Eclectic programme of arts in autumn season

Judie Tzuke
Judie Tzuke

There’s music, theatre, children’s theatre, an art exhibition and workshop, First World War archaeology talk, and a visit from the Poet Laureate during the autumn season at Arts at Stowe.

In addition, there are talks and tours of Stowe House, the Christmas Tree Festival at Stowe church, and music and drama events in the school.

Arts at Stowe is now in its second year and a new membership scheme is launched for £10 a year with a range of free events for members.

For full details of all the events taking place see the autumn brochure, book online www.artsatstowe.co.uk or call the box office on 0845 680 1926. Music events include a series of concerts involving some of the country’s finest musicians, making use of the extraordinary depth of colour that can be enticed from Stowe’s Steinways, as well as introducing highly talented Stoics to the concert series.

Fiori Musicali provides a unique insight to Bach and music of the Baroque period at a concert in the State Music Room at 7.30pm on Sunday September 27. Tickets £20 and £15 plus the chance to add in a pre-concert reception in the Marble Saloon for £12.

Moving to a totally different genre, singer songwriter Judie Tzuke , famous for her beautiful song Stay With Me Till Dawn, visits Stowe at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 14 as part of her Songs and Stories tour. The intimate evening will include old favourites, new songs and tales from her life and career. Tickets cost £20.

An arts event on now, until Monday September 28, in the Sainsbury Gallery at Stowe, is an evocative exhibition of papercut images by artist Klara Smith. Viewing is by appointment only, call 01280 818012.

The theatre programme includes a couple of highly acclaimed hilarious and feisty shows, two children’s theatre productions, plus a run of three performances by Stow School’s cream of the senior school acting talent.

Moving towards Christmas, Stowe will be aglow with events presented by the church, the house and Arts at Stowe. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will head Dark Rose For Christmas in the Roxburgh Hall at 8pm on Thursday December 3 with an evening of poetry and music. Beautiful melodies, irresistible rhythms and the occasional singalong will be provided by LiTTLe MACHiNe. Tickets, to include festive refreshments on arrival, £10.