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Winter at the Gulbenkian wouldn’t be right without a visit from legendary folk rock band Fairport Convention.

2024 will see Fairport Convention celebrate 57 years in business, and whilst the band has seen many changes in that time, one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance. With more than half a century’s back catalogue to choose from, every show is a tour de force of British folk rock.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin (and gags) and Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. For this tour, Fairport are all very pleased to be joined on stage by old friend and former member Dave Mattacks ‘DM’ on Drums.

Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

Fairport Convention

Sun 18 February


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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