Evening Events:

The evergreen pioneers of folk-rock, Fairport Convention, celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2020. The much-loved band will be performing songs from across their magnificent canon of work.

Comedian, writer, and presenter, Dom Joly’s “Holiday Snaps – Travel and Comedy in the Danger Zone” chronicles his journeys to some of the scariest, strangest, and most downright dangerous places in the world.

Lemn Sissay MBE is verging on national treasure status as an iconic writer, poet and performer. His deeply personal work ‘Something Dark’ tells the story of his upbringing in children’s homes and foster care and the search for his original family and identity.

Tom Watson served on the frontline of politics for over four decades, working at the heart of 10 Downing Street as a Minister with Gordon Brown, serving as a Defence Minister for Tony Blair and as Deputy Leader in the Corbyn years. Tom will be sharing anecdotes from his time as an MP alongside the story of how he moved from sugar addiction to fitness.

TV naturalist Miranda Krestovnikoff makes a welcome return to Bewdley Festival with ‘The Sea Around Me – remarkable encounters with marine wildlife around the British Isles'”, in which she shares stories from the last 20 years filming marine wildlife around the UK. 

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars’ “The Soho Songbook” is a musical glimpse into the iconic venue’s history, combining amazing live music with fascinating narration and rare archive images. The show is a must-see for any jazz fan or lover of the “Great American Songbook”.

Song-loving cook or food-loving musician? Either way, Cerys Matthews MBE has been experimenting with music and food ever since she can remember. “Where the Wild Cooks Go”, is full of her culinary, literary, musical, and historical learnings from around the globe.

The Peat Bog Faeries emanate from the beautiful Isle of Skye. These legendary Scottish trailblazers and festival champions create a tantalising mixture of traditional sounds and irresistible dance-floor grooves. Blending jigs and reels, Dance Music, Jazz and African rhythms, they have created the new sound of Scotland, loved by legions of fans world-wide.

Rich Hall, Britain’s Favourite American Comedian, first came to prominence as a writer and sketch comedian in the 1980’s. He was a writer on ‘The David Letterman Show’ (1982-84) for which he won two Emmy Awards.

After winning a Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2000, using the character of Tenessee country musician Otis Lee Crenshaw, Rich became very popular in the United Kingdom and his career has straddled both countries and beyond ever since.

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