Exciting summer programme ahead for Stamford Arts Centre

The latest What's On brochure for Stamford Arts Centre showcases a packed summer programme for the historic venue.

Available online or as a printed copy from the Arts Centre, the programme is filled to the brim with exciting family-friendly workshops, theatre performances and musical showcases.

The Arts Centre is once again welcoming back talented, local amateur groups, supporting theatre at a grassroots level.

Stamford Shoestring Theatre will perform California Suite between Tuesday 6th and Saturday 10th June, delving into the humour and bitter-sweet moments taking place in one suite at a Beverly Hills Hotel.

Wildcats are also back with a variety of summer schools for aspiring musical theatre stars across July and August. With busy rehearsal days followed by performances of Frozen, School of Rock and Six.

For the green-thumbed amongst us, gold medal winning horticulturist and landscape architect, Bunny Guinness will deliver her talk 'Highgrove and My Grove' on Saturday 3rd June.

The talk will explore the garden of Their Majesties The King Charles III and The Queen Consort in Tetbury and her own in Lincolnshire - the two gardens she knows best.

To keep youngsters entertained, Darling Princess Parties will include an array of magical songs, party games and crafts on Thursday 30th May, followed by Sublime Science taking part on Thursday 1st June.

On Friday 2nd June, Where The Lost Socks Go will combine catchy songs and a host of crazy characters on the quest for a missing sock. To continue the fun, audiences can then join Under The Bed Theatre at 3.15pm for a free music and drama workshop based on the show.   

For fans of classical music, Stamford International Music Festival presents seven concerts of great chamber music programmed by local festival director, Freya Goldmark. The festival takes place between Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th May. 

Later in the month, Stamford-based duo FUGU will take to the Cellar Bar on Friday 26th May to perform their unique compositions - combining the sounds of Jazz, Blues, Roots, Ambient and World compositions.

Having recently crowned a Stamford Poet Laureate and two Youth Laureates, the Arts Centre continues to support the thriving poetry scene in the town. James McDermott will deliver his new poetry collection Wild Life in the Cellar Bar on Wednesday 19th July.

Following his performance, audiences will also be able delve deeper into James' poetry in a live Q&A as well as a book signing.

The popular concert series Music in Quiet Places returns across June and July with performances in some of the District's historic and atmospheric churches. 

The annual tradition celebrates the rich musical heritage of the region whilst appreciating the historic and cultural significance of the churches.

Kosmos Ensemble will perform at St Vincent's Church, Caythorpe on Thursday 1st June before Melrose Quartet showcase their acapella harmonies and energy-packed instrumentals on Thursday 15th June at The Priory Church in Deeping St. James.

In July, Alva - Angels in the Architecture will perform at St Michaels And All Angels Church in Uffington on 13th July before Meraki Duo closes the series on Thursday 27th June at St Andrew's Church in Billingborough.

The full brochure is available at: https://bit.ly/42toNjV

Booking information for all events is available online on the Stamford Arts Centre website at: www.stamfordartscentre.com.