Date: Tuesday 10th September 2019
Venue: The Town Hall
With acts direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and featuring winners of international awards alongside those that have appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, the Albert Hall and on national radio, this year’s Town Hall Events programme is set to feature local and national talent in a series of shows that befits the Festival’s 25th anniversary.
Roger McGough, ‘the patron saint of poetry’, together with Little Machine headline the programme which features diverse acts such as Jumoke Fashola, Mark Gwynne Jones, jazz band SoulDeep and saxophonist John Sanderson with “Here’s to Life”, canny words and smooth jazz; Celtic folk rock band Ranagri with their blend of wild and exciting rhythms, and Kyla Brox, Manchester’s answer to Aretha Franklin, described as “the finest blues singer of her generation”.
There’s a welcome return for INdependDANCE, fresh from their success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with “A letter to Alice” which uses characters and images from “Through the Looking Glass” to tell of one girl’s battle with anxiety. And Rebel Sound are back under the direction of Alex Blood and the ever-popular Sleeping Trees Theatre with their blend of frantic, fast-paced comedy.
Rounding off the programme, in their first appearance in Wirksworth, is a side splitting, intelligent show from drag girl band Denim.