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Music

Warwick Blair Ensemble

Saturday, 4 July 2015 - 8:00pm / Hall Two

A wonderful opportunity to experience some of the most exciting new music from the other side of the world. Composer Warwick Blair, who studied with Louis Andriessen and Iannis Xenakis, has been called the 'enfant terrible' of contemporary Antipodean music. His music fuses classical and indigenous musical traditions with electronica in a mesmeric minimalistic soundscape.

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Kings Place Chess Festival 2015: Rapidplay Tournament & My First Chess Tournament

Saturday, 11 July 2015 - 10:30am / Kings Place

The Kings Place Chess Festival is back, bringing together dozens of silent stratagems, serious contenders and young hopefuls at Kings Place. Alongside the usual four categories – Open, Major, Minor and Amateur – this year will also see the ‘My First Chess Tournament’

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My First Chess Tournament

Saturday, 11 July 2015 - 11:00am / Kings Place

Never played in a chess tournament before? Not ECF Graded? Then join in the My First Tournament.

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Spoken Word

Judy Blume: In the Unlikely Event

Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 6:00pm / Hall One

Judy Blume talks about her life in books and her brand new novel with writer, broadcaster and academic Sarah Churchwell. The interview will be followed by a Q&A.

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Music

Streetwise Opera/Tête à Tête: People Watch

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 7:00pm / The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre

What happens when you watch TV? Is it innocent entertainment or a cynical vehicle to exploit the people it puts on display? Does it serve only to manipulate its audience to buy things or provide a window into the joy and hope of humanity?

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Shirley Thompson Music: Sacred Mountain – Incidents in the Life of Queen Nanny of the Maroons

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 7:50pm Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 7:50pm / The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre

Sacred Mountain is a mesmerising psychological narrative based on the life of Jamaica’s Boudicca, Queen Nanny of the Maroons. Queen Nanny was an unarmed military and spiritual leader who led the Maroons into armed combat by devising ingenious guerrilla strategy, winning many battles. Who was the woman behind the warrior?

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Radius: Life Stories – R.I.P. & Silent Jack

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 8:55pm Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 8:55pm / The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre

Three centuries apart, two lives and two deaths: lives lived well or lives wasted? We present a double bill: two new one-act operas by Tim Benjamin, based on dark and gripping short stories by Anton Chekhov and Anthony Peter, and featuring the sensational voices of Taylor Wilson and James Fisher, produced by Radius.

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The Venus Bushfires: Song Queen – A Pidgin Opera

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 6:30pm / The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre

The ethereal Menemeh tribe maintain peace on earth through their enchanting songs. As the envious world of the stars tempt the Menemeh, Earth’s peace lies in the balance. Kenate the warrior songstress must journey to The Venus Bushfires to earn the sacred Peace Song and restore peace on earth.

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Course: Jazz with Nigel Price & Dario Cortese

Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 2:00pm / Kings Place

Nigel Price is one of the most exciting names in the contemporary UK jazz scene. In this rare masterclass the students will learn Nigel's unique and efficient approach to studying and practicing standards, with the help of Dario Cortese.

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Course: Contemporary Acoustic with Antonio Forcione & Will McNicol

Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 2:00pm / Kings Place

Multi Award-winning guitarist/composer Antonio Forcione is one of the world's most celebrated and inspirational acoustic guitarists. Students of the IGF Guitar Summit Contemporary Acoustic Course will be given the exciting opportunity to learn from Antonio's truly diverse and expressive playing styles, aided by award-winning British acoustic guitarist Will McNicol.

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