Highlights Touring Programme
In conjunction with the Highlights Touring Programme we host several events each year in the BURC Hall (Formerly St Paul’s). Most recently we enjoyed visits from the Canadian band The Fugitives in October and Flamenco Flow guitarist and dancers in September.
Our 2018 events will be held in March and April.
On March 23rd we have Words, Music, Glee & Delight.
Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & improv, featuring stories, songs and a musical created out of thin air!
Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk
Luke Carver Goss’s latest piece Last Train to Elvet for Durham Brass Festival & Tredegar Town Band – ‘a journey rich in emotional range pulled off with the most delicate and intricately woven touch’ Colin Robson, Durham County Arts Officer He’s recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra, the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil’s Violin
‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced’ Clwyd Theatr Cymru
‘the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe’ Frome Festival
On April 21st we will be visited by Ubunye
Huddersfield-based singers (originally from South Africa), and gospel and R ‘n’B players from Yorkshire, perform an inspirational blend of jazz, isigqi—traditional zulu music—and Afro-pop.
This young and vibrant group reach back into the past and combine tradition with contemporary flare with their raw power of African voices in harmony; the pounding rhythm o Africa blended with the explo-sive energy of a live band.
Rosie (Highlights Director) saw them at a Manchester Showcase event “The highlight of the day for me was Ubunye. Joyful and uplifting music from a wonderful eclectic group of talented musicians who had a great rapport with the audience”
See their website here.