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Event Brochure

27 May - 11 June 2016


Sponsors Principal Sponsor

Trusts & Foundations

Festival Sponsors

Festival Partners

The JP Marland Charitable Trust The Oldham Foundation

Event Sponsors & Donors Christopher and Frances Wain

Project Funders & Partners Major Sponsor

The Rifles Museum

Funders Sir Hayden and Lady Phillips

In-kind sponsors SARUM

SH Jones

New Zealand Partners Media Partners

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Welcome …to the 2016 Festival, a 16-day celebration that sees Salisbury resound with artistic encounters of all kinds, as we welcome artists from over 15 countries to this beautiful city. Continuing our journey around the points of the compass, this year we look southwards to New Zealand, a distant land defined by Māori culture and its fusion with European and contemporary Pacific island traditions. New Zealand artists spanning every art form will be coming to Salisbury this summer, bringing work rarely seen outside of the country, and in many cases presented in the UK for the first time. It’s a rich mix, from Māori a cappella to award-winning circus and mime, via a Middle Earth marathon and a free massed haka for as many as we can muster… The city and the glorious landscape that surrounds it continue to provide much inspiration. From the history of flight in Wiltshire, the marks left on Salisbury Plain from Neolithic

times to the Great War, and the stories of children evacuated here as told through the songs that they sung, time and again what surrounds us makes the Festival what it is. And we’ll no doubt create our fair share of new memories too, whether it be dancing on a car park roof, falling in love again under the mirrorball of The Chapel Nightclub, or spotting astronauts high above the High Street as part of our free City Encounters programme, which returns to take over every corner of the city centre for two Bank Holiday weekend days of street theatre, dance, music and circus. We start with an Opening Ceremony in Cathedral Close, a community welcome to the many NZ artists who will be visiting the city this year, which in essence is what the Festival is all about: bringing the world to Salisbury and showing off our city to the world. Let’s bring it on. Toby Smith Festival Director

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Thanks Ageas is delighted to support the 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival. As a provider of Motor, Home, Travel and Business insurance we’re proud of our partnerships with brokers and distributors including some of the UK’s leading high street brands, such as Tesco Bank, John Lewis, the AA, and Virgin Money. We employ over 5,000 people across the UK including around 3,000 locally. We are very much looking forward to this year’s Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and hope you enjoy all that the theme of New Zealand arts has to offer. Francois-Xavier Boisseau CEO, Ageas Insurance

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Special Thanks

Festival Board

Lady Bessborough Toby Black Jo Burns Olivia Chapple The Earl and Countess of Chichester Clare, Lady Margadale Maggie Clarke Sally and Robin Collier Eleanor Congreve Councillor Matthew Dean Bill and Liz Easen Sally Hughes Jennifer Matuszek Amanda Newbery New Zealand Society UK New Zealand Trade and Enterprise New Zealand Winegrowers Tim and Heather Olsen The Very Revd June Osborne Ani Oriwia-Adds Robin Peters Amy Saunders Sir Lockwood and Lady Alexandra Smith Chris Stroud Tourism NZ Jo Verrent Lewis Whaitiri Michael Wade Pippa Warley Vivienne Wordley

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

Festival Advisory Council Joss Dalrymple Canon Jeremy Davies Dame Rosemary Spencer

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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 2016, we offer you our grateful thanks for making this Festival fly.

Festival Donors Anonymous Donors Alison Bennett Joss and Sophie Dalrymple Mr and Mrs James Hussey Patricia Thomas

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Creative Donors Anonymous Donors Mr and Mrs Brian Ashford-Russell Anne Beckwith-Smith Lady Bessborough Simon and Helen Birchenough Lady Bonham-Carter Chris Carnegy Chichester Charitable Trust Tom and Rosie Clay Dr Christopher Cochrane Mrs A Costello George Cruddas and Chris Dunkley The Rev Maggie Guillebaud Adrian Harris Athol and Lucy Hendry Mr and Mrs W Macalpine

His Hon David MacLaren Webster QC Sally McLaren Lady Newbigging Margaret Pott Gillian Roller Michael and Susan Roller Mr and Mrs N Salisbury Mr and Mrs Sebag-Montefiore Dame Rosemary Spencer Robert Stiby OBE Joe and Rachel Studholme Mr and Mrs William Verdon-Smith Mr I and Dr B Whitworth Kate Wilson Nigel and Wendy Wingate Mr and Mrs MEC Wordsworth

Sustaining Donors Anonymous Donors Jim and Susan Buckee Prof Richard Clements & Jenny Taylor Nick and Julia Gallop Paul and Sue Halliden Mr and Mrs R Longley-Cook

Chris and Clem Martin Debrah McIsaac Sir Hayden Phillips DL Lady Laura Phillips MBE Michael Wade Christopher and Frances Wain Sally Walden and Martyn Ralph


Kia ora, bro E nga rangatira ma, tena koutou. New Zealand has always been a destination of the imagination. Its European ancestry has mainly come from people in the UK who joined earlier arrivals from the wide Pacific and, during New Zealand’s colonial days, the country was considered a place where the future could be worked out. New Zealand certainly did work out a future, becoming a country that is fiercely independent, feisty and proud. We’re delighted that the Salisbury Festival has looked our way in its third year of a journey inspired by the passage of the sun and invited us to knock your socks off. It will not come as a surprise that Māori performers in Salisbury will start off with the haka. After all, Māori have made of New Zealand not just Middle Earth but also Māori Earth. And on the middle weekend of the Festival we are creating a massed haka in which you can be involved. Around this we aim to also take you for a walk through our innovative and exciting music, theatre, visual arts, comedy, film and literature. From high arts such as music from the New Zealand String Quartet, to plays like Daffodils, and films The Piano and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, to popular arts like the close harmony of the Modern Māori Quartet and comedy from Trygve Wakenshaw. Bungy-jumping from bridges with a rubber band around your ankles is not the only way to get a thrill. From 6 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2016

Salisbury to the South Seas is but a step through C S Lewis’s wardrobe. From Stonehenge, if you go seeking J R Tolkien’s Ring, you are likely to journey via the Southern Cross and end up on the Southern Alps. See you there. Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Witi Ihimaera One of New Zealand’s most celebrated and admired writers, Witi Ihimaera is the bestselling author of 13 novels and seven short story collections. He is appearing in the Festival programme on Saturday 11 June and will introduce the critically acclaimed Whale Rider film of his novel (see page 50). Aspects of this year's New Zealand programming are supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

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Nga Tapuwae

A New Zealand First World War Trail Available now to download from ngatapuwae.govt.nz FREE

This self-guided trail explores New Zealand’s history on the Western Front of the Great War. Your journey starts in Brockenhurst, site of the No 1 New Zealand General Hospital where New Zealand doctors and nurses worked and a haven for many of the New Zealand wounded. After visiting St Nicholas’ Church, where 93 New Zealand soldiers are buried, the trail ends at the site of Sling Camp in Bulford, Wiltshire, and the chalk kiwi bird carved by the NZ troops into the hill above. salisburyfestival.co.uk


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Salisbury Live Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May from 8pm Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June from 8pm Friday 10 June from 12pm Saturday 11 June from 8pm City Centre FREE w o r k s ho p

Young Writers workshop with Matthew Stadlen

Friday 27 May 5pm White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets ÂŁ25 | including two pairs of tickets to other Festival events

Are you a budding arts journalist aged 16 to 19? Join our team of Young Writers and you’ll be able to attend a workshop with Telegraph interviewer Matthew Stadlen and get tickets to two Festival events plus the chance to have your reviews posted on our specially created Young Writers Festival blog. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Free and reduced price places are available for those on low incomes.

Great music, free entry and a great vibe - Salisbury Live returns, running again over all three weekends of the Festival and offering four nights of gigs held in participating pubs and venues across the city plus an afternoon and evening of live music in the Market Square on Friday 10 June. 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.

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Whakatuwhera: An Opening Ceremony

A Festival commission for Ngati Ranana & Salisbury Festival Chorus

Friday 27 May 8pm Cathedral Close FREE

Around 800 years ago, as the Cathedral soared towards the sky stone by stone, a few intrepid explorers crossed the Pacific Ocean and hauled their canoes up on the beaches of Aotearoa - New Zealand. In the evening shadow of the Cathedral’s West Lawn, within a ring of fire, we launch the 2016 Festival with a commissioned Opening Ceremony, a Whakatūwhera, that will draw upon the long and rich tradition of the Māori welcome, pōwhiri, to the artists of New Zealand who will visit the city over the next 16 days. Under Festival Chorus director Howard Moody, hundreds of singers will welcome to the Close the UK’s foremost kapa haka (Māori performing arts) club Ngāti Rānana, as representatives of our New Zealand artists. Ngāti Rānana offers New

Zealanders residing in the UK and others interested in Māori culture the chance to teach, learn and participate in kapa haka. The group will introduce us to their rich culture, with words, traditional music and movement, before joining forces with the Chorus in a newly-commissioned waiata (song). Continuing a long and beautiful vocal tradition, and launching a song that will resonate throughout the fortnight to follow, our Opening Ceremony will celebrate kapa haka in the heart of Salisbury. If you would like to take part in the Opening Ceremony you can join our Festival Chorus any time up to 13 April. You do not need to be able to read music and no previous experience is necessary. Contact sue@salisburyfestival.co.uk for further information.

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From Whaddon to Downton

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Sir Vince Cable

Oliver Kamm

After The Storm

Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English

Saturday 28 May and Saturday 11 June 10am

Saturday 28 May 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

Saturday 28 May 3pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £15 | Booking in advance is essential

Tickets £11

Tickets £8.50

Starting at the Three Crowns in Whaddon, this circular walk explores the history and landscape of the area, taking in both villages, a folly and Trafalgar Park, and tracing the sites of former railways and canals. Led by experienced guide John Turley, the 12.5 mile journey (with selfguided short-cuts of 10 and 7 miles) is mainly on tracks, grass and on some quiet roads, and is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

From the bestselling author of The Storm comes a fascinating insight into the state of the British economy from one of our leading politicians, who was at the heart of the coalition government. Sir Vince Cable, dubbed Britain’s ‘best loved politician’, has seen first-hand how the economic crisis has affected Britain, from the heart of government – this is his reveal-all, and his advice for the future, giving a unique perspective on the state of the global financial markets and how the British economy has been managed since 2008. It will be a swan-song from one of the only truly admired politicians.

Join The Times columnist Oliver Kamm as he takes on the pedants in this witty and sometimes provocative guide to the use and abuse of the English language. Are standards of English alright, or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? Good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules. Yet, as Kamm demonstrates, many of the purists’ prohibitions are bogus and can be cheerfully disregarded. Kamm gives us an authoritative and deeply reassuring guide to grammar, style and the linguistic conundrums we all face.

A guided walk through the Dun & Avon valleys

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“This was a concert to be treasured. The Early Opera Company’s sparkling concert performance … was a tonic. The company celebrates Handel’s animation to perfection.” The Observer f a m i ly

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Danny The Champion of the World

Early Opera Company

Illyria

Handel’s Acis and Galatea

Saturday 28 May 3.30pm Wardrobe Museum Gardens

Saturday 28 May 7pm Salisbury Cathedral

Tickets £10 | Ages 5+

Tickets £30, £25, £20, £15, £12

To celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, Illyria is back with a funny, heartwarming story perfectly suited to the open-air. Danny and his devoted father live in a caravan and operate the local garage. Danny is devastated when he discovers his father’s secret passion for pheasant-poaching from greedy local landowner Victor Hazell. One night, Danny’s father does not return from poaching. Danny sets off to rescue his father and, with a little help

from the village, masterminds the most incredible plot ever attempted against Victor. Featuring lots of pheasants... Please note there is no parking in Cathedral Close. Picnics are welcome so please bring a rug or your own low-backed seating. The performance goes ahead whatever the weather. Special entry rates apply to the Wardrobe Museum for ticket holders during the Festival. Sponsored by

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Christian Curnyn music director Ed Lyon Acis Mhairi Lawson Galatea Christopher Turner Damon Ashley Riches Polyphemus Following five-star triumphs at the Royal Opera House and English National Opera, conductor Christian Curnyn leads his Early Opera Company in a performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea, the story of the doomed love of the shepherd

Acis and the sea-nymph Galatea whose pastoral idyll is shattered by the arrival of the one-eyed giant Polyphemus. Refusing to yield Galatea, Acis is crushed to death by the giant. The grief-stricken Galatea uses her divine powers to turn his shattered body into a stream, granting him immortality. Kindly supported by Hayden and Laura Phillips salisburyfestival.co.uk


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Double Bill: Maori Stories

Boy + The Dark Horse Saturday 28 May 7pm and 9pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50 for each film or £12 for both films the a t r e

7pm Boy

9pm The Dark Horse

Boy is an 11-year-old Michael Jackson fan living with his gran, younger brother and a goat in a Māori village in the 1980s. The title could equally apply to his hapless father, who turns up out of the blue after being released from prison. Boy quickly realises that his father is not the heroic outlaw of his imagination, but there’s still plenty to bond over, including helping him find the bag of stolen loot he buried years before. A charming, affecting and refreshingly offbeat coming-of-age tale; watch out for the rousing, uniquely Māori take on Jackson’s Thriller.

The Dark Horse tells the inspirational story of charismatic Māori speed chess champion Genesis “Gen” Potini, who struggled for years with bipolar disorder before rediscovering his passion for the game. After being released from a psychiatric facility, Gen volunteers at a local chess club, transforming the lives of 15,000 at risk Māori kids through teaching them the discipline and intricacies of chess. Cliff Curtis gives a towering and pleasingly unpredictable performance as the brilliant, but troubled Gen in a powerfully moving story told with humour and heart.

Taika Waititi | New Zealand | 2010 | 87 minutes | Recommended 15+

James Napier Robertson | New Zealand | 2015 | 122 minutes | Certificate 15

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Pioneers in the sky Saturday 28 May 8pm Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum Airfield Tickets £12 | including entry to the museum from 7pm

Taking inspiration from the courage, determination and occasional foolhardiness of Wiltshire’s pioneer flyers, the Olu Taiwo Company joins forces with music ensemble Ad-Liberate to commemorate the county’s aviation history. Set amongst an eclectic collection of flying memorabilia housed in an WWI-era aircraft hangar at Old Sarum Airfield, this exhilarating

promenade performance brings to life characters including an 11th century monk who made wings from fowl feathers and Captain Eustace Loraine, commemorated at Airman’s Corner near Stonehenge. Woven together by a vivid and atmospheric soundtrack, Pioneers in the Sky will bring back to life these ‘ghosts’ of Wiltshire’s past. Please note this production is standing only.

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ACR O SS T H E C I T Y

City Encounters Free street theatre, dance, circus, music and family activities Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May 11am – 6pm Guildhall Square, Market Place and other city centre locations FREE

Attracting record numbers last year, City Encounters is back with a 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

Highly Sprung: Urban Astronaut

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

Suspended 20 feet in the air on a unique travelling flying machine, an urban astronaut travels through towns and cities searching for a solution to the environmental disaster that is in the near future. What can he learn that might change our future?

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Circus Geeks + PanGottic: Project_Vee Young Mythmakers On Sunday 29 May join Two Destination Language and Young Carers from Wiltshire exploring southern ocean myths and shadow puppetry. Make your own shadow puppet or simply watch as we bring them to life for the first time and discover how they move.  Supported by Wiltshire Community Foundation, Sarum DFAS and NADFAS

Play Day The Festival’s much loved Play Day is back on Monday 30 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…

NoFit State + Motionhouse: Block Exploring the contradictions and challenges of living in the city, Block explores what happens when dance and circus collide, as two of the UK’s leading companies bring together their unique styles. 20 oversized blocks are deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes on which the performers play and with which they move. Box Office: 0845 241 9651

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.

A new duet from Candoco Dance Company Candoco, a company of disabled and nondisabled dancers, is partnering with Arlene Phillips CBE to create a new duet that explores how we fall in and out of love over and over again, often with the same person.

Corey Baker Dance: Phone Box A wacky digital sound-score, thrilling dance and acrobatics will bring to life this nostalgic British icon, an entertaining and exhilarating reinvention of just what a vintage red telephone box can do.

AboutNOWish: Le Cheval Solitaire A horse is lost and needs your help to find its carousel home! Once reunited with the other horses, this interactive treat for under 5s and their accompanying adults revels in the nostalgia of the fairground and invites you to gallop, canter and trot together in a rhythmical dancing rumpus.

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music

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat The Spark Arts for Children

Salisbury Live: Live @ the Farm

Sunday 29 May 11.30am and 3pm Lecture Theatre, Salisbury Museum

Sunday 29 May 3pm - 10pm River Bourne Community Farm

Tickets £6 | Ages 5 - 9 | 60 minutes

FREE | On site parking £2 per car

All aboard! Join our heroes all at sea with just a suitcase, a ukulele and a teapot to help them. When all seems lost, can their friendship survive? And where exactly are they heading? Will they ever get there? Adapted from the awardwinning novel by Dave Shelton and

featuring live music and movement, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat is a funny, thoughtful and thrilling adventure. Sponsored by

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With a BBQ , bar and children’s entertainment, Live @ the Farm offers a great afternoon and evening of pop, rock, folk and acoustic music. Featured this year are The Passenger Club, Louise Jordan, Corky, Crippled Rook, Zucchinis and Pronghorn.

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dance

May Contain Food Protein Sunday 29 May 6pm and 8.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £14 | Under 18s £12.50 | Ages 12+ CLASS I CAL m u s i c

Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt A violin recital Sunday 29 May 6pm Trafalgar Park Tickets £20 | Grounds open from 4pm

Schubert Violin Sonatina No 2 in A minor D 385 Finzi Elegy Op 22 Gareth Farr Wakatipu for solo violin Franck Violin Sonata in A major New Zealand violinist Benjamin Baker’s musical partnership with Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt is blossoming; both are familiar to stages at concert halls and festivals across Europe, America and in New Zealand. Both studied in the UK and have many recordings Box Office: 0845 241 9651

and broadcasts to their names. This recital programme features Cesar Franck’s masterly sonata for violin, and introduces us to Wakatipu, named after one of New Zealand’s lakes and inspired by the mysterious Māori legend behind it. By kind permission of Michael Wade, Trafalgar Park offers the perfect venue and its grounds will be open before and after the recital.

Award-winning Protein returns with its most playful show to date as four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a dining room that May Contain Food... This witty piece of dance and music theatre, created by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and renowned composer Orlando Gough, is inspired by social occasions and life at mealtimes. The performers invite you to sit at a table, offer a tasting menu and then serve you a show that explores our relationship with food. Surrounded by a cappella sound, movement is composed and music is choreographed to create an immersive experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre

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I N C O N V E RSA T I O N

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Frank Field MP and John Glen MP

Stephen Moss

Monday 30 May 12pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Monday 30 May 2pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Monday 30 May 5pm Salisbury Playhouse

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The Rt Hon Frank Field MP talks with John Glen MP, discussing great political figures, past political controversies and future challenges. Respected across the political divide, Frank Field has been a Labour MP since 1979. He served as Minister for Welfare Reform under Tony Blair, was poverty czar in David Cameron’s coalition and is chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee. John Glen has been MP for Salisbury since 2010. John is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills and a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee.

Following his sellout appearance in 2015, naturalist, broadcaster and TV producer Stephen Moss returns to the Festival to consider the state of British wildlife. Britain’s wildlife is in trouble. Wild creatures that have lived here for thousands of years are disappearing, victim to pollution and persecution, competition with alien species, changing farming and forestry practices and climate change. But Stephen tells a different story, from otters in the Tyne to peregrines in London. He has travelled the length and breadth of the UK to see just how Britons are fighting to save the wildlife they love.

Former England rugby union captain and outside centre Will Carling will join Telegraph interviewer Matthew Stadlen to talk about his life and career. In 1988 Will became the youngest ever England captain aged just 22. His first match in charge was a shock win over Australia by 28-19. That heralded an era when England became the dominant force in the northern hemisphere and beat the All Blacks in 1993. He led England to Five Nations Grand Slam victories in 1991, 1992 and 1995. 

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Will Carling

Wild Kingdom

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Jarred Christmas and Javier Jarquin

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Tipping Point Ockham’s Razor

An evening of Kiwi comedy Monday 30 May 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Monday 30 May 7.30pm City Hall

Tickets £15 | Ages 16+

Tickets £22.50, £20, £16 | Under 18s £5 off

A regular on Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats, Jarred Christmas mixes storytelling and gags with a dash of improvisation thrown in. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and now based in the UK, this “fabulously boisterous kiwi” (The Evening Standard) is joined tonight by fellow New Zealander Javier Jarquin, winner of Best NZ National Artist in 2012 for his acclaimed Card Ninja show.

Tipping Point is the new full-length show from leading British circus company, Ockham’s Razor. Set in the round, the action veers from catastrophe to mastery as five performers transform simple five metre metal poles into a rich landscape of images.

decide whether to rail against the chaos, struggling to exert order on a disordered world, or ride it out, allowing life to tilt towards the tipping point.

Poles are balanced on fingertips, hung from the roof, lashed, climbed, swung from and walked along, they become forests, cross-roads and pendulums. The performers balance, climb and cling to this teetering world, supporting each other as they wrestle with the moment when things begin to shift. They must

“Terrifically imaginative and original” The Guardian

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“Physically thrilling” The Sunday Times

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Jon Culshaw

Material Language Family Workshops at Roche Court

Monday 30 May 8pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tuesday 31 May 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/guardian | Places are limited so booking is essential

Tickets £15

Join Telegraph interviewer Matthew Stadlen as he talks to renowned impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw at this year’s Festival. Best known for his work on the BBC TV and radio comedy Dead Ringers, Culshaw is seen by many as being

Britain’s best impressionist with a remarkable, instant recall of 350 voices from politics to showbiz and sport. His repertoire includes anyone from Boris Johnson to Alan Carr, Professor Brian Cox to Barack Obama, or Russell Crowe to Michael McIntryre.

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Families will be led on a tour to explore the new exhibition at Roche Court, Material Language: New Work in Clay. We will discover how different artists have used clay as their chosen material

and share our observations of each of the artworks. All will join in practical activities and discussion. To book please contact edu@sculpture.uk.com or call 01980 862802

Image: Long Bench and Yellow Bin (2015), James Rigler Photo: Keith Hunter © the artist

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The Adventures of Pom Ruthie Boycott-Garnett

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Peter Kosminsky The making of Wolf Hall

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400 years of music & entertainment in Salisbury A Blue Badge guided walk

Tuesday 31 May 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Tuesday 31 May 2pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £6 | Ages 0 - 4

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Yellow petals, singing birds, soft grass beneath your feet; welcome to spring. Here is Pom: climber of trees and chaser of butterflies. Her cheeky face makes her mum so happy and all is good. But what’s this tiny hole in the green grass? Pom recreates the Greek myth of Persephone for babies and little ones. Explore the sensory world of spring through projections, soundscapes, storytelling, live music and sensory objects with leading early-years story-teller Ruthie BoycottGarnett. With places for 20 children and 20 adults.

Acclaimed director Peter Kosminsky will be in conversation with The Telegraph’s Matthew Stadlen about the making of Wolf Hall, ahead of a Wolf Hall concert at Romsey Abbey later the same day (see page 21). Kosminsky directed the BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall last year using local locations including Montacute House in Somerset. Kosminsky’s other television work includes Warriors starring Damian Lewis and The Government Inspector, based on the life of the late weapons inspector David Kelly, played by Mark Rylance, also star of Wolf Hall.

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Tuesday 31 May, Thursday 2, Saturday 4 and Monday 6 June 2.30pm Tickets £7, £3.50 | Available from Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row

Starting from Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row, this walk reveals the people and the places where music, theatre and entertainment have been enjoyed in the city from the time of Shakespeare to Star Wars.

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Beards! Beards! Beards!

In my Father’s Den

Trick of the Light Theatre Tuesday 31 May 7pm Wednesday 1 June 12pm Blackledge Theatre, Godolphin School Tickets £7.50 | Ages 7 - 14 | 50 minutes

Beatrix didn’t want a tiara... Beatrix wanted a beard! From Charles Darwin to Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx to Mr Twit, it is said that the secret to power and greatness is all in the size and shape of the beard. A hilarious romp of physical comedy and clowning, the latest in a series of playful, inventive and thought-provoking shows from New Zealand’s Trick of the Light Theatre, Beards! tells the musical, madcap story of one young girl’s increasingly inventive efforts to grow the world’s most magnificent beard, shaking up social rules and attempting to answer questions that have puzzled mankind since the dawn of facial hair… 20 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015

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A tangled web of dark family secrets, deep-seated resentments and long suppressed memories slowly unravel in this engrossing, cleverly structured and poetically charged drama. Following the death of his father, prize-winning war journalist Paul returns to the New Zealand home he left 17 years ago. For 16-year-old Celia, his arrival opens up a fascinating new world beyond her small rural town and she pursues a friendship with him. When Celia goes missing, Paul is the prime suspect and must confront the world from which he ran away. Brad McGann | New Zealand | 2004 125 minutes | Certificate 15 salisburyfestival.co.uk


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Music and Words from Wolf Hall

Ben Miller

Peter Kosminsky, Debbie Wiseman and the Locrian Ensemble of London

The Aliens Are Coming!

Tuesday 31 May 8pm Romsey Abbey

Tuesday 31 May 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £22, £18, £12

Tickets £12

Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novel was transformed into a riveting six-part drama by the BBC to huge acclaim last year. The original music by Debbie Wiseman that accompanied Thomas Cromwell’s machinations and hushed conversations in shadowy palace corners rose to

Number 1 in the classical charts. For this special event Debbie is reunited with The Locrian Ensemble of London to perform selections from her acclaimed score alongside extracts from the book, read by series director Peter Kosminsky in the same candlelit atmosphere as the TV series.

Discover the cutting-edge science behind the greatest question of all: is there life beyond Earth? In The Aliens are Coming! comedian and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes us on a voyage of discovery, yet what soon becomes clear is that the hunt for extraterrestrials means asking what we mean by life. How did the energy of the Big Bang end up as frogs, trees and quantity surveyors? Ben Miller, one half of Armstrong & Miller, has presented a Radio 4 series about particle physics and written a science column for The Times. Sponsored by

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Anne Strathie

From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War

L E C T UR E

JAZZ

Contemporary Ceramics: Courtney Pine featuring A lecture by Alun Graves Zoe Rahman Song (The Ballad Book)

Wednesday 1 June 3pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Wednesday 1 June 6pm New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Wednesday 1 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £8.50

Tickets £10 | to include a drink and canapés on arrival

Tickets £22.50

Join Anne Strathie as she explores the extraordinary lives of men at war on land and sea. Those who served on the Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica returned home in 1913. By 1919, these ‘Antarctics’ had fought across Europe, serving on horseback, in trenches, on ships, in armoured cars and flimsy aircraft; and their brothersin-arms included a prime minister’s son, an Australian composer-pianist, a New Zealand champion swimmer and poet Rupert Brooke. As in Antarctica, life at war was challenging and dangerous; as on the ice, not all survived.

Alun Graves, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass at the Victoria & Albert Museum, presents a lecture on contemporary ceramics that offers unique perspectives on the collections within his care at the V&A, and the museum’s programme of ceramics residencies and events. He will also share insights into the current exhibition he has co-curated at Roche Court, Material Language: New Work in Clay. The talk will be preceded by an opportunity to see the exhibition at the New Art Centre and the sculpture park.

The Independent sums it up: “Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour… he still is.” One of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene, some 20 plus years later Courtney continues to break new ground. With his latest project he strips everything back for the most intimate show of his career, taking to the stage playing bass clarinet accompanied by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman.

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Timandra Harkness

Do Not Disturb Vaiven Circo

Big Data Wednesday 1 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Thursday 2 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £15 | Under 18s £10 | 60 minutes

Tickets £8.50

Join Spanish circus company Vaiven Circo for a high energy, poetic show that combines dance, acrobatics and physical theatre with contemporary circus tricks. Do Not Disturb takes us back to the early 20th century, during a day’s work in a factory. Four characters are asked to build a machine, a 2.5 metre wheel, without any instructions and without even knowing what the machine looks like. They fit items together and then take them to pieces again, solving

issues such as balance and counter balance. Their lack of guidance throws up all manner of funny, exciting and risky situations throughout the performance. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre FREE post-event talk

As part of the Festival’s Learning and Participation programme, there will be a pre-show performance at 6.30pm in the White Room, featuring ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s work with looked-after children from Wiltshire’s Virtual School. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Join writer, presenter and comedian Timandra Harkness as she discusses her new book, Big Data. Driven to make science accessible, Timandra hosts Cheltenham Science Festival events and has published articles in newspapers and magazines, in print and online. She’s written about the cars of the future for Telegraph Motoring, psychology and politics for the BBC. She also writes scripts for radio and live performance, hosts events in comedy clubs, and talks on artificial intelligence. Sponsored by

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Flyaway Katie! Long Nose Puppets

f a m i ly

Chotto Desh Akram Khan Company and MOKO Dance

Thursday 2 June 12pm and 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £7.50 | Ages 2 - 7 40 minutes + time to meet the puppets

Thursday 2 June 7pm Salisbury Playhouse

Katie is all alone and feeling grey. The birds in the picture on her wall look so colourful. If only Katie could be as bright as them, who knows what might happen? An inspiring flight of fancy about the power of imagination, Flyaway Katie! is bursting with colour, movement and surprises. Featuring puppets of varying scales to tell the story and music by Tom Gray of Gomez, Flyaway Katie! is based on the popular children’s book by Polly Dunbar, the latest show from the makers of Shoe Baby, Penguin and Arthur’s Dream Boat.

Using a thrilling mix of dance, storytelling, dreamlike animation and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world to offer a magical and poignant dance theatre experience for families to enjoy together.

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Tickets £12 | Under 18s £7.50 | Ages 7+ | 55 minutes

Adapted from Akram Khan’s Desh, an instant 2011 hit with audiences and critics alike, Chotto Desh is the choreographer’s semi-autobiographical story of a young man who dreams of becoming a dancer. Chotto Desh journeys through Khan’s early memories, leaving Britain for the chaotic streets of

Bangladesh and the imaginary forest of his childhood tales. This humorous and heart-warming story draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, connecting us to our past, to our family, and so captivating audiences of all ages. FREE post-event talk

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film

Abandoned Thursday 2 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50

The amazing true story of how four men survived for 119 days at sea following the capsizing of their trimaran is powerfully told in this gripping survival thriller. In 1989 the Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga. Three days into its voyage, a freak wave turned the boat upside down and the crew was left stranded at sea. They battled thirst, hunger, the elements and themselves until the boat finally washed up on the Great Barrier Reef. John Laing | New Zealand | 2015 87 minutes | Recommended 15+ Box Office: 0845 241 9651

CLASS I CAL MUS I C

Vox Luminis

Thursday 2 June 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral

The Bach Dynasty

Tickets £30, £25, £20, £15, £12

A programme of choral motets by Johann, Johann Michael, Johann Christoph, Johann Ludwig and Johann Sebastian Bach

Lutheran church music: rich, warm and powerful, this music fits its transcendent subject matter. Culminating in J S Bach’s dramatic Jesu meine Freude, this programme lets the splendid works of Johann’s predecessors (and cousins) ring out.

The Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, acclaimed by Gramophone for its “profound, rewarding, and intoxicating performances”, makes its Festival debut with a programme of motets from one of classical music’s most illustrious families. Over the generations, the Bach family set the standard for German

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com e dy

Barney Norris

Romesh Ranganathan

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

Irrational

Thursday 2 June 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Thursday 2 June 8pm City Hall

Tickets £10

Tickets £17.50 | Ages 14+

Award-winning playwright, Barney Norris talks about his much-anticipated debut novel. One quiet evening in Salisbury, the peace is shattered by a serious car crash. The lives of five characters collide and, as one life hangs in the balance, the five stories unwind. Barney Norris grew up in Salisbury and has won the Critics’ Circle and Off West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright for his debut full-length play Visitors.

Romesh has come a long way since quitting his career as a maths teacher making a real name for himself through appearances on Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, and most recently as the co-presenter of The Apprentice: You’re Fired. Last autumn also saw the launch of Romesh’s six-part series for BBC3, Asian Provocateur, in which Romesh travelled to Sri Lanka in search of his roots.

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rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart and explains why everybody else is wrong about them. Please note that Festival Friends’ discounts do not apply to this event Presented in partnership with City Hall, Salisbury

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A day of events for children who love books

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Friday 3 June, The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

10am A Beginners Guide to Bearspotting

12pm The Wimpy Kid Show with Alastair Watson

2pm Sibéal Pounder: Witch Watch

4pm Sam Hay and Nick East: Do Not Wash This Bear

Tickets £5 | Ages 3 - 6 | 60 minutes

Tickets £8 | Ages 8+ | 60 minutes

Tickets £5 | Ages 7 - 9 | 60 minutes

Tickets £5 | Ages 4+ | 60 minutes

Bearspotting is a dangerous business – you ought to take it seriously, you know. So here’s what you need to know for starters – black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black bears can be a little brown, and brown bears can be a little black. Are you following? Join bestselling picture book author Michelle Robinson who will show you all you need to know about walking in Bear Country.

A must for all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans and great family entertainment, host Alastair Watson brings these muchloved books to life with fun activities including The Wimpy Kid Draw-Along and The Wimp Wars! Quiz. The event also includes exclusive clips of author Jeff Kinney talking about the books, his involvement in the films and showing how he draws the characters. All those who buy a book on the day will be eligible for it to be stamped with an exclusive Wimpy Kid Show stamp.

Come dressed as a witch and join Sibéal Pounder as she takes you through the adventures of Tiga, Fluffanora, Fran the Fabulous Fairy and the evil Felicity Bat in her book Witch Watch. This event is perfect for fans of The Worst Witch and Witchworld. Tiga Whicabim loves her new life in the witchy, glitzy, black and white world of Sinkville. But, suddenly, colour has started seeping back into Ritzy City…

Bring along your favourite teddy and join writer Sam Hay and illustrator Nick East - and their bears! - for an exciting wash day adventure. Find out from Sam about the secret life of teddies and the adventures they go on when no-one is looking! Learn how to draw your own bear with Nick. And help create an enormous washing line of little teddies stretching from one end of the room to another. This is the paw-fect session for you and your favourite cuddly to share together.

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Dame Joan Bakewell

dance

Dance Six-0 This Very Moment - We Gather

Stop the Clocks Friday 3 June 11.30am Salisbury Playhouse Tickets £12

Now in her 80s, Dame Joan Bakewell is still broadcasting. Join her to hear about her book Stop the Clocks, which traverses the decades through a fascinating life. Covering beginnings, values, money, loss and death, she looks at the world that has shaped her. Dame Joan was a grammar school girl brought up in Stockport and she is now a Labour Peer and President of Birkbeck College. She has been a teacher, copy writer, studio manager, broadcaster, journalist, the government’s Voice of Older People and chair of the theatre company, Shared Experience. Sponsored by 28 | Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2016

W I N E T ALK

A New Zealand wine tasting tour With Julia Harding

Friday 3 June 5pm and 7pm Saturday 4 June 5pm and 7pm Cathedral Close FREE

Friday 3 June 7.30pm The Banqueting Hall, Salisbury Guildhall

Set in Cathedral Close amongst Sophie Ryder’s monumental sculptures, this new dance work by Charlotte Spencer celebrates the fleeting nature of live performance. Holy places have always been spaces of gathering and community. This Very Moment - We Gather focuses on the delicate qualities of human interaction and exchange. This Very Moment is cocommissioned by the Festival and Dance Six-0, a contemporary dance company for older performers.

Experience the glorious diversity of New Zealand’s finest wines in a talk and tasting experience. Soak up the atmosphere of Salisbury Guildhall’s magnificent Banqueting Hall as Julia Harding, one of the world’s most respected wine critics, takes you on a tasting tour along the New Zealand wine trail. Julia’s talk draws on the very latest international research and opinion discussed in her new book The Oxford Companion to Wine. Festival-goers are welcome to buy wines and copies of the book after the event.

Tickets £15

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F O LK

com e dy

Lau

Trygve Wakenshaw Nautilus

Friday 3 June 7.30pm City Hall

Friday 3 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £21

Tickets £15 | Ages 12+

Following a debut album in 2007, Lau has become one of the UK’s most musically revered and celebrated folk trios and picked up four awards for Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Lau has also appeared on BBC2’s Later… With Jools Holland. The band comprises Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and together they continue Box Office: 0845 241 9651

to effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and electronica. “Lau is the most musically adventurous trio in British folk.” The Guardian

Nautilus is the final part of rubberlimbed Trygve’s ‘underwater trilogy’, the follow-up to the delirious, sell-out physical comedies Kraken and Squidboy.

Please note that Festival Friends’ discounts do not apply to this event

Oozing with whimsy, dripping with charm and magnificently mad, Trygve is his own animator in a cartoon world. A master of risqué innocence, New Zealand-born Trygve trained in Paris with Philippe Gaulier, developing a

Presented in partnership with City Hall, Salisbury in association with Coda

uniquely eccentric style of mimecomedy that has won him a long and growing list of comedy prizes and legions of fans the world over. Why did the chicken cross the road? Nautilus has the definitive answer. “Reminiscent of the young Jim Carrey... rubber-faced, loose-limbed and wondrously expressive.” The Independent

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Antarctica

Of Riders and Running Horses

Chris Dobrowolski

Still House

Friday 3 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June 9pm Old George Mall Car Park Roof

Tickets £12

Tickets £15 | Under 18s £10

Antarctica is the driest, windiest, most inhospitable place on Earth. A place synonymous with failed expedition attempts, with no artists for miles around. A place that Chris Dobrowolski decided was perfect for him. For three and a half months Chris lived and worked at the British Antarctic Survey, trying to experiment creatively whilst (crucially) trying to survive. He discovered that sometimes it’s very difficult to work out what’s

real in a land where you simply can’t believe your eyes. Following on from Chris’ acclaimed show All Roads Lead to Rome, Antarctica is an adventure story PowerPoint presentation about professional failure and real life via tales of overzealous seals, Ladybird books and a sledge built out of gold picture frames. Presented in partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre

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Night. We find a space in the margins of the city in which to gather: to start an ad hoc ceremony, to stamp our feet and shake our limbs, to dance in the face of an ending. Of Riders and Running Horses is a stirring and visceral new dance event by Still House created to animate urban spaces. Six female dancers and a live band conjure a new kind of old dance, an insistent rhythm, a joyful step into what it means to move together.

With “heart and charisma in spades” (The Guardian), Riders “captures the joy of moving to music, of sharing a rhythm, and it makes you want to dance too” (The Evening Standard). Surrounded by the Cathedral and the city on all sides, way up high, this is a piece that will make you smile with joy. The music is a rider and we are running horses. Presented in partnership with Old George Mall and The Chapel Nightclub salisburyfestival.co.uk


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Sophie Ryder

Vassos Alexander

with Jon Bennington

Don’t Stop Me Now

Saturday 4 June 11am Leaden Hall School

Saturday 4 June 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £10

Tickets £8.50

Jon Benington talks to Sophie Ryder about Relationships, a city-wide exhibition featuring the artist’s sculpture, etchings, prints, drawing and paintings (see page 54).

work. His conversation with Sophie will explore her world of mystical creatures, animals and hybrid beings, as well as her extensive career and the inspiration behind her work.

Benington is the manager of the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and a long-term supporter of the artist’s

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BBC Radio 2’s Vassos Alexander shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra marathons and triathlons in the same weekend. This is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-

discovery, part therapy, part weight loss. Funny, inspiring and honest, this is the perfect talk for anyone with well-worn trainers by the door (or thinking of buying a pair...) Sponsored by

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film

Triple bill:

The Lord of the Rings introduced by Ian Brodie and Richard Sharkey Saturday 4 June from 12pm Salisbury Arts Centre

12pm The Fellowship of the Ring 4pm The Two Towers

Tickets £8.50 for each film or £20 for all three

The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful dark forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer - to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor, where it was forged.

The Two Towers follows the continuing quest of Frodo to destroy the One Ring. Frodo and Sam discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum, while Aragorn, the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under the deadly spell of Saruman.

The Return of the King presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle Earth. Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith and hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the One Ring.

Peter Jackson | New Zealand | 2001 178 minutes | Certificate PG

Peter Jackson | New Zealand | 2002 179 minutes | Certificate PG

Peter Jackson | New Zealand | 2003 201 minutes | Certificate PG

The Lord of the Rings trilogy transformed New Zealand into Middle Earth. Join die-hard fans in an epic, day-long marathon of the Academy Award winning Tolkien trilogy, in the company of Ian Brodie, author of Middle Earth Landscapes and The Lord of the Rings Location Guide, and Richard Sharkey, Location Production Manager for the trilogy, who will talk about their work and introduce the films.

8.15pm The Return of the King

The Arts Centre café and bar will be open throughout the day and you can pre-book from the café menu, including sharing platters, on 01722 321744 (48 hours’ notice required).

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opera

A Massed Haka Workshop

Carmen

Corey Baker Dance

OperaUpClose

Saturday 4 June 3pm Cathedral Close

Saturday 4 June 7pm and Sunday 5 June 3pm Salisbury Playhouse

FREE

Tickets £25, £20

Join us for this unique opportunity to experience the powerful Māori culture and take part in a massed haka right here in Salisbury. As performed by the All Blacks on the rugby pitch, the haka is only one element of New Zealand's rich Māori artform, known collectively as kapa haka. Come and join Corey Baker Dance as they demonstrate poi, Māori song, movement and of course the fierce haka. As part of this experience, you too can join in and learn the haka, as Corey and his team lead participants through Box Office: 0845 241 9651

the words and the moves, culminating in an explosive experience shared by many in the city's Cathedral Close. Don’t miss Corey Baker Dance's full theatre performance of Kapa Haka Tale, a traditional Māori folk tale featuring more of the kapa haka artform, on Tuesday 7 June (see page 40). Sponsored by

After a sell-out Festival debut in 2015 performing The Marriage of Figaro, OperaUpClose returns with Bizet’s famous opera Carmen. This brand-new English-language adaptation by Robin Norton-Hale will have you hanging on every word of the intense and popular classic. Carmen captivates and provokes, disturbing the composure of everyone she encounters. Sparks fly when she

meets José, but as her passion cools, his turns to obsession. The production takes place in a torrid South American landscape of dust and concrete, where small-town boredom and machismo can turn nasty. Bizet’s powerful melodies are orchestrated for a quartet of strings, woodwind and percussion by composer Harry Blake (OperaUpClose’s La Traviata and Don Giovanni).

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Tony Collins

John Crace

Where my Wellies Take Me

The Oval World: A Global History of Rugby

The Incomplete Shakespeare

Michael Morpurgo

Saturday 4 June 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Sunday 5 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

Sunday 5 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £8.50

Tickets £10

Tickets £16.50 | Under 18s £12.50 | 75 minutes

Rugby has always been a sport with as much drama off the field as on it. For every thrilling last-minute Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal to win the World Cup, or Jonah Lomu rampage down the touchline for a try, there has been a split, a feud, or a controversy. The Oval World is the first full-length, global history of rugby. Prize-winning author Tony Collins explores why the ball is oval and why the sport is popular in France, and not in Germany. His previous books include A Social History of English Rugby Union.

Columnist and parliamentary sketch writer for The Guardian, John Crace will be in conversation with academic, columnist and author John Sutherland, sharing a wicked sense of humour and an overview of literature. Crace has written the Digested Read column since 2000, making it one of the Guardian’s longest running columns. His latest project is The Incomplete Shakespeare, a collaboration with John Sutherland that reworks the best known plays.

Based on Clare and Michael Morpurgo’s book, Where My Wellies Take Me, this delightful concert performance for children and adults of all ages follows Pippa, its nineyear old heroine, on a May Day ramble. Narrated by actor Natalie Walter, Pippa’s lively commentary is interwoven with poetry read by Michael and Clare, including verse by Séan Rafferty, Seamus Heaney, D H Lawrence, Robert Browning and Shakespeare, as well as traditional English songs that depict harvest, springtime and midwinter, sung by award-winning a cappella group Voices at the Door.

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CLASS I CAL m u s i c

com e dy

Jonathan Lemalu and James Baillieu

Hal Cruttenden

A song recital

Straight Outta Cruttenden

Sunday 5 June 7.30pm Wilton Church

Sunday 5 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £20, £18

Tickets £16.50

Schumann Liederkreis Op 24 Finzi Songs from Before and After Summer Richard Rodney Bennett Songs before sleep Ibert Quatre chansons de Don Quichotte William Bolcom A selection from Cabaret Songs In the years since winning the Kathleen Ferrier award in 2002, Box Office: 0845 241 9651

bass singer Jonathan Lemalu, a New Zealand born Samoan, has performed at festivals from Edinburgh to Tanglewood and at the BBC Proms. Schumann’s Heine settings tell of frustrated and lost love, whilst Finzi’s settings of Thomas Hardy are packed with colour. And, after the mice, bees and twinkling stars of Richard Rodney Bennett’s reimagined nursery rhymes, a hand-picked selection of William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs is sure to steal the show.

Following a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosting Live at the Apollo, and guest appearances on Have I Got News For You and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, stand-up Hal Cruttenden brings his brand new show, Straight Outta Cruttenden, to Salisbury. Ranting about the real evils of the modern world – from over-sharing on

social media to the 5:2 diet - the hungrier he gets the funnier he becomes. Hal also gives us his unique insights into being an orphan on Facebook, taking his wife to Saudi Arabia and how he fell out with George Osborne at school… Sponsored by

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B R O ADCAS T

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Hollie McNish

Singing Together

Nobody Told Me

in partnership with Prime Theatre, Katherine of Aragon: Wiltshire Music Centre and BBC Wiltshire The True Queen

Sunday 5 June 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Monday 6 June 11am BBC Wiltshire, 103.5FM | 104.3FM

Monday 6 June 11.30am Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £8.50

FREE

Tickets £8.50

YouTube sensation and spoken word artist Hollie McNish has written her diaries in poetry form since she was seven. Now a full-time poet, she has garnered praise from Marie Claire, The Huffington Post and Benjamin Zephaniah. Nobody Told Me is a collection of poems and stories about raising a child in modern Britain, about trying to become a parent, about relationships, commercialism, feeding, gender and about finding secret places to scream once in a while.

Tune in to hear 400 Wiltshire and Swindon school children singing at the heart of a speciallycommissioned radio play by Vicky Ireland MBE celebrating BBC Radio’s Singing Together. The play will feature songs from more than 60 years of broadcasts; folk songs and anthems that collectively express the history and hopes of the British Isles. Singing Together began in 1939 to offer evacuated children scattered across the country the chance to sing. Tune in and sing along yourself – song sheets are available from our website.

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen is the first in a series of six novels about the six queens of Henry VIII drawing on new research and written by bestselling historian Alison Weir. Ideal for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen describes a Spanish princess, raised to be modest, obedient and devout but destined to be an English queen. History tells us how Katherine died. This captivating novel shows us how she lived.

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Mary Portas Shop Girl Monday 6 June 2.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £11

In the bestselling tradition of This Boy (Alan Johnson) and Toast (Nigel Slater), Mary Portas talks about her early, formative years. Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, was always getting into trouble. Money was scarce and meals were variations on the potato. But they were also good times. When tragedy blew this world apart, a new chapter opened in Mary’s life. She took to the camp and glamour of Harrods window-dressing like a duck to water and Mary, Queen of Shops was born. Sponsored by

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music

A Folded Path Circumstance

Monday 6 - Wednesday 8 June 6pm and 8pm Cathedral Cloisters (starting point) Tickets £12.50

“This carefully choreographed meander of the streets makes for a bewitching evening, the haunting music a brand new city soundtrack” Bristol Culture

A Folded Path is a pedestrian speaker symphony, a soundtrack for the city, carried through the streets by you and experienced by everyone it passes. The show consists of 30 custom-built, location-sensitive portable loudspeakers, each playing a different element of originally composed music. One might be playing a voice, another a sweeping violin or glistening electronic tone. The work creates a stunning and evocative cinematic layer over the city streets. The audience, divided into groups, takes different routes through the city, coming together at certain points to create moments of harmony and resonance between them. And so we see our city’s streets through new eyes and ears. Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2016 | 37


film

River Queen

JAZZ

The Hot Sardines

Monday 6 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Monday 6 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £8.50

Tickets £22.50 | Under 18s £5 off

Evoking Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Boorman’s The Emerald Forest and John Ford’s The Searchers, Vincent Ward’s ambitious and stunningly photographed colonial epic stars Samantha Morton as Sarah, an Irish settler during the New Zealand wars who falls pregnant to a Māori lad who dies before his son is born. Seven years later, the boy is kidnapped by his grandfather and assimilated into tribal life. Sarah searches for her son and is drawn deeper into Māori territory, to battle with her own sense of identity and allegiance.

Take a lively brass line-up, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a ‘one-of-the-boys’ frontwoman – and you have the Hot Sardines.

It’s a great American success story worthy of the cinema. A born-and-bred NYC actor meets a Parisian-born writer at an open jazz jam over a noodle shop in Manhattan, and from there the Hot Sardines were born.

Their vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate 21st century audiences, whilst paying tribute to jazz from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.

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Tristan Gooley

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P O E T RY

Anna Pavord

Owen Lowery

How To Read Water

Landskipping

Rego Retold and other poems

Tuesday 7 June 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Tuesday 7 June 2.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tuesday 7 June 6pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

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Writer, navigator and explorer Tristan Gooley makes a return to the city of five rivers to talk about his latest book How To Read Water, Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea. The author of the top 10 bestseller The Walker’s Guide and The Natural Navigator unlocks the secrets hidden in the water around us, from streams and puddles to oceans and waterfalls. A must-attend for walkers, sailors and everyone interested in the natural world, Tristan will unlock the hidden secrets of water including how to interpret ponds like a Polynesian.

Blending history, travel and nature, bestselling author of The Tulip and The Curious Gardener, Anna Pavord forays into the British landscape and meditates on changing views of the countryside, evoking her own journeys, from the hills of her Dorset home to the peaks of the Scottish Highlands. Anna Pavord writes a regular column in The Independent and presents programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Former British Judo champion, Owen Lowery, suffered a spinal injury while competing that left him paralysed and using a ventilator to breathe. Academic study and creative writing played a significant part in his recovery and he has since had poetry, articles and reviews published in leading newspapers, literary anthologies, magazines, and journals. Having read widely in the UK, including at London’s South Bank Centre and Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, Owen will read from his new collection, Rego Retold, celebrating the work of Dame Paula Rego, and from his first poetry collection, Otherwise Unchanged.

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dance

The Bookbinder

Kapa Haka Tale

Trick of the Light Theatre

Corey Baker Dance

Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 June 7pm Longleat House

Tuesday 7 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets £15 | Under 18s £10

Tickets £16 | Under 18s £10

They say you can get lost in a good book, but it’s worse getting lost inside a bad one… From awardwinning New Zealand theatre company Trick of the Light comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. The Bookbinder weaves shadow play, paper art, puppetry and music into an original, dark fairy tale in the vein of Coraline and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. A sell-out

at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, The Bookbinder is an inventive one-man performance for curious children and adventurous adults alike… Presented in partnership with Longleat Supported by

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Kapa Haka Tale is an evening of dance, theatre and music combined to bring to life the enchanting Māori myth and legend of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, one of New Zealand’s finest folk stories. Audiences will be immersed in, and experience the wonders of, Māori culture and all the different the art forms of Kapa Haka. Witness a native New Zealand village, tribal weaponry, dancing, song and, of course, the

legendary Haka. Kapa Haka Tale is not only for dance and theatregoers, but rugby and Haka fans alike. Sponsored by

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P O E T RY

Frieda Hughes

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Kate Summerscale

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John Andrews The World in Conflict

The Wicked Boy Tuesday 7 June 8pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Wednesday 8 June 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Wednesday 8 June 2.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

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Poet, author and artist Frieda Hughes is the daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Frieda has published seven children’s books and four poetry collections and has had many exhibitions. Her books include a collection of 60 poems and paintings, Alternative Values, published last year. Frieda’s parents were among the most influential poets of the 20th century; her father was Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998 and Plath was acclaimed for collections such as Ariel published in 1966. Frieda will talk about her life and work.

Bestselling author Kate Summerscale comes to the Festival to talk about her latest book, The Wicked Boy, which tells the fascinating, true story of murder and morality – a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case and a compelling account of its aftermath. Kate wrote The Suspicions of Mr Whicher which won the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction and has been adapted into a major ITV drama.

Join one of The Economist’s most experienced foreign correspondents John Andrews as he gives an insight into global conflicts. John tackles the reasons why global conflict is ever-present in our lives, analysing today’s conflicts region by region, considering the causes, contexts, participants, impacts and likely outcomes. This is a must-attend for anyone who wants to better understand our world in conflict.

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film

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Eagle vs Shark

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 June 6.30pm Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury

Wednesday 8 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £25 | Under 18s £15 | Grounds open from 6pm

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre returns to Old Wardour with a new production of early comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Valentine loves Silvia and Proteus loves Julia – but Proteus is fickle, and falls for Silvia too. When Valentine plots an elopement, Proteus betrays him and Valentine is banished and joins some outlaws in the forest. What are the chances that he’ll be pursued by Silvia, and Silvia by Proteus, and Proteus by Julia, and that all will be waited upon – after a fashion – by their servants Speed and Launce and even Launce’s dog, Crab?

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This riotous new production is led by a joyful ensemble of players who will delight with songs, romance and chaos, and hurl Shakespeare’s anarchic comedy into the 21st century. The perfect play for a summer evening, bring a picnic and your own seating to enjoy the splendour of Shakespeare in this glorious English Heritage setting. Writer Andrew Dickson talks about The Globe Guide to Shakespeare on Saturday 11 June (see page 51).

Flight of the Concords’ Jemaine Clement stars in this delightfully quirky romantic comedy. He plays Jarrold, a narcissistic and socially awkward video game nerd, who is the rather inexplicable crush of Lily, the mild-mannered wallflower who serves him burgers every lunchtime. She finally wins his affection by impressing him with her gaming skills at a come-as-your-favourite-animal party, but Jarrold’s dysfunctional family and his quest for revenge on a high school bully soon shatter her romantic fantasies. Eagle vs Shark is an offbeat charmer, laced with absurdist humour. Taika Waititi | New Zealand | 2007 87 minutes | Certificate 15 salisburyfestival.co.uk


CLASS I CAL m u s i c

P O P A N D R O CK

Fretwork with Simon Callow

John Grant

The World Encompassed

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Wednesday 8 June 7.30pm St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury

Wednesday 8 June 7.30pm City Hall Tickets £28.50, £26.50 Not suitable for under 14s; under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

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Tonight Fretwork sets sail with actor Simon Callow on a magical musical journey that traces Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe. Aboard the Golden Hinde, Drake and his crew sailed to the other side of the world, from Morocco to the South Americas, California, Java, the Cape of Good Hope and Sierra Leone, finally

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returning to Plymouth in 1580. This concert weaves together 16th century viol music – Drake took a quartet of viol players with him – alongside extracts from the letters and diaries of those on board, as well as the music of the places they encountered along the way, expertly recreated by composer Orlando Gough. FREE post-event talk

John Grant’s album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure was released to huge critical acclaim with Q Magazine calling it “his most riveting album yet” and The Telegraph saying “Grant has blossomed into arguably the most interesting and original songwriter in contemporary pop.” Following collaborations with Sinead O’Connor, Goldfrapp, Elton John and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Grant was nominated Best International Male Solo Artist at the 2014 Brits alongside

Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Drake and Bruno Mars. From gorgeous soft-rock ballads to funky electro-pop floor-fillers, nobody does it better… Please note that Festival Friends’ discounts do not apply to this event Presented in partnership with City Hall, Salisbury in association with Coda

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Richard E Grant

Fiona Farrell

Juliet Stevenson

Wednesday 8 June 8pm Salisbury Playhouse

Thursday 9 June 11.30am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Thursday 9 June 2.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

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Actor, screenwriter and director Richard E Grant will be in conversation with Telegraph interviewer Matthew Stadlen, talking about his on-screen career ahead of an appearance in hit TV series Game of Thrones. Richard has appeared in over 80 films and television programmes, including the 1987 cult film Withnail & I, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jack & Sarah, LA Story, Dracula, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Gosford Park and The Iron Lady. In 2005 he directed his first major release, Wah-Wah.

One of New Zealand’s leading writers, Fiona Farrell joins us to talk about her creative response to the New Zealand earthquakes of 2011. The Villa at the Edge of the Empire is a provocative and insightful exploration of rebuilding our cities after their devastation. The Broken Book demonstrates how a natural disaster can turn a life upside down in an instant.

Join Juliet Stevenson and Telegraph interviewer Matthew Stadlen as they discuss Juliet’s remarkable life and career, from her ‘rootless’ up-bringing to her acclaimed work on stage. Juliet is one of Britain’s most versatile actresses. She made her debut in Truly, Madly, Deeply co-starring alongside the late Alan Rickman and was later nominated for a best actress Bafta. Also known for her roles in films such as Mona Lisa, Smile and Bend it Like Beckham, Stevenson brings humility and warmth to our screens. In addition to her work in film, Juliet has recently appeared in The Hour, The Village and Accused.

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I N C O N V E RSA T I O N

W O RLD MUS I C

Sir Richard Eyre

An Evening with the Modern Maori Quartet

Thursday 9 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Thursday 9 June 7.30pm Salisbury Playhouse

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Join Telegraph interviewer Matthew Stadlen in conversation with Sir Richard Eyre, renowned theatre, film and opera director, writer and former Artistic Director of the National Theatre (198897) who will offer a captivating insight into his work in theatre, film, opera and TV. Sir Richard has directed in both the West End and on Broadway, his productions including Mary Poppins, The Crucible and Private Lives. His film and TV work includes Iris, Notes on a Scandal and The Ploughman’s Lunch.

The suave crooners from Modern Māori Quartet invite you to enjoy a fresh take on the classic Māori showbands of yesteryear. Their signature cabaretstyle show, An Evening with the Modern Māori Quartet, promises a trip down memory lane as this multi-talented foursome bring a fresh twist to Kiwi golden oldies and a unique spin on recent international hits.

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With sublime harmonies and universal humour, these Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School graduates blend old school charm with modern pizzazz for a Māori showband entertainment experience that’ll have you melting like golden syrup on hot fried bread. Kindly supported by The Oldham Foundation Supported by

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Daffodils

[inspired by true events] Bullet Heart Club

Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 June 8pm The Chapel Nightclub, Salisbury Tickets £15 | Ages 13+ | Contains strong language

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Travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this beautiful love story about a teddy boy and a farm girl: their first meeting, their marriage and the New Zealand pop soundtrack that shaped their lives.

unfolds against a backdrop of 1960s Kodak stills, Super8 home movies and fashion photography. Prepare to have your indie soul rocked.

Rose was 16. Eric, 18. They met at the lake by the daffodils. The same place that Eric’s parents met 20 years earlier. Daffodils captures the bittersweet nuances of Rose’s and Eric’s life in a mix-tape of New Zealand’s greatest hits. The production

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Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot

C O O K E RY D E M O

Peter Gordon

f a m i ly

A Pocketful of Grimms Story Pocket Theatre

Live Wire Theatre Thursday 9 June 8pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Friday 10 June 11.30am Waitrose Cookery Studio

Friday 10 June 1.30pm and Saturday 11 June 11am The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

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Tickets £7.50 | Ages 4+ | 60 minutes

Three fans meet in Twickenham pub two hours before the kick-off of a crucial England match. In the midst of an argument about the greatest moment in the game’s history, a stranger tells them about Frederick Stanley Jackson, a Cornish tin miner who had been on the first ever British Lions tour to New Zealand in 1908. Travelling back and forth from the present day to the early 1900s, Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot explores Jackson’s story. In this fast-paced comedy, incorporating song, physical theatre and a re-enactment of the All-Blacks’ legendary Haka, actors bring some of rugby’s greatest players to life.

Celebrated NZ chef Peter Gordon gives an exciting and innovative demonstration of fusion cuisine at the state of the art cookery school at Waitrose. He will share his love of combining flavours and textures from around the globe as he draws from his book Savour: Salads for All Seasons and demonstrates how to make salad versatile and fun. Peter Gordon has restaurants in Auckland and London and regularly appears on British TV, including Market Kitchen, Saturday Kitchen and Jamie Oliver’s series for Channel 4.

Let a magical storyteller whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder in this exciting and highenergy collection of some of the most loved and less well-known stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, including Hansel and Gretel, the original Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin and many more. Appearing at the Festival for the first time last year, with a quick fire Arabian Nights, Story Pocket Theatre makes a welcome return using physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music.

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film

Double Bill: Jane Campion

The Piano + An Angel At My Table Friday 10 June 6.30pm and 9pm Salisbury Arts Centre Tickets £8.50 for each film or £14 for both films CLASS I CAL m u s i c

6.30pm The Piano

9pm An Angel at my Table

With The Piano, Jane Campion created some the most striking and memorable imagery in modern cinema. Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin scooped Oscars as Ada, a mute Scottish widow, and her strong-willed daughter Flora, who arrive at a remote New Zealand outpost where a new husband and life await. When Ada’s beloved piano, which has travelled with them all the way from Scotland, is sold to a local plantation worker, she begins a series of sexually-charged music lessons in order to win it back. Lushly cinematic, and with a haunting score by Michael Nyman, it’s a film that demands to be seen on the big screen.

Jane Campion’s breakthrough came with this 1990 miniseries based on the autobiographical novels of New Zealand’s most acclaimed author, Janet Frame. Frame grew up between the wars, a bright but fragile child who always knew she was a bit different to the other kids. As a young adult, she was misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and was committed to a mental institution where she suffered from years of abuse, before finding salvation in writing. An Angel at my Table is a moving and strikingly beautiful film with a truly astonishing central performance from Kerry Fox.

Jane Campion | New Zealand | 1993 | 120 minutes | Certificate 15

Jane Campion | New Zealand | 1990 | 154 minutes | Certificate 15

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New Zealand String Quartet Friday 10 June 7.30pm St Martin's Church, Salisbury Tickets £20, £18

Beethoven String Quartet in D major Op 18 No 3 Ross Harris Variation 25 Rachmaninov Two Movements for String Quartet Smetana String Quartet No 1 in E minor, ‘From My Life’ First violinist Helen Pohl describes her ensemble’s performances as “intense” experiences, thanks to the “keen interest that the audience brings to the music”. This compelling

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communication marks out the quartet’s dynamic performing style, earning the ensemble an international reputation across the globe. Muchloved classical and romantic quartets bookend tonight’s characteristically diverse programme, which also showcases a new piece inspired by Bach’s Goldberg Variations by fellow New Zealander Ross Harris. Sponsored by salisburyfestival.co.uk


circus

com e dy

The Pianist

Now Listen to Me Very Carefully

Thom Monckton and Circo Aereo

Bootworks Theatre

Friday 10 June 7.30pm and Saturday 11 June 3pm Salisbury Playhouse

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June 8pm White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £18 | Under 18s £12

Tickets £10 | Ages 15+

Poised, immaculate and entirely focused on impressing his audience, an eager soloist presides over a concert catastrophe. He performs a recital that never starts... The Pianist is a contemporary solo circus performance centred on, in, under and around that most magnificent of instruments, the grand piano. Performed by Thom Monckton, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished young actors, The Pianist mixes highly skilled physical comedy with Box Office: 0845 241 9651

circus-theatre attitude, and has toured extensively since its premiere in 2013, including a sold-out season at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. “I cannot think of a single person who would not immediately fall in love with The Pianist. Highly recommended.” Theatreview.org.nz, New Zealand Sponsored by Presented in partnership with Salisbury Playhouse

Now Listen to Me Very Carefully is a semiautobiographical piece about Andy’s obsession with the film Terminator 2. He estimates he has watched the film roughly 238 times in his lifetime; spending almost a month of his 28 years sat in front of it. So he knows it fairly well. As a teenager, Terminator 2 was all he had to guide him through his adolescence… so using stand-up comedy devices, storytelling and participation Andy transports the

audience back to that delicate age when girls were a mystery, make-believe was everything and the future was yet to be written. Most families share everything under one roof (and in this case) even their son’s stupid obsessions.

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Whale Rider

Witi Ihimaera

introduced by Witi Ihimaera Saturday 11 June 10am Salisbury Arts Centre

Saturday 11 June 12.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £8.50

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The rugged coastline of New Zealand’s North Island is the setting for a clash between ancient mythology and traditional lifestyles in one of the most rousing coming-of-age tales in world cinema. The Whangara people claim they are descendants of Paikea, the Whale Rider, and for over 1,000 years Whangara chiefs have been

the first-born and male. Pai is a feisty 12-year-old girl whose twin brother died at birth. Her grandfather looks to the local boys for his successor. But Pai has other ideas… Niki Caro | New Zealand | 2002 105 minutes | Certificate PG

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A respected Māori author with an international reputation, Witi Ihimaera joins us exclusively at the Festival to talk about his novel The Whale Rider and the Māori legends upon which his many short stories are based. The Whale Rider has become one of his best loved books and was made into a 2002 film, to be screened before this talk (see left).

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MUS I C

Andrew Dickson

Manu Delago

The Globe Guide to Shakespeare Saturday 11 June 2.30pm The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

Saturday 11 June 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre

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Tickets £14 | Under 18s £10

Join Andrew Dickson to explore the life and works of Shakespeare and to share his extensive knowledge from his recent book, The Globe Guide to Shakespeare. Andrew has produced both an in-depth and quick reference guide to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, full of fascinating accounts of Shakespeare’s life, exploring in

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colourful detail each play’s original performances. He will be joined by members of the creative team from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Old Wardour Castle from Wednesday 8 June (see page 42). Sponsored by

From hypnotic melodies to driving rhythms, the range of sounds that a hang drum can make is a wondrous thing, and Manu Delago is one of the instrument’s leading players, described by The Times as ‘virtuoso on the Hang’ and ‘a sensitive and masterful musician’ by The Telegraph. In between working with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka Shankar, percussionist

Manu has released several albums and performed in prestigious venues all over the world. Tonight Manu performs a range of his material from previous projects, his music weaving together many sonic threads and stealthily moving between the traditionally delicate sounds of the hang and new atmospheric, almost undefinable sounds.

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CLASS I CAL m u s i c

Philharmonia Orchestra with Martyn Brabbins and Benjamin Baker

Saturday 11 June 7.30pm Salisbury Cathedral Tickets £42, £36, £30, £24, £18, £12

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Elgar Enigma Variations To close the Festival, we welcome the Philharmonia Orchestra to Salisbury Cathedral with a programme that makes the most of this extraordinarily atmospheric space. Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia, written for a Cathedral

acoustic, makes for the perfect opener, before New Zealander Benjamin Baker joins the orchestra for one of the best-loved violin concerti in the repertoire. And finally, Elgar’s enigmatic musical sketches of his family, friends and musical acquaintances, at the heart of which lies the famous Nimrod variation. Sponsored by

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EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

The Glorious Children of Call and Response Henny Burnett, Susan Francis, Prudence Maltby and Caro Williams Te Tumu Benjamin Work Friday 27 May - Saturday 11 June Salisbury Arts Centre

Friday 27 May - Saturday 11 June Wardrobe Museum Gardens

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In the year 1760, a Polynesian priest stood on a beach and began to declare through prophetic utterance an imminent change which would commence upon the arrival of 'The Glorious Children of Te Tumu'. Benjamin Work, an artist of Tongan and Pākehā (New Zealand European) heritage, has developed a bold visual language that references historical narratives, design elements and semiotics particular to Tongan culture.

Across the rolling landscape of Salisbury Plain, neolithic barrows exist alongside First World War trenches, while soldiers’ graves rest alongside the remains of ancient Anglo-Saxon warriors.

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The physical marks left on this landscape , and the hidden scarring of its conflicts, inspired three Wiltshire artists - Henny Burnett, Susan Francis and Prudence Maltby - to offer an alternative insight into the legacy of The Great War through the touring exhibition Cicatrix. Currently working with artists from the Commonwealth countries whose troops were

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based on the Plain in the First World War, the three are collaborating with New Zealand artist Caro Williams. Her sound installation for this exhibition links the landscapes of the Plain and a vast tract of historic land in New Zealand through intertwining birdsong, whilst Burnett, Francis and Maltby have each produced new pieces that respond to Caro’s work. Supported by Arts Council England, Wiltshire Council, First World War Centenary Partnership, Imperial War Museum, Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa WW100 Co-commissioning Fund Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2016 | 53


EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

Writing For Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt

Sophie Ryder Relationships

A British Museum Touring Exhibition Friday 12 February – Saturday 9 July Salisbury Cathedral and Close, Salisbury Museum, Sarum College and the Young Gallery, Salisbury FREE | See venue websites for details

Sophie Ryder, one of Britain’s foremost sculptors, explores the realm of relationships in this citywide exhibition. Investigating her own intimate relations through her new monumental wire sculptures and bronze Minotaur and Lady-Hare series, Sophie invites the viewer to do the same. Her beguiling blend of human and animal forms are used as a metaphor to discuss a complex range of human emotions and lend a mysterious ‘otherness’ combined with a childlike innocence.

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Thursday 26 May - Saturday 11 June Salisbury Museum See salisburymuseum.org.uk for details

Curated by Jacquiline Creswell, Relationships opens on 12 February and inside the Cathedral from 9 April. Etchings, screen and solar prints will be among the works displayed at Sarum College from 15 February; a recreation of a studio environment that explores how Sophie works opens in Salisbury Museum on 20 February; and paintings, smaller 3D work and wire drawings will be exhibited at the Young Gallery from 7 May.

Writing is one of the most important inventions ever made by humans – the first information technology. This exhibition tells the story of 4,000 years of writing in Ancient Egypt featuring a fantastic range of hieroglyph and cursive writing on a wide range of materials. Find out more at Salisbury Museum in this family friendly and interactive exhibition, created in partnership with The British Museum. You can even try your hand at writing hieroglyphs.

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Festival Team Toby Smith Festival Director Helen Keall Festival General Manager Caroline Peacock Associate Programmer* Sophie Amstell Learning & Participation Manager* Alison Pascalidis Development Manager Lucy Rouse Communications Manager* CL O S I N G E V E N T S

Festival Eucharist

Emily Browne Development & Communications Coordinator Sue Kent Friends and Chorus Administrator** Joan Chapman Finance Coordinator and Office Administrator* Jane Jarvis Volunteers Coordinator*

Sunday 12 June 10.30am Salisbury Cathedral FREE

Suzanne Bell Box Office Coordinator*

On the morning after the final performances of the Festival, this year’s Eucharist reflects on the last 16 days and looks forward to the western sunset of the 2017 programme.

Alex Martyn Marketing and Box Office Intern*

Whakakopaki: A Closing Ceremony

Colin Holtan Salisbury Live Programmer**

Sunday 12 June 11.45am Cathedral Close FREE

Following on from the Festival Eucharist, we move out to the lawns of Cathedral Close, where the Festival began just over a fortnight ago, together marking the end of the Festival with a final singing of our commissioned MÄ ori waiata song.

Anna Smith Box Office Advisor** Abigail Bowsher Events Intern* Adrian Harris Finance Consultant and Festival Photographer** Patrick Bliss Film Programmer** Mat Ort Production Manager** Geraldine Fairfax-Cholmeley Classical Music Events Manager** Debbie Rigg Events Coordinator** www.neverknowdefeat.com Graphic Design + Illustration *Part-time **Freelance

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Learning and Participation 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 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.

In 2016 we are running a number of projects with a range of groups, in the run up to, during and beyond the Festival: Primary Schools Over the past six months our expert singing leaders have been delivering workshops to 400 school children in Wiltshire and Swindon for our Singing Together project. You can hear them sing in a specially commissioned radio play on 6 June (see page 36).

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Sarum Academy Our second year of partnership with Sarum Academy will see pupils consider the Festival’s themes in their annual Big Write competition; a visit from Festival writer Witi Ihimarea; and sixth formers reviewing Festival events. Looked-After Children Continuing our work with Wiltshire’s Virtual School, looked-after children have created a new dance work with ZoieLogic Dance Theatre. Their performance will be showcased before the performance by Vaiven Circo on 1 June (see page 23). Young Carers Continuing our work with Wiltshire’s Young Carers, local company Two Destination Language is this year working with young people from across the county to learn the craft of puppet making and to create an interactive installation to be showcased on 29 May (see page 13).

Young Writers We are looking to develop the next generation of arts journalists aged 14-19 years. Anybody can apply, writing about Festival events with the support of an introductory workshop (see page 7). Wiltshire College Students from Wiltshire College have been creating new music inspired by the 2016 Festival’s themes. Look out for their work as part of the Salisbury Live programme (see page 7). Arts University Bournemouth Our partnership with the University has continued this year with 30 students from the Creative Events Management course carrying out a case study on the Festival.

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Salisbury Food & Drink Festival Dance Six-0 Our new partnership with Dance Six-0 has led to the commission of a new choreographic work for older dancers from Charlotte Spencer. You can catch the performances in Cathedral Close on 3 and 4 June (see page 28). Salisbury District Hospital This year, for the first time, we will be animating our district hospital with dance performances from Festival artists for patients, family and staff. A Focus on Disability Working with Unlimited Impact we have appointed a new Disability Associate to bring a critical eye to the Festival. A new Disability Audience Panel, developed with Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre, will also help to improve our offer for disabled audiences. Festival Chorus Hundreds of people are coming together to learn about Māori culture through the singing of waiata, as well as music from Salisbury’s own heritage, to be showcased at the Festival’s opening event on 27 May (see page 8).

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

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: Wiltshire Music Connect Chris and Clem Martin Wiltshire Community Foundation Sarum DFAS NADFAS An anonymous donor

Around 6,000 people enjoy the Salisbury Food and Drink Festival each September, an event programmed and produced by Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival working in partnership with Salisbury City Council. Around the centrepiece Food and Drink Market Day in the city’s Market Place and Guildhall Square, with around 100 stalls featuring local and regional food providers, the annual programme includes free food-related activities for children and families, chef demonstrations, street theatre, live music and foodie films. The 2016 Festival will run over the days leading up to the Market Day on Sunday 18 September and further details will be available at salisburyfestival.co.uk from August 2016.

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Regular Giving

The Giving Machine

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

By making a regular monthly donation of £5 or £10 you will help ensure the stability of the Festival and make our work possible both now and in the future. Your contribution will help us develop a programme that will connect communities, transform places and inspire the thousands of people who attend each year.

You can generate free cash donations for the Festival every time you shop online through The Giving Machine. If you shop online please consider signing up at www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk and start donating to the Festival at no cost to you. Please select Salisbury International Arts Festival as the cause you wish to support. Over 1,500 of the most popular stores take part in the scheme, making it so easy for you to make a difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.

Creative Donors (£250+) 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.

Gift Aid: Your gift will qualify as a charitable donation which means that if you are a higher

rate income tax payer you can include it in your tax return to reduce your tax bill. Your donation can also be given through Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) if preferred. If you have signed a valid Gift Aid form the Festival can recover additional tax, making your donation go further. To give and for further information on the benefits of being a donor, please contact Alison Pascalidis on alison@salisburyfestival.co.uk

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Become a Friend By becoming a Friend you can attend unique events, take advantage of priority booking, receive special offers and discounts and support the Festival. Our Friends scheme includes a discount on every Friend’s ticket and ticket flexibility. To join and for further information, please contact Sue Kent on sue@salisburyfestival.co.uk salisburyfestival.co.uk


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Where to stay

Where to eat

Stay in one of our partner hotels and take advantage of the great offers available. Please ensure you quote the relevant codes at the time of booking.

Eat at one of our partner restaurants and enjoy great deals.

Alabaré Guest House 15 Tollgate Road, Salisbury SP1 2JA 01722 501586 www.alabare.org/salisbury-bed-breakfast.html

10% discount for Salisbury Festival 2016 ticket buyers when booking by phone (discount code: Salisbury Festival) The Cathedral Hotel 7-9 Milford St, Salisbury SP1 2AJ 01722 343700 www.cathedralhotelsalisbury.co.uk The Chapter House Enjoy great food and city centre accommodation 9-13 St John’s St, Salisbury SP1 2SB, (Near St Anne’s Gate, Salisbury Cathedral) 01722 412028 www.thechapterhouseuk.com

Hideaways

Hillcroft B&B Meyrick Ave, Salisbury SP2 8ED 01722 330271 www.hillcroftbandb.co.uk Mercure White Hart Hotel 1 St John’s Street, Salisbury SP1 2SD 01722 327476 www.mercure.com

Sarum College 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE 01722 424800 www.sarum.ac.uk/bed-and-breakfast 10% discount on accommodation for Salisbury Festival 2016 ticket buyers (discount code: Salisbury Festival)

The King’s Head Inn 1 Bridge Street, Salisbury SP1 2ND 01722 326743 www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/hotels/ the-kings-head-inn

The Cathedral Hotel 7-9 Milford St, Salisbury SP1 2AJ 01722 343700 www.cathedralhotelsalisbury.co.uk Look out for special Festival meal offers – details on salisburyfestival.co.uk The Refectory & Bell Tower Tearooms Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ 01722 555172 www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/visit/refectory

20% off food and drink during Salisbury Festival 2016 on production of a Festival ticket.

Charter 1227 Restaurant The Market Square, Salisbury SP1 1EU 01722 333118 www.charter1227.co.uk 10% off food and drink during Salisbury Festival 2016 on production of a Festival ticket (excluding Saturdays) The Cosy Club 49 New Street, Salisbury SP1 2PH 01722 334824 www.cosyclub.co.uk/salisbury Enjoy The Cosy Club’s great selection of tapas - three dishes for £11.50 The Wig & Quill 1 New St, Salisbury SP1 2PH 01722 335665 10% off food and drink during Salisbury Festival 2016 on production of a Festival ticket.

Self-catering properties in various locations in central Salisbury, sleeping 2 – 6 01747 828170 www.hideaways.co.uk/holiday-cottages/salisbury

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How to Book

Visiting the Festival

The full Festival programme opens to Festival Friends for priority booking on Tuesday 8 March and to the general public on Tuesday 15 March.

By Rail

Online

By Phone

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

0845 241 9651

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

By Car

Salisbury Playhouse box office closes at 6pm on days when there is no public performance

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

Salisbury Arts Centre Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm

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.

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.

Box Office: 0845 241 9651

Our taxi connection: Executive Connection 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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Fri 27 key C I RCUS C O M E DY DA N C E FAM I LY F I LM L I T E RAT UR E MUS I C T H E AT R E WALKS W O RKS H O P FR E E E V E N T

5pm Young Writers workshop Page 7

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Sun 29

Mon 30

Tue 31

Wed 1

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10am Festival Walk Page 9

11am City Encounters Pages 12-13

11am City Encounters Pages 12-13

10am Material Language workshops Page 18

12pm Beards! Beards! Beards! Page 20

11.30am 10am Timandra Harkness Bearspotting Guide Page 23 Page 27

8pm 11.30am Opening Ceremony Vince Cable Page 8 Page 9

11.30am 12pm A Boy & a Bear in a Frank Field & John Boat Page 14 Glen Page 16

10.30am The Adventures of Pom Page 19

3pm Anne Strathie Page 22

12pm Flyaway Katie! Page 24

11.30am Joan Bakewell Page 28

8pm Salisbury Live Page 7

3pm Oliver Kamm Page 9

3pm Live at the Farm Page 14

12.30pm, The Adventures of Pom Page 19

6pm Alun Graves on Ceramics Page 22

2.30pm Blue Badge Walk Page 19

12pm Wimpy Kid Show Page 27

3.30pm Illyria Page 10

3pm 2pm A Boy and a Bear in Stephen Moss a Boat Page 14 Page 16

1.30pm, Material Language workshops Page 18

7.30pm Courtney Pine Page 22

2.30pm Flyaway Katie! Page 24

2pm Witch Watch Page 27

7pm Early Opera Company Page 10

6pm May Contain Food Page 15

5pm Will Carling Page 16

2pm Peter Kosminsky Page 19

7.30pm Do Not Disturb Page 23

7pm Chotto Desh Page 24

4pm Do Not Wash This Bear Page 27

7pm Maori Film Double Bill Page 11

6pm Benjamin Baker Page 15

7.30pm Jarred Christmas Page 17

2.30pm The Adventures of Pom Page 19

7.30pm Vox Luminis Page 25

5pm Dance Six-0 Page 28

8pm Salisbury Live Page 7

8.30pm May Contain Food Page 15

7.30pm Tipping Point Page 17

2.30pm Blue Badge Walk Page 19

7.30pm Abandoned Page 25

7pm Dance Six-0 Page 28

8pm Jon Culshaw Page 18

7pm Beards! Beards! Beards! Page 20

8pm Barney Norris Page 26

7.30pm Trygve Wakenshaw Page 29

7.30pm Ben Miller Page 21

8pm 7.30pm Romesh Ranganathan Lau Page 26 Page 29

8pm Pioneers in the Sky Page 11

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2pm Play Day Page 13

7.30pm In my Father’s Den Page 20

7.30pm Wine tasting Page 28

8pm Wolf Hall Page 21

8pm Antarctica Page 30 8pm Salisbury Live Page 7 9pm Of Riders & Running Horses Page 30

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11am 11.30am Sophie Ryder in John Crace conversation Page 31 Page 34

11am Singing Together Page 36

11.30am Tristan Gooley Page 39

11.30am Kate Summerscale Page 41

11.30am Fiona Farrell Page 44

11.30am Peter Gordon Page 47

10am Whale Rider Page 50

10.30am Festival Eucharist and Closing Ceremony Page 55

11.30am Vassos Alexander Page 31

3pm Carmen Page 33

11.30am Alison Weir Page 36

2.30pm Anna Pavord Page 39

2.30pm John Andrews Page 41

2.30pm Juliet Stevenson Page 44

12pm Salisbury Live Page 7

10am Festival Walk Page 9

12pm Triple Bill: The Lord of the Rings Page 32

7.30pm Michael Morpurgo Page 34

2.30pm Mary Portas Page 37

6pm A Folded Path Page 37

6pm A Folded Path Page 37

6.30pm Globe Page 42

1.30pm Pocketful of Grimms Page 47

11am Pocketful of Grimms Page 47

2.30pm Blue Badge Walk Page 19

7.30pm Jonathan Lemalu Page 35

2.30pm Blue Badge Walk Page 19

6pm Owen Lowery Page 39

6.30pm Globe Page 42

7pm Bookbinder Page 40

6.30pm Double Bill: Jane Campion Page 48

12.30pm Witi Ihimaera Page 50

3pm Massed Haka Page 33

8pm Hollie McNish Page 36

6pm A Folded Path Page 37

7pm Bookbinder Page 40

7pm Bookbinder Page 40

7.30pm Modern Maori Quartet Page 45

6.30pm Globe Page 42

2.30pm Andrew Dickson Page 51

4pm Triple Bill: The Lord of the Rings Page 32

8pm Hal Cruttenden Page 35

7.30pm Hot Sardines Page 38

7.30pm Kapa Haka Tale Page 40

7.30pm Eagle vs Shark Page 42

7.30pm Richard Eyre Page 45

7pm Bookbinder Page 40

3pm The Pianist Page 49

5pm Dance Six-0 Page 28

7.30pm River Queen Page 38

8pm A Folded Path Page 37

7.30pm John Grant Page 43

8pm Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson Page 47

7.30pm The Pianist Page 49

6.30pm Globe Page 42

7pm Dance Six-0 Page 28

8pm A Folded Path Page 37

8pm Frieda Hughes Page 41

7.30pm Fretwork Page 43

8pm Daffodils Page 46

7.30pm NZ String Quartet Page 48

7pm Bookbinder Page 40

7pm Carmen Page 33

8pm A Folded Path Page 37

8pm Now Listen To Me Page 49

7.30pm Philharmonia Orchestra Page 52

8pm Tony Collins Page 34

8pm Richard E Grant Page 44

8pm Daffodils Page 46

7.30pm Manu Delago Page 51

9pm, Double Bill: Jane Campion Page 48

8pm Now Listen To Me Page 49

8pm Salisbury Live Page 7 8.15pm Triple Bill: The Lord of the Rings Page 32

8pm Salisbury Live Page 7

9pm Of Riders & Running Horses Page 30

8pm Daffodils Page 46

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