Musical Dream Team in Aylsham!

Britten Sinfonia play Aylsham Parish Church as part of Wide Sky Festival

Caroline Dearnley is one of the Britten Sinfonia performers at Aylsham Wide Sky Festival 2Four principal players from the Britten Sinfonia will be performing in St Michael’s Church, Aylsham, on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 7.30pm. The concert is part of The Aylsham Wide Sky Festival, 22nd – 26th May, which includes theatre, conversation, art, food – and Romans!

The four performers are Marcus Barcham-Stevens, co-Leader of the Britten Sinfonia, on violin; Miranda Dale, principal second violin; Clare Finnimore, principal viola, and Caroline Dearnley, principal cello.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to catch some of the UK’s very best classical musicians in a truly intimate performance in a beautiful church,” says Sue Sharpe, director of the Festival.

The concert programme includes Mozart, Purcell, Dvorak and Phillip Glass. Tickets cost £15 for adults, £12.50 for over 60s and £5 for under 18s.

For more information and to book tickets visit or call 01263 731808 or 01263 733441.

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More information:

Aylsham Festival: / 01263 733441

Festival Programme:

Wednesday 20th May, 10.30am

Talk: Boudicca and Iron Age Norfolk by Dr John Davies, Chief Curator of Norwich Castle Museum Aylsham Library .Tickets: £3 to include refreshments. Pay in the Library.

Friday 22nd May, 7.30pm

The Hansells Conversation: Patrick Barkham, author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands and Coastlines with Mike Dilger, ecologist, natural history presenter on The One Show and writer. Jubilee Family Centre. Tickets: £10 Over 60: £8 U18 £5

Saturday 23rd May, 11am-4pm Quickplay Chess Tournament with a chance to win the Festival Cup. Aylsham & District Ex-Servicemen’s Club To book 01263 731327

Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May, 10am – 4pm Romans at Woodgate Nursery A Roman garden, display of artefacts found on the site, ‘Ask an Archaeologist,’ make a Roman helmet.

Saturday 23rd May, 10am – 4pm Rotary Art Exhibition in Aylsham Town Hall with a WI Cafe on Saturday 9.00am – 2.30pm Artists include Teucer Wilson, Dick Williams, Andrew King, Caroline Fisher & Rory Kent.

Saturday 23rd May, 2pm Aylsham History Society Walk through Time Start at The Buttlands Car Park and finish at The Heritage Centre at about 3.15 pm.

Saturday 23rd May, 4pm and 8pm, and 25th May 4pm Art of the Garden Guided sunset walks through the beautiful garden of Burgh House featuring art on the medieval fish-ponds: ‘Aylsham Afloat’ paper-lanterns and Liz McGowan’s Reed Sculptures Booking essential: 01263 733441 £2.50/person

Sunday 24th May, 10am – 4pm Rotary Art Exhibition in Aylsham Town Hall with Slow Food Café and Music from Kiesha Rice (clarinet), Carl Suter (lute) & Noah Horne-Morris (Harp) Monday 25th May, 11am Walk organised by Walkers are Welcome of Aylsham, from Aylsham to Brampton with expert Stuart Wilson on navigation, mills and Roman history. Bure Valley Railway. Bring a picnic lunch. Tea and cake upon return. Tickets: £5 To book contact Susan Munday 01263 733858 at Bure Valley Station

Monday 25th May, 7.30pm Play: ‘Wanderlust’ The Gramophones Theatre Company Wanderlust captures the magic of how journeys help us connect to the world around us. Aylsham Town Hall. Adult: £10 Over 60: £8 U18 £5

Tuesday 26th May, 10am – 12 noon Children’s Activities in Aylsham Parish Church Tuesday 26th May, 10am Visit to Blickling – Preview of Lothian’s Gift and tour of Walled Garden. Tickets: £6

Wednesday 27th May, 10am
 Coach Trip to Colchester Museum, leaving from Aylsham Market Place, return approx 5.30 pm Tickets: Adults: £17, Children £10, which includes Museum entry

Saturday 30th May, 7.30pm
 The Great Aylsham Quiz courtesy of Mike Halls and with Roy Starling as Quiz Master Supremo
 Aylsham & District Ex Servicemen’s Club. Tickets: £7.50 to include fish or pizza and chips