Cambridge venue Stapleford Granary announces concerts for July
Stapleford Granary is to open to audiences in July with six socially distanced concerts and a day that celebrates arts and culture in the community.
The programming is designed with the intimacy of the concert hall in mind, while the Village Day (July 4) - which kicks off the season - throws open the courtyard, grounds and historical 1930s ‘secret orchard’ hidden behind the stable block for a celebratory day of music, theatre, food, activities and cottage industries.
Kate Romano, CEO, said: "Coming out of this immensely difficult time is a moment to reflect and value all the ways in which the arts bring meaning, comfort, well-being and happiness to our lives and communities.
"Regional arts centres can play a vital role in enabling us all to reconnect and reunite in a safe, friendly environment and share experiences once again. So it’s particularly fitting that we launch our reopening with a day that celebrates art and culture in the local community. I can’t wait to see this beautiful site filled with people and music again."
Trevor Barlow, director of events, added: "There is nothing quite so exciting as hearing world-class music up close and personal. Our audiences have always commented on the very special atmosphere of the Granary and the way that it makes them feel connected to the music and the musicians.
"In July, we’re delighted to welcome Granary favourites, including international guitar masters Gary Ryan and Craig Ogden, and outstanding jazz musicians Dennis Rollins, Sara Dowling and Ruth Applin.
"We’re also introducing some new names to our audiences. Jessica Walker is an exceptional artist who gives cabaret a thought-provoking contemporary twist - and Pixels Ensemble have created a truly refreshing programme of chamber music by lesser-known brilliant female composers from 18th century France to 20th century Russia."
Find out more at staplefordgranary.org.uk.