Stevenage Festival

STEVENAGE "MINI" FESTIVAL - June 2016


The main and fringe parts of the Festival for June 2015 are now over but, in case you missed some of the festival , there a mini-video that you can watch here: Festival 2015 Video
The Stevenage Festival provides a showcase for the wealth of local artistic and performing talent to be found within the Stevenage area.

In 2016, the year of Stevenage's 70th anniversary, we are holding a mini-festival with a number of events over a total of 5 days with a limited number of fringe events that also celebrate the anniversary. The heart of the Festival is 4 nights of performances at the Gordon Craig Theatre, enabling local people, particularly our talented youngsters, to realise a dream by performing on stage in their community's own theatre.

These events are amongst the first in the period of Stevenage's celebrations after Stevenage Day 2016. The name of the celebration is StevenageOak@70 and the logo is this one (see below)....look out for it on programmes or poster advertising events in 2016 (through to November 2016). The overall coverage of all the events in the Stevenage Oak at 70 period was covered by its own website www.stevenageoakat70.org - visit there for information on Stevenage Day and other events (Note: Website no longer available online).

The Gordon Craig programme of events is listed below, but below those there is also a vibrant Festival fringe of community arts events around Stevenage.

Wednesday 15th of June to Saturday the 18th of June 2016
Click on links below to jump lower down the page for more details on the event.

Wed 15
Jun
7:30pm

Stevenage Celebrates!

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Party hats etc symbolising celebration

A celebration of our town's performing talent, featuring local actors, singers and musicians. Join us for a varied and entertaining evening to say Happy Birthday to Stevenage.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions

Sat 13 June
7:45 pm

Stevenage Choral Society and Stevenage Symphony Orchestra present:
Fauré & Vaughan Williams featuring Guy Johnston on Cello

Gordon Craig Theatre

Stevenage Symphony Orchestra logoWord and as graphic image Stevenage Choral Society logo
Guy Johnston - Cello Soloist Image of choir and orchestra from Armed Man Concert - 2009

A celebration of two Stevenage Music Societies.

Internationally acclaimed cellist Guy Johnston, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and recipient of a "Classical Brit" award will be performing the beautiful Élégie by Gabriel Fauré with Stevenage Symphony Orchestra.

Guy has performed with many leading international orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburg Symphony. His debuts include the First Night of the Proms performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.

As a special celebration of 40 years of classical music at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Choral Society and Stevenage Symphony Orchestra come together to perform the profoundly moving and inspiring Dona Nobis Pacem by the great 20th century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The orchestra will also perform more of Vaughan Williams’ music with the "English Folk Songs Suite" and Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus, well known as the theme from "The Onedin Line".


Tickets: £10, Concessions £8

Event promoted in association with:   
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Funding supported by:
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Fri 17
Jun
7:00pm

Dance Extravaganza

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Tableau image from 2015 Dance extravaganza

Our Dance Extravaganza performance brings together pupiuls of all ages from Stevenage dance for an exciting and colourful evening featuring all styles of dance.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions

Sat 18
Jun
7:30pm

Last Night of the Proms

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

View of orchestra playing at previous Last Night of Proms

Join our local musicians, singers and soloists to round off the Festival with an evening of traditional light classical music, cpomplete with flags and audience participation.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions

For information about other events that are taking place during this mini Festival please see the following list of Fringe Events.