MUSIC is only a fragment of what you can enjoy at this year’s Latitude Festival. The arts line up offers a huge array of comedy, poetry, theatre, literature as well as mixture of weird and wonderful acts across the three days. This is our list of 10 alternative things you can enjoy over the weekend.
Young Vic Taking Part
Where: Live Art House
Performing their show Now We Are Here, you can enjoy the gripping story of 4 refugees who are struggling to survive. Young Vic’s Taking Part project showcases this play written by LGBT refugees as part of a collaboration with the award-winning poet and spoken word artist Deanna Rodger.
Where: Literature Stage
Watch comedian Shappi Khorsandi share with us her best selling literary debit “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English” which is the story of how her parents fled Iran to gain asylum in UK.
Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction
Where: Literature Stage
The reputable Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction will host a string of events that feature most recent 2016 winners Lisa Mclnerney, Kate Mousse, Emma Healey, Sara Pascoe and Leyla Hussein. These women will discuss the many issues around new feminism and its surrounding issues.
Sadler’s Wells performances
Where: Dance on the waterfront
Sadler’s Wells are returning to Latitude for the ninth year to present their eclectic programme of dance which will be performed on the festivals gorgeous open air stage situated on the water.
David O’ Doherty
Where: Comedy Stage
Enjoy comedian David O’ Doherty perform his comedy set with the help of his portable Yamaha keyboard. Since winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2008, David has returned to Latitude every year since, entertaining the festival audience with his hilarious songs and fast paces wit.
Soho Theatre Presents Bridget Everett, Christeene, Le Gateau Chocolat, Peter & Bambi Heaven, Tom Allen & Sam Campbell
Where: Cabaret Stage
London’s vibrant Soho Theatre has come to Latitude to share their action-packed hybrid of theatre, comedy and cabaret. This late night show will showcase a lineup of the theatre’s finest talent with Bridget Everett being called one of the funniest people in New York by Time Out with her outrageous comedic style.
Lyric Hammersmith: The Importance of Being Earnest (WIP)
Where: Theatre Stage
The Lyric theatre return to Latitude after 5 years to present this not so serious spoof version of Oscar Wilde’s greatest masterpiece of The Importance of Being Ernest. Actor’s include The Great British Bake Off’s Mel Giedroyc and comedian Ed Gaughan. Expect the unexpected!
Adam Buxton in conversation with Louis Theroux
Where: Film and Music Arena
Comedian Adam Buxton will be talking to our favourite documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux where they discuss his work and career.
A Curious Invitation: Midnight Tango
Where: The Little House
Midnight Tango takes you on a journey through Buenos Aires where you can experience tango, milongas and waltzes in the Faraway Forest. New to Tango? Why not try out the class which is open to all on the Waterfront Stage
Where: Shed of Stories
Come to the Shed of Stories, situated in the forest and share and listen to stories submitted by fellow audience members. Commute Blog which was inspired by Amy Dicketts’ journey on the tube now gives the opportunity for commuters to share something about themselves that might not be completely obvious!
by Katrina Mirpuri
Latitude Festival is on from July 14-17, Henham Park is Beccles, Suffolk, Beccles, NR34 8AN.