Four fantastic shows announced for Sheffield including Joe Lycett, Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing the Four Seasons at Sheffield Cathedral, day of silent films to mark Abbeydale Picture House's centenary and Night Flight

A quartet of fantastic shows are set to come to Sheffield including comedian Joe Lycett, Piccadilly Sinfonietta playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Sheffield Cathedral and a day of silent films to mark Abbeydale Picture House’s centenary.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 12:55 pm

Sheffield Cathedral is set to hold its first concert of 2021 on Saturday, June 19, with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta set to play Vivaldi’s timeless classic: The Four Seasons.

The concert welcomes some of some of the best young professional musicians in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

Starring alongside the group will be renowned violinist Eva Thorarinsdottir.

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Joe Lycett is set to play two dates at Sheffield City Hall in 2022
Joe Lycett is set to play two dates at Sheffield City Hall in 2022

It will be the Piccadilly Sinfonietta’s long-awaited return to Sheffield after making their acclaimed debut in 2019 and is sure to be a magical performance in person in the beautiful acoustic of Sheffield Cathedral.

Also appearing with the ensemble is concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith in a performance of Bach’s sparkling Piano Concert in A major, given on the Cathedral’s own beautiful grand piano.

To accommodate safe social distancing in the cathedral, audiences will be seated in ‘bubbles’ and there will be two performances at 5.30pm and 7.45pm

Tickets start from £15, and are still available at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cm/e-rjkxvk

To mark the Abbeydale Picture House’s centenary, a day of events, reflecting the art form that brought the beautiful building into being, are set to take place, on Sunday, June 20.

The event has been postponed from its original date of December 2020, and will see a selection of silent films played along with live music.

Among the highlights are: Sheffield’s Cinema Heritage - an illustrated talk by local historian Mike Higginbottom; Buster Keaton in The General with live piano and percussion by Jonny Best and Trevor Bartlett from 5.30pm until 7pm and Marlene Dietrich in The Woman Men Long For with live score by Frame Ensemble from 8.45pm until 10.15pm

Each event is bookable separately, and a limited number of discounted all-day tickets are available. Ticket numbers are strictly limited to enable social distancing and all tickets must be booked online in advance. There will be no ticket sales at the cinema on the day.

London four-piece Indie folk band, Night Flight are set to perform at Sheffield music shop, Record Junkee, based on Earl Street, just off the Moor, on Tuesday, October 12, as part of an UK tour.

The band blend shimmering, uplifting melodies with textured, atmospheric guitar music reminiscent of Real Estate, Deerhunter and The War On Drugs.

Lockdown became a creative boon for Night Flight, with their EP, Songs from Echo Zoo, coming together by the band exchanging ideas remotely.

Night Flight guitarist, Harry Phillips, said: “I always loved albums like Music From Big Pink by The Band, which have their own defining sound, and it used to bug me that we hadn’t got there. How can we pare back and find our own, four-piece formula? Now I feel we are approaching it.”

The band say Songs from Echo Zoo marks the point at which they found themselves, something that Sam Holmes on lead vocals and rhythm guitar says is a good thing because he found the process “all consuming.”

He said “It lives inside me, like a parasite. We’re pretty DIY and self sufficient, from the artwork to the video editing. Celebrating the music we love, the joy of being in a collective.”

Tickets start at £9, and to book, please visit: https://nightflightofficial.com/

Incomparable comedian, Joe Lycett, is set to play two nights at Sheffield City Hall next year on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, as part of his first tour in years – More! More! More! How do you Lycett?

The tour will see Joe do what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion during his two nights at the popular city venue.

A spokesperson for Joe said of the tour: “His first tour in years promises to be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question: How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett?

“Joe has been performing stand-up comedy since 2007, embarking on two sell-out UK tours, numerous international appearances and a lot of rough clubs. His television work has won him two Royal Television Society Awards and a BAFTA nomination, his work as an artist has been featured in the Royal Academy, Manchester Art Gallery and Birmingham IKON.

Tickets go on sale on online at 10am on Friday, June 18, 2021 from www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.