Northern Broadsides will bring Christmas to Halifax with a performance of folk music and storytelling. Christmas Broadsides will take place in the wonderfully eerie surroundings of The Viaduct Theatre which lies beneath the Dean Clough Mills.
Following the success of A Christmas Cantata in December 2018, this Christmas concert will feature Ripponden-based Folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Alice Jones. The event will also welcome musicians from other cultures who have recently been granted asylum in Halifax. This is a celebration of Christmas with a pleasing Northern Broadsides twist.
A unique evening of broadside ballad, sing-a-long, Iranian classical music and storytelling.
The show will all take place in the atmospheric and eerie depths of The Viaduct Theatre, home to the Northern Broadsides, which lies underneath the Dean Clough Mills in Halifax. The theatre boasts an impressive 300 seater auditorium. Northern Broadsides will host the festive fundraiser in collaboration with St Augustines Centre who support refugees and those seeking asylum.
Christmas Broadsides is a show inspired by the Broadside Ballads, song lyrics published from the 17th century. Musician Alice Jones will be joined by two talented Iranian musicians – Amir Beymanesh and Kamran Hoss – to present a unique evening of broadside ballad, sing-a-long, Iranian classical music and storytelling. Local performers and Broadside regulars, Cath Kinsella and Tom Shaw complete the bill for what promises to be an evening packed with festive cheer.
A celebration of Christmas with a pleasing Northern Broadsides twist.
Of the evening, Northern Broadsides Artistic Director Laurie Samson said, “We are thrilled to be celebrating this Christmas with old friends and new, welcoming Amir and Kamaran to Halifax in this extraordinary collaboration with the multi-talented Alice Jones. It’s a chance to share together ridiculous festive songs of comic extravagance, whilst also thinking of those who may be far from home this Christmas”.