Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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Winter Festival - Friday Evening
Whalebone with Jean Atkin followed by Oli Wilson-Dickson & Dylan Fowler

Arts Alive present a Winter Festival of stories and songs – featuring artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Friday evening 7.00 to 9.30pm. English Folk duo Whalebone are joined by poet Jean Atkin to perform 'Understories'. ‘Understories’ is a brush with the new folklore of Shropshire. Here are urban, and rural, myths and tales just out of living memory. They are the common uncommon. Discover Shropshire’s last wolves and cloggers, its haunted roundabouts, pigs, railway lines and oak trees, not to mention the boy who burrowed under a church. ‘Understories' is a delightful, grounded and musical collection of poems that reminds us - through its brightly singing stories - how history is ravelled around memory, community and habitation: that ‘this is living, this is.’ Following 'Understories', reknowned Welsh Folk group ALAW will perform. "welsh musicians don’t come more sensitive, accomplished and exploratory than this crew” fROOTS ALAW are musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. From stirring songs to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

Age Range: 12+

Winter Festival - Saturday Evening
Wendy Weatherby & Sandy Brechin and Michelle Burke & James Ross

"an evening of eloquent eccentricity". From Scotland, two of the country's most versatile and popular musicians, Wendy Weatherby (vocals, cello) and Sandy Brechin (accordion) will play a mixture of traditional and original material. And join internationally acclaimed artists, singer-songwriter Michelle from rural East Cork, Ireland and pianist and composer James, for a smattering of Parlour songs, new songs, tunes and shenanigans.

Age Range: 12+

Winter Festival - Saturday Lunchtime
Storytellers Amy Douglas and Helen East & Rick Wilson

Arts Alive present a Winter Festival of stories and songs – featuring artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Winter Festival Saturday Lunchtime 1.00 to 2.30pm. Join local storytellers for stories with a light lunch. Award-winning author and storyteller, Amy Douglas tells traditional tales from Shropshire and Scotland. Fire and frost, fear and friendship, the stories we gather to tell in the dark of the year Welsh border storytellers, Helen East and Rick Wilson Helen and Rick create a dynamic combination of words, rhythm, movement and music. Traditional tales are told with contemporary relevance and an ear for the needs of a modern audience.

Age Range: 12+

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