Cathedral to stage a summer of music and arts

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SHEFFIELD Cathedral has announced details of its Summer Music and Arts Festival and tickets are now on sale.

Events take place each evening between June 1 and 12, and there will also be a daily lunchtime recital, between 1.15pm and 2pm.

On June 1, former poet Laureate Andrew Motion will be introducing his war poems collection Laurels and Donkeys.

On June 2, Demon Barbers stage electric folk music, dancing, morris dancing, clog dancing, while jazz singer Clare Teal performs on June 3.

On June 4, singer-songwriter Emmy the Great is playing, supported by Grace Petrie, while on June 5, there will be Greek and Turkish music from Cigdem Aslan and Torn Apart by History. Sheffield University Orchestras are giving a concert on June 6, while on June 7, Anthony Gowing will be preforming work from musician Jehan Alain.

The Last Laugh Comedy Club is at the cathedral on June 8, with performances from Paul Kerensa, Jamie Sutherland and Steve Royal.

Events from June 1 to June 8 all begin at 7.30pm. On June 9, there will be a showing of a silent movie version of Phantom of the Opera starting at 9pm.

There will be two events on June 10, with church expert Richard Taylor giving a talk between 4pm and 5pm, followed by musician Teddy Thompson at 7.30pm.

June 11 will see a performance by Jessop Sinfonia and Sheffield Oratorio, from 7.30pm, and the festival closes with Choral Music and Reading for Pentecost by Sheffield Cathedral Choirs and the Choirs of St John’s Church, Ranmoor, from 6.15pm.

Tickets are available from Ticket Source and Sheffield Cathedral websites, from the Cathedral reception and University Box Office.