New York-born writer and critic Erica Wagner reveals the story of one of America’s forgotten heroes in her latest book. She spoke with the Cambridge Independent ahead of her appearance at the Cambridge Literary Festival.
The New Cambridge Singers’ (NCS) first concert of the 2017/18 season, In the Beginning, draws inspiration for their music from around the world, including Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the United States.
One of the finest living exponents of the written word, Michael Frayn, a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, is one of only a small number of people writing in the English language to succeed in both drama and fiction.
Last night was the first visit of this year’s Classical Concert Series of orchestra in residence The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. And to kick start the “orchestral” part of the series – after last week’s terrific recital by The Z.E.N. piano trio – we were treated, by organisers Cambridge Live and series sponsors Boldfield Computing – to a programme that could almost be seen in places as a celebration of youthful talent.
Next year, reggae pop music giants UB40 – named after the notorious UK unemployment benefit form and known the world over for hits such as Red Red Wine, (I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You, I Got You Babe and debut single Food for Thought – will celebrate 40 years since they first came together as a band in Birmingham.