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Arts festival continues at The Cut

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 08:42 01 August 2010

THE Halesworth Arts Festival continues this week at The Cut, starting tonight with a performance about the life of Winston Churchill's wife.

My Darling Clemmie is a one-woman show starring Rohan McCullough, who plays Clementine Churchill, and starts at 7.

THE Halesworth Arts Festival continues this week at The Cut, starting tonight with a performance about the life of Winston Churchill's wife.

My Darling Clemmie is a one-woman show starring Rohan McCullough, who plays Clementine Churchill, and starts at 7.30pm.

Tomorrow there is a Haydn Anniversary Concert with the Halesworth Festival Voices and Orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Nelson Mass, while guest performer Ray Simmons will play Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. This event is now sold out.

Also tomorrow at The Cut is a Charles Darwin day, with various events relating to the great English naturalist. These will include dance and a one-act play about his work and his relationship with the captain of his ship; an art exhibition; and a talk from Darwin's great-great-granddaughter and poet Ruth Padel, with writer Richard Mabey.

On Tuesday, Latin band Cuban Lift will be taking an audience on a musical journey from Mexico right through South America, stopping at Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela and the tip of Peru.

The musicians, all virtuosos in their own field, play flutes, panpipes, quenas, bongos, caxixi, charrango and guittaron. They are coming from Abbey Road Studios to Halesworth for the performance.

On Wednesday, the 1927 Oscar-winning silent movie Sunrise will be screened, with accompaniment from silent movie pianist Stephen Horne, and then the celebrated cellist Julian Lloyd Webber comes to The Cut on Thursday in a show that has now sold out.

Next Friday there will be a performance of the folk musical The Navvy's Wife, and then next Saturday there will be a cookery master class from Franck Pontais and a performance from pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé.

Jazz octet Alan Barnes' Strayhorns is the last performance of the festival on Sunday, October 25.

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