ve only got yourself to blame for not

being born into a better social class. Expect a crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time. Wunderbar! Sponsored by

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Digging for History

A promenade theatre adventure for runners and walkers from Burn the Curtain

Searching for Medieval Harnham

Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 May 8pm Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Friday 29 May Drop in 9am – 3pm St George’s Church, Harnham

Tickets £12.50 | Ages 11+ | 150 minutes | Booking in advance is essential

FREE | Ages 5+

In a tiny village on the edge of the mountains, a young girl puts on her red shoes and cloak, and heads into the forest alone, watched by unseen eyes. As the shadows lengthen, she begins to run… Now the hunt begins.

This community archaeology project hopes to find remains of the village of Harnham in the medieval period. Volunteers will excavate by hand a number of one-metre square test pits, guided by the results of an earthwork and geophysics survey carried out earlier this year. Each participant will have the opportunity to dig and record what is found. Generating interest in the archaeology of Harnham, this project is part of the 900th anniversary celebration of Harnham’s St George’s Church.

Along with elements of the author’s dark and mysterious stories Wolf-Alice, Peter and the Wolf and The Werewolf, Angela Carter’s classic tale has been adapted by Burn the Curtain and Shiona Morton to create a promenade theatre adventure for runners and walkers. The route will be 2 miles for walkers, 5 miles for runners and the tale will be performed along the way. To take part in the show, come prepared for physical activity, either running or walking, with appropriate clothing Box good Office: 0845 Some 241 9651 and footwear. of the action will take place in

the dark, so bring a torch or head torch if you have one. There are several route options, so you can pick the path you want to take at different points in the performance. Choose to be a hunter or a gatherer, fleet of foot or eagle eyed, to pick up the pace, or tread carefully along the forest path. Sniff out those who have been born feet first… Hunt those who are hairy on the inside… However, stray from the path for one instant and the wolves will eat you… Presented in partnership with

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One Little Word

Allum’s Antiques Almanac

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Medieval Salisbury’s Marketplace A Blue Badge guided walk

Friday 29 May 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

Friday 29 May 12pm and 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Friday 29 May and Monday 1 June 2.30pm

Tickets £8

Tickets £7.50 | Ages 3+ | 40 minutes

Tickets £6, £3 | Available from Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row

BBC Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum introduces the first annual almanac that will keep you bang up to date with the vibrant, pacey and often amusingly idiosyncratic market in global art and antiques. Find out how much the wedding ring of Lee Harvey Oswald sold for, what the world’s most expensive book cost per word and which First World War artefacts have enthused collectors amid the centenary commemorations, all delivered with a blend of knowledge, enthusiasm, irreverence and wit.

One Little Word is a beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and the rich world of creative play. We meet two characters who play together – exploring a new space, new objects, dressing up and taking turns - but struggles arise when one of them wants to be the only Captain of the ship! Devised by internationally renowned M6 Theatre Company, One Little Word captivates children’s imaginations with a moving story told with original music and just one spoken word.

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Starting from the Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row, this walk explores the world of the enterprising merchants and skilled craftsmen who worked in this vibrant place between the 13th and 16th centuries, a history explored in the Festival’s Market Songs commission (see page 7).

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Triple bill:

Gabbeh + Sunlight, Moonlight, Earth + Taste of Cherry Friday 29 May 7pm, 8.45pm and 10.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

7pm Gabbeh

8.45pm Sunlight, Moonlight, Earth 10.30pm Taste of Cherry

Tickets £8 for each film or £18 for all three

Quite possibly the most eye-poppingly gorgeous film ever made, this sumptuous allegorical tale focuses on an almost extinct nomadic tribe of South Eastern Iran who are famed for their intricately designed Persian “Gabbeh” carpets. An old couple are washing a Gabbeh in a stream. Suddenly, a young woman depicted on the carpet miraculously comes to life and relates a story of forbidden love. The film is a richly textured tapestry of costumes, landscapes, rituals, beliefs, ethnography and oral history that casts a seductive spell.

Sheikh, a mysterious sage-like stranger, arrives unannounced in a quiet rural village. He immediately wins the affections of 7-year-old Narges by saving her horse, but others are more suspicious of him, especially the scheming Malik, who sees him as a rival suitor for Nargis’ recently widowed mother. Little do they know that he is the owner of the land they all depend upon for their livelihood. Ali Ghavitan’s film unfolds as both a wonderfully wise and poetic parable on trust and acceptance and a tender story of friendship between the fatherless Narges and the kind-hearted Sheikh.

Winner of the 1997 Cannes Palme d’Or, Abbas Kiarostami’s haunting masterpiece follows a middleaged man as he drives around the Iranian countryside, patiently searching for someone who will agree to bury him under a cherry tree after he kills himself. Will any of them be able to talk him out of it? As a new day dawns, Kiarostami’s audacious ending invites us to see all that has passed in a new light.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Iran | 1996 75 minutes | Certificate U In Persian with English subtitles

Ali Ghavitan | Iran | 2014 | 80 minutes Recommended Ages 12+ | In Persian with English subtitles | UK première

Abbas Kiarostami | Iran/France | 1997 95 minutes | Certificate PG In Persian with English subtitles

Celebrating the country’s extraordinarily rich cinema, this Iranian film night features three tales rich in metaphor and allegorical storytelling, each introduced by film critic Ehsan Khoshbakht.

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Sacconi String Quartet

Hailey Tuck

Friday 29 May 7.30pm St Martin’s Church

Friday 29 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £20, £18 | Parking unavailable at the church. Please use nearby car parks Tickets £18 Mozart String Quartet in E flat major K 428 Jonathan Dove Out of Time Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131 Following a thrilling performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons alongside violinistin-residence Pekka Kuusisto at the 2014 Festival, the Sacconi String Quartet returns this year to showcase its 360° approach to music-making in the 21st century over a three-day residency. Performing regularly across Europe, London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio

broadcasts, this award-winning ensemble has forged a reputation for creativity and integrity in committed interpretations of classic repertoire and forward-looking contemporary collaborations. The Sacconi ’s residency continues with a Masterclass tomorrow (see page 31). Supported by the Stanley Picker Trust

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Born in Austin, Texas, Hailey Tuck was raised on a diet of 1930s jazz, vintage dresses and black and white movies. Her love of the ‘old school’ saw her move to France aged just 18 in search of ‘la vie en rose’. Dressed straight out of an F Scott Fitzgerald novel, with a uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald, Hailey enchants her audience with classics such as My Funny Valentine and So in Love, but

also surprises with her unique take on tracks like The Zombies’ Tell Him No, Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice and Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. Backed by piano, bass, drums and trumpet, Hailey invites her audience to take a step into a timeless world of midnight shows and late night parties, evoking her very own 21st Century Belle Époque. Sponsored by



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Dom Joly

Masterclass 1

Paul Cobb

Here Comes the Clown

Sullivan String Quartet with members of the Sacconi String Quartet

The Race For Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades

Friday 29 May 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Saturday 30 May 10am Godolphin School

Saturday 30 May 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

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Dom Joly shot to fame in 2000 with his anarchic Channel 4 hidden-camera comedy programme Trigger Happy TV. Join him as he talks about how his life changed from that day on when suddenly he was famous. Born in Beirut to British parents, Joly is a columnist for the Independent, and author of a number of books including The Dark Tourist, in which he holidayed in unlikely destinations such as Chernobyl and North Korea, and Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, which saw him cross the globe hunting monsters like the Yeti and Bigfoot. Here Comes the Clown is his latest autobiography.

Members of the Sacconi String Quartet will coach the Sullivan String Quartet, focussing on Dvořák’s String Quartet No 11 on C major Op 61, a work the Sullivan will perform this afternoon (see page 32). Mentored by eminent musicians such as Gabor Takács-Nagy, Levon Chilingirian and Christopher Rowland, the Sacconi’s players dedicate much of their time and energy to education work, regularly leading workshops and giving school and family concerts.

Paul Cobb, Professor of Islamic History at the University of Pennsylvania and a recognised authority on Islam during the Middle Ages, joins us to explore the complicated and fascinating story of the Crusades from a Muslim perspective. In 1099, when the first crusaders arrived triumphant and bloody before the walls of Jerusalem, they carved out a Christian European presence in the Islamic world that remained for centuries. But how did medieval Muslims understand these events and what does the Islamic history of the Crusades look like?

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The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May 12pm, 2pm and 4pm Lecture Theatre, Salisbury Museum

Saturday 30 May 2pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Saturday 30 May 3pm Salisbury Methodist Church

Tickets £5 | Ages 5 – 10 | 50 minutes

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Five interweaving stories, five small worlds, five very different journeys… Step inside Mimika’s beautiful white tent and experience this intimate, atmospheric and spellbinding show. Using an immersive soundtrack, puppetry, digital animation and miniature landscapes, Mimika creates a gentle theatre experience full of magic and poetry. Doors are opened to reveal moving images, a wooden set transforms into a river bank, a tiny fox plays in a pop-up meadow and a cat and a girl dream their stories. Small Worlds is a visual delight.

Listen to British Museum expert Irving Finkel decode the story of the flood in The Ark Before Noah, a radical new interpretation of the Noah’s Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel discusses his real-life detective story which began with a member of the public bringing a palm-sized clay tablet to the British Museum. Among other things, the tablet contained instructions for the building of an ark. Dr Finkel uses the tablet to reveal the details of one of the most famous myths in the world.

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Hamza el Din Escalay (Waterwheels) Dvořák String Quartet No 11 on C major Op 61 Currently benefitting from the Royal Northern College of Music’s renowned chamber music programme, the Sullivan Quartet has already given a number of recitals across the UK. This afternoon’s programme contrasts Egyptian composer Hamza el Din’s hypnotic musical portrait of an “escalay”, a middle-eastern waterwheel, with Dvořák’s C major quartet, a work influenced by the great quartets of Beethoven and Schubert. The Sullivan gives a Masterclass tomorrow afternoon (see page 36). Supported by the Stanley Picker Trust

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Alan Johnson


Please, Mister Postman

Saturday 30 May 3.30pm Wardrobe Museum Gardens

Saturday 30 May 4pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £10 | Ages 5+

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The original boy-wizard story, famously told in Disney’s Fantasia starring Mickey Mouse, our Sorcerer’s Apprentice is told to fill a bath with buckets of water and uses magic to make a broom do the job for him – but things spiral out of control! The show features breath-taking magical illusions created by celebrity magician Paul Daniels, original music from Fantasia, and perhaps more water than you have ever seen in a play before... A sell-out at the 2014 Festival, Illyria’s visits to the Festival have become ‘must-see’ events for all the family.  Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Please note there is no parking in the Cathedral Close. Picnics are welcome so please bring a rug or your own low-backed seating. The performance goes ahead whatever the weather. Special entry rates apply to the Wardrobe Museum for ticket-holders during the Festival. Sponsored by

Former home secretary, Alan Johnson MP comes to Salisbury for the first time to talk about his second memoir, Please, Mr Postman. Johnson’s first memoir, This Boy, won Britain’s top award for political writing, the Orwell prize, and its follow-up is just as compelling. Painting a vivid picture of life in the 1970s, Johnson talks about his life as postman when he often worked six 12-hour shifts a week to support

his growing family. With Johnson rumoured to be seeking a return to the Labour front bench after the general election, this is a chance to hear from one of Westminster’s best known politicians first-hand. Sponsored by

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Shappi Khorsandi


Because I’m Shappi...

Saturday 30 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Saturday 30 May 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £25, £20

Tickets £15 | Ages 16+

Described by the Independent as “inspirational” and by Time Out as “terrific fun”, OperaUpClose’s production of Mozart’s finest operatic comedy first played to packed houses at the King’s Head Theatre in 2014. Combining great tunes, laugh-out-loud comedy and powerful insights into what it is to be human, Figaro is understandably one of the world’s best-loved operas.

attentions of his boss - the womanising Count - are becoming increasingly insistent. Meanwhile the Countess, despite loving her husband, is flattered by the attentions of an infatuated teenager, Cherubino. Through quick thinking and subterfuge, the servants outwit the master and the women get the better of the men in a satirical romp that is joyful and subversive in equal measure. Sponsored by

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Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News For You and QI, Shappi Khorsandi is back with a brand new show for 2015. After being knocked up like a 1950s teenager, Shappi missed 2013, but now she is back and it’s forward march. Reflecting on the good things, she celebrates her haphazard, zig zag towards her dreams. She introduces

us to friends, family and total strangers who have helped her on her personal Yellow Brick Road. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor-sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. Sponsored by


Elvis Costello: Solo Detour Saturday 30 May 8pm City Hall £49.50, £42.50 From the pub back-rooms of 1970s London to the music theatres of Nashville, Grammy Award winner and Music Hall of Fame inductee Elvis Costello is one of contemporary music’s greats. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see the legendary singer/songwriter draw upon 35 years of back catalogue in his much-lauded solo show. There is no interval or support act in this show. Please note that Festival Friends’ discounts do not apply to this event. Presented in partnership with In association with Asgard

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Tweet of the Day

Anne Shooter

Masterclass 2

Talking about and listening to birds with Stephen Moss

Sesame and Spice

Young string players from Wiltshire with members of Sullivan String Quartet

Sunday 31 May 11.30am Coombe Bissett Village Hall

Sunday 31 May 2pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Sunday 31 May 3pm Godolphin School

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Wherever we are, there are birds. And wherever there are birds, there is birdsong. TV producer and bestselling author Stephen Moss hosts a talk dedicated to this most natural and beautiful of sounds. As co-author of Tweet of the Day, Moss has amassed a lifetime of knowledge, insight and enthusiasm for Britain’s birds. Here he shares that knowledge and enthusiasm, providing armchair naturalists with the tools to identify individual birds’ songs first hand.

Food writer, recipe columnist and blogger for the Daily Mail, Anne Shooter has always been inspired by her Jewish family. For her book Sesame & Spice - Baking from the East End to the Middle East, she has created cakes and bakes that celebrate some wonderfully traditional ingredients from cinnamon, honey and dates to almonds, apples and pomegranate. Giving traditional recipes a modern interpretation, Shooter takes you on a delightful, delicious journey through the generations, across continents and around palates.

This afternoon members of the Sullivan String Quartet coach a number of young players from Wiltshire schools. The quartet receives regular coaching from Peter Cropper, Petr Prause and Levon Chilingirian and in this masterclass they will pass on what they are learning to young musicians from across the county.

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David and Ben Crystal Shakespeare’s Words

Joanna Wallfisch and Dan Tepfer with the Sacconi String Quartet The Origin of Adjustable Things

Sunday 31 May 4pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Sunday 31 May 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

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Linguist David Crystal was one half of a sell-out double act with this wife, Hilary, as he took the audience on a tour of the English language at the 2014 Festival. This year he returns accompanied by his son, the actor Ben Crystal, to unlock the mysteries of Shakespeare’s world, words and language and to talk about the challenges they had to face when compiling their Oxford

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Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary. Their combination of theatrical and linguistic perspectives has resulted in an approach that goes well beyond the conventional dictionary, both in design and content. A must for anyone and everyone who loves Shakespeare. Sponsored by

After lulling Festival audiences to sleep last year (deliberately, it should be said!), Joanna Wallfisch returns this year to introduce us to her strikingly intimate and beautifully crafted album The Origin of Adjustable Things, a duo project with internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Dan Tepfer. Described as “sublime” by the Telegraph, Wallfisch’s brilliantly expressive voice tells “wonderful, complex and rich stories”, in the words of jazz great Fred Hersch, through self-penned songs that flow

seamlessly into reinvented modern classics such as Radiohead’s Creep and Tim Buckley’s Song to the Siren. Tonight Joanna and Dan collaborate for the first time with the Sacconi String Quartet, its players having worked with the likes of Bellowhead’s Jon Boden, actor Timothy West and Paul McCartney. Sponsored by

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Omid Djalili

Winter Sleep

Hopeful Sunday 31 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Monday 1 June 7pm Salisbury Arts Centre

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Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili’s legendary performances on stage and screen (Sex and the City 2, The Mummy, Gladiator) have won him plaudits the world over. Here he discusses his life story as told in his warm and funny memoir Hopeful, reflecting on his unconventional childhood, finding fame as a young Iranian in London and sharing frank and funny anecdotes

from his life in show business. Join Omid, in conversation with Daily Telegraph journalist Matthew Stadlen, for a joyously vivid journey through an unusually British life. Sponsored by

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The winner of the 2014 Cannes Palme d’Or is set in the breathtaking Cappadocia region of Northern Turkey, where buildings are carved into volcanic rock. Aydin, a retired actor, runs a remote mountainside hotel with his wife and sister. As guests leave and the winter snows arrive, some damning home truths emerge which cause him to question his sense of selfworth. Attracting comparisons with Chekov and Bergman, this engrossing

chamber drama unfolds through a series of revealing confrontations. Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Turkey | 2014 196 minutes | Certificate 15 In Turkish with English subtitles


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Ballet Black triple bill

Walk Ashore

featuring Mark Bruce’s The Second Coming

Thimble Theatre

Monday 1 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 June 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £16 | Under 18s £10

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Following acclaimed performances in 2014, Cassa Pancho’s company of black and Asian classically trained dancers returns with a stunning new triple bill of works by Kit Holder (Birmingham Royal Ballet) and Will Tuckett (Royal Ballet) coupled with award-winning choreographer Mark Bruce’s newest narrative ballet, The Second Coming. Inspired by Yeats’ poem and the obscure ambiguities of Grimm’s fairy-tales, Ballet Black presents a hybrid fairy-tale filled with beauty and darkness, irony and humour and the content of the human heart.

Behind you is the world you know: your family, your home and your life. Across a bridge lies a new world, but you have no idea where it leads and who you’ll meet there. Would you stay at home? Or would you cross the bridge?  Using storytelling, physical theatre, live percussion and aerial circus, Thimble Theatre sets out on a journey to lands both familiar and strange. Drawing on the oral tradition of the British Isles, married to the sounds and colours of the East, this timeless fable of one girl’s bravery in the face of oblivion will resonate with audiences of all ages. Walk Ashore is commissioned by and presented in partnership with the Veronica Stewart Arts Trust.

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Where Do Camels Belong?

The Fall of the Ottomans: A Modern History of the Middle East

Tuesday 2 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

Tuesday 2 June 3pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £8

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Did you know camels are only relatively recent arrivals to the Arab world? Or that Darwin’s celebrated finches of the Galápagos recently helped scientists film evolution in real time? Both Ken Thompson and Henry Nicholls are concerned with evolutionary biology. Daily Telegraph columnist and academic Ken Thompson talks about his book Where Do Camels Belong?, which asks us what we mean by ‘native’ species,

while journalist and broadcaster Henry Nicholls discusses The Galápagos, his captivating history of the world’s most famous islands. Uncover some wonders of the natural world with these authors and their shared passion for ecology. Sponsored by

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The Ottoman entry into the Great War turned Europe’s conflict into a world war, a war that led to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of the modern states of the Middle East. Join Oxford historian Eugene Rogan, bestselling author of The Arabs, as he traces the social, military and diplomatic history of one of the most fascinating and least understood conflict zones of the First

World War and shows the continuing relevance of the Ottoman Front to the modern world a century on. Sponsored by


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Tuesday 2 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Israel in Egypt La Nuova Musica

Tickets £15 | Under 18s £10

Tuesday 2 June 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral

Barely Methodical Troupe, winners of the UK’s first circus competition Circus Maximus, unleash their inner frats with a dazzling tour-de-force of cutting edge circus prowess and physical theatre mayhem. Join one of the UK’s hottest new circus ensembles as they walk the line between the pugnacious and the poignant in this hilarious, bitter-sweet and down-right jaw-dropping celebration of everything blokey, where handshakes become

Tickets £30, £25, £20, £15, £12 Handel’s Israel in Egypt is one of the composer’s finest English language oratorios, using Biblical texts from Exodus and the Psalms to tell the story of Moses leading the Israelites from Egypt to freedom. This choral masterpiece, packed with musical drama, will ring out in the majestic surroundings of Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Salisbury Cathedral. Working under its charismatic music director David Bates, La Nuova Musica is one of the UK’s leading vocal and instrumental ensembles, specialising in music from the Renaissance and the Baroque. Generously supported by Sir Christopher and Lady Benson

handstands and back-slaps become back-flips, a show that wittily explores male companionship and its limits. Sponsored by

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Tuesday 2 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Wednesday 3 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

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An Audience with Rory Bremner Wednesday 3 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

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Seven-piece band She’Koyokh brings global music to the Festival from the lands where Europe meets Asia. Comprising a classically trained violinist and clarinettist, a Serbian accordionist, an American mandolin player, a Greek percussionist and a remarkable young Turkish-Kurdish singer, çiğdem Aslan, the group’s music is impressively diverse, with international influences from Turkey, Jewish Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Starting out as a street band in London’s East End, She’Koyokh has since earned international recognition by performing all over the world, and their reputation for energetic live gigs is unparalleled.

Impressionist, comedian, writer and even ballroom dancer, Rory Bremner has recently returned to our TV screens with his new BBC project, Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report. Perhaps best known for Bremner, Bird and Fortune, which ran for almost 20 years on Channel 4, Rory’s sharp satire and accurate mimicry have earned him the acclaim of pundits and the fury of politicians. Since his breakthrough appearance on Wogan in 1985, Rory has won two Baftas and two British Comedy Awards, and tonight he appears in conversation with the Daily Telegraph’s Matthew Stadlen.

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From one of our leading social and cultural historians comes a dazzling and original exploration of why and how we should still be reading the Bible, even if we no longer believe. Join A N Wilson as he considers how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible and how it might be read today. With a large and dedicated following which brings him close to national treasure status, A N Wilson is a prolific and award-winning biographer and novelist with a justly prominent position in the worlds of literature and journalism. Sponsored by

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A Masque of Moments

Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat

The Theatre of the Ayre directed by Elizabeth Kenny with Sophie Daneman, William Purefoy, Nicholas Mulroy and Giles Underwood Wednesday 3 June 7.30pm Wilton Church

Wednesday 3 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £25, £20

Tickets £15

Originating from the masked balls of Henry VIII and reaching a peak of sophistication under the early Stuart kings, the Masque had much in common with contemporary Italian opera but successfully connected it with the English theatre tradition. Surviving masque scores are colourful and dramatic, featuring imposing portrayals of virtue, peace, heaven and earth alongside slapstick caricature – dancing bears, drunken brawls and feuding sisters. Two star composers at the court of Charles I, Box Office: 0845 241 9651

William and Henry Lawes, spent their formative years in the orbit of the musicloving Pembroke family in Wilton and their achievements will be highlighted in this Masque of Moments. Top-flight soloists join Theatre of the Ayre’s virtuoso backing band in scenes chosen from a number of different masques (the best of the best), creating a uniquely memorable entertainment for modern-day Wilton. Supported by The Oldham Foundation

The rich, sinuous voices of Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat effortlessly transport us to the heart of the Middle East, with sensual and exotic melodies inspired by the traditional folk music of their native Iran. Accompanying themselves on plucked setar and frame drum, the two are prohibited from performing publicly at home, yet their fusion-based music has been hailed the world over. These sisters have won an international

reputation for music-making that is rooted in historic Persian poetry and given a contemporary twist, resonating with broad audiences in the 21st century. In association with Songlines Encounters Festival On Tour Presented in partnership with

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Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama A site-specific evening of intrigue devised by I Fagiolini and director John La Bouchardière Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 June 8pm and Friday 5 June 7pm and 10pm The Maltings Car Park Tickets £18 | 60 minutes Based on the music of Gesualdo di Venosa, the 16th-century composer who gained notoriety as a murderer, this piece of immersive music theatre places the audience inside a dark world of disturbed minds and chilling secrets. The stark urban setting of the Maltings car park serves as a crime-scene, re-lived in dance, drama and virtuosic ensemble singing, as I Fagiolini brings the intense harmonic experiments of the composer to life. Beyond a police cordon, the audience becomes detective, encouraged to piece together a web of intersecting stories that unfold before them, told through the fusion of voices and contemporary dance. Robert Hollingworth’s acclaimed solovoice ensemble I Fagiolini, last seen at the Festival in 2013 with How Like An Angel in Salisbury Cathedral, has previously collaborated with John La Bouchardière

to create The Full Monteverdi, of which the Telegraph said: ‘Nobody could leave the room without believing they had been privy to some sort of miracle of human endeavour. It was witchcraft’. Please note that this production is standing only Betrayal is commissioned by The Barbican I Fagiolini is grateful to Alpha CRC for its support of Betrayal 4 June performance sponsored by

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The Architect’s Apprentice

Robert Irwin and Elif Shafak Tales of the Marvellous & News of the Strange


Barbara Hepworth on Film

Thursday 4 June 11am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Thursday 4 June 2.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Thursday 4 June 6.30pm Roche Court

Tickets £8

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Join Elif Shafak, the most widely read female writer in Turkey and acclaimed author of nine books, as she talks about her latest sweeping novel set in 16thcentury Istanbul, bursting with colour, romance and white elephants. When Jahan travels to Istanbul as a stowaway carrying the gift of a white elephant for the sultan, little does he know the journey on which he is about to embark. Shafak is hugely influential, with an audience that extends around the globe and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Guardian.

Robert Irwin, historian and writer on Arabic literature, joins novelist Elif Shafak to discuss a collection of 1,000-year-old Arabic short stories that have remained unknown to the English-speaking world until now and offer a fascinating insight into Middle Eastern literature. Put together in the 10th century, six of the tales found their way into the Arabian Nights collection, yet the rest are new. Discovered by a German orientalist in 1933, the collection offers a mix of comedy, romance, derring-do and fantasy that give a snap shot of a medieval worldview. The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s programme tonight features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (see page 47).

This special evening at Roche Court is devoted to the screening of two films about the work of artist Barbara Hepworth, both offering a unique insight into Hepworth’s sculpture, showing her making and discussing her work. The films will be preceded by drinks and an opportunity to see the exhibitions at the New Art Centre, including Barbara Hepworth: Form and Theatre in the Artists House.

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Double-bill: Two Turkish Portraits

Time and Winds + Lifelong

Thursday 4 June 7pm and 9.15pm Salisbury Arts Centre

These two wildly contrasting views of Turkish life, one rural, traditional and deeply religious and the other secular, urban and ultra-modern, will be introduced by Vedide Tickets £8 for each film or £12 for both Kaymak, Director of the London Turkish Film Festival circus

7pm Time and Winds This ravishingly beautiful film transports us to a timeless Anatolian village. Through the eyes of three teenagers, we observe the ebb and flow of a way of life in tune with the rhythms of nature. But below the idyllic surface lie undercurrents of resentment, particularly towards their parents. Structured to reflect the passage of the sun and Islam’s five daily calls to prayer, the film takes an unflinching look at the unrelenting cycle of life and the loss of childhood innocence. Reha Erdem | Turkey | 2006 | 112 minutes | Certificate 15 | In Turkish with English subtitles

9.15pm Lifelong In Istanbul’s most fashionable neighbourhood, Ela, a 50-year-old conceptual artist, lives with her architect husband in the stylish modern house he has designed. When their daughter leaves for University, it creates a vacuum in their lives that is only intensified when Ela begins to suspect that her husband is having an affair. A perfect marriage of subject and style, this artfully constructed dissection of an imperfect marriage uses striking, meticulously composed imagery to reflect the inner moods of its characters.

Pss Pss Baccalà Clown Thursday 4 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £15 Poetic, surreal, intimate and infinitely enjoyable, Pss Pss is an award-winning, impressive example of contemporary clowning that will delight audiences both young and old. Packed full of acrobatic feats, with the help of props and audience members, a game of desire unfolds. Perfect in their silence, the pair love, bicker, reconcile and support each other. Without words, these characters transport us back to the innocence, seriousness and unkindnesses of childhood, to create a timeless performance that plays on the sweet sound of its title.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra with Jaime Martín and Narek Hakhnazaryan

Richard van Emden Gallipoli

Thursday 4 June 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral

Friday 5 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £42, £36, £30, £24, £18, £12

Tickets £8

Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade

One of Britain’s leading First World War historians, Richard van Emden gives us an entirely fresh, personal and illuminating study of one of the Great War’s biggest catastrophes. Using previously unpublished material and eyewitness accounts of the landings, van Emden shows how the lack of clean water and food and tremendous losses on both sides affected morale, until finally in January 1916, in the best-laid plans of the entire disastrous campaign, the Allies successfully fooled the Turkish forces and evacuated their troops from the peninsula with no additional casualties. Peter Weir’s Gallipoli is screened tonight (see page 49).

The London Philharmonic Orchestra visits our atmospheric cathedral with a bespoke programme that explores the themes of love, lust and tragedy. Tchaikovsky’s enchanting fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet and Dvořák’s ever-popular Cello Concerto prepare us for an exotic journey across the raging seas and through the bustling bazaars of Scheherazade,

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Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful musical depiction of the Arabian Nights, perhaps the composer’s best-known and best-loved work and one in which he effortlessly demonstrates his brilliant mastery of orchestration. Sponsored by

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Emma Bridgewater

Andy Sheppard Quartet

Story Pocket Theatre

Toast and Marmalade

Surrounded by Sea

Friday 5 June 1.30pm and 6.30pm Saturday 6 June 11am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 5+ | 60 minutes

Friday 5 June 3pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Friday 5 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

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Meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of them all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to share involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. Enjoy Ali Baba’s encounter with the 40 thieves along with Aladdin and his lamp, the Little Beggar and the Fisherman and the Genie. Be transported to a wonderful world of mysterious marvels and tales retold with music, puppetry and theatrical magic in this exciting new adaptation of the Arabian Nights, winner of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Primary Times Children’s Choice Award 2014.

Emma Bridgewater’s distinctive, hand-decorated pottery has found its way onto dresser shelves across the country. Here she looks back on her life and work with a patchwork of tales from her book Toast & Marmalade – Stories From the Kitchen Dresser. Expect some personal insights into the inspirations behind the unique Bridgewater designs, the challenges she faced when starting her own business in 1985 and how it all began after failing to find the perfect birthday present for her mother…

One of Britain’s foremost saxophonists and jazz composers, Andy Sheppard will tonight perform music from his new ECM album, Surrounded by Sea. A born collaborator who has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, such as Carla Bley, George Russell and Gil Evans, Andy will be joined by guitarist Eivind Aarset, the Norwegian master of electronica soundscape; virtuoso double bass player Michel Benita, one of the most lyrical players of his generation; and the extraordinary, imaginative and adventurous drummer Sebastian Rochford.

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Rich Hall 3:10 to Humour

Friday 5 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8 To complement Richard van Emden’s talk this morning (see page 47), we mark the centenary of one of the most deadly and horrific campaigns of the First World War with a chance to see Peter Weir’s superbly crafted anti-war epic on the big screen. A young Mel Gibson gives an exhilarating performance as a young man who travels with his best friend across oceans, continents and deserts to fight in the doomed Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey. Peter Weir | Australia | 1981 | 107 minutes | Certificate PG

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Friday 5 June 8pm City Hall Tickets £16 | Ages 16+ | No Friends discounts apply Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The awardwinning Montana native, renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences, saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian whose plain-spoken, growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word and winning him fans all over the globe. Presented in partnership with


An Audience with John Cleese Saturday 6 June 12pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £17.50 Comedy giant John Cleese makes a special appearance to discuss his best-selling autobiography, So Anyway. Famous for his roles in Monty Python, Fawlty Towers and films such as A Fish Called Wanda, Cleese has enjoyed more than 40 years in the spotlight. His candid and brilliantly funny autobiography tells the tale of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a selfconfessed legend. Today he will be in conversation with Daily Telegraph’s Matthew Stadlen. Sponsored by Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015 | 49

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Shlomo’s Beatboxing Adventure for Kids

Alex Bellos

Saturday 6 June 3pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Saturday 6 June 4pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Saturday 6 June 6pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £10

Tickets £8 | suitable for all ages

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Comedian and author Tony Hawks was on holiday with his partner, Fran, in the Far East when he had an epiphany. Waking with a jolt he knew beyond doubt that his time living in London had come to an end. The countryside called. With conviction and no arguing, they upped sticks and began searching for a home with a view across Devon’s rolling hills. This most energetic of TV and radio comedians takes a wry and gently humorous look at how he made a seismic shift in everything from scenery to new fatherhood.

Shlomo is a world record-breaking human beatboxer. He can make all kinds of music using just his mouth and a microphone. Come on a journey with this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks. This dynamic world of funny sound effects, brilliant noises and cool music aims to make you smile, whether you’re aged one or 101.

Psychologists believe many of us see odd numbers as male and evens as female; the belief among Asians that the number 4 is unlucky appears self-fulfilling, fatal heart attacks surging among Asian Americans on the fourth of each month; and in any book you pick up, about 50% of its words will appear just once… Let best-selling author and journalist Alex Bellos unleash your inner geek on this journey of mathematical discovery. With his wit and limitless enthusiasm, Alex Bellos is the coolest teacher you perhaps never had…

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Trio Joubran AsFâr Saturday 6 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £17.50

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Descended from four generations of oud makers and players, the three brothers of Trio Joubran have transformed the Arabic lute into a passion. All three are masters of their craft, effortlessly weaving magical sounds packed with lyrical precision and an

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Stile Antico

Shlomo’s #NewRules

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, return to thy God Saturday 6 June 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral

Saturday 6 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £27.50, £22.50, £17.50, £12

Tickets £15 | Under 18s £10

With an extensive and award-winning discography on the Harmonia Mundi label, Stile Antico is a British vocal ensemble now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. This programme takes us back to the religious turmoil of 16th-century England. As persecution of their underground community reached its peak, Catholics turned to metaphor to express their desperation. Jerusalem and the plight of the Israelites were used as a thinly-veiled reference to the community’s suffering

and longing for salvation. Interspersing the motets of the great Catholic composer William Byrd with protestant hymns by his teacher, Thomas Tallis, this programme showcases the rich musical legacy of a turbulent era, presented by candlelight in the ancient splendour of Salisbury Cathedral. Supported by Christopher and Frances Wain Sponsored by

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Shlomo has come a long way since playing Arabic drums and belly dancing as a three-year-old at his Iraqi-Jewish grandmother’s parties. Giving up astrophysics for the vocal pyrotechnics that make him one of the world’s finest human beatboxers, he is now internationally acclaimed for his incredibly energetic live shows that are jaw dropping, inspirational and totally absorbing. #NewRules is his brand new one-man show, exploring his unique relationship

with technology and pushing the concept of voice vs machine to new limits. Fresh off the back of his acclaimed and sold out performances at TEDx, Edinburgh Fringe, Ronnie Scotts and WIRED2014, Shlomo’s new solo show is a whirlwind of beats, basslines and bleeding edge technology. Presented in partnership with



Syria: Humanity In Conflict

Syria’s Vulnerable

Photographs by Ibrahim Malla

Prints by George Butler

Friday 22 May – Saturday 6 June Salisbury Arts Centre

Friday 22 May - Saturday 6 June Salisbury Arts Centre



First shown at Imperial War Museum North in 2014, this display of powerful images by award-winning Italian-Syrian photographer, Ibrahim Malla, explores the experiences of Syrian civilians and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers who are putting their lives on the line in the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis. Malla’s images are accompanied by extracts of volunteer’s personal accounts, revealing what motivates them to stay in this conflict zone and the risks they take. Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Since hostilities began, many volunteers have been killed and many more injured, kidnapped or detained while carrying out their humanitarian duties. Exhibition by

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Azaz was a small town in northern Syria. Ten days before these drawings were made, and again just a week later, Azaz was subject to some horrific fighting and endless shelling, killing hundreds while thousands of others fled. These drawings were made at a time when the town was just trying to survive: a single bakery was open, the market began to sell things, and the prison

functioned, under the watch of the Free Syrian Army, who held the town then. Artist George Butler drew these pictures to serve as a record of what happened, and in the hope that some justice will follow for those people who have lived through this inexplicably difficult time. Presented in partnership with

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Galápagos Adventure

Elizabeth Frink

Turner’s Wessex

Charlotte Moreton


Architecture & Ambition

Saturday 2 May – Saturday 6 June Fisherton Mill

Saturday 16 May - Saturday 4 July Young Gallery, Salisbury Library

Friday 22 May – Sunday 27 September Gallery, Salisbury Museum

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Following a life-changing adventure in the Galápagos Islands, artist Charlotte Moreton draws upon a huge range of media, from wire and pen sketches, sculpture and painting, to bring to life this extraordinary volcanic landscape and the unique beasts that inhabit it. The exhibition includes a life-sized willow portrait of Lonesome George, the last of his species, who reached 5 feet long and 300lbs at his zenith, a welded steel waved albatross with a 2.5m wingspan, wire sketches of Darwin’s finches, and a collection of small bronze sea lions.

Elisabeth Frink’s works on paper are confident and sensitive, some of the most powerful and sublime drawings of the 20th century. These selected drawings, original prints and illustrations, curated by Annette Ratuszniak with Peter Riley, chart the evolution of Frink’s sculptural works as she moves from a modeller to a carver of plaster.

The Salisbury Museum presents an exhibition devoted to J M W Turner’s drawings and paintings of Salisbury Cathedral, the city and surrounding area. Situated directly opposite the Cathedral’s west front, within the Close, the Museum is ideally placed to explore Turner’s relationship with the Salisbury area. This began when the artist was a young man and reveals a formidable talent and ambition from an early age. With loans from around the UK and a substantial loan from the Tate collection, this is a unique opportunity to see Salisbury through Turner’s eyes.

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Festival Team

Festival Evensong

Festival Board

Festival Team

Lady Laura Phillips MBE Helen Birchenough Canon Jeremy Davies Charles Frank Nicholas Gallop Athol Hendry Emma Hussey Chris Martin David Pratley Pat Pryor Susan Roller Paul Whitelegg

Toby Smith Festival Director

As the day after the Festival comes to a close, this year’s Festival Evensong reflects on the sunrise of the 2015 programme and looks forward to the 2016 programme, as our tracing of the passage of the sun reaches the very highest point in the sky.

Caroline Peacock Associate Programmer Sophie Amstell Learning and Participation Manager

Patrick Bliss Film Programmer Mat Ort Production Manager John Eeles Sound Engineer

Lucy Rouse Communications Manager

Geraldine Fairfax-Cholmeley Classical Music Events Manager

Joss Dalrymple Dame Rosemary Spencer

Emily Browne Development and Communications Coordinator

Debbie Rigg Events Coordinator

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Anna Smith Box Office Manager

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John Davis Marketing and Box Office Intern

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Sue Kent Friends and Chorus Administrator Joan Chapman Finance Coordinator and Office Administrator

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Colin Holton Salisbury Live Programmer

Alison Pascalidis Development Manager

Sunday 7 June 4.30pm Salisbury Cathedral

Helen Keall Festival General Manager

Adrian Harris Finance Consultant and Festival Photographer

Ashley Ramsden Events Intern Jane Jarvis Volunteer Coordinator Never Know Defeat Graphic Design + Illustration With special thanks to Matthew Stadlen

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Learning, Participation and Volunteering Market Songs 400 people are coming together to learn about Salisbury’s heritage and create Market Songs, a community music theatre commission to open the Festival on 22 May (see page 7). Young Carers Continuing our work with Wiltshire’s Young Carers, this year we are providing 50 young people with the opportunity to explore and develop their own music, dance and film (see page 20).

We enable people of all ages in Salisbury, Wiltshire and beyond to explore the arts and develop their own talents, by taking part in activities or through volunteering at Festival events. We develop bespoke arts opportunities for school and community groups, children, young people and their families. We also work closely with marginalised groups such as young carers and looked-after children who might not otherwise be able to access the arts. The Festival is an Arts Award Supporter. Contact us if you’re an Arts Award Advisor for information on how we can support your Arts Award delivery.

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Young Reviewers We are searching for the next generation of arts journalists! If you would like to join our team of Young Reviewers contact 1,001 Arabian Nights Students from Wiltshire College have been creating new music inspired by the 2015 Festival’s themes. Look out for their work on the Festival website in May.

Sarum Academy This year we are launching an exciting new partnership that will see many of Sarum Academy’s pupils engage with Festival events. If you would like to become a Festival Partner School in the future contact Volunteering The Festival would not be possible without the contribution of our fantastic team of volunteers who carry out a diverse range of tasks from stewarding, assisting in the office, and helping with marketing, box office and production. If you would like to volunteer, we would love to hear from you. For more information contact Jane Jarvis on

We are grateful to the following organisations and individuals for supporting our Learning, Participation and Volunteering:

New Beginnings Continuing our work with Wiltshire’s Virtual School for Looked-After Children, young people have been writing poems inspired by the 2015 Festival’s themes. Look out for their work published in the Festival’s event programmes this summer.

An anonymous donor

Masterclasses The Sacconi and Sullivan String Quartets and young musicians from Wiltshire are coming together in a series of concerts and public masterclasses (see from page 30).

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The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust The Revd Maggie Guillebaud Chris Martin Wiltshire Community Foundation




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Taylors Guest House

Self-catering properties in various locations in central Salisbury, sleeping 2 – 6 01747 828170

304 Devizes Road, Salisbury SP2 7DP 01722 501614

Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ 01722 555172

The Market Square, Salisbury SP1 1EU 01722 333118

20% off food and drink during Salisbury Festival 2015 on production of a Festival ticket.

10% off when you dine with us during Salisbury Festival 2015 on production of a Festival ticket

10% discount for Salisbury Festival ticket buyers (discount code: Salisbury Festival)

10% discount for guests booking directly by phone or email (discount code: Festival)

Rokeby Guest House

Mercure White Hart Hotel

3 Wain-A-Long Road, Salisbury SP1 1LJ 01722 329800

1 St John’s Street, Salisbury SP1 2SD 01722 327476

10% discount for Salisbury Festival ticket buyers when booking directly with the guest house (discount code: Festival)

The King’s Head Inn

The Cosy Club 49 New Street, Salisbury SP1 2PH 01722 334824

1 Bridge Street , Salisbury , Wiltshire , SP1 2ND 01722 326743

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How to Book

Visiting the Festival


By Rail A £1 booking fee per transaction applies to online sales.

Travel to Salisbury with South West Trains, with direct trains from London Waterloo, Southampton and Exeter.

By Phone

Travelling in a small group to the festival? Save money with South West Trains GroupSave discount. For more information and to book your tickets, visit or call 0845 6000 650.

0845 241 9651

In Person Salisbury Playhouse Box Office Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm

By Car

Salisbury Playhouse box office closes at 6pm on days when there is no public performance and phone lines close at 5.30pm

If you are travelling to the Festival by car please follow directional signs to local city centre car parks.

Salisbury Arts Centre Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm Salisbury Information Centre Various opening hours Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Box Office 87 Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2PU Open Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm The full Festival programme opens to Festival Friends for priority booking on Tuesday 3 March and to the general public on Tuesday 10 March.

We encourage car sharing where possible. Visit drive/car-share/ for details. For details of Salisbury Park and Ride services visit

By Bus Wilts and Dorset Buses operate a good bus service serving Salisbury and Wiltshire. For details please visit For routes and timetables please call 01722 336855.

Booking Terms and Conditions: We do not exchange or refund tickets; this includes moving to an alternative performance. Tickets can be collected from the venue 30 minutes before the start of each performance. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all family events and workshops. Details in this brochure were correct at the time of going to print. The Festival reserves the right to make changes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Box Office: 0845 241 9651

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Friday 22

Salisbury Cathedral

Saturday 23

Sunday 24

Monday 25

Tuesday 26

7.30pm Mor Karbasi Page 9

Wednesday 27 7pm

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Page 21

 ain House, M Salisbury Playhouse

 alburg Studio, S Salisbury Playhouse 11.30am Sema Kaygusuz Page 8

7.30pm Mess Page 13 City Hall, Salisbury

12pm Red Riding Hood Page 14

12pm Barry Loser Page 18

2.30pm Red Riding Hood Page 14

2pm Sarah J Maas Page 18

6pm Victoria Hislop Page 15

4pm Adam & Charlotte Guillain Page 18

7.30pm Gandini Juggling Page 22

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Page 21

7.30pm Henning Wehn Page 26

7.30pm Hailey Tuck Page 30

11:30am The Journey Home Page 20

12pm One Little Word Page 28

2:30pm The Journey Home Page 20

2.30pm One Little Word Page 28

7pm Roger Luckhurst Page 22

8pm Dom Joly Page 31

3pm James Runcie Page 8

11:30am Lyngo Theatre Page 12

11am Stephanie Dalley Page 17

11am 11.30am Children of Heaven Marc Allum Page 25 Page 28

3pm Anthony Sattin Page 12


Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Page 21

7.30pm Circa Page 16

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Friday 29 7pm

2.30pm AC Grayling Page 25 7.30pm Rodgers Revealed Page 18

Other Venues

Thursday 28 7pm

3pm The White Balloon Page 25

6pm Before Sunrise Page 6

7.30pm Who is Moshen Makhmalbaf? P9

7.30pm Come To My Voice Page 13

7pm Your Beauty Is Worth Nothing 9pm Head-On P15

8pm Salisbury Live across the city Page 6

7.30pm John Campbell Godolphin Page 8

10am-7pm City Encounters City Centre Page 10-11

10am-7pm City Encounters City Centre Page 10-11

3-10pm Live @ the Farm River Bourne Farm P12

2.30pm Turner’s Salisbury Page 14

7.30pm Mahan + 7.30pm 11am & 2pm Avi Avital St Martin’s Schubertiade St Clarendon Palace Church Page 19 Thomas’s Church P23 walk Page 24

3pm Eblana Trio Trafalgar Park Page 14

10pm After Party The Cosy Club Page 23

8pm Market 8pm Salisbury Songs Market Place Live across the city Page 7 Page 6


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7.30pm Mahan: Bach St Martin’s Church Page 17

8pm Verdun to Afghanistan Page19

6pm Young Carers Showcase Page 20

7.30pm Joli Vyann Page 26

2.30pm Magna Carta Page 20

10am & 1.30pm 9am-3pm Digging Births & Beginnings for History Roche Court P24 Harnham Page 27

8pm Company of Wolves Longleat Page 27

7pm, 8.45pm, 10.30pm Film Triple Bill Page 29

2.30pm Medieval Marketplace Page28 7.30pm Sacconi Quartet St Martin’s Church Page 30 8pm Salisbury Live across the city Page 6 8pm Company of Wolves Longleat

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Saturday 30

Sunday 31

Monday 1


Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

7.30pm Israel in Egypt Page 41

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Page 21

Thursday 4

Friday 5

7.30pm LPO Page 47

Saturday 6 7.30pm Stile Antico Page 52

Sunday 7 4.30pm Evensong

12pm John Cleese Page 49 7.30pm Opera Up Close Page 34

7.30pm Omid Djalili Page 38

7.30pm Ballet Black Page 39

7.30pm Bromance Page 41

7.30pm Rory Bremner Page 42

11.30am Paul Cobb Page 31 2pm Irving Finkel Page 32

7.30pm Baccala Clown Page 46

7.30pm Andy Sheppard Page 48

11am Elif Shafak Page 45 2pm Anne Shooter Page 36

8pm Walk Ashore Page 39

7.30pm Trio Joubran Page 51 11am Arabian Nights Page 48

3pm Eugene Rogan Page 40

1.30pm Arabian Nights Page 48

3pm Tony Hawks Page 50

8pm Walk Ashore Page 39

6.30pm Arabian Nights Page 48

6pm Alex Bellos Page 50

8pm Elvis Costello Page 35

8pm Rich Hall Page 49 11.30am Where 11.30am do Camels Belong? A N Wilson Page 40 Page 42

4pm Alan Johnson Page 33

4pm Shakespeare’s Words Page 37

8pm Shappi Khorsandi Page 34

7.30pm Joanna Wallfisch/Dan Tepfer Page 37

7pm Winter Sleep Page 38

10am Masterclass 1 Godolphin School Page 31

11.30am Tweet of the Day Coombe Bissett Page 36

2.30pm Medieval Marketplace Page28

8pm She’Koyokh Page 42

8pm Mahsa + Marjan Page 43

11.30am Richard van Emden Page 47 2.30pm Irwin & Shafak Page 45

3pm Emma Bridgewater Page 48

4pm Shlomo Beatboxing Page 50

7pm Time and Winds 9.15pm Lifelong Page 46

7.30pm Gallipoli Page 49

8pm Shlomo #NewRules Page 52

2.30pm Magna Carta Page 20

2.30pm Turner’s Salisbury Page 14

8pm Salisbury Live across the city Page 6

12pm, 2pm, 4pm 12pm, 2pm, 4pm Small Worlds Lecture Small Worlds Theatre P32 Lecture Theatre P32

7.30pm Masque of Moments Wilton Church Page 43

6.30pm Hepworth on Film Roche Court P45

7pm and 10pm Betrayal Maltings car park Page 44

3pm Sullivan Quartet Methodist Church Page 32

8pm Betrayal Maltings car park Page 44

8pm Betrayal Maltings car park Page 44

8pm Salisbury Live across the city Page 6

3pm Masterclass 2 Godolphin School Page 36

3.30pm Sorcerer’s Apprentice Wardrobe Museum Gardens Page 33 8pm Company of Wolves Longleat Page 27 Box Office: 0845 241 9651

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