What’s on

Find theatre, classical & chamber music, world, folk & jazz gigs, live comedy, dance performances, children's shows, free talks and workshops, as well as our visual art exhibitions and museum programme below.

16 events
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    Esmé Quartet

    Thursday 10 October

    Formed in 2016 at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany by four Korean musicians, the Esmé Quartet has rapidly gained a reputation as a chamber ensemble of exceptional achievement and promise. 

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    Manchester Collective & Chesaba

    Saturday 12 October

    Sirocco is pure joy and energy – a blast of music that celebrates diverse folk traditions from across the globe.

  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Monks Loading...

    Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Monks

    Wednesday 16 October

    Tibet – a world filled with the chanting of Buddhist texts, recitation of mantras, ringing of bells, blowing of trumpets and beating of drums. 

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    Angela Hewitt

    Thursday 17 October

    Internationally renowned Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt makes a welcome return to Lakeside in its silver anniversary year. 

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    Strange Creatures

    Sunday 27 October

    Inspired by the children’s book Beegu written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon, Strange Creatures imaginatively uses singing and chamber music to explore differences, friendships and new understandings in our colourful world. 

  • Sacconi String Quartet, Jack McNeill: Clarinet and University Chamber Choir Loading...

    Sacconi String Quartet, Jack McNeill: Clarinet and University Chamber Choir

    Thursday 31 October

    We pay tribute to Professor Robert Pascall, whose vision led to the building of the Djanogly Recital Hall with a performance of one of his favourite works, Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet.

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    Wednesday 06 November

    Award-winning Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have been one of the most talked about and acclaimed European bands over the past decade.

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    AKA Trio

    Wednesday 13 November

    From three different continents, Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale grew up in different landscapes, speaking different languages, and absorbed different cultures and musical traditions. 

  • English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Loading...

    English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

    Thursday 14 November

    Cornetts and sackbuts conjure up the definitive sound of 16th and 17th-century Venice, when The Floating City – rich, powerful, beautiful and home to some of the finest musicians Europe has ever produced – still reigned supreme in the Adriatic.

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    Wednesday 20 November

    In the five years since the band’s formation, Talisk have won several major awards including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

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    Manchester Collective

    Thursday 21 November

    Manchester Collective plays on the idea of ‘transformation’ in this programme. The Collective commissioned Edmund Finnis’ The Centre is Everywhere for 12 solo string players and performed the premiere at the Southbank Centre in July.

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    University Chamber Choir

    Friday 22 November

    For the first concert of the season, the University Chamber Choir visits northern lands with this atmospheric a cappella programme.