OUR FAB FOUR Cheshire Life: Novem­ber 2018

Cheshire Life - - Arts & Events -

1ST RAVEL, EL­GAR, STRAVIN­SKY Two years af­ter win­ning BBC Young Mu­si­cian Award, Sheku Kanneh-ma­son makes his Bridge­wa­ter Hall de­but with El­gar’s re­flec­tion on the First World War, per­formed to mark this month’s cen­te­nary of the Ar­mistice.

Bridge­wa­ter Hall, Manch­ester, 0161 907 9000

1ST THE SOUTH Mem­bers of The Beau­ti­ful South, bring back the clas­sics with a nine piece live band per­form­ing songs span­ning 20 years.

Lyceum, Crewe, crewe­lyceum.

2ND-3RD THE LON­DON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR Per­form­ing Paul Si­mon’s suc­cess­ful al­bum, ‘Grace­land’, with rich har­monies and em­pow­er­ing voices, that cre­ate a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence.

Manch­ester Academy, Manch­ester, 0161 832 1111

6TH-7TH SOME­THING ABOUT SI­MON A brand-new pro­duc­tion cel­e­brat­ing the life and mu­sic of renowned singer-song­writer Paul Si­mon. Gary Ed­ward Jones tells the story of one of his idols, com­bin­ing vi­su­als, stage de­sign, sto­ry­telling and mu­sic.

Ep­stein Theatre, Liver­pool, 0844 888 4411

9TH THE MERSEY BEA­TLES The Mersey Bea­tles are per­form­ing a not-to-be-missed show play­ing The Bea­tles’ much loved hits.

The Plaza, Stock­port, tick­et­mas­

13TH DALLAHAN A dis­tinct force in the folk mu­sic scene, lis­ten to songs ex­plor­ing themes from un­re­quited love to famine with a band which is like a mu­sic fes­ti­val in one group. 16TH CHRIS CLEVERLEY A true enigma on the UK folk mu­sic scene, Chris will take his dy­namic solo live where au­di­ences can ex­pect to hear ex­clu­sive ma­te­rial from his up­com­ing al­bum.

Frod­sham Folk Club, Frod­sham, 01925 740422

17TH JESS GLYNNE Cel­e­brat­ing the launch of her new al­bum, ‘Al­ways in Be­tween’, Jess Glynne sets out on a grand UK tour.

Manch­ester Arena, Manch­ester, manch­

21ST FAUSTUS: COT­TON LORDS TOUR Pre­sent­ing new tracks from the on­go­ing Cot­ton Famine Po­etry project, the band have set po­etry de­pict­ing this work­ing-class his­tory to mu­sic. 23RD FLORENCE + THE MA­CHINE Fol­low­ing the news of Florence + the Ma­chine’s hugely-an­tic­i­pated new al­bum, ex­pect a re­mark­able per­for­mance from Florence as she re­turns to the stage.

Manch­ester Arena, Manch­ester, even­

24TH GI­ANTS OF JAZZ-TAKE TWO James Pear­son and his Trio per­form an all-new pro­gramme of jazz clas­sics. Ex­pect spec­tac­u­lar ar­range­ments that prom­ise an evening not to be missed.

the writ­ten word. Ex­pect mu­sic, con­ver­sa­tion and things to get loud. 9TH-JAN­UARY 5TH ICE VIL­LAGE Wrap your­self up and get ready for the UK’S big­gest ever ice at­trac­tion as it comes to Manch­ester for Christ­mas. The Ice Vil­lage will in­clude an arc­tic bar, Santa’s grotto and ice rink. 10TH DOKI DOKI-THE MANCH­ESTER JA­PANESE FES­TI­VAL This fes­ti­val cel­e­brates tra­di­tional and mod­ern cul­tures of Ja­panese cul­ture, in­clud­ing work­shops and an abun­dance of stalls. 13TH-14TH SHOP­PING SPEC­TAC­U­LAR The Christ­mas shop­ping event is back with over 60 hand­picked stalls from all over the UK of­fer­ing a wide va­ri­ety of stun­ning gifts and ideas for Christ­mas, with money from each ticket go­ing to The Joshua Tree char­ity. 15TH HATON HAVEN HOS­PICE FIREWALK Would you walk across hot coals to help your lo­cal hos­pice? Why not take on this in­cred­i­ble new chal­lenge in aid of Hal­ton Haven. The evening prom­ises to be a fun event for the fire­walk­ers as well as their friends and fam­ily. 30TH-DE­CEM­BER 30TH CHRIST­MAS AT DUN­HAM MASSEY Dun­ham Massey’s big­gest and bright­est Christ­mas event re­turns for a sec­ond year. Ex­pe­ri­ence the gar­dens all aglow for a mag­i­cal out­door, af­ter-dark ex­pe­ri­ence.

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