Latest News at St George's Bristol

Mark Springer

Posted: March 22, 2017

___________________________________________________________________________ When I began producing concerts for St George’s in 2002, one of my early dates was a double bill…

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Posted: March 15, 2017

STAFF and volunteers at St George’s Bristol are celebrating after winning two national awards from organisers of the Get Creative…

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Composer in Focus: Monteverdi

Posted: March 10, 2017

Composer in Focus – Claudio Monteverdi Name: Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi Dates: 1567-1643 Country of Birth: Italy Musical Era: Renaissance/Baroque Monteverdi was a…

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A brief introduction to Qawwali music – Music of the mystics

Posted: March 7, 2017

  Ahead of the UK tour this month with Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, Soni Kaur, Asian Arts Agency’s Marketing and Events Assistant,…

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Posted: February 27, 2017

MULTI-MILLION POUND EXTENSION WORK STARTS AT ST GEORGE’S   CONSTRUCTION work is starting on a £6 million project to transform…

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The final countdown …


The final countdown … The construction works at the heart of our Building a Sound Future project are now underway….

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Disabled Access Day 2017


Disabled Access Day 2017  – Friday 10 March Disabled Access Day began as a day for individuals, charities, venues and large…

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What is a prepared piano..?

Posted: February 15, 2017

Well prepared… Getting ready for John Cage’s ‘Sonatas and Interludes’ Later this month we welcome the acclaimed pianist David Greilsammer,…

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Shake the Chains

Posted: February 13, 2017

A unique celebration of music and its role in social change and resistance From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and…

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Composer in Focus – Debussy

Posted: February 10, 2017

Composer in Focus – Claude Debussy Name: Claude-Achille Debussy Dates: 1862-1918 Country of Birth: France Musical Era: Early 20th Century   While…

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An interview with… Dobrinka Tabakova


It was in a daytime talk by Jonathan James that St George’s Bristol CEO Suzanne Rolt first discovered the music…

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Filmic 2017

Posted: February 7, 2017

We are delighted to be teaming up with Watershed and Colston Hall for Filmic 2017 – our annual look at the…

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Musings from a Senior Programme Producer…

Posted: January 24, 2017

St George’s Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson, tells us about some of the artists and shows he’s booked for the…

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Nicholas McCarthy Interview

Posted: January 18, 2017

An interview with Nicholas McCarthy, pianist If you’ve watched the BBC Proms or Leeds Piano Competition on television in the…

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Strange Face…


Adventures with a lost Nick Drake recording… A ‘lost’ version of the classic Nick Drake track ‘Cello Song’ provides the jumping-off…

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24-hour Flash Sale! 19 January from 10am


  Bristol’s biggest music, theatre and art venues will again unite to offer discounted tickets in a 24-hour flash sale…

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Composer in Focus – Haydn

Posted: January 9, 2017

Composer in Focus – Franz Joseph Haydn Name: Franz Joseph Haydn Dates: 1732-1809 Country of Birth: Austria Musical Era: Classical…

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Posted: December 2, 2016

WORLD-CLASS music covering classical, folk, jazz and world, plus family and spoken word events, feature in the new season at…

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Innovation 216 at St George’s

Posted: November 30, 2016

A grand finale for ‘The Art of Flight’ We may have seen something of a record here at St George’s…

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Composer in Focus – Handel

Posted: November 25, 2016

Composer in Focus – George Frideric Handel Name: George Frideric Handel Dates: 1685-1759 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Baroque   Handel…

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Posted: November 24, 2016

  MUSIC-LOVERS are being asked to support the city’s biggest and most ambitious arts crowdfunding appeal to date, in aid…

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Happy Birthday Trevor Pinnock!


Trevor Pinnock CBE Trevor Pinnock is one of the UK’s most accomplished and loved conductors and harpsichordists, and we are…

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Exhibition takes flight…

Posted: November 14, 2016

A fantastic exhibition of aviation inspired art has opened in our Doric Room gallery, as part of our year-long ‘Art of Flight’ series. Acclaimed Wiltshire artist…

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Graham Fitkin on ‘Wing’


We are delighted to have been able to commission a brand new work by composer Graham Fitkin for ‘The Art…

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The Best of The West Arrives in Bristol

Posted: October 31, 2016

The team behind Best of Britannia (BOB) heads to St George’s Bristol on the 5 and 6 November. BOB is a celebration…

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Composer in Focus – Schumann

Posted: October 21, 2016

Composer in Focus – Robert Schumann Name: Robert Schumann Dates: 1810-1856 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Romantic   Never to…

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‘…take time to Pause….’ at St George’s Bristol

Posted: October 9, 2016

Here at St George’s, we have been teaming up with local musician and Alexander Technique teacher Gudi Schepokat for a…

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A Double Anniversary…

Posted: October 6, 2016

40 Years of Music… 30 Years of Evening Concerts This month sees St George’s reaching not one but two important…

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The Troubadour 50th gallery


The Troubadour in Waterloo Street, Clifton, has been described as the most famous and influential folk club outside London. Running from Friday…

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Laura Wade on ‘Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer’

Posted: September 29, 2016

Passion ~ Music ~ Murder Laura Wade on Kreutzer vs Kreutzer Did she or didn’t she?  Only you can decide….

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Sisters With Voices sing out at St George’s Bristol

Posted: September 23, 2016

AN ALL-FEMALE line up of local artists pays tribute to Bristol civil rights leaders with an event presented by Ujima…

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New Music for Concorde…

Posted: September 14, 2016

NEW MUSIC FOR CONCORDE (AND BRISTOL’S AVIATION PAST) A brand new music composition inspired by Concorde’s final flight, and Bristol’s…

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Composer in Focus – Tchaikovsky

Posted: September 9, 2016

Composer in Focus – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Name: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dates: 1840-1893 Country of Birth: Russian Empire Musical Era: Romantic…

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Bristol International Piano Duo Festival

Posted: September 8, 2016

The Bristol International Piano Duo Festival is back! With less than two months to go, final preparations are taking place…

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24-Hour September Flash Sale for City Arts

Posted: September 5, 2016

    BARGAIN hunters looking to save money on music, theatre, cinema, art, exhibitions and more, can take advantage of…

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Beyond the Barline: Autumn 2016

Posted: August 24, 2016

  Classical Music at the Movies with Jonathan James, David Bednall and Michael Beek ‘Beyond The Barline’ returns this coming…

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Search is on for one of the lesser starts of The Troubadour Club… An old wooden cartwheel!

Posted: August 23, 2016

ORGANISERS of a major folk reunion concert are calling on people to check sheds and gardens for the old wooden…

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Composer in Focus – Telemann

Posted: July 29, 2016

Composer in Focus – Georg Philipp Telemann Name: Georg Philipp Telemann Dates: 1681-1767 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Baroque Telemann was something…

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St George’s Sets Build Start Date After Major Grant Award

Posted: July 12, 2016

BUILDING work is set to start on the St George’s Bristol £5.5 million extension on September 5, following the award…

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Posted: July 1, 2016

  SILLY instruments are helping to introduce schoolchildren to classical music at St George’s Bristol on July 6 – thanks…

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Tuning in for Mandolin Masterclass with Avi Avital

Posted: June 28, 2016

  SUPERSTAR Avi Avital is giving a Mandolin Masterclass to locally-based amateur players before he takes to the stage at…

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Avi Avital – Between Worlds

Posted: June 23, 2016

“Today, the mandolin is seen mainly as a folk instrument. I wanted to return it to its classical roots. It…

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St George’s Bristol named as Finalist in Bristol Post Business Awards


  We are thrilled to announce that St George’s Bristol has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Leisure and…

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One day only! Fantastic venue hire offer

Posted: June 16, 2016

  Are you looking for a venue for your Summer Party, Award Ceremony, Wedding Reception, or another event? St George’s…

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Posted: June 15, 2016


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Autumn 2016 on sale now!


  Autumn 2016 is jam packed with amazing concerts, fantastic family events, and inspiring talks. With a fresh new look,…

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New Season… On sale soon!

Posted: June 3, 2016

On-sale dates Mon 6 June – Patrons Tues 7 June – Benefactors Wed 8 June – Gala Friends Thu 9…

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Composer in Focus: Beethoven

Posted: May 20, 2016

Composer in Focus – Ludwig van Beethoven Name: Ludwig van Beethoven Dates: 1770-1827 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Classical/Romantic Swift on the…

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Meet Bristol Symphony Orchestra


Meet Bristol Symphony Orchestra This month sees the launch of a brand new orchestra for Bristol right here at St…

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Sounds Inspiring 2016

Posted: May 3, 2016

Sounds Inspiring is back! Bristol Plays Music and St George’s Bristol present a month of family-friendly events involving thousands of…

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Composer In Focus: Mozart

Posted: April 22, 2016

Composer in Focus – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Name: Johannes Chrystostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart Dates: 1756-1791 Country of Birth: Austria Musical Era: Classical  …

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Spring Excitement at Cosmos

Posted: April 18, 2016

Happy Spring, Cosmos enthusiasts! We’ve had a bit of a break here at Cosmos HQ, but got back to rehearsal…

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Postponed: Michael Crawford: Visual Comedy Legend

Posted: April 7, 2016

    The Slapstick Festival team are very sorry to have to postpone the ‘visual comedy legend’ event we were…

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Bristol Americana Weekend 2016


Bristol Americana Weekend is back! 15-17 July 2016 Following on from last year’s fantastic long weekend of Americana (which featured…

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Bristol New Music 2016

Posted: April 6, 2016

Expect the unexpected… Keeping the eyes of the international, new music community firmly fixed on Bristol following the remarkable events…

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St George’s Bristol wins award for its outstanding contribution to the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival

Posted: April 4, 2016

  St George’s has been awarded a Best Family Venue Award for the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival. The…

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Posted: March 22, 2016

LONG-FORGOTTEN stories of St George’s Bristol will be retold as part of an ambitious project supported by the Heritage Lottery…

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Meet Clare Hammond

Posted: March 18, 2016

Clare Hammond Pianist Clare Hammond is fast becoming one of Britain’s brightest piano stars, indeed she has received much acclaim…

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Composers in Focus: Mendelssohn & Ginastera


Composer in Focus – Felix Mendelssohn Name: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Dates: 1809-1847 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Romantic Mendelssohn…

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University Partnership Sounds Sweet Note of Success

Posted: March 10, 2016

  We are delighted to be formally announcing a partnership which boosts learning and music in Bristol! St George’s Bristol and…

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Composers in Focus

Posted: February 19, 2016

Composer in Focus: J S Bach Name: Johann Sebastian Bach Dates: 1685-1750 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Baroque J…

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Tom Eveson Bursary & St George’s Prize for Music – Applications now OPEN!

Posted: February 18, 2016

Do you know a young musician from Bristol in need of cash? The Tom Eveson Bursary exists to support the…

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The Art of Flight

Posted: February 16, 2016

A celebration of fugue and flight in 2016… Melodies that chase each other from one side of the page to…

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Posted: February 9, 2016

Filmic is back… Our annual celebration of all things ‘filmic’ returns with gigs and screenings that highlight the symbiotic relationship between…

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‘The Fringe’ at St George’s

Posted: February 3, 2016

Fringe Benefits… Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February 2016 St George’s Bristol is delighted to be part of ‘The Fringe’,…

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Cosmos BBC Debut and New Soundcloud Page!

Posted: February 2, 2016

  A big Happy New Year to all Cosmos enthusiasts! Cosmos has started back up again, and we have some…

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Ed Cooke: Grand Memory Master

Posted: January 25, 2016

The Musical Memory Palace | Friday 5 February, 7pm Aurora Orchestra returns in February with another thought-provoking evening of music;…

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The Mechanics of Throat Singing

Posted: January 22, 2016

Anda Union | The Mechanics of Throat Singing To understand how throat singing works, one must first understand some basic…

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24 Hour Flash Sale – Fri 15 Jan

Posted: January 13, 2016

#Flashtag 24 Hour Flash Sale – Friday 15 January 2016 St George’s joins forces with other music venues, theatres, art galleries,…

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Posted: January 11, 2016

Applications are NOW OPEN for The Tom Eveson Bursary and The St George’s Prize for Music  Tom Eveson Bursary Application Pack…

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Filmic 2016

Posted: January 7, 2016

Filmic does The Bristol Sound 2016 is a big year for ‘The Bristol Sound’: 25 years since the release of…

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Cosmos Blog 3

Posted: November 6, 2015

Welcome back Cosmos enthusiasts! It’s been a while, but I am pleased to say that I am back in action…

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Slapstick Festival 2016


St George’s Bristol is delighted to be partnering with the Slapstick Festival, presenting a selection of unique comedy events over the festival weekend (23-25 January).

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Natalie Clein Update

Posted: October 28, 2015

Natalie Clein is just eight weeks away from having her second child and this is affecting her performance abilities earlier than she had anticipated.

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Poised to listen… …. .

Posted: October 19, 2015

Everyone here at St George’s is feeling thoroughly zen after our wonderful Alexander Technique sessions with Gudi Schepokat last week. A number…

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St George’s secures funding for new music…

Posted: October 14, 2015

St George’s Bristol is delighted to confirm that it has secured funding from the PRS Music Foundation for the commission of a new work from one of the UK’s leading composers, Graham Fitkin.

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Family Arts Festival 2015 is almost here!

Posted: October 8, 2015

Family Arts Festival 2015 Kicks off tomorrow! Want to know what’s on in Bristol? Well feast your googly eyes on…

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Calling All Cellists!


Do you know a young cellist who might like to take part in a masterclass with Natalie Clein? We launched…

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National Poetry Day meets Family Arts Festival!


Today, on national poetry day, St George’s Bristol shouts HOORAY! So sad…the end of Bake Off’s tarts (the cakes not…

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Launching Apollo

Posted: October 5, 2015

A unique sound wave sculpture spearheads the final stage of St George’s Bristol capital fundraising appeal Building a Sound Future….

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An interview with Catrin Finch


It’s wonderful to have her back! Here Catrin Finch answers our questions before her concert on Friday 9 October. You…

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St George’s Bristol – Learning Destination!

Posted: October 1, 2015

We are delighted to announce that St George’s Bristol is now an official ‘Children’s University Learning Destination’ Hooray! What does…

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Cosmos Blog 2

Posted: September 23, 2015

Wow – what a fantastic first rehearsal at Cosmos! Last Thursday we welcomed 33 singers into the small hall at…

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An Interview with Barb Jungr

Posted: September 14, 2015

We caught up with Barb Jungr this week to talk music, politics and seizing the day. Here is our interview with her, exclusively for you.

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Cosmos Blog

Posted: September 7, 2015

Welcome, Cosmos enthusiasts, to my very first blog! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Caitlin Callahan,…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Funding!

Posted: September 1, 2015

We are delighted to announce that The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has chosen to support an exciting new education project which we will be launching in the Spring in partnership with New Music in the South West (NMSW).

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Music Mentors Continues…

Posted: August 27, 2015

We launched our MUSIC MENTORS scheme last season with a masterclass for three lucky cellists (by the scheme’s patron Julian Lloyd Webber). This coming season we are thrilled that Xuefei Yang and Craig Ogden have each agreed to run a masterclass for a number of lucky young guitarists during their visit here on Friday 18 September.

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Planning & Styling Your Wedding at St George’s

Posted: August 25, 2015

You’ve already met Steph as your Wedding Coordinator, but did you know that she is also an experienced stylist and…

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Bach Doubles

Posted: August 13, 2015

Our new series offers all the drama and instrumental contrast of the Bach Double but with two players sharing their love of Bach in their own solo concert each evening – the first at 7pm and the second at 9.15pm.

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St George’s Bristol @ The Get Creative Family Arts Festival

Posted: July 8, 2015

  Greetings Minibeats and Wild Words fans! If you love St George’s Bristol’s two in house family concert series, then…

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Meet our Commercial Sales & Marketing officer

Posted: June 25, 2015

Meet our Commercial Sales & Marketing Officer This is a newly created role and we’re happy to welcome Hazel Hatton…

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Green Poems for a Blue Planet Exhibition

Posted: June 3, 2015

We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition of the poems and illustrations from the books ‘Green Poems for a Blue Planet’ and ‘Verse for the Earth’. The poems were written by Martin Kiszko, the UK’s Green Poet and the Poet in Residence for Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. The illustrations are by Nick Park, creator of ‘Wallace and Gromit’.

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Mud Morganfield / Sunday 12 July

Posted: May 15, 2015

One Friday evening when I was 14 an older schoolfriend called for me to go and see Muddy Waters at the People’s Theatre, Jesmond. I can’t remember if there was a prior arrangement because people just did things then. Anyway, my mother wouldn’t give me the 5 shillings for the ticket (25p in “the new money”) so I didn’t get to go. It’s true that I never quite forgave her. I never did see Muddy Waters, who died in 1983, either.

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Sounds Inspiring – 14-27 June 2015

Posted: May 11, 2015

We’re pleased to have teamed up with Bristol Plays Music to present the first ever Sounds Inspiring Festival, over two weeks of events involving thousands of Bristol’s young people. Taking place in venues across the city, the festival celebrates everything about young people’s music-making: their energy, talent and imagination.

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Sounds of spring and enchanting Mozart…

Posted: May 5, 2015

On Saturday 16 May, Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra teams up once again with pianist Tom Poster, recognised as a versatile and sensitive musician whether he is performing as a soloist, chamber musician or accompanist.

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Bristol Folk Festival – FREE Events!

Posted: April 24, 2015

The Bristol Folk Festival returns to St George’s Bristol for two full days of fantastic live music from some of the genre’s most accomplished artists. Across the festival St George’s Bristol has programmed a range of FREE activities for all to enjoy!

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10% Off at Boston Tea Party!

Posted: April 23, 2015

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Boston Tea Party and St George’s audiences can now enjoy 10% Off* food and drink at the company’s flagship cafe on Park Street.

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Bristol Americana Weekend

Posted: March 25, 2015

Feat. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham, Larkin Poe, Police Dog Hogan and more!
Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 July 2015

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Julian Lloyd Webber Interview

Posted: March 23, 2015

Julian Lloyd Webber, one of the world’s most influential classical musicians, was forced to step down from public performance in 2014 due to a neck injury. On Monday 11 May he visits St George’s for a special evening. Joined by his cellist wife Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and pianist Pam Chowhan, Julian will take his audience on an historical and musical journey, giving an insight into his extraordinary life.

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