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Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring-Summer events at The Met

The Met’s Spring-Summer season is now on sale, featuring great music, family fun, heart-warming and hilarious theatre plus Bury’s fourth Text Festival and the seventh annual Big Whistle Festival.


Musical highlights include the great songwriters; Paul Brady (10 May) and Albert Hammond (29 May), the world famous The Beat (17 May) and The Enid (20 June), the hilarious Lancashire Hotpots (7 June) and Three Bonzos and a Piano (11 July), a very exciting father-daughter performance with Martin and Eliza Carthy (13 June) and the thirtieth birthday celebration of BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy (25 June).


The Met also presents BBC Folk Lifetime Achievement Award winners Fairport Convention, Kan and Nuala Kennedy as headliners of this year’s Big Whistle Festival, from Thursday 22-Saturday 24 May. With the humble tin whistle at its core, The Big Whistle Festival is a gathering of traditional and contemporary musicians for a weekend of groove laden gigs, intimate concerts and workshops.


There’s plenty of fun for kids coming up in Bury, with a very interactive telling of The Jungle Book (19 April) and new puppet show The Worried Walrus (26 April) during Easter break, followed by Scamp Theatre’s new show Pirate Gran (10 May), the return of CBBC stars Big Howard and Little Howard (29 May) and an update on the classic Old Macdonald Had A Farm (31 May). There’s also a chance to join in a free day packed with folk arts, dancing and music for all the family in May half term with The Full English Family Folk Day (27 May).


Theatre highlights this summer include the touching true stories of The Hoarder (7 May) and Dear Daughter (26 June) and hilarious evenings with the war/football/stand-up comedy England Away (14 May), the unofficial sequel to film “Love Actually”, Love Hurts, Actually (22 May) and the return of award-winning theatre company MsFits with new show Walking on the Roof (12 June).


Throughout the summer The Met continues to present three great nights of comedy each month with our First Thursday Comedy Clubs in Bury and Ramsbottom and Third Thursday Comedy Club in Prestwich. First Thursday in Bury and Ramsbottom have a very special double-bill on 3 July with top comedians Justin Moorhouse and Patrick Monahan performing at both events.


Last, but not least, Bury’s fourth Text Festival comes to The Met on Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 May. An internationally recognized exhibition of literature-based art, Text Festival specialises in experiments and the mixing of art forms. This year’s festival contains performances from avant garde poet Caroline Bergvall, the Knives Forks and Spoons Press and more.


All these events and more are now on sale on The Met’s website at www.themet.biz. Prices and times vary. You can buy tickets online or speak to one of our friendly staff on 0161 761 2216.