Britten Sinfonia – Beethoven Symphony Cycle

  When: 19th – 27th May Where: Barbican Info: In Spring 2017, Britten Sinfonia launches a new three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, with Thomas Adès as director and conductor. Adès interleaves Beethoven’s masterworks with the audacious and sometimes explosive music of the wonderfully idiosyncratic Irish composer, Gerald Barry, exploring these monuments of the orchestral repertoire. Hearing […]

Mood Music

Where: The Old Vic When: Now showing – 9th June Info: MUSIC IS MEDICATION. Behind its seductive and glamourous veneer, the music industry has a dark side. Whether it’s bitter legal battles fought by the likes of George Michael, Kesha and Tulisa, or the lost lives of Amy Winehouse and Chris Cornell, the price of […]

Life and Fate

Where: Theatre Royal Haymerket When: Now showing – 20th May Info: It’s early 1943. Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia are in a bitter struggle for their very survival. Life and Fate is a sweeping panorama of Soviet Society, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single Jewish family, the Shtrum’s. […]


Where: Southbank Centre When: 14th May – 20th May Info: (B)old is a new festival profiling artists aged 65 years and over, who are established in their practice and recognised nationally or internationally for their work. (B)old celebrates great artists who stand the test of time, and doesn’t shy away from the issues facing them. […]