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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Published date: July 14, 2017
Last modified: July 14, 2017

Young Critic: The Swingles with Twelfth Day

The Swingles with Twelfth Day

The Swingles are an excellent folk band, and I definitely enjoyed it. The thing that amazed me was how they didn’t use a single instrument, but it sounded so much like they did. However, they used something called live looping , which is when a computer at the back records it then plays it back so it sounds like an army of them instead of just 7. Every song they performed was based in a country. For example, one was about Afghanistan, and another about Iceland. Also, they were an international group; 2 from America and England, 3 from Canada, 1 from Portugal and the other from Africa. Their only flaw they could have improved on is the range of tempos in the songs. But based on my expectations, I give them 9/10. Overall, the Swingles were one of those bands who are way better than you thought they would be, and I recommend watching them for all ages.

Sunny Joshi