The opening concert

Saturday 5th August 2017 | Usher Hall, Lothian Road | Edinburgh EH1 2EA (part of Edinburgh International Festival)

As it happened 70 years ago, Haydn’s ‘Surprise’ Symphony is going to be performed at the EIF. The Spanish Pablo Heras-Casado, one of the most exciting young international conductors is going to lead the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He also conducts three of today’s finest vocalists – Dorothea Röschmann, Emma Bell and Werner Güra,– plus the massed ranks of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus in the choral splendours of Mendelssohn’s radiant Lobgesang. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 11th September.


The North by Joan Cleville

4-6, 8-13 Aug | Dance Base, National Centre for Dance | Edinburgh (Part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

In this new work co-commissioned by Tramway (Glasgow) and The Place (London), choreographer Joan Clevillé explores our fascination with the idea of North: the landscape, the light, the creatures that inhabit it, but also the people, the dark humour, the silence…


Yerma at the Young Vic

26 Jul – 31 Aug | Young Vic | London

After the success achieved by this production last year, Yerma returns to the Young Vic stage this summer. The production, which received rave reviews from the audience and the critics, obtained some of the most well-known British recognitions, such two Oliver Awards for Best Revival and Best Actress.

Please note: Returns only, please call the Young Vic for more information.


Santiago Sierra: Hierarchies of Power and Class

14 Jul – 26 Aug | Lisson Gallery | London

In this exhibition Spanish artist Santiago Sierra presents a large scale, site-specific piece addressing the hierarchies of power and class that operate in our modern society and everyday existence. Known for his politically and socially charged work, Sierra is been influenced by the formal language of the Minimal and Conceptual art movements of the 1960s and ’70s, when he began making geometrical structures using industrial materials to comment on ideas of physical displacement and restricted access, particularly those posed by the borders of nation-states, temporary settlements and military bases.


Juan delGado: Altered Landscapes

17 Jun – 6 Aug | New Art Exchange, Mezzanine Gallery | Nottingham (LAST CHANCE TO SEE)

Through the use of video, photography, light and sound, Altered Landscapes aims to engage the viewer in a journey. For this exhibition delGado travelled to Greece, Macedonia and Calais to film, photograph and record the journeys taken by refugees.


Pablo Genovés: Tides

1 Mar – 30 Aug | St Paul’s Cathedral | London

Pablo Genovés was selected by St Paul’s to create a series of works on the theme of water, a commission that is part of an international collaboration, Just Water, that will see work inspired by water on display in cathedrals around the world in 2017.

Water brings life and death, rebirth and harvest, flooding and drought, as it ebbs and flows across our planet. Fundamental to the rituals of all religions and symbolic of life itself it is more than fitting theme for St Pauls.