Sunday, 26 February 2017

NEWS & COMING YOUR WAY

Coming Your Way


March


Irish folk Veterans The Fureys have a full touring schedule this month starting March 8 at Ulchedre Centre, Anglesey, North Wales. 01 407 763 361. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £18 or £17 concessions.  

The Fureys, still going strong.
The following night, March 9, you can see them at the Civic Theatre, Rotherham. 01709 823 621.Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £19.50. On March 10 they are off to Chipping Village Hall, Garstang Road, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2QH. 01995 61835. Then on March11 it's off to The Atkinson Theatre, Southport. 01704 533 333. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20 plus £1 booking fee and there is a 2% booking fee for credit cards.
This is followed on March 12 by a show at Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford. 01785 619 080. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20 or £18.50 with concessions. Then on March 14 they are at The Brindley, Runcorn. 0151 907 8360. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £21 including booking fee. On march 15 you can catch them at The Core Theatre, Solihull, Birmingham. 0121 704 6962. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20.
They are off to  to play the Palace Theatre, Newark on March 16. 01636 655 755. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £21 or £20.50 concessions. They will be spending St Patrick's Day at William Aston Hall, Wrexham. 0844 888 9991. Doors open 7pm and tickets are £22 including booking fee. Please note the March 18 show at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, Manchester is SOLD OUT. Then on March 19 they will be playing Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury. 01684 295 074. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets range from £17 to £25 or £19.50 to £23 with concessions.
The following night, March 20, you can see them perform at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury. 01295 279 002. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £20. On March 21 they play Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead. 01342 302 000. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £19. Then on March 22 it's off to The Elgiva, Chesham. 01494 582 900. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £19.50 and £18.50 with concessions and there is a £2.50 admin fee. Loughborough Town Hall, hosts them on March 23. 01509 231 914. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20 or £18.50 with concessions.
Then on March 24 they play the Arts Theatre, Braintree. 01376 556 354. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20 or £18.50 with concessions. You can see them on March 25 at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton. 01298 72190. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20. Then on March 26 they play the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. 01793 524 481 Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £23.50 but also range from £20.50 to £21.50 for group bookings. If you want to see them on March 27 then get off to the Beck Theatre, Hayes. 020 8561 8371. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £21 and £22.50 with £1 discount for concessions. Then on March 28 they play The Stables, Milton Keynes. 01908 280 800. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £20 and a handling charge of £2.80 applies to all bookings. Online bookings are also subject to a £1.80 per ticket processing fee.
It's off to Lights Theatre, Andover on March 29. 01264 368 368. Show starts 7.45pm and tickets range from £19 to £21. The penultimate gig of the month on March 30 sees them at Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays. RM17 5DX. 0345 300 5264. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £21. Then finally, on March 31, you can see them at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. 01284 758 000. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are£21.

Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston may be doing their final gigs together but they are still on the rounds for this month starting on March 3 at Finstock Village Hall, Finstock, Nr Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3BU. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £11 including booking fee.
The following night, March 4, you can catch their show at Westbury On Trym Village Hall, Westbury On Trym, Bristol, BS9 4AG. Contact Drmikecohen1@gmail.com or call 01179 623706. Then on March 8 they are off to Baldock & Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock, SG7 5AW. Show starts 8,30pm and tickets range from £10 to £13. On March 9 you can catch them at Christ The King Social Club, Liverpool, L16 6AW. Call 01512 809394 or 07762 360591. Then the duo finish their gigs for the month on March 10 at Doncaster Roots Music Club, Ukranian Centre, 45 Beckett Road, Doncaster. DN2 4AD. Doors open 7.30pm and tickets are £10 and £8.

Northern Ireland's own nightingale Cara Dillon will be performing this month beginning on March 2 at Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £18 or £16 with concessions. She will be playing in the Midlands on March 11 at Theatre Severn, (Walker Theatre) in Shrewsbury. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £21 with a 10% discount for friends of the venue. Then she will be marking St Patrick's Day with a gig at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester. She will be performing in the planetarium and doors open 7pm. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20.

Steve Tilston kicks his gigs off this month on March 3 starting at Acoustic Roots, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan WN1 1NA.  07875 881436 (David Hiney). He will be joined by guest Paul McClure. Doors open 7pm and show starts 7.30pm. Tickets are £15.40 and for U-16s £11 both including booking fee. Then on March 10 he is off to Newcastle & Potteries Folk Club, Foxfield Railway Station, Caverswall Road, Blythe Bridge ST11 9BG. 01782 813401. Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. Admission is £10 with a £1 discount for concessions or club members.
If you want to see him perform on March 18 then get yourself off to Dronfield Folk Collective, Pioneer Club, Stonelow Road, Dronfield S18 2EP. Contact dronfieldfolk@gmail.com. Then on March 23 he is off to The Front Room, Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Road, Burnley BB11 1BH. 01282 664400. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £12 plus £2 fee if booked online.
Then on March 24 you can see him perform at Upfront Gallery & Theatre, Nr Hutton in the Forest, Unthank, Penrith CA11 9TG. 01768 484538. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start and tickets are£12. The following night, March 25, you can catch his music at Music in Ulpha, Browfoot Room, Ulpha, Broughton in Furness LA20 6DZ
01946 723277. Doors open 7.30pm and show starts 8.15pm. Tickets are £10 or £5 for children and there will be a 60p fee if booked through Paypal. During the month he will also be teaming up with Jez Lowe as The Janus Game. The spring tour kicks off on March 17 at Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre, Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN. 01298 72190. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £15. The next gig where they play together is on March 28 at the Black Swan FC at NCEM, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL. 01904 658338. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £15 or £13 concessions and there is a student Standby £5 available 15 minutes before this concert. All bookings are subject to £1.50 admin fee.
They bring the show to the West Midlands on March 29 to the Red Lion Folk Club, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7LY. 0121 472 4253. Doors open 7.15pm and tickets are£14.30 including fees. On March 30 you can catch them at Silver Street Sessions, Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE. 01984 623308. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £15 or £13 concessions. They finish the month on March 31 at The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ. 01805 624624. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £15 £13 with concessions or £10 for club members.

On March 3 the band Threepenny Bit will be bringing their distinctive sound to Discovery Centre, Winchester. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £12 in advance or £14 on the night. Then on March 4 it's off to Stroud Ceilidhs, Stroud. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Then on March 11 they bring their Ceilidh to Borough Hall, Greenwich. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start and tickets are £10 or £7.50 with concessions.


Peter Knight's Gigspanner will kick off the month, on March 3 when the band play The Glasshouse Theatre, Stourbridge. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £15 and £12. The following night, March 4, they will play The Croft Hall, The Croft, Hungerford. RG17 0HY. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £16.22. Then on March 5 they play The Anvil Theatre, (Forge) Basingstoke. Show starts 8.15pm and tickets are £16 or £14 with concessions including booking fee. With a few days off they are back on stage again on March 10 when they play Revelation St Mary's, Ashford. Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start and tickets are £16 in advance or £18 on the night.
The following night, March 11, you can see them at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £15. On March 12 it's off to The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, Staffordshire Show starts 8pm and tickets are £15. Then on March 16 you can see them at Town Hall, Bishop's Castle. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £14. On March 17
their show at Rumney Folk Club, Cardiff is SOLD OUT. The following night on March 18 you can catch them at Helland Village Hall, Bodmin. Doors open 7pm and show starts 7.30pm, tickets are £8, £6 with concessions or £22 for a family ticket (two adults and two children).
The band is off to
The Stables Theatre, Hastings on March 22.  Show starts 8pm and tickets are £15. Then on March 23 you can see them perform at Rook Lane Chapel, Frome. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £16.22. They will be moving on to The Flavel, Dartmouth on March 24. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £17 or £5 for under-18s. The following night, March 25, they are off to The Poly, Falmouth. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £12.
They head over to the West Midlands on March 26 to play The Guildhall, Lichfield. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £15 or £13.50 for friends of the theatre. They stay in the Midlands for their next gig on March 28 where they play The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. The band will be supported by Fleetwood Cave and the show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £15. Their next gig on March 29 at The Stables Theatre, Wavenden is SOLD OUT.
Their penultimate gig of the month on March 30 finds them at Forest Arts Centre, New Milton. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £15.50 including admin fee. Their final gig of the month is at the Old Chapel, Alfriston. Show should start around 7.30pm but check website for final details and tickets are £18.50. They can be bought in person but only at The Hailsham Pavilion or by phone on 01323 841414.

Seth Lakeman is as busy as ever and is touring this month with a full band starting off on March 1 at Hall for Cornwall, Truro. He will be supported by The Henry Girls. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets range from £19 to £26. The following night, March 2, you can find him at the Arena, St Albans. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £22.50 and there is a £1.25 admin fee for online sales. He then moves on to Winchester Cathedral on March 3. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets range from £12 (no view) to £25 and there is a 0.75p booking fee per ticket. On March 4 you can see him at the Hexagon, Reading. Show starts 7pm and tickets are £24.50. He moved on to The Stables in Milton Keynes on March 5. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £25 or £19.50 standing. There is a handling charge of £2.80 and a further charge of £1.80 for booking online.
Following this on March 7 he will play the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £25.50.  If you want to see on March 8 then you need to travel to St David's Hall, Cardiff. Doors open 7pm and show starts 7.30pm, tickets are £22.50. He heads to the capital on March 9 to play Cadogan Hall, London. Doors open 6.30pm from 7.30pm to 8pm you can enjoy Wildwood Kin then Lakeman takes to the stage at 8.30pm. Tickets are £26.50 and all sales will incur a booking fee unless bought in person. On March 10 you can catch him at Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £22.50. To finish the month he will perform at Parr Hall, Warrington. Show starts 7pm and tickets range from £18.50 to £25.25.


Oysterband have a full schedule for this month starting on March 2at Marlborough Town Hall, 01672 512 465. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £19 and must be booked online.  Then on March 3 they play Harberton Parish Hall, Totnes. Show starts 7.15 and tickets are £17.60 including booking fee. The following night on March 4 you can catch them at The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £20, £17.50 with concessions and £15 for centre supporters. Then on March 6 they play the Nettlebed Folk Song Club at the Village Club, Nettlebed. Tel 01628 636 620. Show starts 8pm and tickets can be booked online.
Then on March 7 they move on to Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington. Tel  01759 301 547. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £17. On March 8 you can see them at The Grand, Clitheroe. Tel 01200 421 599. Doors open 7pm and show starts 7.45pm. Tickets are £17. On March 9 they are welcomed to the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. 01539 725 133. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £16 plus £1.50 booking fee. From there, on March 10, they go to The Witham, Barnard Castle. Tel 01833 631 107. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £16 plus booking fee.
Then on March 11 they play The Vic, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Tel 01286 674 631. No time or ticket prices were available at time of publication. On March 12 they will be playing the Glee Club, Nottingham. Doors open 7pm and show starts 8pm, tickets are £17.50 in advance. The band will be playing in Cheltenham on March 14 at the Pillar Room. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £20 plus £1.50 booking fee. Then on March 15 you can catch them at the Music Room, Liverpool. Tel  01517 093 789. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £17.50.
The following night, March 16, they will be performing at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. Tel 01239 621 200. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £16 or £15 concessions. On St Patrick's Day you can catch them at Pontardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £16.13 in advance or £18.27 on the day. The following night on March 18 they will be performing at St Andrew Village Hall, Mottram. Tel 07904 072 190 or email steveandkatyh@gmail.com for times and ticket information. The show on March 19 at Otley Courthouse, Otley is SOLD OUT.
The next gig is on March 21 at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Tel 01284 758 000. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £17.50. The following night, March 22, they will be performing at The Stables, Milton Keynes. Tel 01908 280 800. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £17.50. Booking Fees of £1.80 per ticket plus a Transaction Fee of £2.80 apply.
On March 29 they can be seen at The Haymarket, Basingstoke. Tel 01256 844 244. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £18.50 including booking fee. Their penultimate gig on March 30 will be at Lighthouse, Poole. Tel 01202 280 000. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £16.75 including fees or £13 concessions. The band finish off the month at The Ivy House, Nunhead, London. SE15 3BE on March 31. Show starts 7pm and tickets are £5.40 including booking fee.

Duo O'Hooley & Tidow who are part of Coven along with Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie will be playing a series of concerts this month in honour of International Women's Day. The first two however, at Greystones in Sheffield on March 1 and 2 are both sold out. You can catch them on March 3 at All Hallows, Leeds. Show starts 7.45pm and tickets are £15.46.
On March 4 you can see the collective at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £15. The following night, March 5, you can catch them at Cluny2, Newcastle. Doors open 7.30pm and show starts 8pm. Tickets are £15.40 including fee. On March 7 you can catch them at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £14.
Then on March 8 they play the West End Centre, Aldershot. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £14.50 or £12.50 with concessions. The following night on March 9 you can catch them at the Arts Centre, Bridport. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £14 or £12 with concessions. Then on March 10 they will be performing at St John on Bethnal Green, London. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £15.40 including booking fee.
You can catch the band on March 11 at The Ivy House, Nunhead. Show starts 7.15pm and tickets are £15.40 or £13.20 with concessions. Then on March 12 they will play Cooper Hall, Frome Show starts 4pm and tickets are £14 or £5 for Under-18s. There is also a 10% discount for group bookings of 10 adults or more. Their final gig of the month is on March 13 at the Guildhall, Leicester. Show starts 7.15pm and tickets are £15.40 or £13.20 with concessions including booking fee.

York-based duo The Hut People will be touting their distinctive and energetic talent around the UK this month starting on March 1 at Whitby Pavilion Cafe, Whitby, YO21 3EH. Shows starts 7.30pm and tickets are £10. The show also features Tom Townsend. The following night, March 2, they play a house concert in Edinburgh. If you are interested in going then please message the duo at thehutpeople@gmail.com. They have all the details but the hosts do not want them made public. Bring your own drinks and entry is £10.
Next, on March 3 they play The Witham, Horsemarket, Barnard Castle. DL12 8LY. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £10 plus booking fee. Then it's on to the Little Theatre, Thornton on March 4. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £10. Their next show is on March 11 at Masham Town Hall, Market Place, Masham, Ripon. HG4 4DY. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £10 or £6 concessions.
Their next show is on March 24 at Hinckley Act,  Waiting Close, Hinckley, Leicestershire. LE10 3EZ. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £10. Then to finish the month they play The Green Note, Parkway, London NW1 7AN. Doors open 7pm and show starts 8.30pm. Tickets are £11 including booking fee. Also note the February 21 date at Barnsley Civic has been moved to April 21

Louise Jordan, now a native of the New Forest, has three gigs this month promoting her latest album No Petticoats Here starting on March 3 when she will be playing at the launch of Keep The Home Fires Burning exhibition at the Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury. SN16 9BZ, starting at 7pm. The event is free. Then on March 24 you can see her perform at Fo’c’sle Folk Club, Richmond Inn, 108 Portswood Road, Southampton. Show starts 8pm and tickets are £9 or £7 for members. She finishes the month on March 30 at Hawthorns Hotel, 8-12 Northload Street, Glastonbury, Somerset. BA6 9JJ.

Another York-based band, Blackbeard's Tea Party, are also heading out on the road this month beginning on March 3 at Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury. Bar opens 7pm and show starts 8pm doors normally open 15 minutes before the performance. Tickets are £13. Support is from A Different Thread. Then on March 5 they play Talking Heads, Southampton. Doors open 7.30pm and show starts 8pm. Tickets are £8. On March 10 you can see them perform at The National Forest Folk Club at
The Moira Miners Welfare Club, Moira near Ashby de la Zouch. DE12 6BP. Show starts 8.30pm and tickets are £10 plus booking fee. Then on March 25 they play Cafe Indiependent, Scunthorpe. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £8. 

Shropshire outfit Whalebone take to the road this month with their Mirabilia Tour starting on March 10 at Bledington Village Hall, The Green, Bledington, Gloucestershire OX7 6XQ. Tel: 01608 658669. Show starts 7.30 pm and tickets are £10. Tickets available from the number above. Then on March 15 you can catch the group at The Oak Room, The Pheasant at Neenton, Neenton, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 6RJ. Tel: 01746 787955. Show starts 7.30 pm and tickets are £25 which includes a two course menu. To book call the number above. 
On March 24 they move on to May Hill Village Hall, All Saints Road, May Hill, Gloucestershire. GL17 0NP. Tel: 01452 830350. Show starts 7.30pm, tickets are £10 and available from Jenny Grassam on the number above. Their penultimate show of the month is on March 25 when they play Clee Hill Village Hall, Ludlow Road, Cleehill, Ludlow SY8 3NZ. Tel: 01584 890467. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £8 or £5 for a child plus booking fee. They are available from Debbie Taylor from the number above or buy online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone. The final gig of the month is on March 31 at Radway Village Hall, Tysoe Road, Radway, Warwickshire. CV35 0UN. Tel: 01295 670662. Show starts 7.30 pm and tickets are £10. They are available from Liz Manwaring above or online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone


Folk legend Phil Beer is heading out on the road this month for a run of solo gigs starting on March 2 at Christ the King Social Club, Score Lane, Childwall, Liverpool. Show starts 7:30pm and tickets are £15.46 including booking fee. Box office: 0151 291 1777. Venue phone: 0151 291 1777.  The following night on March 3 you can see him perform at Ellel Village Hall, Main Road, Galgate, Lancashire. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £14.
His show on March 9 at the Royal Manor Theatre, 138a Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset has SOLD OUT. The following night, March 10, he will be performing at The Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston, East Sussex. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £18.50. Then on March 11 he is appearing at Gill Nethercott Centre, Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire. Doors open 7.30pm and show starts 8pm. Tickets are £15.40 including booking fees.
He then moves on to the Tuppenny Barn, Main Road, Southbourne, West Sussex on March 12. Show starts 7.30pm and tickets are £16. On March 17 he will be appearing at Chudleigh CE Community Primary School, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon. Show starts 7pm. For tickets call 01626 853651.


News


The Radio2 Folk Awards are just around the corner and the list of nominees has been released. The show on Wednesday April 5 at the Royal Albert Hall will also include the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Al Stewart.

Legend Woody Guthrie
Long overdue is this year's inductee into the Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of FameWoody Guthrie. The full list of nominees are as follows:
Folk Singer of the Year: Daoiri Farrell, Jim Causley, Kris Drever and Shirley Collins.
Best duo: Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Megson, O’Hooley & Tidow and Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton
Best group: 9Bach, Breabach, The Furrow Collective and The Gloaming.
Best album: Jarlath Henderson – Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, Jim Moray – Upcetera, Martin Green – Flit, Shirley Collins – Lodestar and Songs of Separation – Songs of Separation.
Horizon award: Daoiri Farrell, Fara, Ninebarrow and Talisk
Musician of the year: John McCusker, John McSherry, Mohsen Amini and Rachel Newton.
Best original track: Fragile Water by Nancy Kerr, If Wishes Were Horses by Kris Drever, Roll Away by Martin Green feat. Adam Holmes and Sounds of Earth by Jim Moray.
Best traditional track: Courting Is a Pleasure by Jarlath Henderson, Echo Mocks The Corncrake by Songs of Separation, Van Diemen’s Land by Daoiri Farrell and Willie Taylor by Julie Murphy.
BBC Radio2 young folk award: Amelia Coburn, Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach, Eryn Rae and
Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente.











It involves a journey through caverns, ancient sites,  hostelries and forgotten tunnels however, it's not an episode of Game of Thrones nor a new Lord of the Rings film but the locations for a most unusual tour from a folk duo who have made a big impression on the scene over the last few years.
One of the unusual venues
Butser Iron Age Roundhouse,
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin will embark on a tour of the "most unexpected venues" this spring playing sites which are as unusual and distinctive as the duo's music.
The 10-date Out of the Ordinary tour which runs from May 10 to 27 will see the award-winning pair taking their enchanting and almost mystical sound across England and Wales. 
No strangers to performing in churches to add to their list the tour will involve hoping to captivate their audience in a Derby gaol, echo their past successes in Cornwall caverns, steam ahead in a Swindon rail museum, add some flavour to a Cheshire salt works and hope their fans will only be lost in their music in a Liverpool labyrinth.
With this year's Radio 2 Folk Awards looming it brings back memories of them winning Best Duo in 2014.
Their latest album Watershed was released last September. Martin said: “We are really looking forward to taking our music to these magical places. We have always drawn on many musical styles and regional influences so it seemed apt to seek out some of the more unusual places that have shaped our island’s rich and diverse history.
“Some of the venues are part of our industrial heritage, like the Great Western Railway Steam Museum; then there are mysterious places created for unknown reasons like the Williamson Tunnels.”
The tour kicks off at Cardiff’s Norwegian Church on Wednesday, May 10 and finishes on the May Bank Holiday at Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire.


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