It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

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A Century of Popular Song


Tue 10 Jul 2018 3:00 pm


Swinfen Hall Hotel
Event Code: 10C
Price: £27 including afternoon tea

Artist in Residence Series

For the second event of their residency, Jessica Walker and accompanist Joseph Atkins journey through a scintillating Century of Popular Song, conjuring up the unique atmosphere of each decade from the Victorian music hall stages, to the heady 20s and 30s, through the darker war years, and into the swinging 60s and beyond. The programme embraces some of the greatest songs from both Europe and America – many famous, others obscure – including numbers by Noel Coward, Rodgers & Hart, Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel and Jake Thackray.

Join us at Swinfen Hall Hotel for a journey through the last century in song, accompanied by a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Running Time: 120 mins (approx.)

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