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The Australian Pink Floyd Show Wednesday 8 November 2023

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 1973-2023
PERFORMING THE CLASSIC PINK FLOYD ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY
#DARKSIDE50TOUR

“Setting the gold standard” – The Times

“For the record TAPFS are a phenomenon to be witnessed live… It’s almost enough to make you forget you haven’t been watching Pink Floyd, but a surrogate band” - Prog

“Probably the most popular tribute band in the world” - Sunday Times ‘Culture’

The critically lauded The Australian Pink Floyd Show have announced The Dark Side Of The Moon tour for 2023 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s timeless classic album.

The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary Tour will bring to the stage an album that means so much to Pink Floyd fans all over the world. Originally released in 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon is one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time.

With over 30 years of history as the world’s biggest, best and greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, TAPFS will be performing the album in its entirety. They will also once again bring state of the art lighting & video, pinpoint lasers, gargantuan inflatables and flawless live sound to deliver a memorable live experience that was the benchmark of Pink Floyd shows.

Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer27 March 2024

When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs till she was 16. Now? NOW she is loud, with good friends, a cracking rack and goose booing all over the shop. In Late Bloomer, Sarah’s brand-new stand-up show, she explores how one became the other. Plus, lots of stuff about dinners and lady gardens. Come along, laugh at her, with her, beside her.

Anna LapwoodSaturday 28 January 2023

Opening concert to celebrate Caird Hall centenary announced

Caird Hall in Dundee will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2023 and organist Anna Lapwood will give the opening concert of a year-long programme of performances for the centenary on Saturday, 28 January 2023, at 2.30 pm.

The concert will provide a sparkling and eclectic programme of music for the organ, including favourites by Johann Sebastian Bach & Claude Debussy, new gems commissioned by Anna to shine a light on contemporary female composers, and Anna's new transcriptions of some of the best-loved film soundtracks of our time.

Anna Lapwood is an organist, conductor, and broadcaster. She is Director of Music and a Bye-Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge. While studying at Oxford University, Anna became the first female in Magdalen College's 560-year history to be awarded the Organ Scholarship. In 2022 she was appointed Associate Artist of the Royal Albert Hall and Artist in Association with the BBC Singers.

Now performing organ concertos with leading orchestras and multiple recitals each season across Europe, Anna released her debut solo album 'Images' on Signum Records in 2021. The recording includes her transcription for organ of Britten's 'Four Sea Interludes' from "Peter Grimes", now published by Boosey & Hawkes. A new anthology of organ pieces by female composers 'Gregoriana', commissioned and edited by Anna, was published in 2022 by Stainer & Bell.

Making her TV presenting debut hosting coverage of BBC Young Musician, Anna was also invited to present a televised BBC Prom from the Royal Albert Hall in 2021. As a radio broadcaster she is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, and until July 2020 she hosted a live, weekly classical music show on Radio Cambridgeshire. Anna has also been featured on Classic FM and presented for Scala Radio.

Anna's passion for the organ is matched by her mission to support girls and women in music. Her commitment to opportunity, equality and diversity is evident in almost every aspect of her life and work, especially in programming. Anna is humbled to find that she is an inspiration to many young women and proud that they have adopted her hashtag, #playlikeagirl.

Tickets are now on sale from www.dundeebox.co.uk
U/26s, Concessions and Focho discounts are available.

DIVERSITY Presents … SUPERNOVA

BRAND NEW SHOW
66 SHOWS IN 40 TOWNS AND CITIES
ACROSS THE UK AND IRELAND
ONE OF THEIR BIGGEST EVER TOURS

Britain’s most-successful dance group, Diversity, have announced their brand-new UK and Ireland tour, Supernova. The 66-date tour takes place across 40 towns and cities throughout 2023 and 2024. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 18th November* via gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk. Tickets for Belfast and Dublin will be available via ticketmaster.ie.

Supernova follows Diversity’s sold-out Connected tour earlier this year, which combined playful, comedic routines with powerful statements on human connectivity. Big, relentless, and energetic, the tour dazzled fans across the UK.

Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and have since sold out multiple UK and Irish tours, with countless television and live performances. Alongside preparing for their brand-new tour, and in keeping with their progressive, innovative nature, Diversity are currently preparing to launch Diversity Studios, which will offer in person and live streamed dance classes.

Last month, Ashley Banjo was awarded an MBE for his services to dance. Alongside choreographing and performing with Diversity, Ashley has been committed to educating people on dance, becoming a judge on Dancing on Ice, and offering his expertise as a host and creative in the BAFTA nominated The Real Full Monty and International Emmy Award, Broadcast Award, and Royal Television Society Award winning The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night. Ashley also had the honour of becoming a co-presenter at the Pride of Britain Awards last year, working alongside Carol Vorderman.

Jordan Banjo has also hosted a variety of TV shows, including two series of BBC 1’s Primetime and BAFTA-nominated show The Greatest Dancer. Jordan along with Perri Kiely are also part of breakfast radio royalty, presenting Kiss Breakfast every weekday.

Diversity’s illustrious career shows how they continue to innovate, grow, and achieve. Collectively Diversity recently won Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2020 at the British Academy Television Awards for their incredible Britain’s Got Talent routine, watch here.

Diversity have also confirmed that they will be supporting anti-poverty charity the Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty while campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. Right now, millions of people across the country are facing a cost of living crisis as food and energy prices soar and families are feeling the biggest squeeze on incomes in a generation. Attendees on the tour are being invited to bring along food donations to the shows, where there will be collection points across the venue each night. There will also be collection buckets for any cash donations. All donations will be distributed to people in crisis across the 1,300 food bank centres in the Trussell Trust network. For more information on the items that are requested: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate-food/.

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue

The ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’ Stage Show will be coming to Caird Hall, Dundee, on Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 7.30pm, starring Rory Bremner, Pippa Evans, Miles Jupp, Marcus Brigstocke, and Colin Sell at the piano. In the chair will be the one and only Jack Dee. Here Jack answers some of our questions:

Now that you have youngsters as guests on the show (some barely out of their 50s), do you find this has given the programme a new lease of life?
The show goes from strength to strength and you can only imagine my delight to finally be working with people who know that Oasis isn’t a soft drink and that Lady Gaga isn’t an aristocrat in a dementia home.

Are you surprised that Colin Sell has become something of a style icon?
I admit I was startled to see Colin modelling his distinctive selection of timeless outfits on opening my copy of Practical Gardening.

Has the energy crisis had an impact on the current tour?
We’re very fortunate in that energy has never been a feature of the show.

You’ll be bringing the show to the Caird Hall. Is it true that this is everyone’s favourite venue?
Absolutely. And it always has been for as long as I can remember filling in this questionnaire.

Has anyone ever auditioned for the show and been turned down?
We actually don’t audition. Normally we approach the agent and ask for the artist. If the answer is “Unlikely mate. She’s currently making a film in L.A.” then we take that as a no. Likewise the more common “Over my dead body, Sunshine”. However, if the agent replies with “Who? Oh God, him! Help yourself” then we know we’ve found a possible new panellist.

Do you take pride in the fact that I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue has notably pioneered a Woke attitude to diversity, gender issues, and bullying in the workplace?
It’s wonderful to know that we were at the forefront of what has become a global movement. I took the knee before it had ever been heard of. Admittedly it was at a meeting with the BBC Pay department.

There is simply no place for bullying on this show. Even Colin more or less gets left alone, after all he deserves our respect despite being a spindly weed.

Has Brexit affected the rules of Mornington Crescent?
One of the many scare-mongering stories circulating before the referendum was that Mornington Crescent would make no sense once we’d left the EU. In fact the game has been largely unaffected thanks to an exemption clause that was inserted by Michel Barnier (who happens to be a great fan) at the 11th hour. It did mean that Northern Ireland was compromised in the deal but you can’t have it all.

How does Samantha keep looking so young?
Samantha took up running a few years ago and can now be seen most mornings pummeling her trainers in the park.

Touring must be an exhausting business. How do you recharge your batteries?
Meditation. It requires complete peace and quiet. Sometimes I do it during the show.

Do you have a role model? Apart from the obvious one.
Paul Hollywood. There isn’t a baker who can match his rolls.

Tea & Tunes – Gaelic Lunchtime Concerts Supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Marryat Hall, 1pm – 2pm
Tickets – Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tea-tunes-gaelic-lunchtime-concerts-tickets-417827522367

Kaitlin Ross & Catriona Hawksworth

Wednesday October 26th – Kaitlin Ross & Catriona Hawksworth

Kaitlin Ross and Catriona Hawksworth form a Scottish traditional song and piano duo. They blend Kaitlin’s singing of traditional Gaelic and Scots songs with Catriona’s contemporary piano style, creating a unique sound. The duo began playing together in secondary school, meeting at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and have loved learning and playing together ever since! Kaitlin and Catriona have been Live Music Now Scotland Artists since 2019, developing a specialism in working with children and young people with additional support needs, as well as with the elderly with dementia. The pair love to perform classic songs for older audiences to join in with, and enjoy getting to play lots of fun musical games and songs for wee ones too.

Catherine Tinney

Wednesday November 9th

Catherine Tinney hails from the Isle of Skye where she was immersed in Gaelic culture and traditional music from a young age. She previously attended the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and is currently based in Glasgow where she is a Gaelic singing and language tutor. Catherine has performed at international festivals such as Celtic Connections and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Catherine was also a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019 finalist.

Josie Duncan & Owen Sinclair

Wednesday December 14th – Josie Duncan & Owen Sinclair.

Josie Duncan and Owen Sinclair are a diverse folk-song duo made up of two voices, guitar and clarsach. From opposite corners of the North of Scotland, the pair bring their own flare to traditional songs with vocal harmonies and story-telling arrangements exploring Gaelic, Scots and traditions from around the world. Josie and Owen have been Live Music Now Scotland Artists since 2019, developing a specialism in working with children and young people with additional support needs, as well as with the elderly with dementia

The two regularly perform separately in many bands and together in innovative ‘Gaelictronica’ band INYAL where multitalented Sinclair plays drums alongside soft electronics, Gaelic song, fiddle and pipes. From ballads of heart ache and loss to industrial songs, Josie and Owen always focus on putting the story of the song across.

Applications are now being invited for the Dundee Musician’s Award 2022/23.

Applications are now being invited for the Dundee Musician’s Award 2022/23.

Due to the impact of rising costs the Dundee Musicians Award has increased the Grants up to a maximum of £600.

The Dundee Musicians' Award is staged by Leisure and Culture Dundee. The Award was established in 2008 to support the work of outstanding Dundee-based musicians by awarding grants towards the costs involved in creating new work in any genre, research and professional development.

The awards support musician’s projects that look at creative development through collaborations, working with new partners, or new producers.

Previous winners include: Suzanne Shaw (SHHE), PLASMAS, Heather Miranda, Robert Miles Miller and 2Stoned Birds.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 December 2022.
For further information contact:  angela.doran@leisureandculturedundee.com

Download Application Form: 

www.leisureandculturedundee.com/culture/music-development-dundee

DANIEL SLOSS – CAN’T Saturday 17 December 2022

MZA & Get Slossed Productions present

DANIEL SLOSS - CAN'T is the all-new, 12th solo show by Scotland's international comedy superstar and we are delighted to welcome Daniel to the Caird Hall.

Daniel's previous ground-breaking, global smash-hits include 'HUBRiS' (the world's biggest solo comedy touring show for most of 2021 as reported in Pollstar) and 'X' (his acclaimed tour de force about sexual assault. It toured non stop for 300 performances over 17 months around the globe, all throughout Europe, UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia's biggest-ever English language comedy show and creating a sensation with a joke about the importance of sex education - not a taboo subject in Putin's Russia - an illegal one). The film of 'X' is on HBO in USA and Canada and is the first UK comedy special with a UK premiere in cinemas, with it's nationwide release at Vue.

Daniel's first book "Everyone You Hate is Going to Die" was published by Penguin Random House in 2021, and his Netflix specials 'DARK' & 'Jigsaw' are both streaming in 190 countries, in 26 languages with the infamous 'Jigsaw' credited with causing up over 120,000 breakups and 300 divorces world-wide (fans even bring their divorce papers for him to autograph at shows).

He has sold out six New York solo off-Broadway seasons, appeared on U.S TV's 'Conan' ten times, broken box office records at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured in 53 countries (so far) - this is his new show and it's a strictly limited tour - BOOK EARLY!

With special guest KAI HUMPHRIES

'Dirty, sweet and clever' (New York Times)

Please be advised that the performance begins promptly at the time indicated and late admittance is not guaranteed. It is a condition of entry that ticket holders agree to not photograph, film, record or stream the show. Contains strong language. Age 16+

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