Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival is a volunteer led multi arts festival celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists. 

We are a biennial festival. The next edition will take place from 24th June - 2nd July 2017. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2017 team, please get in touch.


Afternoon
Children/Family

Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music - The Magnard Ensemble

Emmanuel Church, 6 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, M20 6TR

The forest – strange, eerie, mysterious, magnificent… A place of magic and surprise, where nothing is ever quite what it seems…' Join Magnard Ensemble to explore the wonderful and whimsical world of Roald Dahl through music and words, and meet Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and some Dirty Beasts!

Past performance highlights include the Hay Festival and the Royal Opera House, as well as featuring on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme.

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Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music

A Musical Celebration of Roald Dahl by Magnard Ensemble

2016 marked the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth and celebrations took place all over the country. Magnard Ensemble launched the Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music project based on musical settings of his works by British composers, Paul Patterson and Martin Butler. They have been touring schools and festivals across the UK, visiting over 20 venues in total. Magnard Ensemble are generously supported by City Music Foundation on this project, and they are a Tillett Trust Young Artist 2018. Past performance highlights include the Hay Festival and the Roya Opera House, as well as featuring on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme.

 

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Programme

Little Red Riding Hood (Roald Dahl/Paul Patterson)

Dirty Beasts (Roald Dahl/Martin Butler)

Three Little Pigs (Roald Dahl/Paul Patterson)

 

Magnard Ensemble

Suzannah Watson, flute

Mana Shibata, oboe

Joseph Shiner, clarinet

Jonathan Farey, horn

Catriona McDermid, bassoon

Suling King, piano

Rebecca Kenny, actress

 

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