Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts


Part of the University of Nottingham's Diversity Festival 2021

The University of Nottingham's first ever virtual diversity festival took place from Monday 8 to Friday 19 March 2021. The festival's focus was on  ‘embracing and celebrating difference’  with more than 20 complementary keynote and local virtual events open to staff, students and alumni. To celebrate with the University, we were joined in conversation with a series of artists, in partnership with University Radio Nottingham. Enjoy our programme of events below.

Photograph of Abel Solaocoe playing cello

South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly across a plethora of genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concert performances and solo classical recitals. Abel combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and has a special interest in curating recital programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, with view to helping classical music reach a more diverse audience.

Ahead of his concert livestreamed from the Djanogly Recital Hall on Thursday 11 March, 7pm, Abel Selaocoe discussed his music-making with Postgraduate Music student Amber Frost and Lakeside's Head of Music Programmes, Catherine Hocking.

Enjoy the interview below.

To see the full programme of events at this year's Diversity Festival, please click hereBlue arrow linking to festival main page

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