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POSTPONED: William Walton’s Façade



Sunday 24 May 2020, 6:30 - 8pm


John Innes Centre

Event Category:

Concerts and music, Normal

Ticket Price:



In light of the concern relating to COVID-19 and the increased necessity to contain the spread of infection, UEA has taken the decision to cancel or postpone public events until the end of June.

We place great value on our public events programme and will continue to monitor the situation carefully. We apologise for any inconvenience this change of plan will cause, and we very much look forward to bringing you news of new dates as soon as possible.

Original date: Sunday 24 May, 6.30 - 8pm

William Walton’s Façade

A unique evening of music and poetry

John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park

The Big C invites you to a unique evening of music and poetry. The evening starts at 6.30pm with a wine and soft drinks reception followed by a performance of William Walton’s Façade.

Façade is an entertainment of poetry with musical accompaniment. Walton’s music is great fun and a riot of styles including musical hall, jazz, and folk music. There are 21 short numbers with lots of good tunes. Some are soft and mysterious, others loud and extrovert and a few that are downright hilarious. Edith Sitwell’s poems are often very funny with their fiendish tongue-twisters requiring virtuoso reciters. It’s a unique piece of 1920’s silliness that is guaranteed entertainment for everyone, old and young. As all profits go the Big C to help with their fight against cancer there can be no better way to spend a summer’s evening!

The performers:

  • Zeb Soanes and Rosamund Walton - Reciters
  • An ensemble of talented UEA and Norwich performers directed by Stuart Dunlop

For more information, please visit the Eventbrite booking page.