Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire
Beethoven’s late string quartets are some of the most remarkable, personal statements in all music, and certainly some of the most profound and engrossing works for the string quartet medium.
Could you imagine being locked in a closed ecosystem for several years, where you have to grow your own food, recycle your own waste, and treat your own illnesses? That’s what Dr Mark Nelson did as part of Biosphere 2, the world’s first experimental laboratory for global ecology. Come and hear about his experience in this illuminating talk.
One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®.
Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.
Follow the adventures of two brothers and the night-time disappearance of a chocolate cake in this scrumptious new play with songs, adapted from Michael Rosen’s much-loved poem – now a gorgeously illustrated picture book – Chocolate Cake.
Through his mother, William Beckford was related to the noble Hamilton family. Sidney Blackmore, Secretary of The Beckford Society, examines the lives of three Hamilton women: the two wives of Sir William Hamilton, the diplomat and antiquary; and Lady Anne Hamilton, friend of Queen Caroline and guardian of Beckford’s daughters.