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26 May - 10 June 2017

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Welcome …to the 2017 Festival, a 16-day celebration that sees Salisbury resound with artistic encounters of all kinds, as we welcome artists from over 20 countries to this beautiful city. This year the sun sets on our four-year journey around the points of the compass, as we look westwards across the ocean to the Canadian province of Québec. It’s a region that has boldly defined its contemporary image through its culture, something that shines through in the work of all the artists we are presenting, from a brilliantly reinvented Romeo and Juliet from Québécois dance company Cas Public to Théâtre de la Pire Espèce’s quirky theatre on a table top. We’ve also been working with artist Viv Gordon to create MouthPieces, a new series of events that this year will give voice to artists with lived experience of mental health. The programme spans dance, theatre, film, talks and an interactive periodic table of emotions by Aidan Moesby that will take the emotional temperature of the Festival’s audience in real time. From intimate, magical theatre set inside a mobile caravan to the grandeur of music in Salisbury’s glorious Cathedral - this year including a birthday celebration for Claudio Monteverdi and a rare out-of-London performance by the Chineke! Orchestra - the Festival rejoices in art of all shapes and sizes.

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And there’s much you can enjoy for free, from Salisbury Live to City Encounters, a full weekend of the best outdoor street dance, circus and theatre presented across the city centre, which this year will feature mobile juke boxes, a tango duet that literally takes to the skies, and a fortune-telling cottage on chicken legs... The rich history of Salisbury Cathedral is the inspiration for Animating the Archives, a learning project that brings this important collection to artistic life. And we round off everything in the Cathedral with Voices of the Whale, an invitation to dive into a water-inspired world that celebrates our oceans and the songs of the majestic creatures that live in them. So many people come together each year to make this Festival fly, and I thank all of the many artists, funders, sponsors, donors, friends, volunteers and colleagues who are working with us this year to create this programme for you - bringing the world to Salisbury and showing off our city to the world. Toby Smith Festival Director

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Bienvenue The Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival has put together a truly tremendous showcase of Québec culture as part of their Festival programme this year. Here at the Québec Government Office in London, we are thrilled to see Québec so strongly represented in theatre, cinema, music, dance, literature and visual arts. From the furious rhythms of legendary folk group Le Vent du Nord to the avant-garde cinematography of Xavier Dolan’s 2014 film Mommy, it is difficult to imagine a better insight into the variety and quality of what Québec artists are producing today. Culture is a huge part of Québec identity and the Québec Government is proud to support Québec artists visiting the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries and the local cultural partners that promote them, especially such a vibrant and internationally-renowned festival as Salisbury. We very much hope you enjoy the programme and look forward to many more opportunities for fruitful collaboration with Salisbury in the years to come. Bon festival! Christos Sirros Agent-General for Québec in London The Québec programme is supported by the Québec Government Office, London

MouthPieces … is a new addition to the Festival reflecting our commitment to showcasing exciting voices from diverse communities. This year we bring you work from people with lived experience of mental health, something which affects 1 in 4 of us. There’s lots to enjoy, from the physical brilliance of Witness This from Company Chameleon, part of the City Encounters weekend, to Lives on the Edge, our double bill from two filmmakers who make clever use of archives to tell extraordinary personal stories. More personal reflections on stigma, anxiety and trauma are explored with deftness, humour and poignancy in our theatre programme - look out for the MouthPieces banner and try something new. Our showcase event Mouthing Off features extracts of work from emerging dance and theatre artists and a full length show about asking for HELP!, alongside a panel discussion about arts and mental health. Come and have your say. And throughout the Festival an interactive arts installation by Aidan Moesby, Sagacity: The Periodic Table of Emotions, will keep an eye on the Festival mood. If you have access needs to attend events because of a mental health condition or any other disability check out our new Access for all arrangements on page 54. I am looking forward to sharing this work with you! Viv Gordon MouthPieces Programmer MouthPieces is kindly supported by an anonymous donor

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Mendelssohn Overture, Scherzo and Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream Berlioz Selection from Les nuits d'ete Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6, Pathetique

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

with Christian Kluxen and Kari Postma Friday 26 May 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral (West End) Tickets £42, £36, £30, £24, £18, £12

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Following a sold-out Mahler 4 in 2013, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to open the 2017 Festival under the baton of young Danish conductor Christian Kluxen. Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes us deep into the Athenian woods, sprinkled in fairy dust and bathed in moonlight, setting the mood for Berlioz’s beautiful song-cycle, performed by Kari Postma.

Tchaikovsky’s Pathètique symphony is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire, with each of its four movements charged with orchestral drama and passion. Sponsored by

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MUSIC

Salisbury Live Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May from 8pm Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June from 8pm City Centre | FREE

Great music, free entry and an unmistakable Festival vibe – Salisbury Live returns, offering four 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 Supported by

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WA L K

A Wander through Wiltshire's Downlands Saturday 27 May and Saturday 3 June 10am Tickets ÂŁ15 | Booking in advance is essential

Starting at Coombe Bissett Village Hall, this circular walk follows the valley of the River Ebble and the drove tracks of the South Wiltshire Downs. Exploring an unspoilt area of Wiltshire farmland, the walk takes in small villages and views of the city beyond. Led by experienced guide John Turley, the 12.5 mile journey (with the possibility of shortcuts for assisted self-navigation) is mainly on tracks, grass and some quiet roads, and is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

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L I T E R AT U R E

F A M I LY

A C Grayling

The Emperor's New Clothes

Progress in Troubled Times: Learning from ‘The Age of Genius’

Illyria

Saturday 27 May 2.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £10

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The 17th century was a turbulent period. Science moved from the alchemy and astrology of John Dee to the painstaking observation and astronomy of Galileo. This was an era when Newton, the man who understood gravity and the laws of motion, was still fascinated by alchemy.

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A C Grayling joins us to give an account of the development of ideas during one of the most exciting periods in Western history, a time when science and spirituality sat side by side. Sponsored by

Following last year’s sell-out performance of Danny the Champion of the World, Festival favourites Illyria present Hans Christian Andersen’s muchloved story, The Emperor’s New Clothes. Two swindlers spin a yarn, the Emperor allows himself to be taken in, and it isn’t long before everyone is stitched up. Only at the Grand Parade on April Fools’ Day is the barefaced cheek of it all revealed.

Picnics are welcome so please bring a rug or your own lowbacked seating. The performance goes ahead whatever the weather. Special entry rates apply to the Wardrobe Museum for ticket holders during the Festival. Sponsored by

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T H E AT R E

COM E DY

Wanna Dance With Somebody!

Simon Evans

(Or, A Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics) Running Dog Theatre

In the Money

Saturday 27 May 7.45pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £12

Saturday 27 May 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £14

Josh is good at dancing, but not at people. On the other hand he did once read A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking so he reckons he’ll probably be alright. Is the hokey cokey really what it’s all about? Josh doesn’t know, but he’s damn well going to find out. Wanna Dance With Somebody! is a new show about social anxiety,

about coping mechanisms. About big ideas and how they impact on small things. About taking chances. And about dancing. Mixing storytelling, live music and physical comedy, Running Dog Theatre has created a show that is part-physics lecture, part-school disco, one that will make you want to get up on your feet and dance.

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Star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and a BBC Radio 4 favourite, Simon Evans has been immersing himself in economics for a couple of years now, like a pig immersing itself in organic cleaning products. And this is the result … Economedy! Jokenomics! *

Yet whilst the whole thing will likely deteriorate into a heartfelt rant about his children, at least his aspirations are lofty. * Assumes you make notes and invest accordingly. T&Cs apply. Buy.

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I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Alan Johnson

Susie Dent

The Long and Winding Road

The Secret Languages of Britain

Sunday 28 May 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets ÂŁ10

Sunday 28 May 2.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets ÂŁ8.50

Join former Home Secretary and Orwell Prize winner Alan Johnson as he discusses the third and final volume of his memoir The Long and Winding Road. When Tony Blair brought him into Parliament in 1997, it was for Johnson something of a culture shock. But he eventually took

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to the corridors of power as to the manor born. Prepare to see Westminster as you've never seen it before as Alan discusses his experiences in conversation with Christopher Wain. Sponsored by

Have you ever wondered why football managers all speak the same way, what a cabbie calls the Houses of Parliament, or how ticket inspectors discreetly request back-up? We are surrounded by hundreds of tribes, each speaking a distinct language honed through years of conversations on the battlefield,

in A&E, or at 10,000ft in the air. Susie Dent, best known as the Dictionary Corner expert on Channel 4's Countdown, takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, revealing its secret languages and finding out in the process what really makes us tick. Sponsored by

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ACROS S TH E CIT Y

City Encounters Free street theatre, dance, circus, music and family activities Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May 11am – 6pm Guildhall Square, Market Place and other city centre locations FREE

Attracting over 30,000 people in 2016, City Encounters is back with another packed two-day programme of free street entertainment for everyone that will fill every corner of the city centre. 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

Company Chameleon: Witness This

The city’s Market Place will be filled with a fantastic array of stalls offering produce from around the globe, offering food to eat there and then, or to take home. Organised by

Witness This turns the spotlight on mental health in a powerful and moving portrayal of how loved ones cope when mental health problems take hold of someone close. Follow Company Chameleon’s co-director and choreographer Kevin Edward Turner on a deeply personal journey in this unforgettable dance performance.

Play Day

Deaf Men Dancing: Corazón a Corazón

The Festival’s much loved Play Day is back on Monday 29 May, a free afternoon of art and sporting activities for children and young people, from tots to teens. So come and get messy, physical and creative…

Inspired by Kiss of the Spider Woman and marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Corazón a Corazón explores love and betrayal, oppression and power. This unique version of a classic story is bought to life in a tapestry of dance, sign language and aerial performance.

Bootworks Theatre: Juke Boxes Two 1950s Jukeboxes spring into action, two performers hidden inside re-creating classic pop music videos in a vibrant lip-syncing musical medley. Using props, masks, puppets and a terrible selection of wigs, The Beatles, Sinead O’Connor, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder and Adele all make cameos. Singing and dancing will be unavoidably encouraged.

Circus Geeks + PanGottic: Project_Vee Project_Vee is a nod to a Soviet era circus act, remixed for the 21st century. Roulette wheel meets juggling with danger, skill and unpredictable moments; steel, concrete and motors meet in an unlikely way; Project_Vee takes juggling to a different dimension. Literally.

Dizzy O’Dare: Baba Yaga’s House Inspired by Slavic fairytales, Baba Yaga‘s House is a ramshackle old cottage which roams the land on chicken legs while Baba flies across the landscape in her giant pestle and mortar. She may seem scary, she might tell your fortune, or then again she might just eat you.

Horse + Bamboo Theatre: Theatre For One Are you brave enough to look inside the lion’s mouth? Are you prepared to peep through the periscope? Through one-to-one interactions and simple yet captivating stories, curiosity will inevitably get the better of you when nothing is as it seems. Juke Boxes, Witness This, Project_Vee and Corazón a Corazón are co-commissioned by Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival as part of the Without Walls Consortium

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MUSIC

Salisbury Live:

OPERA

London Festival Opera

Live at the Farm

An Opera Soiree at Trafalgar Park

Sunday 28 May 3pm – 10pm River Bourne Community Farm FREE | On site parking £2 per car

Sunday 28 May 6pm Trafalgar Park Tickets £25 | Grounds open for picnicking from 4pm

With a BBQ , bar and children’s entertainment, Live at the farm offers a great afternoon and evening of pop, rock, folk and acoustic music. Among the bands featuring this year are The Delorions, The Hightown Crow, Gypsy Jukebox, the Saints of Sin and the Passenger Club.

Bringing together artists from Covent Garden, English National Opera and Glyndebourne, London Festival Opera has performed for Her Majesty the Queen, at 10 Downing Street, and across Europe from Paris to Venice. By kind permission of Michael Wade, we return to the perfect setting of Trafalgar

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Park for an early evening of opera favourites. The programme promises passion and humour in equal measure in this handpicked selection of arias and duets by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Handel, Rossini, Bizet, Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan for newcomers and opera connoisseurs alike.

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B ROADCAST

MAGIC

Morgan and West

The Wyvern of Wiltshire

Parlour Tricks

A new radio adventure by Terry Deary

Sunday 28 May 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £12.50

Every weekday from Monday 29 May – Friday 9 June 11am BBC Wiltshire, 103.5FM | 104.3FM FREE

Join time travelling magic duo Morgan & West for an evening chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller, competed to be ITV's Next Great Magician, and even attempted to escape The Slammer on CBBC. Join these

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dashing chaps for an evening of 'spiffingly good fun' (Reviews Hub), as they offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – they might just blow your mind.

When Amy and George explore the medieval library at Salisbury Cathedral all they expect to find are dusty books... but they are soon embarking on the adventure of their lives! Join best-selling author and Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary on his new Wiltshire-wide quest across time, space, myth and legend. Help solve the clues in each episode

and stay one step ahead of the mysterious Wiltshire Wyvern. The Wyvern of Wiltshire has been created in partnership with Prime Theatre and BBC Wiltshire as part of Animating the Archives (see page 51) and will be downloadable from bbc.co.uk/bbcwiltshire during and after the Festival.

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WA L K

Salisbury and the New World

FILM

Double Bill: Lives on the Edge Tarnation + The Alcohol Years and short films by Carol Morley

A Blue Badge guided walk Monday 29 May, Wednesday 31 May, Monday 5 June and Friday 9 June 2.30pm Tickets £7, £3.50 | Available from Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row

Monday 29 May 7pm and 9pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50 for each film or £14 for both films

MouthPieces programmer Viv Gordon introduces these deeply personal accounts of lives affected by mental health issues

Starting from Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row, this walk reveals the people and places in Salisbury with Canadian and American connections. Hear about emigrants from the Salisbury area and their involvement in the life and culture of the New World. The one mile route on pavements is accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs via dropped kerbs.

7pm Tarnation

One of the most unique and innovative documentaries you will ever see, Tarnation is a mesmerising journey into the troubled minds of film maker Jonathan Caouette and his mother who lives with schizophrenia. Constructed as a kaleidoscopic collage of home movies, photos, music and even answer phone messages, it’s a dazzling and deeply affecting fast forward through the lives of people you've never heard of at the outset, but get to know intimately by the final credits.

9pm The Alcohol Years

Artist, musician, writer and filmmaker Carol Morley returns to Manchester, where in the early 1980s five years of her life were lost in an alcoholic blur. The Alcohol Years is a poetic retrieval of that time - a search for Morley's lost self, where conflicting memories and viewpoints weave in and out, revealing a portrait of the city, its pop culture, and the people who lived it.

Carol Morley | UK | 2000 | 50 minutes | Certificate 15 + a selection of award-winning short films by Carol Morley

Jonathan Caouette | USA | 2003 | 88 minutes | Certificate 15

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T H E AT R E

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Ubu on the table

Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld

Théâtre de la Pire Espèce Monday 29 May 7.30pm Blackledge Theatre, Godolphin School Tickets £12 | Ages 14+

Two armies of French baguettes face each other in a stand-off as tomato bombs explode, an egg beater hovers over fleeing troops and molasses-blood splatters on fork-soldiers as they charge King Ubu. Anything goes as a country’s fate is sealed on nothing more than a table top! Hammering out a huge farce on a tiny scale, peppering their buffoonery with multiple film references, the two performers Box Office: 0845 241 9651

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of this leading Québécois theatre company have perfected this award-winning show over 850 performances in Québec, Mexico, Brazil and Europe. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Playhouse

Monday 29 May 8pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £14

Join the legendary cricket commentator Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld in conversation with LBC presenter Matthew Stadlen. Blowers is best known for his colourful commentary on the BBC’s Test Match Special and for his flamboyant dress sense.

From his Norfolk roots and Eton education to his playing days and decades in broadcasting, this is your chance to learn more about the remarkable personal and professional life of one of Britain’s bestloved personalities.

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F A M I LY

TA L K

There and Back Again: An Odyssey

Fanfare for Caro

Lyngo Theatre

A lecture by Jim Aitchison

Tuesday 30 May 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 6 - 11 | 60 minutes

Homer's Odyssey is the classic of classics, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of giants, ghosts, Greeks and great adventure. Like a god toying with the lives of mortals, Lyngo’s Patrick Lynch will send Ulysses and his companions on a fantastic journey in search of home.

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Using multiple cameras, tabletop props are magnified onto a screen while Patrick plays with sand, stones, buckets, boats, water and fire, turning a storm-in-ateacup into an Aegean tempest. Sponsored by

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Tuesday 30 May 6pm New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park Tickets £10 | to include a drink on arrival

In response to Anthony Caro’s Sea Music, contemporary composer Jim Aitchison has recently been commissioned to write a new work inspired by this monumental public sculpture on Poole Quay. Renowned for exploring the relationship between art and music, Aitchison will discuss his unique approach towards Caro and other projects inspired by the work of Gerhard Richter, Mark

Rothko, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Peter Randall-Page and Doris Salcedo amongst others. The talk will be preceded by an opportunity to see the current displays at the New Art Centre. Image: Sea Music (1991), Anthony Caro Photo: from One Hundred Views of Sea Music by David Ward

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T H E AT R E

DANCE

I Am Joan

Symphonie Dramatique

Viv Gordon

Cas Public

Tuesday 30 May 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £12

Tuesday 30 May 8pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £18, £16 | Under 18s £5 off

I Am Joan is an autobiographical one woman show by performance artist Viv Gordon. It’s a hopeful comedy about a woman in recovery from trauma finding empowerment by connecting with various inspiring Joans, including Joan Collins, Joan Jett and Joan of Arc, all of whom embody

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elusive qualities of resilience and self-belief. Think Dynasty meets Joan of Arc with lashings of cherry bakewells, a heavy dose of glam rock and tissues for all at the end. Irreverent, laugh out loud, hold your breath and weep silently; this show will stay with you long after you watch it.

Symphonie Dramatique takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and turns it inside out and upside down. Eight dancers tell the tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers with a contagious energy, using contemporary and classical dance to shed new light on literature’s most famous love story. The company has collaborated with sound artist Martin Tétreault to create an exhilarating score that draws on Romeo and Juliet

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music written by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Gounod and others. Québécois dance company Cas Public has built an international reputation for widening the audience of contemporary dance, having performed at venues from Montreal's Place des Arts to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Sponsored by

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I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

F A M I LY

MUSIC

Anatomy of the Piano (for beginners)

Tidworth Military Families Orchestra

Will Pickvance

with musicians from the BSO

Wednesday 31 May 11.30am Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £12.50

Wednesday 31 May 12pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 6+ | 60 minutes

Wednesday 31 May 2.30pm Salisbury Cathedral FREE | Entry by ticket only

Ann Widdecombe has not only delighted Conservative Associations across the land with her witty and controversial speeches, she might even be considered a national treasure. With a number of novels and an unforgettable stint on Strictly Come Dancing to her name, the former Tory minister will be answering questions and sharing anecdotes in conversation with LBC presenter Matthew Stadlen. Prepare for a lively hour of opinion and debate as the pair discuss everything from politics to personal life.

Will dreams of being an astronaut, and so he asks Father Christmas for a spaceship. Instead he receives a piano. The surprise discovery of a special book entitled ‘Anatomy of the Piano’ hidden beneath its strings propels Will into a new world where encounters with Bach and Beethoven sit alongside a jam with Jazz legend ‘Fats’ Waller. An adaption of his show Pianohood (see page 20) for family audiences, this delightful romp features songs, stories, hand-drawn projections, whirlwind piano-playing and, of course, his piano. Sponsored by

Working with the Army Welfare Service we have brought together families from the Tidworth area to share the joy of music making. With Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to guide them, these local musicians have devised their own music from scratch. Join us in the north transept for a performance that will also feature a guest appearance from the Mini BSO, a quintet of orchestral instruments. Supported by and Salisbury Friends

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L I T E R AT U R E

Simon Bradley The Railways: Nation, Network and People

JAZZ

Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band Ella Fitzgerald: a centenary tribute to the great jazz diva

Wednesday 31 May 3pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

Wednesday 31 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £22.50

The Victorians’ private compartments, rugs and foot warmers may have made way for air-conditioned carriages with airline-type seating, but parts of Britain’s railway system remain the oldest in the world. Referring to his lauded book, The Railways, Simon reveals a tale of technological achievement, of shifting social classes, of safety and crime, of tourism and the changing world of work – showing us that to travel through Britain by train is to journey through time.

2017 marks the centenary of the original first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald. Join awardwinning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her mini big band for this special celebration of Ella’s versatility - from the warmth of her studio sessions to the joyful exuberance of Ella’s live performances.

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Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin, songs include I Get A Kick Out of You, Manhattan, Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye, Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love, I Only Have Eyes For You, I Won’t Dance, The Very Thought of You, It’s Only A Paper Moon and Mack The Knife. Sponsored by

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T H E AT R E

CIRCUS

Pianohood

Cul de Sac

Will Pickvance

Gemma Palomar and José Triguero

Wednesday 31 May 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £12

Wednesday 31 May 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £15 | Ages 14+

Sitting at the piano, under the light of a stand lamp, Will Pickvance recounts for his soonto-be-born son the tales that have led to his finding himself at this very moment - what he calls his Pianohood, a virtuoso’s variations on his life’s theme. Part-recital, part-storytelling, Will recounts encounters with pianos across the world,

intertwining improvisations that take in Bach, jazz legend ‘Fats’ Waller, Radiohead and more with a gentle, humorous yarn-spinning charm. Describing him as ‘an 88 key genius’, poet Ian McMillan has hailed Will as ‘half-man, half-piano … using the piano like a ventriloquist uses their dummy or as a dressage rider uses their horse.’

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An absurd and comic duet of circus, Cul de Sac explores the sometimes gentle, sometimes brutal nature of human relationships. Featuring worldclass acrobatics, dance and juggling, performers Gemma Palomar and José Triguero take us through a cycle of love, irritation, pain, euphoria, carelessness and

caresses as they journey beyond the stereotypical relationship. Combining astonishing physicality with evocative imagery and humour, this is circus for grown-ups. Cul de Sac contains mild nudity. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre

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WORKSHOPS

F A M I LY

Sculpture Explorers

Pub Quiz for Kids

Family Workshops at Roche Court

Story Pocket Theatre

Thursday 1 June 10am and 1.30pm New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park Tickets £5 per child | Ages 6 - 13 | All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Thursday 1 June 12pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50 | Ages 5+ | 60 minutes

Families are invited to be curious about contemporary art! What do the sculptures on display at the New Art Centre mean to you? Bring your imagination and be led on an interactive tour of the sculpture park at Roche Court to explore the current exhibitions. We will use our findings to inspire

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creations of our own. Places are limited and booking is essential – to book a place please contact edu@sculpture.uk.com or call 01980 862802. Image: Bulb (Magenta), 2015, Michael CraigMartin Photo: © Michael Craig-Martin

This chaotic, high-energy quiz sees families competing to show off their knowledge of classic stories and theme tunes, and even pulling a few dance moves. Hosted by Patrick Monahan, one of the UK's favourite standups, this brand new quiz will be unlike anything you have seen before. You may not learn very

much general knowledge but you'll definitely find out a thing or two about the people sitting near you - and maybe yourself as well! Expect fierce competition and side-splitting jokes that will entertain the whole family. Sponsored by

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F A M I LY

FILM

Run River Run

Double Bill: Father Son, Mother Son

Horse + Bamboo Theatre

C.R.A.Z.Y. + Mommy

Thursday 1 June 2pm and 4pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £6.50 | Ages 0 – 5 | 35 minutes

Thursday 1 June 7pm and 9.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50 for each film or £14 for both films

Marie Morin, Québec Cultural Attache, introduces these flamboyant cinematic stories from two celebrated Québécois directors

All is quiet. The water gently trickles. The wind softly blows. Listen… Can you hear the song of the river? As the leaves start to rustle, and the seasons start to change, we meet and make some unexpected fluffy friends. Join us on a sensory journey together with your little ones and their teddies. With original music, animation, puppetry and interaction, this enchanting adventure is sure you to leave your senses tingling and imagination flowing.

7pm C.R.A.Z.Y.

9:30pm Mommy

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A stomping soundtrack and exhilarating direction propel this boisterous and highly entertaining family drama. Born on Christmas day 1960, Zac’s mother may believe he is blessed, but earning the respect of his father will be more difficult. Over the next 20 years we follow Zac through a whirlwind of experiences and encounters as he slowly begins to find his place in the world. Director Jean-Marc Vallée went on to direct the Oscar winning Dallas Buyers Club, but for many this is his masterpiece.

Jean-Marc Vallée | Canada / 2005 | 127 minutes | in French with English subtitles | Certificate 15

Diane is a feisty single mother who is struggling to look after her rebellious teenage son, who suffers with ADHD. The arrival of a mysterious, introverted neighbour brings some unexpected stability to their lives, but for how long? Heartbreaking and humorous, the fifth film from Québécois enfant terrible Xavier Dolan takes us on an emotional rollercoaster of briskly edited and passionately performed verbal sparring and stunning musical montages. Xavier Dolan | Canada | 2014 | 134 minutes | in French with English subtitles | Certificate 15

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WORLD MUSIC

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Bollywood Brass Band featuring Jyotsna Srikanth

Cordelia Williams A piano recital

Carnatic Connections Thursday 1 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £18 | Under 18s £5 off

Put on your dancing shoes because the Bollywood Brass Band is bringing the exhilarating rhythms of Bollywood blockbusters to Salisbury! Joined by Jyotsna Srikanth, one of Europe’s leading violinists from the South Indian classical tradition, the UK’s top Indian wedding procession band, described by Songlines Magazine as 'improbably funky', Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Thursday 1 June 7.30pm St Thomas's Church, Salisbury Tickets £20, £16

are putting on a thrilling night of instrumental Bollywood film classics and brand-new material. Expect plenty of brass and saxophones synched to projections of lively dance sequences from original Bollywood films. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Playhouse

FREE post-concert talk

J S Bach Two Part Inventions BWV 272-286 Rachmaninov A selection of Preludes Op 23 Schumann Fantasie in C major Op 17 Written in great bursts of to-be, Clara Wieck, describing creativity after their respective its opening movement as ‘the marriages, Bach’s Inventions are most passionate thing I have ever deeply satisfying, pitch-perfect composed’. Cordelia Williams musical conversations, whilst grew up in Salisbury and enjoys a Rachmaninov’s Op 23 Preludes particular affinity with the music are rich, dense outpourings of of Schumann, her recording of emotion. Schumann, however, this Fantasie described by the wrote his Fantasie in the midst of Sunday Times as 'seductive, a painful separation from his wife- commanding and sensitive'. Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017 | 23


F A M I LY

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I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks John Simpson Chose to Speak of War and The Mummy’s Gold We and Strife

Fiona Maddocks

Friday 2 June 10.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £6.50 | Ages 4+ | 60 minutes

Friday 2 June 12pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £12.50

Friday 2 June 3.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50

Our brave hero, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks, and his faithful friends find themselves on a quest through the desert, to return a sack of stolen Egyptian gold back to its rightful owner. It sounds simple, but Sir Charlie’s adventures never are… Join Kristina Stephenson for a musical storytelling journey complete with mummies, Pharaohs and a live performance of songs from the Sir Charlie Stinky Socks books! Sponsored by

Since the early 19th century, in corners of the globe where fault-lines erupt into bloodshed and civil war, foreign correspondents have been engaged in uncovering the latest news and – despite obstacles bureaucratic, political and violent – reporting it by whatever means available. As a working life, it is difficult, exciting and glamorous. Join John Simpson, the most distinguished foreign correspondent of our time, for an insight into what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world beyond our shores.

How does music reflect the key moments in our lives? How do we choose the works that inspire, delight, comfort or console? Observer classical music critic and acclaimed writer Fiona Maddocks will introduce us to her latest book, Music for Life, discussing a selection from 100 classical works spanning nine centuries. Putting each work in its cultural and musical context, she argues passionately, persuasively and at times obstinately for their inclusion, always putting the music first.

Music for Life

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I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

T H E AT R E

The Comedy of Errors

Terry Waite CBE

The Lord Chamberlain's Men

in conversation with The Very Revd June Osborne

Friday 2 - Saturday 3 June 7pm Rack Close, Cathedral Close Tickets £20 | Under 18s £5 off

Friday 2 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £14

One of Shakespeare’s finest comedies is brought to life by the UK’s premier all-male theatre company. When they were babies, identical twins Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one searches for the other, the two unwittingly find themselves in the same city at the same time. Bring a picnic Box Office: 0845 241 9651

and your own seating and spend a glorious summer’s evening captivated by this entwined tale of mistaken identity, a fast paced riotous rollercoaster of a comedy that will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion. Supported by

Taken on Trust is Terry Waite's personal account of his harrowing experiences as a hostage in Beirut between 1987 and 1991. In his prison cell Terry wrote his autobiography in his head, a heart-rending account of how he survived for 1,763 days in captivity, almost four

years of which were in solitary confinement. His conversation with June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury, promises a fascinating insight into human life on the edge, and how we then live with difficult memories and move on. Sponsored by

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Music to include choral works by Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Castello and Viadana CLASSICAL MUSIC

Monteverdi: The Other Vespers

Singers, cornetts and sackbuts, early baroque violins, theorbos and organ bring to life this ravishing music to mark the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth and vocal ensemble I Fagiolini’s own 30th anniversary year. In 1640, towards the end of his life, Monteverdi

that he hadn’t included in his now-famous earlier

I Fagiolini with English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble published a second collection of church music

Friday 2 June 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral Tickets £30, £25, £20, £15, £12

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collection, the 1610 Vespers. No strangers to Salisbury Cathedral, last appearing here in How Like An Angel with Australian circus company Circa, I Fagiolini offers an alternative Vespers taken from this second collection, packed

with beautiful music that is comparatively unknown to modern-day audiences. Monteverdi’s fabulous psalm settings sit beside delightful surprises like his music for cornetto (an early wind instrument) and voices (which sounds not unlike saxophonist Jan Garbarek’s collaboration with the Hilliard Ensemble), Salisbury Cathedral ably standing in for the grand acoustic of St Mark’s in Venice, the basilica which much of this music was written. Kindly supported by the Friends of Salisbury Festival salisburyfestival.co.uk


COM E DY

Kieran Hodgson Maestro

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Gisela Stuart MP and John Glen MP

F A M I LY

Bright Sparks Filskit Theatre

Across the political divide Friday 2 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £12.50 | Ages 16+

Saturday 3 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £10

Saturday 3 June 11.30am and 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 3 - 7 | 50 minutes

When Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler, he decided to write a symphony. Years later, violin in hand, Kieran takes to the stage with a story about attempting something far beyond his abilities and falling in love. Following a sell-out tour and a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of his 2015 show Lance, Kieran’s Maestro is a ‘heartwarming show that sends you out humming with happiness' (The Times). The show played to capacity crowds at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and garnered a nomination for the prestigious Comedy Award.

John Glen’s conversation with Frank Field at last year’s Festival was a real highlight. This year the Conservative MP for Salisbury since 2010 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer interviews another fiercely independently minded parliamentarian. Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997, Gisela Stuart was born and raised in West Germany, has served as a health minister in Tony Blair's government, and played a key role in the Vote Leave campaign during last year’s EU membership referendum.

Links and Rex are opposites, left and right. Links is logical, she likes order and fact. Rex is different, she is imaginative, a daydreamer. Watch these two opposites get their wires crossed and their noddles in a muddle as they strive to find ways to play and work together. Playful, visually rich and delightfully humorous, Bright Sparks explores the beauty of difference and how things are always better when we work together. Sponsored by

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T H E AT R E

SHOWCASE

MouthPieces: Mouthing Off

Butterfly

An afternoon of conversation and performance exploring arts and mental health

Written and directed by Vici Wreford-Sinnott Performed by Jacqueline Phillips

Saturday 3 June 3pm - 6pm White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £10 | Joint ticket including Butterfly (see right) £15

Saturday 3 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £12 | Joint ticket including Mouthing Off (see left) £15

The arts are full of depictions of mental health but often created by people without lived experience. Mouthing Off asks why is it important for people who have mental health conditions to be able to tell their own stories. And what needs to change to enable this to happen? The afternoon features extracts of work-in-progress by emerging

artists Emma Louvelle and Richard Crowe, and a full performance of Viki Browne’s HELP! (pictured above). All three will join MouthPieces programmer Viv Gordon, artist Aidan Moseby and Festival Director Toby Smith to discuss the arts and mental health and the Festival’s MouthPieces programme. All are welcome to come join in the conversation.

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Beatrice, an unlikely heroine in a story of not-so-everyday survival, sits in isolation, waiting for the outcome of a forced mental health assessment. She loved Bowie, the Buzzcocks and the Bay City Rollers back in the day, and now revisits a personal history she only just remembers. But there is an important detail she has forgotten, and she thinks

they are putting words into her mouth. Butterfly is not about suffering from, or surviving, a condition. It is about history, stigma, about misunderstandings and misrepresentations. This clever, funny, dark piece allows us to assess how we treat human beings in the 21st century. This performance of Butterfly will be BSL interpreted. salisburyfestival.co.uk


OPERA

La Bohème OperaUpClose Saturday 3 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £22.50

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This Olivier Award-winning version of Puccini’s much-loved weepie is a favourite with critics and audiences alike. La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello's tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage.

Performed in a new English translation by Robin Norton-Hale, with piano accompaniment, the comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other. Sponsored by

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Fri 26 KEY CIRCUS C O M E DY DA N C E F A M I LY FILM L I T E R AT U R E & TA L K S MUSIC T H E AT R E WA L K S

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7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Page 5 Salisbury Cathedral

10am Festival Walk Page 6 Coombe Bissett Village Hall

11am City Encounters Pages 10-11 City Centre

11am City Encounters Pages 10-11 City Centre

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

10am Sculpture Explorers Page 21 Roche Court

10.30am Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and The Mummy’s Gold Page 24 Salberg

8pm Salisbury Live Page 6 City Centre

2.30pm A C Grayling Page 7 Salisbury Arts Centre

11.30am Alan Johnson Page 9 Salisbury Arts Centre

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

2.30pm There and Back Again: An Odyssey Page 16 Salberg

11.30am Ann Widdecombe Page 18 Salisbury Playhouse

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

3.30pm Illyria Page 7 Wardrobe Museum Gardens

2.30pm Susie Dent Page 9 Salisbury Arts Centre

2.30pm Festival Walk Page 14 City Centre

6pm Fanfare for Caro Page 16 Roche Court

12pm Anatomy of the Piano Page 18 Salberg

12pm Pub Quiz for Kids Page 21 Salisbury Arts Centre

12pm John Simpson Page 24 Salisbury Playhouse

7.45pm Wanna Dance With Somebody! Page 8 Salberg

3pm Salisbury Live at the Farm Page 12 River Bourne Community Farm

7pm + 9pm Double Bill: Lives on the Edge Page 14 Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm I am Joan Page 17 Salisbury Arts Centre

2.30pm Tidworth Military Families Orchestra Page 18 Salisbury Cathedral

1.30pm Sculpture Explorers Page 21 Roche Court

3.30pm Fiona Maddocks Page 24 Salisbury Arts Centre

8pm Simon Evans Page 8 Salisbury Arts Centre

6pm London Festival Opera Page 13 Trafalgar Park

7.30pm Ubu on the Table Page 15 Godolphin School

8pm Symphonie Dramatique Page 17 Salisbury Playhouse

2.30pm Festival Walk Page 14 City Centre

2pm Run River Run Page 22 Salberg

7pm The Comedy of Errors Page 25 Rack Close

8pm Salisbury Live Page 6 City Centre

8pm Morgan and West Page 12 Salisbury Arts Centre

8pm Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld Page 15 Salisbury Playhouse

3pm Simon Bradley Page 19 Salberg

4pm Run River Run Page 22 Salberg

7.30pm I Fagiolini Page 26 Salisbury Cathedral

7.30pm Clare Teal Page 19 Salisbury Playhouse

7pm + 9.30pm Double Bill: Father Son, Mother Son Page 22 Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm Terry Waite CBE Page 25 Salisbury Playhouse

8pm Pianohood Page 20 Salberg

7.30pm Bollywood Brass Band Page 23 Salisbury Playhouse

8pm Kieran Hodgson Page 27 Salisbury Arts Centre

8pm Cul de Sac Page 20 Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm Cordelia Williams Page 23 St Thomas's Church

8pm Salisbury Live Page 6 City Centre

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10am Festival Walk Page 6 Coombe Bissett Village Hall

12pm Freya Johnston Page 32 Salisbury Arts Centre

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

11am The Wyvern of Wiltshire Page 13 Radio broadcast

from 12pm Mobile Page 43 Salisbury Arts Centre

10.30am Festival Eucharist Page 47 Salisbury Cathedral

11.30am Bright Sparks Page 27 Salberg

3pm Bernstein Revealed Page 32 Salisbury Playhouse

2.30pm Festival Walk Page 14 City Centre

11.30am Lady Carnarvon Page 35 Salberg

11.30am Ross King Page 37 Salisbury Arts Centre

11.30am John Carey Page 40 Salberg

12pm Salisbury Live in the Square Page 42 Market Square

11.30am Barney Norris Page 45 Salisbury Arts Centre

11.30am Gisela Stuart MP and John Glen MP Page 27 Salisbury Arts Centre

3.30pm Bee City Page 33 Salberg

3pm Christopher Somerville Page 34 Salberg

3pm Gijs van Hensbergen Page 35 Salisbury Arts Centre

2.30pm Louise Doughty and Kate Hamer Page 38 Salberg

3pm Jim Baggott Page 40 Salberg

1pm Animating the Archives Page 42 Salisbury Museum

12pm Pat-a-Cake Baby Page 46 Salberg

3pm Mouthing Off Page 28 White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm West Side Story Page 33 Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm Ballet Black Page 34 Salisbury Playhouse

7.30pm Chineke! Orchestra Page 36 Salisbury Cathedral

7.30pm Barely Methodical Troupe Page 38 Salisbury Playhouse

7.30pm Le Vent du Nord Page 41 Salisbury Playhouse

2.30pm Festival Walk Page 14 City Centre

2.30pm Pat-a-Cake Baby Page 46 Salberg

2.30pm Bright Sparks Page 27 Salberg

8pm Alastair Campbell Page 33 Salisbury Playhouse

7.30pm The Fair Rain Page 35 Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm Seducing Dr Lewis Page 37 Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm Alison Weir Page 39 Salisbury Arts Centre

8pm Manpower Page 41 Salisbury Arts Centre

3pm Denis Thériault Page 42 Salberg

3.30pm The Hogwallops Page 46 Salisbury Playhouse

8pm Mark Steel Page 37 Salisbury Playhouse

7.30pm Heath String Quartet Page 39 St Thomas's Church

from 6pm Mobile Page 43 Salisbury Arts Centre

7pm Voices of the Whale Page 44 Salisbury Cathedral

8pm What we should have said... Page 40 Salberg

7pm + 9pm Double Bill: Children of War Page 43 Salisbury Arts Centre

7.30pm The Hogwallops Page 46 Salisbury Playhouse

7.30pm Butterfly Page 28 Salisbury Arts Centre

8pm Voices of the Whale Page 44 Salisbury Cathedral

8pm Barokksolistene Page 47 Salisbury Arts Centre

8pm Salisbury Live Page 6 City Centre

8pm Rich Hall Page 45 Salisbury Playhouse

9pm Voices of the Whale Page 44 Salisbury Cathedral

7pm The Comedy of Errors Page 25 Rack Close 7.30pm La Bohème Page 28 Salisbury Playhouse

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MUSIC

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Freya Johnston

Bernstein Revealed

Jane Austen: the early years

with Jason Carr, Sophie-Louise Dann and Edward Seckerson

Sunday 4 June 12pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50

By around 1787, the time that she left school, Jane Austen was already an avid reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature alike. What she read, she soon began to imitate and parody. Themes which appear subtly in Austen's later fiction run riot openly and exuberantly across

Sunday 4 June 3pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £16

these pages - drunkenness, brawling, sexual misdemeanour, theft, and even murder are all here. Join Oxford professor Freya Johnston as she explores the three surviving notebooks from the author’s teenage years, in this, Austen's bicentenary year. Sponsored by

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This intimate and theatrical afternoon explores the life and work of Leonard Bernstein, the musical superman behind many of the 20th century’s most memorable songs, with classics from West Side Story, Candide and Peter Pan performed live by Olivier Award-nominated West End leading lady Sophie-Louise Dann and pianist Jason Carr. Edward Seckerson was one of the last broadcasters to interview

Bernstein before his death in 1990 and his frank and funny anecdotes of this memorable last encounter sit at the heart of this fast-paced, up-beat afternoon of patter and song, the three effortlessly making Bernstein’s presence felt once more. Bernstein Revealed is followed by a screening of West Side Story (see right). salisburyfestival.co.uk


I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Stuart Roberts and Becky Twigg

FILM

West Side Story

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Alastair Campbell

Introduced by Edward Seckerson

Salisbury Bee City Sunday 4 June 3.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

Sunday 4 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50

Sunday 4 June 8pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £12.50

If you think ‘honey’ or ‘decline’ when you hear the word ‘bee’, come and hear a far more intricate and interesting story. Stuart Roberts, an international speaker and wild bee expert, asks us to think way beyond the single species that is the honey bee, instead considering towns and cities as places where wild bees can flourish. Come and hear the buzz about the 240 other scientifically important, but forgotten pollinators: the wild solitary bees.

Winner of 10 Oscars, West Side Story was a technical and artistic tour de force when it was released in 1961 and remains a magnificent big screen spectacle. Leonard Bernstein’s ambitious score, exhilarating dance numbers and inventive staging drive a modernist re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, the starcrossed lovers coming from rival street gangs in 50s New York. Edward Seckerson introduces the screening, following the music and conversation of Bernstein Revealed (see left).

For nearly a decade, Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair’s right-hand man and communications strategist, often witnessing history in the making. As the most influential advisor at Number 10, Alastair was no stranger to controversy, working the headlines and sometimes making them. He speaks to LBC presenter Matthew Stadlen about his career, the current state of British politics and his journey with and campaigning for our better understanding of mental health.

Jerome Robbins | Robert Wise | USA | 1961 | 151 minutes | Certificate PG

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L I T E R AT U R E

Christopher Somerville

DANCE

Ballet Black Triple Bill: Captured + House of Dreams + Red Riding Hood

January Man: A Year of Walking Britain Monday 5 June 3pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

Monday 5 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £18, £16 | Under 18s £5 off | Ages 7+

Times columnist and author Christopher Somerville shared a love of long distance walking with his late father. And through a year of walking, in rain and fair weather, from the River Severn to the Lake District, the Norfolk Coast to the Isle of Foula off the west coast of Shetland, he has come to better understand his father in the landscapes they shared. Describing the history, wildlife, landscapes and people he passes, these are words to inspire you to don your boots and explore. Sponsored by

Ballet Black has been delighting a new generation of dance fans with ‘dash, daring and joie de vivre’ (The Guardian) for over 15 years. Blending the classical and contemporary, narrative and abstract, this company of international dancers of black and Asian descent returns to the 2017 Festival with an all-new triple bill.

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Characterised by intricate detail and propulsive energy, Captured ebbs and flows to the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance’s edgy choreography for four dancers, set to a Shostakovich string quartet.

Celebrated British choreographer Michael Corder, whose glittering versions of Cinderella and The Snow Queen have been seen across Europe, creates the evening’s second abstract piece, House of Dreams, featuring the music by Debussy. And to close, South Bank Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa turns a popular fairy tale on its head as she gives Red Riding Hood a surprising twist…

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FOLK

The Fair Rain

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

Lady Carnarvon At Home at Highclere

L I T E R AT U R E

Gijs van Hensbergen The Sagrada Familia: Gaudi’s Heaven on Earth

Monday 5 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £14

Tuesday 6 June 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

Tuesday 6 June 3pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50

Over almost a decade of touring, including appearances at Glastonbury, Celtic Connections and folk festivals across the continent, seven-piece contemporary folk band The Fair Rain has absorbed a rich palette of influences, evolving far beyond their roots in traditional folk music. Previously known as The Old Dance School, the band has three studio albums under its belt, each featured on BBC Radio 2, their evocative songs intelligently weaving together shimmering strings and soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies.

Lady Carnarvon invites you to enjoy five real weekends at Highclere spanning over 150 years: Disraeli’s reform cabinet in 1866, a literary weekend with Henry James in 1886, a visit from the Prince of Wales in 1895, a musical Easter with Sir Malcolm Sargent in 1935 and a life in the weekend of Highclere today. Delving into 300 years of archives, she reveals the history of weekend entertainment at Highclere, the setting for multi-award-winning drama Downton Abbey.

The Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous - and most famously unfinished - buildings in the world. Its scaffolding-cloaked spires dominate the Barcelona skyline and draw millions of visitors every year. Its creator, Antoni Gaudí, witnessed its beginnings in 1882, and it has since survived two World Wars and the ravages of the Spanish Civil War. Van Hensbergen’s book is a definitive and illuminating biography of a building, a compelling study of its place in history and the genius that created it. Sponsored by

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Chineke! Orchestra with conductor Jonathon Heyward and violinist Tai Murray Tuesday 6 June 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral (West End) Tickets £25, £22, £18, £15, £10

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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture to L'amant anonyme Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 in C major Elgar Serenade for Strings Mozart Symphony No 29 in A major K201 With its debut concert described as 'a orchestra in Paris for whom Haydn wrote significant moment in our cultural life' by his Paris Symphonies. Tai Murray, a BBC The Independent, the Chineke! Orchestra New Generation Artist 2008-10, makes her is the most diverse orchestra working in Festival debut with a performance of Haydn’s Europe, its aim to champion change and first Violin Concerto. A pair of classic scores celebrate diversity in classical music. The complete the programme, Elgar's youthful overture from the opera L’Amant anonyme was string serenade and a symphony by Mozart written by the 18th century black composer that marked his coming of age in the form. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de SaintSponsored by Georges, who, as a virtuoso violinist, led the salisburyfestival.co.uk


FILM

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

L I T E R AT U R E

Seducing Dr Lewis

Mark Steel

Ross King

Tuesday 6 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tuesday 6 June 8pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £14

Wednesday 7 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50

A heavyweight political comedian with a left wing slant, since the 80s Mark Steel has travelled the length and breadth of the country as a stand-up, as well as writing regularly for radio and national newspapers and appearing on TV, including the BBC’s Have I Got News For You. Fresh from his Your Town series, celebrating the unique quirks and parochial charms of the British small town, and his efforts in tracing his roots, Mark Steel joins LBC presenter Matthew Stadlen to talk politics and tell jokes.

Bestselling author and art historian Ross King discusses the hidden past behind Claude Monet’s water lily paintings, works of art that were created at a time of private turmoil and sadness for the artist. King adds fresh insight gained from the artist’s memoir and letters to reveal the forces that inspired these crowning works. Referring to his new book Mad Enchantment, he paints a compelling and original portrait of one of our most popular and cherished artists.

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A picturesque Québécois fishing village is the setting for this warm comedy in the style of Waking Ned and Local Hero. In order to secure a lucrative contract, the villagers must have a resident doctor. When unsuspecting surgeon Dr Lewis arrives for a trial residence, they pull out all the stops to encourage him to stay, including tapping his phone, staging a fake cricket match and a “Festival de Beef Stroganoff"… Jean-Francois Pouliot | Canada | 2003 | 109 minutes | in French with English subtitles | Certificate 12a

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CIRCUS

L I T E R AT U R E

Louise Doughty and Kate Hamer

Kin Barely Methodical Troupe

Black Water and The Doll Funeral Wednesday 7 June 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

Join these best-selling authors as they introduce and read from their new novels. Following her award-winning debut, The Girl in the Red Coat, Kate Hamer’s The Doll Funeral is a haunting story of love, loss, family and friendships.

Wednesday 7 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £18, £16 | Under 18s £5 off

Louise Doughty’s Black Water charts a different territory of espionage, love and redemption, coming hot on the heels of a TV adaptation of Apple Tree Yard, starring Emily Watson and aired on BBC1 earlier this year. Sponsored by

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Barely Methodical Troupe blasted onto the UK circus scene in 2014 with the awardwinning debut Bromance, selling out shows across the UK and internationally. An undoubted highlight of the 2015 Festival, BMT is set to return to Salisbury with a brand new show, Kin. Featuring some of Britain’s hottest young circus performers, BMT combines exceptional acrobatics with contemporary

dance, parkour and a touch of humour, its six performers tumbling, balancing and flying through the air, catching each other at crucial moments in an extraordinary show exploring teamwork and camaraderie. Sponsored by Neal's Yard Remedies, Salisbury

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

L I T E R AT U R E

Heath String Quartet

Alison Weir Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession

Wednesday 7 June 7.30pm St Thomas's Church, Salisbury Tickets £20, £18

FREE post-concert talk

Haydn String Quartet in B minor Op 33 No 1 Bartok String Quartet No 2 Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor Op 80 The Heath Quartet is fast Society’s Young Artists Award. earning a reputation as one of the This programme features one most exciting British chamber of Haydn’s so-called Russian ensembles of the moment. quartets, the folk-centred world of Formed in 2002 at the Royal Bartok’s second quartet, and the Northern College of Music, they last major work that Mendelssohn have won numerous prizes and in composed, an emotional May 2013 they became the first outpouring in response to the ensemble in 15 years to win the death of his beloved sister Fanny. prestigious Royal Philharmonic Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Wednesday 7 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £9.50

Last year acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir introduced us to Katherine of Aragon, the Spanish princess who in marrying Henry VIII became a true English Queen. In the second novel in her epic Six Tudor Queens series, Alison weaves new research into the story of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, a well-read and

self-aware woman much ahead of her time and whose very life - and infamous death—forever changed a nation. While history tells of how Anne Boleyn died, Weir’s writing shows just how she lived. Sponsored by

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POETRY

I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

L I T E R AT U R E

What we should have said…

John Carey

Jim Baggott

The Essential Paradise Lost

Mass

Wednesday 7 June 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50 | 50 minutes

Thursday 8 June 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

Thursday 8 June 3pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

A live poetry and music event created by BAFTA-nominated, Perrier Award-winner Stuart Silver, What we should have said… has graced stages as diverse as the Cork Jazz Festival and the Ledbury Poetry Festival. Here Stuart is joined by prize-winning writers from England, Wales and Ireland, and pianist Marios Takoushis. Together they set out on a colourful journey into the poetic unknown, the five interweaving a rich set of ideas with live music, a moving, amusing and enlightening feast of the spoken-word.

Following its publication in 1667, John Milton’s Paradise Lost became celebrated throughout Europe as a supreme achievement of the human spirit. But today it is little read. Emeritus Professor in English at Oxford University, writer and critic John Carey invites us to return to Milton’s masterpiece, distilling the heart of this epic poem into a sequence of vivid narratives, from the rise of Satan to the fall of Adam and Eve, casting new light on Milton’s sources of inspiration and the poetic power and significance of his words. Sponsored by

We are surrounded by 'stuff', from planets, to books, to our own bodies. Whatever it is, it is solid; it has mass, and we call it matter. Yet science has shown that the foundations of our universe are not solid or dependable. They are instead built from ghosts and phantoms, of a peculiar quantum kind. Drawing on his new book Mass, award-winning science writer Jim Baggott questions our understanding of matter, its origins, and the implications for our understanding of the material world.

with Liz Berry, Martina Evans, Richard Douglas Pennant, Stuart Silver and Marios Takoushis

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FOLK

T H E AT R E

Le Vent du Nord

Manpower Two Destination Language

Thursday 8 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £16

Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord is one of the leading names in Québécois folk music performing original songs inspired by tradition. Never failing to delight crowds with a glorious mix of fiddle, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four part harmonies, the band delivers catchy songs and Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Thursday 8 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £12

tunes inspired and influenced by Québec’s traditional folk styles. Having performed worldwide, Le Vent du Nord is considered a driving force in progressive folk, capturing the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Kindly supported by The Oldham Foundation and Christopher and Frances Wain

FREE post-concert talk

A British man and an Eastern European woman share the stage. Silent battles of power drive this politically complex commentary on Britain’s working men over the last 40 years, with music, wood and vinyl coming together to create a picture of Britain today and how it came to this.

Total Theatre Awards winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be part of Europe. This is vital, urgent theatre, about our past, our here and now, and our future.

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MUSIC

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Salisbury Live: Live in the Square

Animating the Archives In partnership with Salisbury Cathedral

The Postman’s Fiancée

Friday 9 June 12pm - 10pm Market Square FREE

Friday 9 June 1pm Lecture Theatre, Salisbury Museum FREE | Entry by ticket only

Friday 9 June 3pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £8.50

After two weekends of live gigs in the city’s pubs and clubs (see page 6), Salisbury Live bursts out into the heart of the city with a day and night of great live music in the Market Square. Among the bands featuring this year are Drop the Fish, HP & The Reggae Source, Neighbourhood Strange, Tim Madden & the Struggle, The Melodaemons plus acts from Wiltshire College and special guests. Sponsored by Supported by

How can the arts help us to bring collections to life? And how does heritage inform the development of new art? In this seminar we will share the learning from Animating the Archives, a six-month project designed to open Salisbury Cathedral’s medieval library and archives to local community groups (see page 50). The seminar will not only celebrate the creative journey of the project but will also explore the relationship between heritage and the arts. Supported by

Denis Thériault is one of Québec’s most successful writers, with a number of awardwinning novels and screenplays to his name. His second novel, The Peculiar Life Of A Lonely Postman was an instant hit on publication, a passionate, bittersweet love story both philosophically astute and deeply poignant, and selected for Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 Book Club. Denis joins us to pick up the postman’s story in introducing us to the muchanticipated sequel, The Postman’s Fiancée.

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Denis Thériault

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T H E AT R E

Mobile

FILM

Double Bill: Children of War

The Paper Birds War Witch + Incendies Presented in partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre Presented in partnership with Amnesty Salisbury Friday 9 June 6, 6.45, 7.45 and 8.30pm Saturday 10 June 12, 12.45, 1.30, 2.30, 3.15, 5, 5.45, 6.30, 7.30 and 8.15pm | Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £10 | 40 minutes

Friday 9 June 7pm and 9pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50 for each film or £14 for both films

Introduced by Professor Lucy Mazdon (Southampton University), these Oscar-nominated stories tell of the effect of war across generations

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? If we look back, what do we see? Step into an ordinary looking mobile home, a familiar place, a place of childhood memories. It’s also a magical place where the radio sings lullabies and inanimate objects live and breathe. Made for audiences of up to 8 people at a time, this intimate experience is euphoric and spine-tingling, a treasure trove of magical theatre and digital wizardry.

14 year old Komona is a child soldier whose spiritual gifts and steadfast resilience enable her to survive in the face of unimaginable horror. Narrated as a story to her unborn child, this hauntingly beautiful drama contrasts brutal violence with some wonderful flights of magical realist fantasy and delightful lyrical interludes. Steeped in folklaw and ritual, War Witch is a hallucinogenic trip into the heart of darkness that will linger in the mind long after you leave the Arts Centre.

7pm War Witch

9pm Incendies

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Kim Nguyen | Canada | 2012 | 90 minutes | in French/Lingala with English subtitles | Certificate 18

Following the reading of their mother’s will, twins Jeanne and Simon discover that they have a brother they have never met and that their father is still alive. Their mother’s last wish is that they track down their long lost relatives and deliver sealed letters to them. Spanning continents and decades, this compellingly plotted mystery cross cuts between the twins’ journey of discovery and flashbacks to their mother’s traumatic past. Denis Villeneuve | Canada/France | 2011 | 139 minutes | in French/Arabic/English with English subtitles | Certificate 15

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CLOSING EVENT

Voices of the Whale A Festival commission featuring Salisbury Festival Chorus, Trio Balaenae and directed by Howard Moody Friday 9 June 8pm Saturday 10 June 7pm and 9pm Salisbury Cathedral Tickets £15 | Under 18s £5 off 44 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017

The songs of the largest mammals on our planet are one of the wonders of the natural world, the humpback whale in particular renowned for songs that are strikingly similar to what we recognise as music. Drawing upon a long tradition of songs associated with the oceans - linking our own waters with the French Canadian coast and connecting with the 2017 Festival’s focus on the arts and culture of Québec – Voices of the Whale will transform the

Cathedral into a submerged watery world, bathed in blue light and filled with sound. Featuring the massed voices of the Festival’s Chorus and guest instrumentalists, this promenade performance invites you to immerse yourself in a musical world inspired by these creatures and the oceans in which they live. Kindly supported by an anonymous donor salisburyfestival.co.uk


I N C O N V E R S AT I O N

COM E DY

Rich Hall’s Hoedown

Barney Norris

Friday 9 June 8pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £17 | Ages 14+

Saturday 10 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50

Well known for his appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI, Rich Hall brings his trademark mash-up of music and comedy to the Festival, performing with his band of virtuoso musical mates. His stand-up performances have established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.

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Beyond Five Rivers

His songs with the band, 'not to be missed' (The Guardian), are packed tightly with jokes, showcasing his critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan comedic style. Sponsored by

Barney’s debut novel Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain, a 2016 bestseller, painted a striking literary portrait of Salisbury and the interwined lives of five people living there. Barney returns to this year’s Festival between productions of his plays Echo’s End and While We’re Here at the Salisbury Playhouse. In conversation with John Cox, he’ll introduce us to Turning For Home, his novel-in-progress, another emotional story of family, human frailty, and the marks love leaves on us. Sponsored by Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017 | 45


F A M I LY

Pat-a-Cake Baby Long Nose Puppets Saturday 10 June 12pm and 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 2 – 7 | 45 minutes

Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pata-Cake puppet show time! Come on Jelly Baby, Allsorts Baby and Candy Baby – Pat-a-Cake Baby wants to make a very special cake and needs your help to wake up the moon to come to tea. Based on Joyce and Polly Dunbar’s latest book, Long Nose Puppets offer up a riot of rhyme and action, all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray. Little children will feel stuffed to the brim full of magic and fun. Sponsored by 46 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017

CIRCUS

The Hogwallops Lost in Translation Circus Saturday 10 June 3.30pm and 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £16 | Under 18s £5 off | 60 minutes

Spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this chaotic and colourful tale of a family of misfits. Heart-stopping aerial and floor acrobatics combine with an original live score and a banana to create an absurd portrayal of everyday life.

Roald Dahl’s The Twits and Ettora Scola’s film Bruti, Sporchi e Cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad) in what Broadway Baby has rightly described as 'a joyful show for all the family'.

On tour in the UK for the first time, Lost in Translation Circus takes inspiration from

Presented in partnership with Salisbury Playhouse

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Barokksolistene: The Alehouse Sessions

Festival Eucharist

Saturday 10 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £15

Sunday 11 June 10.30am Salisbury Cathedral FREE

In the 1650s, when many English theatres closed under Puritan rule, musicians moved to the alehouses: these would host intimate concerts for an enthusiastic audience, thirsty for entertainment and ale. Acclaimed Baroque ensemble Barokksolistene‘s Alehouse Sessions transform Salisbury’s Arts Centre into one of these so-called Musick-Houses,

Box Office: 0845 241 9651

with folk songs of the time featuring alongside music by Purcell and others. Expect folky, seductive and sparkling music, accompanied by anecdotes, humour and – of course – beer!

On the morning after the final performances of the Festival, this year’s Festival Eucharist reflects on the 2017 programme and looks forward to the promise of the 2018 edition.

Presented in partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre

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EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

Hommage à Salisbury Plain Catherine Farish

Sagacity: The Periodic Table of Emotions Aidan Moesby

Friday 26 May - Saturday 10 June Salisbury Arts Centre FREE

Catherine Farish is an awardwinning artist and is known as one of Québec’s most innovative contemporary printmakers. A visit to Salisbury Plain in 1992 left an intense impression on Farish, inspiring her to create a series of prints which won critical acclaim in Canada, and have since been exhibited across the world. This Hommage, curated by Prudence Maltby, will mark the first time

Friday 26 May - Saturday 10 June

FREE meet the artist talk on City Centre shop to be announced Tuesday 6 June at 6.30pm

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these prints have been seen in the region that inspired them. Farish has also been selected by a group of Wiltshire artists, to collaborate with them in the touring exhibition, Cicatrix. She will represent Canada in a World War I commemorative exhibition in Swindon in 2018. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre

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Why use the same few words to describe how you are feeling, when there are so many colourful alternatives to choose from? Aidan Moesby’s periodic table categorises an expanded vocabulary to describe our emotions. Watch as your tweets light up an interactive display presented in a shop unit in the heart of the city, together measuring the ever-changing

feelings of the Festival’s audience. A visual artist and curator whose work explores civic and personal wellbeing, Aidan was the Festival’s Disability Associate in 2016, working with us to identify ways in which the Festival can make its programme accessible to everybody. Supported by

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EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

Dispersing the Night

British Art: Ancient Landscapes

Ana Maria Pacheco Friday 28 April – Sunday 23 July Salisbury Cathedral FREE

This solo exhibition by Brazilianborn artist Ana Maria Pacheco will showcase new work alongside major pieces that have rightly brought her international acclaim. Pacheco does not baulk at exposing unpalatable realities and looks unflinchingly upon

Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Saturday 8 April - Sunday 3 September Salisbury Museum FREE

the perilous world we frail, brave humans encounter. Curated by Jacquiline Creswell in association with Pratt Contemporary, Dispersing the Night looks fearlessly into the dark heart of humanity and seeks out the light.

The megaliths, stone circles and chalk-cut hill figures that survive from Neolithic and Bronze Age times have been a continual inspiration to artists across the centuries. This new exhibition, curated by Professor Sam Smiles, brings together many of these unique artistic responses to create a new discussion. Featuring the

work of some of the greatest names in British art from the last 250 years, including John Constable, JMW Turner, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Richard Long and Derek Jarman, their art records and reflects on some of our most treasured ancient landscapes.

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Learning and Participation

EXHIBITION

Beyond the Archives In partnership with Salisbury Cathedral and Wiltshire College

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival works year-round to enable people of all ages in Salisbury, Wiltshire and beyond to explore the arts and develop their own talents, by taking part in in our Learning and Participation activities or through volunteering at Festival events. The Festival is an Arts Award Supporter. Do contact us if you’re an Arts Award Advisor for information on how we can support your Arts Award delivery.

Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June and Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 June 11am - 3pm Salisbury Cathedral Library | FREE

As part of the Festival’s Animating the Archives project (see right), Art and Design students from Wiltshire College have been working with artist Henny Burnett. The students and artist have made visual responses in a range of media to the hidden mysteries and secrets found in Salisbury Cathedral’s archives and library. This exhibition provides an opportunity to visit the Cathedral’s medieval library not regularly open to the public. Access to the library is via a 37 step stone spiral staircase. Please contact us to discuss your access needs. 50 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017

We are grateful to all those who have supported our Learning and Participation programme through online donations as well as the following organisations and individuals: • The British Legion • Chris and Clem Martin • CHK Charities Limited • Heritage Lottery Fund • Sarum DFAS • Wiltshire Community Foundation • Wiltshire Music Connect

Tidworth Military Families Orchestra Working in partnership with Tidworth Army Welfare Service and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, talented community musicians from Tidworth have come together to create new music from scratch. You can catch their performance in the Cathedral on 31 May (see page 18). Looked-After Children Continuing our work with Wiltshire’s Virtual School we are creating new opportunities for looked-after children across Wiltshire to work with ZoieLogic Dance Theatre. See our website for more information. Festival Chorus Hundreds of singers are coming together to create Voices of the Whale, the Festival's closing event in Salisbury Cathedral on 9 and 10 June (see page 44). For more information or to sign up to sing, please contact Sue Kent on sue@salisburyfestival.co.uk Volunteering The Festival would not be possible without the contribution of our fantastic team of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, we would love to hear from you. For more information contact Jane Jarvis on volunteer@salisburyfestival.co.uk salisburyfestival.co.uk


Animating the Archives

Festival at the Hospital In partnership with Elevate and Horatio’s Garden

In partnership with Salisbury Cathedral

Tucked away in various spaces around Salisbury Cathedral is a treasure trove of rarely-seen manuscripts, letters and documents relating to the Cathedral and local residents. Our Animating the Archives project is using the arts to bring this important archive to life.

Older people living with dementia and Alzheimer's are dancing with Rebecca Seymour and Viv Gordon.

Five different community groups, each paired with an artist, are developing their own creative response to the rich source material in the library and archive:

Visit the Festival website for more information and to find out when and where you can see the resulting artworks.

Pupils from Sarum Academy are composing with musicians from SoCo Music. Students from Wiltshire College are working with visual artist Henny Burnett.

Local veterans are working with Stephanie Jalland from Hoodwink Theatre.

We have also co-commissioned a new radio play with Prime Theatre as part of Animating the Archives (see page 13) and a seminar on 9 June will share the learning from the project (see page 42).

This year, patients, staff and visitors at Salisbury District Hospital can enjoy a taste of the Festival. The programme includes ward visits from Festival artists, music workshops on the children’s ward, a headline performance in Horatio’s Garden and a special broadcast of a Festival concert to every bedside TV in the hospital. Can you help us to make this happen? Your donation could help bring some joy and laughter to a long-term hospital patient. Please visit salisburyfestival.co.uk to donate. “I thought it was wonderful, to be outside in our hospital beds watching this… I loved the show!” Patient from the Spinal Unit in 2016

Young Carers from across Wiltshire are creating short animations with City Eye. Box Office: 0845 241 9651

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Festival Team

Festival Board

Toby Smith Festival Director Helen Keall Chief Executive Caroline Peacock Associate Programmer* Sophie Amstell Learning & Participation Manager* Alison Pascalidis Development Manager Lyndsey Harvey Marketing Manager** Jessica Cowley/Emily Browne Development & Communications Coordinator Sue Kent Festival Chorus Administrator** Joan Chapman Finance Coordinator and Office Administrator* Jane Jarvis Volunteers Coordinator* Suzanne Bell Box Office Coordinator* Anna Smith Box Office Advisor** Sarah Hammond Festival Intern* Ethan Duffy Events Intern* Adrian Harris Festival Photographer** Colin Holtan Salisbury Live Programmer** Patrick Bliss Film Programmer** Viv Gordon MouthPieces Programmer** Mat Ort Production Manager** Geraldine Fairfax-Cholmeley Classical Music Events Manager** Debbie Rigg Events Coordinator** www.neverknowdefeat.com Graphic Design + Illustration

Helen Birchenough (chair) Charles Frank Nicholas Gallop Carol Haslam Athol Hendry Emma Hussey Lady Laura Phillips MBE Pat Pryor Susan Roller Pauline Scott-Garrett Paul Whitelegg

*Part-time **Freelance

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Festival Advisory Council

Joss Dalrymple Canon Jeremy Davies Dame Rosemary Spencer Thanks

Lady Bessborough, Jo Burns, Assis Carreiro, Olivia Chapple, Maggie Clarke, Sally and Robin Collier, Councillor Matthew Dean, Bill and Liz Easen, Maude Laflamme, Roland Melia, The Very Revd June Osborne, Matthew Stadlen, Ayla Suveren and Michael Wade

Salisbury Food & Drink Festival Salisbury Food and Drink Festival takes place each September in the Guildhall Square. The centrepiece Food and Drink Market Day features over 100 stalls from local and regional food providers, and the annual programme includes free activities for families, demonstrations, street theatre, live music and films. The 2017 Festival sees the return of the Taste Trail, running from Monday 4 September, the Festival culminating in the Market Day on Sunday 10 September.

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How to Book

Visiting the Festival

The full Festival programme opens to Festival Friends for priority booking on Tuesday 7 March and to the general public on Tuesday 14 March.

By Rail

Online

By Phone

salisburyfestival.co.uk A £1 booking fee per transaction applies to online sales.

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Travel to Salisbury with South West Trains, with direct trains from London Waterloo, Southampton and Exeter. 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 southwesttrains.co.uk/groupsave or call 0845 6000 650.

In Person

Salisbury Playhouse Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 7pm Salisbury Playhouse box office closes at 6pm on days when there is no public performance. Salisbury Arts Centre Open Tuesday – Saturday, 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 Festival Box Office will be open every day over the Festival fortnight. 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.

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By Bus

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

If you are travelling to the Festival by car please follow directional signs to local city centre car parks. We encourage car sharing where possible. Visit connectingwiltshire.co.uk/drive/car-share/ for details. For details of Salisbury Park and Ride services visit wiltshire.gov.uk. Executive Connection offers a bespoke Taxi /Chauffeur-driven experience in class and comfort, undertaking corporate or private charter trips using a range of Mercedes E class cars to 16 seat Mercedes Mini Coaches. Ring 01722 333333 for bookings.

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Access for all Helen Keall is our Access Champion. You can contact her directly on 01722 332241, email helen@ salisburyfestival.co.uk or in person at the Festival office, 87 Crane Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PU (via one step access). Helen can help with all additional access enquiries including alternative brochure formats, lip reading seats, drop off points, quiet spaces, accessible facilities and smooth routes.

We want everybody to be able to enjoy the Festival, and are working hard to consider all visitors, whatever their access needs. This information has been developed with the help of our 2016 access panel.

Join our Access List

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Venue Access Information

The Festival uses a range of venues and outdoor spaces across the city and beyond. Many of our venues offer hearing loops and admit registered assistance dogs. Please visit salisburyfestival.co.uk/access for more information or contact us to confirm if these facilities are available for an event you would like to book.

The performance of Butterfly on 3 June (see page 28) will be BSL interpreted. Although we regret we are unable to offer captioning, audio description and relaxed performances at this time, festival events may still be accessible to your needs and Helen will be happy to advise.

Agent for Change

The Festival is delighted to have been awarded funding to work with Viv Gordon as part of Arts Council England South West's Agent for Change initiative.

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Where to eat

Where to stay

Where to shop

Anokaa 01722 414142 www.anokaa.com

Alabaré Guest House 01722 501586 www.alabare.org/salisbury-bed-breakfast.html

Baroushka 01722 327628 www.baroushka.com

The Chapter House 01722 412028 www.thechapterhouseuk.com

While you are in Salisbury why not visit the many great independent shops that are in the city. Details of our amazing local businesses can be found on the Salisbury Independents website.

Charter 1227 01722 333118 www.charter1227.co.uk

Hillcroft B&B 01722 330271 www.hillcroftbandb.co.uk

The Cosy Club 01722 334824 www.cosyclub.co.uk/salisbury

The King’s Head Inn 01722 326743 www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/ hotels/the-kings-head-inn

www.salisburyindependentshops.co.uk

Mercure White Hart Hotel 01722 327476 www.mercure.com

Festival discounts

Sarum College 01722 424800 www.sarum.ac.uk/bed-and-breakfast

For full details of the latest special offers from our hotel, restaurant and shop partners please visit www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

Grillado 01722 324350 www.grillado.co.uk The Old Ale & Coffee House 01722 410541 www.oldaleandcoffeehouse.com The Refectory and Bell Tower Tearooms 01722 555172 www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/ visit-food-and-drink/refectory

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Individual giving is vital to the future of the Festival and our Donors are the lifeblood of the Festival.

Donations from Creative Donors are ring-fenced in a fund for supporting and commissioning new work.

Sustaining Donors (£1,000+)

Gifts from Sustaining Donors ensure the Festival’s future as one of the UK’s finest arts organisations.

Regular Giving

A regular monthly donation of £5 or £10 helps make our work possible both now and in the future, your contribution enabling us to develop a programme that connects communities, transforms places and inspires the thousands of people who attend each year.

Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Sponsorship enables the Festival to deliver a wide range of events each year and offers a bespoke opportunity to increase your business profile. By becoming a Friend you can attend unique events, take advantage of priority booking, receive special offers and discounts and support the Festival. Membership starts from £25.

The Giving Machine

Generate free cash donations for the Festival every time you shop online through www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. Please select Salisbury International Arts Festival as the cause you wish to support. To support the Festival, please contact Alison Pascalidis on alison@salisburyfestival.co.uk

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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 2017, we offer you our grateful thanks for making this Festival fly.

Creative Donors

Anonymous Donors Mr and Mrs Brian Ashford-Russell Anne Beckwith-Smith Lady Bessborough Lady Bonham-Carter Charlotte Rowe Garden Design Chris Carnegy Chichester Charitable Trust Tom and Rosie Clay Neil and Erica Cosburn Mrs A. Costello George Cruddas and Chris Dunkley Jamie and Fiona Curtis Michael Deeny The Rev Maggie Guillebaud Adrian Harris Carol Haslam and Piers Pendred

Festival Donors

Sustaining Donors

Anonymous Donors Alison Bennett Mr and Mrs James Hussey John Parnell Patricia Thomas Roger Townsend

Anonymous Donors Lady Jo Benson Simon and Helen Birchenough Jim and Susan Buckee Philip and Arabella Chalkley Dick and Jenny Clements Nick and Julia Gallop Paul and Sue Halliden Mr and Mrs R Longley-Cook

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Athol and Lucy Hendry David MacLaren Webster Mr & Mrs I. McIsaac Sally McLaren Lady Newbigging Colin Pelton Gillian Roller Mr and Mrs N Salisbury Dame Rosemary Spencer Joe and Rachel Studholme Sir John and Lady Stuttard Colin and Sue Taylor Mr and Mrs William Verdon-Smith Ian and Beth Whitworth Kate Wilson Nigel and Wendy Wingate Mr and Mrs MEC Wordsworth

Chris and Clem Martin Debrah McIsaac Sir Hayden Phillips DL Lady Laura Phillips MBE Michael and Susan Roller Michael Wade Christopher and Frances Wain Sally Walden and Martyn Ralph salisburyfestival.co.uk


Sponsors Principal Sponsor

Trusts & Foundations The JP Marland Charitable Trust The Oldham Foundation Salisbury Friends of the BSO CHK Charities Limited

Event Sponsors & Donors

Festival Partners

Christopher and Frances Wain

Major Sponsor Project Funders & Partners Funders The Rifles Museum In-kind sponsors

SARUM

QuĂŠbec Partners

Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Tidworth Army Welfare Service

SH Jones

Media Partners

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