Wednesday 6th June 2018 7:30pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh

Website: https://www.castaliastringquartet.co.uk

Admission: Adult: £8.00, 18 or under: Free

Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ was composed in 1824 after the composer suffered a serious illness and realised that he was dying. It has dignity, unflinching facing of the inevitable, but abundant beauty and energy as well

The Castalia Quartet was formed in 2004 when Botton Eurythmy Ensemble asked Sonia Hammond to find musicians for several performances of Mendelssohn’s Octet in London, Eire and Botton Village. From this octet came the Castalia Quartet; Julian Cann, first violin and Sonia Hammond, cello are the founding members from 2004. Since then they have been joined by Jennie Jones, second violin in 2007 and Robert Dick, viola in 2013.

The Quartet takes its name from Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Co. Kilkenny, an outstandingly beautiful wooden circular purpose built concert hall, where it held its first rehearsal and an early concert. Castalia is a spring on mount Parnassos, sacred to Apollo and the muses. Many writers and poets have been inspired by drinking, or more importantly, listening to the waters.

The quartet has performed in many venues all over England, Scotland and Ireland and has a repertoire ranging from Haydn to the present day. It has established a strong working link with Camphill Communities in both countries and is particularly well known in Wales and the Marches for its performances of English music by Elgar, Britten, Bridge, Moeran and others.

Some other events in June 2018

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Thursday 21st June 2018 2:00pm

History Society – A visit to Browsholme Hall & Gardens

Visit the majestic Elizabethan house with it’s majestic gardens in the Ribble Valley.

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Saturday 23rd June 2018 9:30am - 3:00pm

Sedbergh Artisan Market

Our sixth season of markets continues with the June edition. The market has grown over the past twelve months and now runs along all of Main Street from St. Andrew’s church gate to the Information and Book Centre. You will find the best crafts, made by the stall holders themselves and delicious food locally produced by the traders. New for this year, there will be hot food. We are working to make the market more of a family occasion with competitions, street magic and games for kids, run by Settlebeck School, in St. Andrew’s church yard. The town’s shops and cafes will be open as usual as a perfect complement to the stalls.

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Thursday 28th June 2018 - Sunday 1st July 2018 10:30am - 5:00pm

The watercolour Paintings of Edward Frankland

Edward Frankland [1884-1958], painted local landscapes in Watercolours from 1930 to 1941. He also created pen and ink drawings of buildings, including the Kendal Yards. This exhibition aims to discover the location of the paintings, as many are untitled.

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