Things to do next week
Things to do next week
The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival hosts a month of non-mainstream arts events. Highlights include Cally Beaton’s stand-up show Invisible, Shakespeare’s sonnets – given a makeover by Israel’s Thespis Theatre Troupe and performed in Hebrew – Underwater, a show in the dark, and Unbreakable by Danny Clifford (pictured).
1-31 July, various venues (greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk)
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival features four female artists as part of its 2019 programme – award-winning Palestinian writer, performer and activist Dana Dajani (pictured), Palestinian dancer and choreographer Farah Saleh, and spoken word artists Amina Atiq and Lisa Luxx.
5-14 July, various venues (arabartsfestival.com)
An Evening with Lesley Garrett features songs interspersed with stories about her 30-year career at the top of the classical music world.
5 July, Wesley Centre (maltonwesleycentre.org)
York Early Music Festival this year takes inspiration from the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci for a nine-day celebration of composers, performers, instrument-makers and thinkers of the past, including lutenist Elizabeth Kenny (pictured).
5-13 July, various venues (ncem.co.uk)
The Folk Forest is two days of music across five stages, an arts and crafts market, heritage craft workshops, a concerteenies stage (0-3yr olds), children’s activities, forest school, and local food and drink.
6-7 July, Endcliffe Park (thefolkforest.net)
The 40th Buxton International Festival features opera, music, and a books series. Buxton Fringe runs alongside the main programme with spoken word, visual arts, street theatre and more.
3-24 July, various venues (buxtonfestival.co.uk)
Global issues sit side by side with everyday domestic squabbles in Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children, about a couple enjoying the quiet life while the world around them descends into chaos following nuclear disaster.
Until 1 Nov, Theatre by the Lake (theatrebythelake.com)
The National Archives of the Republic of the Homeless is an exhibition by artist Vanessa Cardui with homeless and ex-homeless people in Hull.
Until 29 Aug, Artlink (artlinkhull.co.uk)
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