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Bristol Old Vic announces Courtyard Sessions with Giles Terera and more

Giles Terera

Bristol Old Vic has announced a month of live music events on its Courtyard stage.

Ahead of the main stage reopening in October, Courtyard Sessions will run throughout September with a series of show-stopping nights of music, drinking, food and fun

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From 8 September, the venue will showcase some of the South West’s finest musicians, introduce some special guests who will be performing as part of Bristol Old Vic’s autumn season and also welcome back some familiar theatre faces.

They include Olivier Award-winning star of Hamilton in the West End Giles Terera who will be appearing on 16 September. Terera will perform song cycle Black Matter written during the summer lockdown and originally performed and streamed at Crazy Coqs. Terera’s debut play The Meaning of Zong is due to run at Bristol Old Vic in April 2022.

Others on the line up include Medicine Creek (8 September), a foot-stomping, old time string band from Bristol, playing their whisky-soaked brand of bluegrass and americana; The Chiff Chaff 4tet (14 September), led by double bass player Sol Ahmed and by Bristol’s gospel and neo-soul The Sondor Choir (15 September).

On 21 September, Dave Sanders’ Chaos Ensemble sees Snazzback’s saxophonist and producer Dave Sanders pulls together fellow Bristolian heavyweights for a unique evening of vivid improvisations and re-imagined compositions. They’re followed (22 September) by Bristol favourites The ZuZu Men with their effortless blend of remarkable musicality and irreverent humour – standing room only!

Finally, Bristol’s own Celestine will perform a special acoustic Courtyard Session to round off the September in style (28 September).

For more info on the Courtyard Sessions and all productions at Bristol Old Vic this autumn, visit the website: www.bristololdvic.org.uk

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