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151006 Hairyhands1 copyArts at Stowe autumn season will be offering the highest quality programme of music, art and theatre in the stunningly beautiful setting.

Music at Stowe

Viv Mclean makes a welcome return to the Ugland Auditorium with The Adderbury Ensemble on 16 September to perform a giant masterpiece of the chamber music repertoire: Schumann’s Piano Quintet.

Fiori Musicali provides a unique insight to Bach and music of the Baroque period at a concert in the State Music Room on 27 September

Legendary 80s singer songwriter Judie Tzuke comes to Stowe on 14 October as part of her Songs and Stories tour. It promises to be an intimate evening of old favourites, new songs, and tales from across her life and career.

The Fresh Dixie Project injects some jazz-pop-soul fusion in to the season with their edgy but timeless grooves on 25 November.

Stowe School musicians present a series of concerts that includes two Sunday Coffee Concerts on 13 September and 15 November, and Stowe School’s finest pianists take on the mighty concertos by Grieg, Beethoven and others in a concert on 8 November that also features the Stowe School Chapel Choir and Stowe Festival Orchestra performing Mozart’s Requiem.

Art at Stowe

During the fortnight 14-28 September, The Sainsbury Gallery hosts an evocative exhibition of distorted shadows cast by images cut from paper. Klára Smith, a papercut specialist uses the technique to reveal hidden worlds within worlds: the images tell one story in their flat state and a completely different one when light paints a world of shadows through them. It is part of Preludes to Promenades – a project themed around Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition which inspired many of Klára’s images and which will be performed on 23 September by pianist Anthony Hewitt.

Liam Biswell gives a print making workshop in the Watson School of Art on 11 October in which participants can learn a new skill and create incredible prints using texture, shape, composition, colour and mark making techniques to produce unique works of art.

Theatre at Stowe

The programme of theatre at Stowe is as strong as ever this Autumn with a couple of highly acclaimed hilarious, silly, and feisty shows, two children’s theatre productions, plus a run of three performances by Stowe School’s cream of the senior school acting talent directed by Director of Drama, Nick Bayley.

Kill the Beast brings award-winning comedy to Stowe on 6 October with He Had Hairy Hands. The work promises mystery and mayhem combining projections, original music, and quite an important pigeon.

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Manacha presented by Little Soldier Productions on 11 November is a madcap and hilariously inventive rendition of one of the titans of 17th Century literature.

Stowe School’s Drama Department presents Lysistrata from 26-28 November in a vibrant, exciting, and at times risqué production of Aristophanes’ inspirational work.

Arts at Stowe are also looking forward to entertaining young children with two outstanding shows that bring, at the same time, a smile to your face and a lump in your throat.

On 26 October, there will be Duck, Death and the Tulip - a heart-warming and whimsical play about friendship. It engages children and adults alike through mime, magic and puppetry.

On 12 December, Blunderbus Theatre returns to Stowe with a gorgeous production for 3-7 year olds called The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. “Packs charm in bucketloads” – The Stage.

Christmas at Stowe

This winter Stowe is aglow with events presented by Stowe Church and Stowe House as well as Arts at Stowe.

Christmas festivities start early
 with Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, on 3 December. She will celebrate Christmas with readings from her award-winning collections with musical accompaniment from Britain’s foremost poetry band, Little Machine. They have collaborated with her on a suite of carols glittering with seasonal imagery.

Stowe Church’s annual Festival of Trees, running 10-13 December, includes a return visit to Stowe by the masters of swing Rance’s Rockin’ Chair on 12 December. They will have your feet tapping to a uniquely arranged selection of jazzy Christmas favourites.

The ever popular Festive Winter’s Evening at Stowe House promises the perfect start to the Festive Season on 13 December with music, readings, and refreshments in sumptuous surroundings.

All this and more brought to your doorstep by Arts at Stowe
Box Office: 0845 680 1926