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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Elgar Piano Quintet


Sat 07 Jul 2018 4:00 pm


St Michael’s Greenhill Church
Event Code: 7C
Price: £18

Artist in Residence Series
War and Humanity

The Carducci Quartet
Danny Driver piano

Shostakovich – String Quartet no. 8
Brahms – Vier Klavierstücke Op. 119
Elgar – Piano Quintet Op. 84

The first of our 2018 residency collaborations features Elgar’s Piano Quintet. Largely written in the final months of the First World War, Elgar drew inspiration from the natural beauty of his summer stay in Sussex to create one of his finest chamber works. It is paired here with Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 8. Written in just 3 days, this 1960 composition is a work of great power and emotion, dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’

Running Time: 100 mins (approx.)

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